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

Nalaxstala – Port McNeill, British Columbia

Journey through our traditional territories from Port McNeill on Northern Vancouver Island,the gateway to abundant wildlife, majestic mountains, sparkling clear waterways, and ancient forests. Kwakwaka’wakw Territry encompasses Northern Vancouver Island and the adjoining mainland and islands around Johnstone Strait, Queen Charlotte Strait, and Knight Inlet.
We guide your journey through ancient places in a sustainable and respectful manner that honours the values of First Nations people who live here, and have lived here, for millenia.

Let us connect you in a culturally sensitive way to destinations in the Broughton Archipelago and surrounding areas for grizzly bear viewing, whale watching, and Indigenous-led cultural tours.

Port McNeill Departures

Our office us located at 1514 Broughton Blvd. in Port McNeil, right across the street from the entrance to the North Island Marina where we moor our boats and is our main departure point. We can also arrange pickups in Alert Bay and Alder Bay.

Office phone hours: 8am to 2pm

Alert Bay Pick-up Location
We pickup at the Municipal Dock just below the RCMP office in Alert Bay.

Alder Bay Pick-up Location
We pickup at the dock in Alder Bay.

Travelling to Port McNeill From Victoria

Travel north on Highway 19, approximately 5 hrs. People with more time can travel the more scenic Oceanside Route (19A). Rent a car at Budget Car Rentals  (world wide toll free1-800-268-8900).

Drive the inland island highway #19 to Port McNeill. If you want an RV to rent, try Courtenay Car Rentals 1-800-663-0194.

Island Link offers a convenient daily bus service connecting Victoria and Port Hardy, making stops at various locations along the route.

From Vancouver

Take BC Ferries 1-888-223-3779 to 2 hours to Nanaimo from Tsawassen or Horseshoe Bay (sometimes you can spot killer whales from the ferry). Drive Nanaimo to Port McNeill in 4 hours.

From Seattle

Drive north to either Port Angeles on Highway 99 (take the M.V. Coho (Blackball Transport to Victoria) or Vancouver on Highway I -5 then take BC Ferries to Nanaimo from Tsawwassen or Horseshoe Bay. Once in Victoria or Nanaimo, you can drive north to Port McNeill as described above.

Alternatively, there are scheduled flights from Seattle-Tacoma Airport to Campbell River and Port McNeill, with NW Seaplanes.

Port McNeill and Northern Vancouver Island Accommodations

Black Bear Resort (Port McNeill)
Haida Way Motor Inn (Port McNeill)
Dalewood Inn (Port McNeill)
McNeill Inn (Port McNeill)
Ocean Comfort B&B (Port McNeill)
Alder Bay Resort (a short drive south of Port McNeill)
Cluxewe Resort (a short drive north Port McNeill)
The Seine Boat Inn (Alert Bay)
Ocean View Cabins (Alert Bay)
Ecoscape Cabins (Port Hardy)
Quarterdeck Inn (Port Hardy)

Additional Activities in Port McNeill and Northern Vancouver Island

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures (Port McNeill)
Alder Bay Kayak  (a short drive south of Port McNeill)
U’mista Cultural Centre (Alert Bay)
Coastal Rainforest Safaris (Port Hardy)
k’awat’si Tours (Port Hardy)
Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre  (Port Hardy)
Copper Maker Gallery (Port Hardy)
Cove Adventure Tours (Port Hardy)

Supporting indigenous businesses is what we love to do. Straight out the the Cowichan Tribes , Bailey at Cook‘s Marine fabricated our brand new Grizzly Bear viewing skiff with perfection! We are looking forward to hosting our guests on this marvellous ship:) If you are  in need of ANY aluminum boats,  I would not hesitate to recommend Baily at Cook’s Marine! #aluminumboats #indigenousbusiness #indigenousowned #youthentrepreneur #quality

Supporting indigenous businesses is what we love to do. Straight out the the Cowichan Tribes , Bailey at Cook‘s Marine fabricated our brand new Grizzly Bear viewing skiff with perfection! We are looking forward to hosting our guests on this marvellous ship:) If you are in need of ANY aluminum boats, I would not hesitate to recommend Baily at Cook’s Marine! #aluminumboats #indigenousbusiness #indigenousowned #youthentrepreneur #quality ...

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#seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #goindigenous #grizzlybears ...

Great to see my brother featured here at #RVC2024

Great to see my brother featured here at #RVC2024 ...

Steller sea lions breed from late May to early July, with a gestation period of about 11 months that includes a delay in implantation. Pups are born mainly in June on remote islands with rugged coastlines to avoid terrestrial predators. At birth, they weigh around 35-50 pounds and have a thick, wooly, brownish-black coat. They nurse for about a year, though this can extend if the mother does not give birth again the following season. The mother and pup use vocalizations and scent to recognize each other, which is crucial for the pup’s survival during its vulnerable early weeks. We are getting close to the season! #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #sealions #gonorthisland #explorebc #explorecanada

Steller sea lions breed from late May to early July, with a gestation period of about 11 months that includes a delay in implantation. Pups are born mainly in June on remote islands with rugged coastlines to avoid terrestrial predators. At birth, they weigh around 35-50 pounds and have a thick, wooly, brownish-black coat. They nurse for about a year, though this can extend if the mother does not give birth again the following season. The mother and pup use vocalizations and scent to recognize each other, which is crucial for the pup’s survival during its vulnerable early weeks. We are getting close to the season! #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #sealions #gonorthisland #explorebc #explorecanada ...

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#Repost @ehattesaht_firstnation. We have exciting news!! Visit our page for the full update on kʷiisaḥiʔis 📰 #ehattesaht #whalerescue #orcas #t109A3A ...

