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2025 Schedule

Last updated April 25, 2024.

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Please contact us for dates and availability for the remainder of 2024. For those planning ahead, we look forward to welcoming you aboard in 2025!

If there are parts of the BC coast that you would like to explore or a particular focus that you would like to talk about, or dates that would work better for you, please contact us.

Departure dates and departure points are subject to change.

Special protocols for COVID-19 may be required and be in place for guests and crew, both prior to joining us and during the trips. Exactly what those protocols will be, will be determined prior to the trips depending on the state / prevalence of COVID-19.

For the comfort and safety of our guests and crew, both on board our ship Great Bear II and on all wildlife viewing excursions off the ship, smoking and vaping are not permitted.

For the safety of the wildlife we encounter and in accordance with both Transport Canada regulations and the Kitasoo/Xai'xais First Nations, we are drone-free.

"Taking time out to play" - Photo Credits: T.Boyum
Grizzly Bears taking time out to play
The Great Bear Rainforest in Spring
6-days / 5-nights
May 26 - 31 $5650 CDN + tax*
The Great Bear Rainforest in Spring
8-days / 7-nights
Jun 2 - 9 $7200 CDN + tax*
The Great Bear Rainforest in Spring
10-days / 9-nights
Jun 11 - 20 $9000 CDN + tax*
The Great Bear Rainforest in Spring
9-days / 8-nights
Jun 23 - Jul 1 $8100 CDN + tax*
HAIDA GWAII   *Approx.Cost
Haida Gwaii - All Trips
Please contact us for July dates and prices.
Wolves, Whales & Sea Otters
9-days / 8-nights
Aug 27 - Sep 4 $8100 CDN + tax*
The Great Bear Rainforest in Fall (Fiordland)
6-days / 5-nights
Sep 6 - 11 $5800 CDN + tax*
The Great Bear Rainforest in Fall
8-days / 7-nights
Sep 13 - 20 $7600 CDN + tax*
The Great Bear Rainforest in Fall
9-days / 8-nights
Sep 22 - 30 $8500 CDN + tax*

To plan your Custom (Private) Charter, please contact our office for prices and availability.
*Prices above are in Canadian dollars and subject to 5% GST (applicable tax)
*Prices above are per person.

What's Included in the price of your trip:

  • Private accommodation (based on double occupancy), aboard our 54-foot ship, Great Bear II. One single berth is also available.
  • All bedding, including cozy duvet with cover, bottom sheet, 2 pillows with cases complete your bed on board. Large bath towels and facecloths are provided, with hand towel changed daily in the two bathrooms on board.
  • Personal care products including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand wash, and hand cream.
  • We now have a water maker on board, which allows our guests and chef, less restrictions with water use.
  • All snacks, appetizers, meals, and non-alcoholic beverages from Lunch on Day 1 to Lunch on your last day.
  • A selection of some of B.C.'s finest wines (all Vintner Quality Assured (VQA) are served with appetizers and dinners.
  • The professional services of our Captain/guide, Chef, Crew Person/naturalist, and on some trips, a "photographer in residence" to work with guests on photography in the field.
  • Guided excursions off he ship each day. Number and duration of excursions depend on tides, weather, and previous wildlife sightings.
  • Knee high rubber boots are needed each time you leave the ship. If you would prefer to use our rubber boots rather than bring your own, please advise us of your size.
  • Fishing equipment should you wish to help provide your Chef with the "Catch of the Day". (You will need to purchase a fishing license before you arrive. By law, we are not allowed to purchase fishing licenses for you.)
  • Use of our kayaks and row- boat, to enjoy the serenity of our anchorages.
  • Permit fees to visit limited access areas, such as B.C. Parks and Parks Canada.
  • First Nations Tourism Development Fees (Sustainability Fees).
  • Very small groups of not more than 5 guests on Scheduled trips. On Private (Custom) Charters we have taken as few as 2 guests and as many as 6 but most people booking a private charters have 4 guests.

What's not included in the price of your trip:

  • Applicable tax (5% GST)
  • Travel from your home to the point of origin of the trip
  • Accommodation before or after your trip with us
  • Tidal fishing license if you wish to fish. (Contact us for details before purchasing)
  • Travel insurance for travel and your trip with us, that includes coverage related to a pandemic or other force majeures is strongly suggested
  • A surcharge for special diets will apply. If you require a special diet, please enquire at time of booking.
  • Gratuities for Captain, Chef, Crew Person.

Comparing our trips and our prices with other tour operators:

Ask about group sizes, (how many guests will be on the trip).
  • Our group sizes are most often much smaller than those on other tours in the same area.
  • Our guests enjoy a more intimate experience... they are never just part of a crowd.
  • Our smaller group sizes also mean we make less impact on the lands we visit and the wildlife we view, resulting in better natural behaviours to photograph, all considerations that are extremely important to us.
Ask how long you will spend travelling each day on the trip.
  • Our trips are designed to spend less time travelling long distances each day so that we have time for you to really get to know the places, the wildlife and the people along the way.
  • When our paths cross with nature's best OR we want to have lunch with Watchmen in Gwaii Haanas or are invited to a First Nations feast, we have time to stop, for as long as we like, and savour these life changing moments.
Ask what you need to bring with you for your trip.
  • Especially when travelling by air, it's recommended to check on weight restrictions and number of bags you are allowed to check in.
  • In an effort to cut down on how much you need to bring on your trip with us, we never ask you to bring bedding, towels, boots, and personal care products... they are all on board, when you arrive.

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When you have any questions, we are happy to answer them!

First class BC wilderness cruises, coastal tours and charters on the West Coast of British Columbia aboard the 54 ft. Great Bear II, out of Vancouver, BC.
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