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Pass By: Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park, British Columbia Canada

keeping our eyes open for whales and other marine mammals in the area

Stop At: Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park, British Columbia Canada

After a scenic boat ride we'll arrive at the Orford River in Bute Inlet where you will be met by members of the Homalco First Nations. You will have an opportunity to view Grizzly Bears as they descend on the river to feast on salmon.

Duration: 3 hours
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Departure Point
Big Animal Encounters, 1340 Island Hwy #129, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C9, Canada
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Homalco Conservation Fee ($15 each)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow! What an amazing day! We saw so much wildlife all day long! Bears up close and personal, bald eagles, elks and some marine life! Our guide, Jim, was a wealth of great information and he was always on point! Our River guides Cheyenne and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Francis B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience seeing humpbacks on are way there and back. The multiple bear encounters upclose and to watch it run up against the tree was priceless. Calvin was an awesome naturalist and homalco representative. Bill and Eiko were great. Bill was do...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Viphotoexcursions
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right from the start to the finish this trip was excellent. The staff at Big Animal Encounters were friendly and welcoming as were the Guides who safety took us to see the Bears. They were entertaining and knowledgeable. I would definitely do this trip again...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank barken99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our boat skipper Elvis and river guides Calvin and Cheyenne were informative , entertaining and truly knew the territory ,their creatures both land and water,,,plus the dramatic geography of the Orford River watershed,,

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BobofVictoria
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing over 15 grizzly bears in their natural habitat, hunting for salmon in the incredible surroundings of British Columbia was a real highlight of the year. The boat ride through the Discvery Islands up to the Orford River was beautiful, the lunch was great, the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Uthell
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