Has a Grizzly crossed YOUR path yet?
See WILD and MAJESTIC Grizzlies in their natural habitat, far away from human civilization! Our Grizzly Bear Safari starts with a stunning 2 hour (approx.) boat ride to the Orford Valley which is located in Bute Inlet on BC’s rugged mainland coast. Imagine towering mountain peaks and glaciers! Bute Inlet marks the southern reaches of the Great Bear Rainforest!!
Upon arrival, we’re welcomed by our hosts and partners, the Homalco First Nation. These are the historical lands of the Homalco people and the Orford Valley was once the site of a hunting and fishing camp. We’re then shuttled by minibus to a series of viewing areas that are strategically placed throughout the salmon spawning grounds. Watch those wild, beautiful bears chase and catch big salmon to fatten up for hibernation!
These bears are NOT fenced in, this is NOT a National Geographic movie, this is REAL and you’re right there to witness every moment!!
Perhaps the most iconic species of Canada's wilderness we feel a strong sense of responsibilty to connect our guests to the bears and the environment they depend on. We endeavor on each and every trip to provide our guests with not only an unforgettable viewing experience, but also a much deeper understanding of the world in which the bears live! We also take great care to minimize the impact of our presence...as we're all visitor's in their home.
Don’t forget this is Canada! Even on a hot summer day it can be very cool on the water! The spacious, enclosed and heated cabins of our state of the art vessels ensure that you are always comfortable! Our boats also feature multiple viewing decks and WASHROOMS!!!
At Discovery Marine Safaris we are committed to sharing our knowledge and passion with everyone that visits this remarkable place that we call home. Our on board Marine Naturalists are some of the finest on the coast, continuously interacting with our guests and interpreting all that this diverse ecosystem has to behold. They also provide a spectacular presentation that is sure to inspire and move you! Our Captains have all spent most of their lives sailing the waters off BC’s coast. You won’t find more experienced, entertaining, or engaging mariners anywhere else.
A local bakery makes fresh gourmet sandwiches and cookies that are delivered to our office moments before departure! Fair trade organic, locally roasted coffee and an assortment of tea are included. We do carry bottled water on board, however we highly recommend bringing your own reusable water bottle that can be filled from our large filtered water jug and help us reduce our environmental impact.
Unique experienceAnn Chop,
Michelle and Capt. Al looked after us very well along with our guides. We experienced 7 sightings, including a mother and two cubs. Guides extremely well informed and interesting. They knew exactly where to go to give us a unique experience with the Grizzlies. Food and coffee provided was excellent. Boat trip was also awesome. Highly recommend for bear sightings, scenery and insights into the Homalco First Nation people
Great experience and well worth the cost.Keith Thornton,
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent Grizzly Bear experience. All those involved were very friendly and helpful. We were very lucky to have seen 9 grizzly bears and we were able to get some great close up photos. We never felt unsafe and were impressed with the professionalism of all.
By way of a bonus, we saw a hump back whale on route and we had very good weather.