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

Whales, Otters, and Grizzly Bears Package

Searching for a multi-day safari? We’ve teamed up with Coastal Rainforest Safaris to offer the ultimate Northern Vancouver Island getaway. Combining two popular wildlife tours with two nights at the Kwa’lilas Hotel in Port Hardy, this Whales, Otters, and Grizzly Bears Package includes a six-hour Sea Otter Viewing and Whale Watching tour from Port Hardy with Coastal Rainforest Safaris and a day of grizzly bear viewing from Port McNeill with us.

Itinerary and What’s Included

Travel to Port Hardy and check-in at the Kwa’lilas Hotel.

Included:

  • Double occupancy in a double queen room.

Check-in at Coastal Rainforest Safaris office in Port Hardy at 9:30 to join your six hour Whale Watching and Wildlife Viewing tour. Our office is a one minute drive or 10 minute walk from the Kwa’lilas Hotel.

Tour Details

  • Passengers 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Tours depart from Coastal Rainforest Safari’s office at 7185 Market Street in Port Hardy, BC on Northern Vancouver Island.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the tour’s departure time to be outfitted in floater suits and sign a waiver. At the office, your guide will provide a safety briefing plus an overview of the tour and area we will be exploring. The boat is docked a short one minute walk from our office.
  • Our open RHIB vessels have comfortable seats on shock mitigating platforms and an on-board toilet.
  • RHIBs are not suitable for people with a history of back or neck injuries, recent surgery, or are pregnant.
  • Please dress warmly. You will be provided with two-piece flotation suits, warm hats, and binoculars.
  • Plenty of wildlife photography opportunities are available but please do not bring tripods on board.
  • Lunch and warm drinks are provided on our 5 ½ to 6 hour tours.

Day 2 evening – return to the Kwa’lilas Hotel.

Included:

  • Six hour Sea Otter Viewing and Whale Watching tour with Coastal Rainforest Safaris
  • Two-piece flotation suits, warm hats, and binoculars
  • Lunch and warm drinks are provided on the sea otter and whale watching tour
  • Double occupancy in a double queen room.

Check out of the Kwa’lilas Hotel early and drive 30 minutes to Port McNeill to join Sea Wolf Adventures (if you don’t have your own transportation you can schedule a taxi with Waivin Flags Taxi)

Check-in at our office at 6:30 am for your eight to nine hour Grizzly Bears of the Wild tour

Day 3 Evening – travel home, or if you prefer one more night at the Kwa’lilas Hotel just let us know and we will arrange it for you.

Included:

  • Eight to nine hour Grizzly Bears of the Wild tour with us.
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks are provided.
Please note that the bookings for this package are processed and managed by Coastal Rainforest Safaris.

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Looking for a boat that’s not just your run-of-the-mill, bobbing-on-the-water experience? Our vessels are the epitome of stability and reliability—think the Rolls-Royce of the sea. Luxurious doesn’t even begin to cover it; you’ll feel like Poseidon in a penthouse. And those diesel outboards? They’re the secret sauce that makes us different. Unique, you ask? We redefine the word. These boats are not just worthy; they cut through waves like a hot knife through butter.

But it’s not just about the ride. With Sea Wolf Adventures, you’re not just a passenger; you’re part of a proud First Nations journey. We invite you to experience our rich cultural heritage firsthand, from our traditional territories to our language and stories. Join us and turn the sea into your personal playground, while immersing yourself in the legacy of our ancestors. Sail with us, and let’s make waves—both literally and culturally. That wicked ass music by @garrettwilliemusic! #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #ABDBOATS #TheRide

Looking for a boat that’s not just your run-of-the-mill, bobbing-on-the-water experience? Our vessels are the epitome of stability and reliability—think the Rolls-Royce of the sea. Luxurious doesn’t even begin to cover it; you’ll feel like Poseidon in a penthouse. And those diesel outboards? They’re the secret sauce that makes us different. Unique, you ask? We redefine the word. These boats are not just worthy; they cut through waves like a hot knife through butter.

But it’s not just about the ride. With Sea Wolf Adventures, you’re not just a passenger; you’re part of a proud First Nations journey. We invite you to experience our rich cultural heritage firsthand, from our traditional territories to our language and stories. Join us and turn the sea into your personal playground, while immersing yourself in the legacy of our ancestors. Sail with us, and let’s make waves—both literally and culturally. That wicked ass music by @garrettwilliemusic! #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #ABDBOATS #TheRide
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Living in a rainforest, priceless! 🎥 @taylormichaelburk ...

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We are very fortunate that Pacific White Sided Dolphins use our territory for their birthing places. Watching the adults teach their young ones how to hunt and how to use the art of synchronization to their advantage is priceless! #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #gonorthisland #explorebc #explorecanada #dolphins #kwikwasutinuxwterritory ...

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The Mayumi 2.0 is charting her way home. La̱`ma̱n`o`x̱ la ne`nakwa` #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #language #indigenouslanguages! #explorebc #explorecanada ...

