Grizzly Bear Viewing

Many of our guests add a grizzly bear viewing day trip with Sea Wolf Adventures before or after they join us kayaking. Grizzly bears are not normally found on Vancouver Island but are regularly seen on the nearby mainland coast. Discover British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest and the grizzly bears that call the world’s largest temperate rainforest home. Sea Wolf’s private, boat-based tour is an immersive wildlife viewing and Indigenous cultural experience that’s specially customized for your group.

Your First Nations guides will take you on an intimate and immersive wildlife experience in their traditional territories. This all in one experience brings you to the natural habitat of Western Canada’s grizzly bears, while looking out for whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, wolves and eagles while you cruise towards the coastal Mainland’s viewing sites. Listen to the guides interpretation of local landscapes, and the ancient villages that were once occupied by the Musg̱a̱makw Dzawada̱’enux̱w people.

Being a private tour just for your group gives our guides the flexibility to focus on finding the best possible spots to go grizzly bear watching from our boat. Tours can also be adapted to focus on preferred wildlife to create a family-friendly adventure that appeals to everyone.

2020 Price: $3181.50 per group (includes 1% Cultural Sustainability Fee) plus 5% GST.

Group Size: Up to six people

Departs: At 7:15am daily from 1514 Broughton Blvd. in Port McNeil (same building as MacKay Whale Watching), Vancouver Island.

Returns: Around 5:00pm in Port McNeill.

How to Book: When booking any of our Port McNeill departure kayak tours let us know if you would like to add the grizzly bear viewing option the day before or the day after your kayak tour. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your private grizzly bear tour and the remaining balance is due at the same time as the balance for your kayak tour.

Please note: That due to possible windy and bumpy conditions on the boat ride to view grizzly bears, this tour is not suitable for people with back and neck issues, people with osteoporosis, or pregnant women. If this may be an issue please contact us to discuss this in greater detail.

Includes: The grizzly bear tour includes boat transportation from Port McNeill to the viewing areas and back. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks, binoculars, a rain poncho (sizes small to large) and a cultural sustainability fee are also included. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated given sufficient prior notification.

Remember to bring: Come prepared with proper footwear and clothing for moderate hiking in the forest and on rocky
terrain. Bring your a wind and rain proof jacket, a hat, camera, medication (if needed), and insect repellent. When it is raining you will also want to bring waterproof pants and waterproof hiking boots or knee-high rubber boots. When it is sunny don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses. To ensure that our tour has a minimal impact on wildlife, we ask that you wear dark clothing. If you bring a camera, please turn your flash off, it scares the bears.