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Luxurious tundra experience

My adult son and I visited Churchill to see the polar bears. Riding on the tundra with Great White... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carol A
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White Plains, New York
Polar Bears & Photography: What More Could a Girl Want?

We spent an entire year looking forward to our trip booked with Natural Habitat Adventures and it... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Kim C
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East Nassau, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My adult son and I visited Churchill to see the polar bears. Riding on the tundra with Great White Bear Tours was both fun and very comfortable. Our drivers were very knowledgeable, friendly and expert at manuevering the large, luxurious tundra vehicles. You cannot go...More

3  Thank Carol A
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We spent an entire year looking forward to our trip booked with Natural Habitat Adventures and it did not disappoint. We saw more polar bears than we could count and got some incredible shots of them to take home as cherished memories. Kurt Johnson was...More

3  Thank Kim C
GWBT, Public Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you for your review and sharing your experience with us Kim. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip and were not scared off by the mouse trap game that continues every season with returning staff. Our employees love what they do and their...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018

Visited Churchill in October 2016...supposedly Polar Bear capital of the world!!..this was not the case. We booked a full day tour with GWB and we saw NO BEARS! We spent a lot of money to see an empty tundra! I get that wildlife can be...More

1  Thank CrawRVN
GWBT, General Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

We are sorry to hear that you did not see any bears while on your tour with us. Our Polar Rovers navigate the off road trails in the Churchill Wildlife Managment Area which has the highest concentration of polar bears in Churchill. We pride ourselves...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017

We were in Churchill in early November for polar bear season and had a great time! Great White Bear Tours took care of shuttling our tour group around town. Lindsay is funny, accommodating, and very safe on the streets of Churchill. She was so proud...More

Thank RJ M
GWBT, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Hello RJ M, Thank you for your review! Our staff are passionate about what they do and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Val and Lindsay have a wealth of knowledge about our community and wildlife, both having lived...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

We were in Churchill November 4 - 10, searching for & watching the majestic polar bears - & other arctic animals - with Natural Habitat Adventures, who uses the services of Great White Bear Tours. The Polar Rovers that transported us onto the tundra and...More

Thank Kathy A
GWBT, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your review Kathy A! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We may be a small town but certainly do have a lot to offer and it sounds like our passionate and knowledgeable staff made the...More

Reviewed 19 November 2017

From the pick up at the hotel to the tour to the lunch to the bears and to the return this day was just FANTASTIC! Ol Bill the Buggy operator was not only entertaining but also knowledgeable about the bear habitat. Saw Polar Bears so...More

1  Thank keenadog
GWBT, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your review keenadog! We are happy to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with us and hope that your father enjoyed his time in Churchill just as much. Bill has been with the company for many years and his groups...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017

We actually booked through Churchill Nature Tours - an ultimate Polar Bear Tour 6 days/5 nights where we actually stayed 4 nights in Churchill and spent 3 full days out on the tundra in a Polar Rover, otherwise known as a tundra buggy. Our first...More

1  Thank HayKay1
GWBT, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your very detailed review HayKay1! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We strive to provide the most comfortable experience out on the tundra and our custom built Polar Rovers have all the comforts that guests could...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017

The Natural Habitat Polar Bear Adventure in Churchill, Manitoba is NOT for everyone. However, since you are reading this review - it IS for you! Traveling with Natural Habitat Adventures is a great way to experience outstanding customer service and support. The Tundra Lodge has...More

5  Thank LesTAZ
GWBT, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your review lesTaz! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience aboard our Tundra lodge. We hope that you were able to get many photos of the fantastic wildlife that you saw. The Tundra Lodge is the perfect place to...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

We were in Churchill for a 3 day Photo excursion of the Bears. Indeed we saw over 20 within those days. They partner with Nat Hab and the Rover, Driver (Arnar) and food was excellent. This is indeed a trip of a lifetime. The ice...More

1  Thank Noni53
GWBT, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your review Noni53! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Churchill and saw so many bears. Arnar is wonderful driver and he loves returning to Churchill every year to share his love of the community and wildlife with...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Wildlife is unpredictable, so it's not Great White Bear's responsibility that we had no good polar bear sightings on this tour at the peak of bear season. What is within their control is advertising a day tour for $479 and then giving up the search...More

2  Thank Jeremyabingdon
Great White B, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Jeremy, We are sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your experience. After speaking to the guide and Rover driver on your tour, we were told that the tour did in fact see polar bears and other wildlife. We will not disturb or...More

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fizzeo
19 February 2018|
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Response from GWBT | Property representative |
Hello fizzeo, If you have any further questions about our tours please visit our website or contact our office. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help with booking. Dorota
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julieday12
11 February 2018|
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Response from GWBT | Property representative |
Hello, We do the Polar Bear day tours every season starting in October thru to November every year. All the dates and prices are listed on our web site. This year the price is $472.50 Canadian per person per tour
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Mari9
21 May 2017|
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Yes they all have 1 washroom with a flushable toilet
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