You start with a float plane trip - awesome views across the island, mainland, straights and inlets.
The lodge is small/friendly/cosy and delightful. Food always good - picnic lunch soo impressive. Bedrooms a little small but you don't spend much time there. Mainly you are out on the water looking for wildlife. As it was June we were looking for mother and cubs plus eagles. We saw 2 sets of grizzly mums and cubs, 1 black bear mum and cubs, several other juveniles and males, lots of bald eagles including with fish - watching for up to an hour each. The bears were 10 meters away! The trip to find whales produced Hump backs and a side trip to Telegraph cove. Everything we wanted. Plus it was just amazing being in Knight Inlet - scenery is spectacular.
Angus is doing a great job; he is very knowledgable and keen for you to see what you came for. The lodge is more like a 'home stay' than a hotel (unlike the other option at knight inlet).
Yes its expensive but great wildlife experiences often are. Ensure you have lots of storage in your camera and binoculars! Get the 4 night package if you can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sailcone's Grizzly Bear Tours, Lodge and Safari offers grizzly tours and grizzly bear watching from viewing stands and wildlife tours for black bears, killer whales (orca) humpback whales, dolphins, stellar seals, sea lions, black bears and eagles. Our grizzly bear tours are conducted on Canada's famous natural fjord known as 'Knight Inlet BC' and on the salmon rivers that flow into Knight Inlet. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grizzly Bear Lodge & Safari Canada/British Columbia