Sea Wolf Adventures - Grizzly Bear Viewing
Sea Wolf Adventures - Grizzly Bear Viewing

About Sea Wolf Adventures

Gilakas’la (Hello),

We are Sea Wolf Adventures.

We are the Kwakwaka’wakw, the Kwak´wala-speaking people, made up of 18 tribes. Our traditional territory reaches from what is known as northern Vancouver Island, southeast to the middle of the island, and to smaller islands and inlets such as Johnstone Strait.

Discover our deep connection to the land, where our rich culture has been physically and spiritually sustained by the animals, trees, and waters of this region for millennia.

Led by our owner Mike Willie, a proud member of the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis people, our team of Indigenous knowledge keepers takes great pride in introducing visitors to our homeland. Our trained guides play an important role in keeping our culture alive today, by sharing the truth behind travel through our territories. We take visitors to Alert Bay, which was one of several traditional Kwakwaka’wakw villages where our people were resettled and schooled by the government.

Residential schools and a Potlatch ban came down on our people like an iron hand and we break free of this by being active in Potlatches today as ceremonial leaders.“Potlatch is a way to carry out traditional governance for the people. A way to look after the old people,” explains owner Mike Willie. “Potlatch is a way to maintain intertribal connections, by dancing your masks, stories, and songs in front of other tribes to record our history. A way to carry forward teachings for the future generations.”

We carry forward these teachings by taking great pride in being able to pass on the knowledge of our ancestors and being active in exercising our traditional laws that protect our lands and waters for our future generations.

We are honoured to share our beautiful home with visitors from around the globe.

Join us on a journey into the beating heart of our homeland.

Merry Xmas to everyone from our team! Looking forward to embracing 2024!

Merry Xmas to everyone from our team! Looking forward to embracing 2024! ...

Capturing Magical Moments! It was a phenomenal time with the brothers! @downtofilm  @noahshumka @coastalrainforestsafaris

Capturing Magical Moments! It was a phenomenal time with the brothers! @downtofilm @noahshumka @coastalrainforestsafaris ...

Scanning the river for K̓uta̱la. It was a great season watching our friends. Looking forward to 2024! #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #grizzlybear #vancouverisland

Scanning the river for K̓uta̱la. It was a great season watching our friends. Looking forward to 2024! #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #grizzlybear #vancouverisland ...

today was the most magnificent day for our people. Today we unveiled our building that is centred around healing. I am marvelled at the resilience of my people; given all of the hardships that we’ve had to face generationally. I am grateful to the leadership on all levels!

today was the most magnificent day for our people. Today we unveiled our building that is centred around healing. I am marvelled at the resilience of my people; given all of the hardships that we’ve had to face generationally. I am grateful to the leadership on all levels! ...

Well today was the last tour of our season; 11 bears we saw! Thank you to all of you that supported Sea Wolf and the Sea Wolf Team. Till next year; take care and we’ll see you again! #seawolfadventures #traveltruthbeauty #gonorthisland #grizzlyviewing #grizzlybears

Well today was the last tour of our season; 11 bears we saw! Thank you to all of you that supported Sea Wolf and the Sea Wolf Team. Till next year; take care and we’ll see you again! #seawolfadventures #traveltruthbeauty #gonorthisland #grizzlyviewing #grizzlybears ...

Kwikw - bald eagle. Did you know that there are many traditional governances amongst the First Nations, on the BC Coast, that attribute to the iconic bald eagle?  #seawolfadventures #traveltruthbeauty #baldeagle #indigenousbc

Kwikw - bald eagle. Did you know that there are many traditional governances amongst the First Nations, on the BC Coast, that attribute to the iconic bald eagle? #seawolfadventures #traveltruthbeauty #baldeagle #indigenousbc ...

Our Wolf Team took The Mayumi out for her last ride today; our hearts felt down because we all have an attachment to this vessel. To us she brought us into the homelands; as well as guests from around the world. As we grow, sometimes this needs to happen; trade in for a larger vessel. The vessel is named after my beautiful daughter Mayumi; she told me to name the new one Mayumi 2.0:) I want to dedicate this reel to the Wolf Team of the water! Gilakas’la for all your hard work and making this season such a good one! #upgrade #seawolfadventures #traveltruthbeauty #Mayumi #WolfTeam

Our Wolf Team took The Mayumi out for her last ride today; our hearts felt down because we all have an attachment to this vessel. To us she brought us into the homelands; as well as guests from around the world. As we grow, sometimes this needs to happen; trade in for a larger vessel. The vessel is named after my beautiful daughter Mayumi; she told me to name the new one Mayumi 2.0:) I want to dedicate this reel to the Wolf Team of the water! Gilakas’la for all your hard work and making this season such a good one! #upgrade #seawolfadventures #traveltruthbeauty #Mayumi #WolfTeam ...

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