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Kermode (Spirit) bear, Inside Passage, British Columbia, CanadaHumpback whale, Whale Channel, British Columbia, CanadaBlack bear, Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, CanadaHumpback Whale, Squally Channel, British Columbia, CanadaGrizzly bears, Fiordland Conservancy, British Columbia, CanadaIsland Roamer, Princess Royal Channel, British Columbia, CanadaSqually Channel, British Columbia, CanadaKhutze Inlet, British Columbia, CanadaBald Eagle, Inside Passage, British Columbia, CanadaGreat Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, CanadaGreat Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, CanadaKayaking, Tuwartz Inlet, British Columbia, CanadaHumpback Whale and Island Roamer, Bishop Bay, British Columbia, CanadaGreat Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, CanadaMussel Inlet, British Columbia, Canada
Sherry Kirkvold: Straddling spirit bear, Grizzly Bears
Melissa Scott: Spirit Bear, White Mom & black cub, Kayaking trio, Whale and Island Roamer
Mark Hickey: Island Roamer, Tree hide, Zodiac excursion, spirit bear
Steve Pressman: Zodiac

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Home Alaska & Northern Spirit Bears, Humpbacks & Wildlife of B.C. Dates, Prices & Inclusions

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
09/12/2016 09/12/2016 09/20/2016 Bella Bella to Terrace
09/20/2016 09/20/2016 09/28/2016 Terrace to Bella Bella
08/26/2017 08/26/2017 09/03/2016 Bella Bella to Terrace
09/03/2017 09/03/2017 09/11/2017 Terrace to Bella Bella
09/11/2017 09/11/2017 09/19/2017 Bella Bella to Terrace
09/19/2017 09/19/2017 09/27/2017 Terrace to Bella Bella
2016 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

2017 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
Internal Air: $600 (subject to change)
Deposit: $500

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy, exclude internal air and are given in U.S. dollars.

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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 and wildlife encounters are best experienced with small groups for a more intimate experience and reduced impact on our environment.
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. Please note that waterproof rubber boots are required for this adventure and they will not be available on site, so every traveler must bring their own pair.
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 rain forest 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 have determined is the right amount of time given the tight quarters and most frequent weather conditions. The areas we visit provide the best chance for seeing the elusive spirit bears, and our naturalist guide 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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