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“Grizzly bear viewing”

Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

The catamaran was custom built for this type of touring. Clean, large, comfy seats. Just cruising up the inside passage was a thrill, especially the Khutzeymateen Inlet; not many boats venture in there. The owner is adamant all tours will see grizzlies, and we did. He tries to get the boat as close as possible to shore for the best viewing. On the way, we saw seals, a little humpback whale (little early in the season to see a bunch), loads of eagles close up. Lunch is provided and all the snacks you want (at a cost), and of course the commentary of the area, native villages, etc. Highly recommend it!!

2  Thank Janet W
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Absolutely amazing. This tour was worth every penny paid and I will do it again. We saw several bears and were able to get close enough to get some really great pictures. It's important to remember that this is their territory and we are intruders in their space so we must be respectful of it. Thanks to the team at Adventure Tours for an awesome trip.

2  Thank Bon B
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

you couldn't get off the ship and really see the bears. in other trips I have been on in other locations they have bear stands that allow to get up close to the bears while being safe and you can stay for several hours. Here we couldn't get close, only stayed a few minutes guess I have been spoiled. I was disappointed

7  Thank airportcarrie n
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

If visiting Prince Rupert in late spring/early summer (May-July) and you are interested in viewing wildlife in a pristine unspoiled setting, a day trip to Khutzeymateen should be a priority. The setting is spectacular. Deep fjords with rainforest coming down to water's edge, glacier capped mountains towering in the background, and, if you are fortunate, grizzly bears along the shore and open meadows. Even if you don't see grizzly bears (we saw five, including mom with cub), the scenery rivals anything you might see in Norway or Alaska. Visit in May through mid-summer when the bears are out of hibernation. Later in summer through fall, you won't see bears since they have moved inland to feast on salmon in the interior streams, but a visit is still worthwhile for the scenery.

3  Thank mountainoutin
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went with the yellow catamaran called Inside Passage Great crew on the boat- informative and helpful. Very good on board facilities- nice clean loos, hot drinks and cold. sandwiches and snacks etc. Comfy seats and good viewing areas up top and out side when the boat stopped.We got to see 1 black bear and 7 grizzlies including 2 sets of mums and cubs. Boat gets up really close to them. on the way there and back saw other marine life and feeding the eagles at the end was something special. This is an expensive trip but worth every penny!

1  Thank kootenaylass
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