Grizzly Bear Boat Tour in Prince Rupert
Enjoy a tour that features grizzly bears and highlights some of the best wildlife viewing in BC. Come along for a once in a lifetime opportunity to view magnificent grizzly bears in their natural habitat.
What You Will Do
- Come aboard for a cruise to the famous Khutzeymateen, which is known as the Valley of the Grizzly
- Travel north through Chatham Sound to hear fascinating stories about historic native villages
- Watch for porpoises, seals, sea lions, bald eagles and blue herons as you learn first-hand about this diverse marine environment
- Enter the rugged coastal mountains and pristine wilderness of the Khutzeymateen Valley, home to one of the highest concentrations of grizzly bears in North America
- See these legendary giants in their natural environment, which is truly a photographer’s paradise and is sure to be the highlight of your holiday
- Light lunch of a deli sandwich and a beverage or your choice
- Guided tour
Please bring camera, binoculars and suitable clothing. While viewing the grizzly bears, please be quite on the outside decks to not disturb the bears in their natural environment.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If for some reason you cannot make the tour due to emergency please give office a call at 1 800 201 8377 and there will be help for your cancellation.
- 652 Ratings
Very knowledgeable and friendly crew! Beautiful, clean boat with floor to ceiling glass windows. We saw grizzlies, orca whales, sea lions, seals and eagles. Lucked out with a crystal clear day and mostly calm seas at end of July. Long pants still probably best as cool on deck. Recommend vegetarian sandwich for lunch. Thanks PR Adventoure Tours!!
Great trip. Professional and friendly. Highly recommended.
This trip totally exceeded all expectations! The staff, education and experience were exceptional! Plus the captain shared his pictures with us! Thank you so much :)
Captain and crew were very knowledgeable about area and wildlife. Saw everything we wanted to.
- Bernie and Julie
Magical experience. Wonderful crew.
Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw grizzlies,Wales and eagles up close.
We have been on many excursions in different locations and countries and we felt that this was by far the best experience. The knowledge displayed by the guides was excellent and very informative and presented in a professional manner. The vessel was very comfortable and afforded great viewing areas to take in the magnificent scenery and wildlife. The sandwiches were also of above average quality. Thanks to all the crew.
We saw grizzly bears, whales, and eagles on the same boat trip- not sure how anyone could be dissatisfied after this. A few logistical details for anyone who likes to know this stuff ahead of time like me- Check in was 30 minutes before the boat left and they do not mess around with leaving on time- we actually left three minutes early- I checked my watch. The lunch was alright- nothing special (sandwich and a drink). They also have a cash bar on the boat with additional drinks (including alcohol), snacks, and souvenirs. There were two clean bathrooms for use. Finally, people seemed eager to board and get a great seat from the very start, but they don't open the outdoor decks until after you get going so that doesn't matter much. I was in and out of my seat all day so your initial seat isn't that important. They point out the whales on the way to and from the grizzly bear park. They don't talk while in the park, but you can tell that someone has spotted a bear because the boat slows down a lot and starts slowly creeping towards the shore. Alright- that's all I feel like writing! Have fun!
- Margaret Anne
professionally delivered experience all the way! Great equipment, knowledgeable staff and lots of bears - a first rate experience
Everything was great
- Anny and Jean Louis
All the crew look after very well for all the customers, .we make twice for thaïs trip, this year, and last year. And it was each Time awsome.we recomand your companie with our friends.
A+, 100% perfect score for the crew, vessel, and cooperative wildlife.
We had a great day on the water! The boat was modern and comfortable, with lots of good viewing space on multiple decks on 3 levels, forward, aft and on the top. The crew were knowledgable and friendly. We were able to get remarkably close to grizzlies on multiple occasions, including in one case a mother with three cubs and two larger young that were probably only recently weaned and were now roaming independently. The deep sides of the fjords allowed Mike to get the boat in really close with minimal noise and without disturbing the bears. We got some great photos! The scenery heading over the Khutzeymateen and into the sanctuary was spectacular. On the way back we got to see a few humpbacks and seals, as well as some great closeup action with bald eagles. A very worthwhile trip - book in advance to be sure not to miss it!
