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Address: 760 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 866-501-6722
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YOUR ADVENTURE IS OUR PASSION! Join us on an educational wilderness...

YOUR ADVENTURE IS OUR PASSION! Join us on an educational wilderness adventure. View the iconic Killer Whale and the giant Humpback on our Whale Watching Safaris or see come along on an awe-inspiring Grizzly Bear Excursion! Discover in Comfort with Campbell River’s premier tour operator! Our onboard Marine Naturalists deliver an unparalleled experience that showcases our connection to wildlife and the world in which we all depend. WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH!

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A once-in-a-lifetime thrill.

Grizzly bear watching in the Orford River was a highlight of our trip. It rained heavily all day which cut down the number of bears but we still saw three. It's a heart stopping... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Flamborough, United Kingdom
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Flamborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Grizzly bear watching in the Orford River was a highlight of our trip. It rained heavily all day which cut down the number of bears but we still saw three. It's a heart stopping moment when you see your first grizzly in the wild! Staff were excellent, very caring and totally concerned with the safety of visitors and the First... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went hoping to see one bear - in the end we saw 14, plus sea lions, killer whales, eagles and more. Fantastic staff - Chris and Johanna - and the Nomalco First Nations guides were also brilliant, especially Kalvin but probably unfair to single anyone out. We were lucky with the weather so would recommend making sure of wet... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Did one of the last trips of the 2016 season and couldn't have picked a better day. Cool, crisp, sunny day with some beautiful scenery. Captain Chris and Ecologist Johanna along with Cheyenne and Wild Bill from the First Nations made sure the day was a special one for all on the tour. We were not rushed anywhere and whenever... More 

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Thank Voodoo78
North Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A wonderful 2.5 hour cruise on calm waters through terrific scenery to Butte Inlet, with a light lunch to view these magnificent Grizzlies - a dozen or more - for 3 hours, in their natural environment feeding and playing in the sunshine under the care of their Native Caregivers, who have been doing this for Decades. Altogether, a marvelous total... More 

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Thank William M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Skipper Chris was so personable & welcoming. Johanna was so knowledgeable & made sure to make everyone feel included. Cheyenne & WILD Bill from the Homalca First Nations were just so informative & welcoming and always had the concern of our safety first. What a tremendous team effort to provide the best experience possible. I would... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The scenery on the boat trip from Campbell River to Orford Valley is truly spectacular and the two hour trip passed really quickly. The Crew, Captain Chris and Ecologist, Michelle, were wonderful. They stopped to let us watch a humpback whale, porpoises and Stellar Sea Lions. At Orford Valley we were met by members of the Homalco Nation who were... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We chose the Grizzly Bear Safari in late September and had a great experience. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and look out for everyone's safety. The boat ride to Bute Inlet takes approximately two hours but the scenery is breathtaking. The crew will stop if there is wildlife -- porpoise, sea lions, whales, etc. to view and they will point... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Taking the Ultimate Safari package gave the first day of Whale Watching / Wildlife watching followed by a day Bear Watching up at Orford River. Very good boats with excellent and knowledge crew made the 2 days very enjoyable. Seeing so many species in their natural enviroment with photo opportunities made for memorable days. A top tip is to take... More 

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Thank John M
Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I went on a grizzly bear watching trip in early October. Not only did we get close to the grizzlies, we also saw humpback whales and orca. The captain and ecologist were friendly and knowledgeable, as were our First Nations guides. It was perfect!

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Murphys, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic tour! Very professional crew and tour guides, stellar scenery, and thrilling beyond words to be able to quietly watch multiple grizzly bears feasting on salmon for several hours at waters edge less than 100 feet across the river from our viewing platforms. The guides were very knowlegable and safety conscious and made sure we stayed in a tight... More 

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