Tour on 23rd of September, great weather. Embarkment at 12:20. Safety talk about vessel and other information by skipper Shaun. On the way to Bute Inlet biologist Mark gave information on the grizzly bears and what when to do. In short, follow instructions by Mark when on land. He knows the behaviour of the bears. During the boattrip we encountered two groups of pacific white-sided dolphins. A wonderful experience as a bonus. After a trip a about 2,5 hours we arrived at the land of the Homalgo first nation people. Here local guide and bearexpert Calvin waited for us with a bus to bring us to the various viewing platforms on the reserve. At the first stop we saw our first grizzly catching a fish and disappearing to eat "in private". Arriving at tower 4 and 5, we directly encountered a grizzly close by on the river bank.
In all we saw 10 grizzlies that afternoon in aperiod of about 2,5 hours, some at close range fishing for and eating salmon in the river or on the riverbank, some in a distance. In total two bear cubs.
Thanks to the 'bearknowledge' of Mark and Calvin we learned to be patient and that then the bears will act naturally and take no notice of us (or so it seemed :-) ). Quiet and in awe we returned to the boat to go back to Campbell river. We arrived in Campbell River just after dark at around 20:00. In short, it was a fantastic, excellent wildlife viewing day.
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