Stellar sea lions are massive, with males significantly larger than females. They primarily feast on fish and squid and are known for their loud roars during breeding season on remote beaches. These sea lions inhabit the North Pacific and are known for long-distance migrations. Conservation efforts are crucial as the western population is endangered, mainly due to conflicts with fisheries. Researchers monitor them closely to help protect this vital marine species. #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #sealion #explorebc #explorecanada #wildlifeplanet #natgeo #natgeowildlifetourism #coastalrainforestsafaris #crs #safetrueeducational

Stellar sea lions are massive, with males significantly larger than females. They primarily feast on fish and squid and are known for their loud roars during breeding season on remote beaches. These sea lions inhabit the North Pacific and are known for long-distance migrations. Conservation efforts are crucial as the western population is endangered, mainly due to conflicts with fisheries. Researchers monitor them closely to help protect this vital marine species. #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #sealion #explorebc #explorecanada #wildlifeplanet #natgeo #natgeowildlifetourism #coastalrainforestsafaris #crs #safetrueeducational ...

It’s getting near!

It’s getting near! ...

Roy our boy a few years ago. Looking forward to seeing him this year! #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #grizzly #gonorthisland #hellobc #wildlifeplanet

Roy our boy a few years ago. Looking forward to seeing him this year! #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #grizzly #gonorthisland #hellobc #wildlifeplanet ...

Looking forward to outfitting our vessels with Bak̕wa̱m - First Nations Binoculars in 2024. These are way better than Swarovski or Leopold! #seawolfadventures #april1 #bakwamhumour #coastalrainforestsafari

Looking forward to outfitting our vessels with Bak̕wa̱m - First Nations Binoculars in 2024. These are way better than Swarovski or Leopold! #seawolfadventures #april1 #bakwamhumour #coastalrainforestsafari ...

Orcas, also known as killer whales, are revered in the coastal rainforest of British Columbia, including around Vancouver Island, for their awe-inspiring presence and ecological significance. With their sleek black-and-white markings and powerful presence, orcas exude a mystical allure, captivating the imaginations of those who encounter them.

These magnificent creatures play a crucial role in the marine ecosystem, serving as apex predators and helping maintain the balance of oceanic populations. Their diet primarily consists of fish, seals, and sea lions, making them essential for regulating the populations of these prey species.

Beyond their ecological importance, orcas are also a symbol of wilderness and natural beauty in the region. Their graceful movements through the water and distinctive social structures fascinate observers and inspire a sense of wonder and respect for the natural world.

However, orcas face various threats, including habitat degradation, pollution, and declining prey populations. Conservation efforts are crucial to ensuring the survival of these iconic marine mammals and preserving the delicate balance of the coastal rainforest ecosystem they call home. #orca #killerwhale #mystic #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #broughtonarchipelago #greatbearrainforest

Orcas, also known as killer whales, are revered in the coastal rainforest of British Columbia, including around Vancouver Island, for their awe-inspiring presence and ecological significance. With their sleek black-and-white markings and powerful presence, orcas exude a mystical allure, captivating the imaginations of those who encounter them.

These magnificent creatures play a crucial role in the marine ecosystem, serving as apex predators and helping maintain the balance of oceanic populations. Their diet primarily consists of fish, seals, and sea lions, making them essential for regulating the populations of these prey species.

Beyond their ecological importance, orcas are also a symbol of wilderness and natural beauty in the region. Their graceful movements through the water and distinctive social structures fascinate observers and inspire a sense of wonder and respect for the natural world.

However, orcas face various threats, including habitat degradation, pollution, and declining prey populations. Conservation efforts are crucial to ensuring the survival of these iconic marine mammals and preserving the delicate balance of the coastal rainforest ecosystem they call home. #orca #killerwhale #mystic #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #broughtonarchipelago #greatbearrainforest
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“Mesmerized by the gentle giants of the ocean 🐋💙 Did you know humpback whales are believed to have healing properties in their breath? Breathing in the ocean breeze and embracing the magic of nature. #HumpbackHealing #OceanWonders #NatureTherapy #seawolfadventures #traveltruthbeauty #coastalrainforestsafaris #safetrueeducational

“Mesmerized by the gentle giants of the ocean 🐋💙 Did you know humpback whales are believed to have healing properties in their breath? Breathing in the ocean breeze and embracing the magic of nature. #HumpbackHealing #OceanWonders #NatureTherapy #seawolfadventures #traveltruthbeauty #coastalrainforestsafaris #safetrueeducational ...

- Embark on extraordinary marine experiences with Sea Wolf Adventures, an indigenous company committed to showcasing the rich culture and wildlife of coastal regions.
- Discover the wonders of the coastal rainforest with Coastal Rainforest Safaris, another indigenous gem offering premium vessels for an unparalleled wildlife viewing adventure.
- Indulge in the authenticity of indigenous expertise as both Sea Wolf Adventures and Coastal Rainforest Safaris guide you through breathtaking landscapes using their top-tier vessels, ensuring a truly premium wildlife encounter. #seawolfadventures #coastalrainforestsafaris #indigenoustourism #premiumvessels #premiumboats

- Embark on extraordinary marine experiences with Sea Wolf Adventures, an indigenous company committed to showcasing the rich culture and wildlife of coastal regions.
- Discover the wonders of the coastal rainforest with Coastal Rainforest Safaris, another indigenous gem offering premium vessels for an unparalleled wildlife viewing adventure.
- Indulge in the authenticity of indigenous expertise as both Sea Wolf Adventures and Coastal Rainforest Safaris guide you through breathtaking landscapes using their top-tier vessels, ensuring a truly premium wildlife encounter. #seawolfadventures #coastalrainforestsafaris #indigenoustourism #premiumvessels #premiumboats
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