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.
- 423 Ratings
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!
Our boat was immaculate and easy to view from inside and out. Our tour guides were very educated and made sure everyone had a positive experience. The captain was equally informative and I really appreciated the efforts to make sure we saw as much wildlife and points of interest as possible. I will return most definitely at an earlier date in the season to experience it again. Worth every penny!
The boat is very comfortable, clean, very safe, the staff is attentive, helpful and kind. The ride is so pleasant with non stop magnificent view of whitepeaks mountains with all shapes, greens and trees. The staff do everything they can for you to see at least a bear but respect them as well so not coming too close which I totally agree. Feeding a flock of eagles with pieces of fish at our return was quite a show, unforgettable. We love every piece of this trip. We were lucky with the sunny weather and great clear view. We may come back in a year or two and do the tour again. Really! 5stars trip, yeh!!!
This was one of the best adventures we have ever had! This place is magical and the people who run this tour are wonderful! Thank you so much for the great memories.
The tour was fantastic from start to finish. The tour guides were very informative. Great lunch and the bear viewing was amazing.
Thank you for wonderful tour and day. It was absolutely amazing. I got a lot of very stunning photographs. Would do it again in a heartbeat. I did think that we were going to see whales too but didn't. I wonder what the perfect time would be to see both, the grizzly and whale, on one tour. Later in the season? I understand that it can't be guaranteed. Again, Thank you so much. The crew were all very wonderful.
The crew were wonderful and it was a very exciting but relaxing experience. I am so glad that I saw 7 bears in their stunningly beautiful environment.
We had plenty of time to watch each lot of bears. The crew were knowledgable and the chilli soup was an added bonus! Thank you!
Staff very courteous and informative. Set sail on time and trip was very safety orientated and relaxed. Was great seeing actually grizzly bears, Eagles and a whale.
We would have loved to have seen more bears! Scenery breathtaking and feeding the Eagles was amazing!
it would be awesome to get the perfect picture. Maybe next year :)
All the passengers were greeted by the staff who looked us in the eye and said a very sincere welcome and hello. The vessel was clean and comfortable the safety orientation was clear and precise. Plenty of information about the animals and the environment was offered. I did not feel unsafe for even a minute. The lunch was delicious, we saw lots of animals and at all times there was respect shown for the creatures we were viewing. When it was time to say goodbye we were all acknowledged by all the staff who said goodbye. I have been out with Adventure Tours on previous occasions when there was a difficult passenger on board and at that time I am very happy to share that I witnessed a staff member diffuse a situation and treat the troubled passenger with such gentleness and understanding that it made me proud to be a human being. He did this as if it was his second nature and as if it was no big deal at all.
Saw so many animals, every one of the staff was incredibly friendly. Awesome day!
Thanks so much for the tour. You run a top class operation that provides a fantastic West Coast experience.
The tour was very informative. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. It never felt rushed and there was time to enjoy all the wild life we saw. Loved the ending with the eagles. The boat was comfortable and safe. Overall, all great day and a happy memory. Thanks.