Grizzly bear viewing in the Great Bear Rainforest offers an unparalleled opportunity to observe these majestic creatures in one of the world’s most pristine environments. Located on the central coast of British Columbia, this vast temperate rainforest is home to a significant population of grizzly bears. Guided tours provide safe, respectful, and educational encounters, emphasizing the importance of conservation and minimizing human impact. Visitors can witness grizzlies foraging for berries, fishing for salmon, and interacting with one another. This unique experience provides a glimpse into the lives of one of nature’s most powerful animals in their natural habitat. #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #gonorthisland #explorebc #explorecanada 📸 @taylormichaelburk

Grizzly bear viewing in the Great Bear Rainforest offers an unparalleled opportunity to observe these majestic creatures in one of the world’s most pristine environments. Located on the central coast of British Columbia, this vast temperate rainforest is home to a significant population of grizzly bears. Guided tours provide safe, respectful, and educational encounters, emphasizing the importance of conservation and minimizing human impact. Visitors can witness grizzlies foraging for berries, fishing for salmon, and interacting with one another. This unique experience provides a glimpse into the lives of one of nature’s most powerful animals in their natural habitat. #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #gonorthisland #explorebc #explorecanada 📸 @taylormichaelburk ...

Bear viewing, especially while they are fishing for salmon in rivers, is a remarkable experience for several reasons. This natural spectacle typically occurs from late August until mid-October, coinciding with the annual salmon run. The timing and quality of bear viewing heavily depend on the abundance and health of the salmon population.

**Salmon Runs and Bear Behavior:**
During the salmon run, rivers and streams teem with fish making their way upstream to spawn. This abundance of food attracts bears, particularly grizzlies and black bears, who rely on this rich food source to build up fat reserves for the winter hibernation. The sight of bears catching salmon, often with incredible skill and precision, is both thrilling and educational. 

**Ecological Significance:**
The salmon run is a crucial ecological event. Salmon not only nourish bears but also support a wide array of other wildlife, including eagles, wolves, and even the forest itself, as leftover fish carcasses decompose and enrich the soil. This interplay highlights the interconnectedness of the ecosystem.

**Cultural and Indigenous Importance:**
For many indigenous communities, the salmon run holds deep cultural significance. It is a time of traditional fishing, ceremonies, and a reminder of the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature. Sharing this experience with visitors provides a unique opportunity to educate and promote respect for natural and cultural heritage.

**Best Practices for Viewing:**
Responsible bear viewing practices are essential to ensure the safety and preservation of wildlife and their habitats. Maintaining a respectful distance, minimizing noise, and following guidelines set by experienced guides are critical to prevent disturbing the animals and their environment.

Experiencing bears fishing for salmon offers a profound connection to nature, showcasing the beauty and fragility of these ecosystems. It is a privilege that highlights the importance of conservation efforts to protect these species and their habitats for future generations. #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #gonorthisland #getnorth #gonorth #grizzlybear #wildlifephotographytours #wildlifeplanet

Bear viewing, especially while they are fishing for salmon in rivers, is a remarkable experience for several reasons. This natural spectacle typically occurs from late August until mid-October, coinciding with the annual salmon run. The timing and quality of bear viewing heavily depend on the abundance and health of the salmon population.

**Salmon Runs and Bear Behavior:**
During the salmon run, rivers and streams teem with fish making their way upstream to spawn. This abundance of food attracts bears, particularly grizzlies and black bears, who rely on this rich food source to build up fat reserves for the winter hibernation. The sight of bears catching salmon, often with incredible skill and precision, is both thrilling and educational.

**Ecological Significance:**
The salmon run is a crucial ecological event. Salmon not only nourish bears but also support a wide array of other wildlife, including eagles, wolves, and even the forest itself, as leftover fish carcasses decompose and enrich the soil. This interplay highlights the interconnectedness of the ecosystem.

**Cultural and Indigenous Importance:**
For many indigenous communities, the salmon run holds deep cultural significance. It is a time of traditional fishing, ceremonies, and a reminder of the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature. Sharing this experience with visitors provides a unique opportunity to educate and promote respect for natural and cultural heritage.

**Best Practices for Viewing:**
Responsible bear viewing practices are essential to ensure the safety and preservation of wildlife and their habitats. Maintaining a respectful distance, minimizing noise, and following guidelines set by experienced guides are critical to prevent disturbing the animals and their environment.

Experiencing bears fishing for salmon offers a profound connection to nature, showcasing the beauty and fragility of these ecosystems. It is a privilege that highlights the importance of conservation efforts to protect these species and their habitats for future generations. #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #gonorthisland #getnorth #gonorth #grizzlybear #wildlifephotographytours #wildlifeplanet
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T̕łix̱adi - sea lion place, is thriving and well! This is one of the larger sea lion haul-outs within our territory. Sea lions are marine mammals known for their agility in water, social behavior, loud barks, and playful nature! #sealions #sealion #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #gonorth #getnorth #getnorthisland #wildlifeplantet #broughtonarchipelago

T̕łix̱adi - sea lion place, is thriving and well! This is one of the larger sea lion haul-outs within our territory. Sea lions are marine mammals known for their agility in water, social behavior, loud barks, and playful nature! #sealions #sealion #seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #gonorth #getnorth #getnorthisland #wildlifeplantet #broughtonarchipelago ...

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 ...

#seawolfadventures #swa #traveltruthbeauty #goindigenous #grizzlybears

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

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