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Spirit Bears, Humpbacks & Wildlife of BC

An Intimate Discovery of Canada's Inside Passage & Great Bear Rainforest Aboard Our Private Sailboat
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Departure Return Notes
09/07/2015 09/07/2015 09/15/2015 Prince Rupert to Bella Bella
09/22/2015 09/22/2015 09/30/2015 Bella Bella to Prince Rupert
09/05/2016 09/05/2016 09/13/2016 Prince Rupert to Bella Bella
09/13/2016 09/13/2016 09/21/2016 Bella Bella to Prince Rupert
 
Pricing
2015 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$7,895
Internal Air: $600 (subject to change)
Single Supp.: $145 (single room available on first night of trip only) 
Deposit: $500

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy, exclude internal air and are given in US Dollars. Dates and itinerary directions for 2016 are tentative and will be allocated to guests on a first-come-first-serve basis. 2016 fees may change slightly. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.
Location of Adventure
British Columbia, Canada
Group Size Limit
Approximately 12 Travelers
A very important feature of our British Columbia wildlife tour is the limited group size, as nature expeditions are best experienced with small groups of travelers.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
 
Our Private Leaders
 
Included
Transportation from Hartley Bay to Prince Rupert (or from Prince Rupert to Hartley Bay, depending on itinerary direction), accommodations, meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on final day, purified drinking water, services of NHA Expedition Leader, local guides and boat crew, airport transfers in Bella Bella or Prince Rupert on Day 1 and final day, most gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Not Included
Travel to and from start and end point of trip (Bella Bella and Prince Rupert), alcoholic beverages (except for wine with dinner), some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance.
Physical Requirements
Moderate / Flexible
This adventure does not require a high degree of physical fitness, however, in order to reach the bear viewing stand where we have the best chance of seeing the spirit bear, you should be able to hike at least 2 miles over potentially muddy, slippery, uneven terrain with some inclines and obstacles.  To reach the bear viewing stand and to participate in the other scheduled shore excursions and activities, you will need to climb up and down a small three-rung boat ladder in order to board zodiacs or kayaks. Please be prepared for water landings and a series of short walks over potentially wet, muddy, rocky, untamed, uneven terrain. Kayaking will be an option available to guests. It is easy to learn, and we expect that most of our guests have little or no experience. It does, however, require an adventurous spirit.
Important Information About This Trip
While this adventure focuses on spirit bears and humpback whales, as well as black bears and grizzlies, our ship-based journey immerses us in one of the most magnificent natural landscapes on earth, which we will also experience through land-based exploration. It should be noted that spirit bears are rare, the coastal rainforest is very dense and sightings can never be guaranteed. We spend three days in the spirit bear area and two full days at the spirit bear viewing platforms which we feel is the right amount of time given the tight quarters and the most common weather conditions. The areas we visit provide the best chance for seeing these elusive creatures and our naturalist and crew are adept at finding them.
Getting There & Getting Home
We have pre-booked spaces for our travelers on flights from Van­couver to Prince Rupert and from Bella Bella to Vancouver (or the reverse direction, depending on the direction of your itinerary). These flight times are not determined until late spring. We will notify you at that time so you may book your arrival and departure flights in and out of Vancouver. Please note that the cost of these flights is not included in your trip fee and will be assessed separately.

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