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Spirit Bears, Humpbacks & Wildlife of B.C.

An Intimate Discovery of Canada's Inside Passage & Great Bear Rainforest Aboard a Private Sailboat
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Departure Return Notes
09/07/2015 09/07/2015 09/15/2015 Terrace to Bella Bella
09/12/2016 09/12/2016 09/20/2016 Bella Bella to Terrace
09/20/2016 09/20/2016 09/28/2016 Terrace to Bella Bella
2015 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
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-served 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.

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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 for a more intimate experience and reduced impact on our environment.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
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 Terrace 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 Terrace), 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
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 spirit bears, you should be able to hike at least two miles over potentially muddy, slippery, uneven terrain with some inclines and obstacles such as rocks and tree roots. To reach the bear-viewing stand and to participate in the other scheduled shore excursions and activities, you must be able to climb up and down a small three-rung boat ladder in order to board motorized Zodiac rafts or kayaks. Please be prepared for water landings, in which you will climb out of the Zodiac or kayak and step into shallow water while wearing waterproof boots, before stepping ashore. You should also be able to undertake several short walks over potentially wet, muddy, rocky, uneven and sometimes trailless terrain. Kayaking is an option available to guests. It is easy to learn, though it does require an adventuresome spirit. Since we expect that most of our guests will have little or no experience, instruction and guidance are provided. 
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.  Photographers, please note that flash photography of wildlife is strictly forbidden while in the spirit bear viewing areas.
Mandatory Insurance
Getting There & Getting Home
We have pre-booked spaces for our travelers on flights from Van­couver to Terrace 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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