Active Sightseeing. Orcas & Grizzlies Wildlife Tour, 5 Days, M1

Orcas & Grizzlies Wildlife Tour, 5 Days | M1

Vancouver, BC return

Shoulder Seasons - $2,795 (Single, + $480) | May 1 - June 20 & September 16 - October 14, 2020

High Season - $2,995 (Single, + $515) | July 1 - September 15, 2020

 

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On this self-guided wildlife tour, local guides escort you to pristine wilderness areas with historic high populations of grizzly bears and orcas. On this particular trip, Day 1 and Day 5 include air to and from Vancouver, and transfers on Vancouver Island.

Departs: Vancouver, BC 

Arrives: Vancouver, BC 

Activity Level: Very Easy

Max Group Size: Singles, couples and families welcome

Accommodation: 4 nights accommodation, bed and breakfast style

Transport: by commercial flight to Port Hardy, taxi to Port McNeill and then by a small coastal ferry to Alert Bay. Grizzly bear viewing and whale watching occur by motor boat which pick up at a dock just down from the lodge. The return leg to Vancouver includes a taxi to Port Hardy and a commercial flight to Vancouver. 

Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinners

Activity Notes: this is a sightseeing tour. Restrictions on our wildlife excursions include those 8 years of age or younger and women in their final tri-semester. Days 2,3,4 and interchangeable and activities such as the bear watching can be changed right up to the night before the tour due to weather, tour operator logistics and other unseen circumstances.

 

Included:

  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Alert Bay
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Transfers:
    • Flight from Vancouver International Airport to Port Hardy Airport
    • Taxi transfer from Port Hardy Airport to Port McNeill
    • Taxi transfer from Alert Bay Ferry terminal to Alert Bay Lodge
    • Taxi transfer from Alert Bay Lodge to Alert Bay Ferry Terminal
    • Taxi transfer from Port McNeil to Telegraph Cove
    • Water taxi transfer from Telegraph Cove to Alert Bay
    • Taxi transfer from Alert Bay Lodge to meet Grizzly Bear Tour
    • Taxi transfer from Alert Bay Lodge to Alert Bay Ferry Terminal
    • Transfer from Port McNeill Ferry Terminal to Port Hardy Airport
  • Full day excursion to Telegraph Cove including 3.5-hour wildlife and orca/whalewatching marine tour
  • 9-hour grizzly bear viewing marine tour
  • Admission ticket to U’Mista Cultural Centre

Not Included:

  • Single supplement of $485
  • Meals unless otherwise stated
  • Taxi to the  U’Mista Cultural Centre (about 2.5 kilometers from the lodge)
  • Activities or equipment rentals unless otherwise stated
  • Return ferry passage to Alert Bay from Port McNeill ($13.00)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • HST

 

NOTES:

  • In order to obtain the price quoted, we recommend booking at least 90 days in advance. Otherwise, additional charges for higher airfare may apply.
  • Orcas are classified as either transient or resident. The resident whales return to the Johnstone Straight area in late June and stay in the area to feed all summer long. This is the best time to see Orcas.
  • May 15 to June 20 we offer a wildlife viewing tour where our focus will be more on the local wildlife in the area such as humpback whales, bald eagles, dolphins, Stellar seal lions, Harbour seals, and migrating birds . Transient Orcas can bee seen in the area as they hunt for seals and dolphins, but they have a very large range and can be stealthy hunters and hence, a bit more illusive. We offer a 10% discount on all tours booked from May 15 to June 20 when the Orcas sightings are a bit more scarce.