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A locally and family owned tour company located in Campbell River, British Columbia. See Killer Whales (Orcas), Dolphins, Humpback Whales Eagles, Black Bears and other Marine Wildlife in their natural environment on our Marine Wildlife and Whale...more
All reviews bute inlet bald eagles grizzly bear salmon early in the season the river pacific white sided dolphins his knowledge hour boat trip first nations vancouver island killer whales grizzly tour friendly guide lunch provided thank you so much unforgettable experience
A very wet and windy day but Gary took us the more northerly route to avoid the worst of the weather, saw some Orca on the way. The boat has very basic accommodations but Gary has a tale to tell and information to give all...More
We arrived as required at 9.30 a.m. for our 10 a.m. tour. We were processed quickly and then Garry gave a rather lengthy safety and information briefing including his family connection to the first nation people.
We all then walked across to the boat which...More
Date of experience: September 2018
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AboriginalJourneys, Manager at Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018
Hi. Thank you for your feedback. New toilet facilities were constructed shortly after your visit. Our lunches are made by a wonderful woman who takes pride in her baking and cooking. The bread and cookies are baked by her. Sorry if they werent up to...More
Weather was pretty uncooperative, but managed to beat the storm home. Bear watching was a little slow at first but picked up later on. They gave us an extra half hour, so that was good. Guides were very knowledgeable and really tried hard to keep...More
Gary the operator and Captain was great and knew his stuff. The First Nations guide were great when we arrived at the head of the inlet. Transported in a minibus into woods to viewing platforms and saw between 5 and 6 Grizzlys doing their thing,...More
My mum and I were so looking forward to our grizzly tour and Garry and the First Nations guides didn’t disappoint. On the outbound boat trip we saw dolphins surfing our wake, seals and sea lions. Once arriving at toba we boarded the bus and...More
After a very wet start and a 2 hour boat ride from Campbell river we arrived at the boat dock in Toba Inlet. Here, our very able skipper, Gary handed us over to a local First Nations guide. Stuart soon settled us in and gave...More
We saw bears not a lot but we saw them and that is always special. The Journeys guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. The lunch was fantastic which is not the rule on trips like this so hats off to them. The facilities beyond the...More
Date of experience: September 2018
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AboriginalJourneys, Manager at Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018
Hi. Thank you . We are happy you enjoyed your tour. New washroom facilities have been constructed since your visit. No more porta potties. Thanks again .
Totally unforgettable. We saw grizzlies for the best part of 5 hours, and bald eagles. On the boat outbound we saw whales, orcas, seals and a sea Lion. The Owner, skipper and guide Garry (and native guides) was totally dedicated to us experiencing as much...More
We took this Grizzly Bear Watching Safari tour on the 1st September, which is not peak bear viewing time (Garry reported that this is probably 17th Sept to 17th October this year).
We had the most amazing time and saw approx 3 different grizzly bears....More
We had an amazing day with Garry and his team from the very helpful lady in the office to ‘Stewie’ our indigenous ‘Klahoose’ bear guide and his Uncle Norm.
I read reviews prior to booking and they all seemed to speak very highly of Aboriginal...More
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Hello, The grizzly bears are most active/visible when the salmon are running to spawn up river. This can start in late August and run until mid October. Campbell River claims to be the salmon capital of the world! We... More
Hello, The grizzly bears are most active/visible when the salmon are running to spawn up river. This can start in late August and run until mid October. Campbell River claims to be the salmon capital of the world! We recently stayed at the Painters Lodge (which we enjoyed) and April Point is their "sister" resort. We experienced the spa and restaurant at April Point and decided we would stay there next trip. It has the better views and the waitress told us a whale had breached within 100 yards of the restaurant the week before. Campbell River has lots of good resturant options and shopping for whatever you need. Elk Falls and Strathcona Provincial Park are must visits.
Note there is a regular car ferry service from Campbell River to Quadra Island and a water taxi service to April Point from Painters Lodge.