Lots of spectacular scenery, bears, whales and eagles viewed Boat and surroundings - excellent.
The whole experience was amazing ... the captain and crew are so knowledgeable about the grizzlies and whales .. the boat is very comfortable and even though we had 100 passengers on board you would never had known it , plenty of room High 5’s to everyone involved .. the girl that checked us in in the morning was super sweet and friendly .. thank you for making this experience with my parents super special ❤️
This tour exceeded our expectations in all areas. The boat was very comfortable, and we were surprised that there were even snacks and drinks available for purchase. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, and made sure that we were engaged and interested throughout the tour. The Khutzeymateen was just stunning, and it was such a privilege to visit. And finally...we saw so many bears! The captain and staff were amazing bear-spotters! And the whales, sea lions, and eagles were all a bonus.
Very good staff on the tour boat ... informative ... nice clean toilets! Loved the views with the bears and eagles..
Very professional and knowledgeable crew. Comfortable travel and we saw what we came for!
The boat was clean and comfortable. The staff was amazing and made the experience very memorable. And the bears came out right on cue!
We had a great time and loved all Sites and stories. We will definitely be back again
The Grizzly Bear Tour was like a homerun : A sunny day with 5 Grizzlies, 8 Orcas, 2 Humpbacks and a dozen Bald Eagles are more than anyone could expect.
The staff was incredibly nice and helpful! The surroundings were gorgeous! And the wildlife viewing was once in a lifetime. :)
Absolutely FANTASTIC!! This tour should be on everyone's bucket list. We will definitely do it again and highly recommend.
Exceed our expectations!!! Great tour and great staff.
A splendid day which exceeded expectation. We saw 14 Grizzley Bears, two with three Cubs, and had good whale watching too. Well worth it
This was a very comfortable and easy ride with great opportunities to watch grizzlies, humpbacks and seals in their natural habitats. The crew gave us fascinating insights into the history, wildlife, traditional cultures and changing economies of the area as we traveled, and treated us to a forever memorable show of eagles to top off a wonderful day. Absolutely a worthwhile trip!
The crew was helpful and caring. Excellent care was taken when spotting Grizzly bears not to disturb them and approach them quietly. Whales didn't come up but at leat showed their tails. Harbour seals also approach was gentle not to disturb them in their rock. The fly in with the Bald Eagles was really spectacular. Once in a lifetime chance. A great day to photographs and remember. only regret is I could not take a photo of a Grizzly who stood on his paws for a very brief moment.
This boat tour was one of the most memorable things we have done on our Canadian holiday. Prince Rupert Adventure Tours is a very professional, safety conscious, well organised business. The staff are friendly, informative about wildlife and 'Captain Doug' made sure we could see as much wildlife as possible but without disturbing it. It was a privilege to see bears in their territory as we quietly observed them grazing on the shoreline. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Prince Rupert
Very relaxed and friendly tour. I felt comfortable that the bears were not compromised in any way.
We had a wonderful day from start to finish. The staff were friendly and full of information about the trip and nature. We not only saw 8 grizzly bears, but a wonderful show by 3 hump back whales and on the return a wonderful display of bald eagles. We saw so much more than we anticipated. The lunch provided to us was great and there was coffee and snacks available for purchase. This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Prince Rupert. The boat was also very nice, very clean and gave us a smooth ride all day.
We saw numerous bears, whales and other sea life. The bald eagle "show" was fantastic. I have been to Brackendale during their bald eagle season a few times, this was by far more memorable. Overall this trip was better than any bear and whale watching tour we've ever been on, including Victoria and Ucluelet. The ship was very clean, comfortable and well maintained. The included lunch was also very good. The Employees on board and in the store were very helpful, personable and well informed. Overall, this was a very enjoyable tour.
Extremely comfortable boat ride. Great viewing of the bears and the marine mammals. A little less enthusiasm from the guide about the industrial development plans would have been appreciated, especially about proposals that put the wildlife and the natural beauty of the area in serious jeopardy.
We saw many grizzly bears, bald eagles, harbour seals and even 2 humpbacked whales, all at a safe distance for us and the animals. The boat, captain, crew and weather were supurb! keep up the great work!