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Spirit Bears, Humpbacks & Wildlife of BC

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09/09/2019 09/17/2019 Bella Bella to Terrace | Aboard the Island Solitude
09/17/2019 09/25/2019 Terrace to Bella Bella | Aboard the Island Solitude
09/25/2019 10/03/2019 Bella Bella to Terrace | Aboard the Island Solitude
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09/10/2020 09/18/2020 Bella Bella to Terrace | Aboard the Island Solitude
09/18/2020 09/26/2020 Terrace to Bella Bella | Aboard the Island Solitude
09/28/2020 10/06/2020 Bella Bella to Terrace | Aboard the Island Roamer
Other notes: We're still in the process of confirming 2021 dates, which we plan to announce soon. Dates for 2021 will be similar to 2020 dates and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact an Adventure Specialist for more details: 800-543-8917.
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We're still in the process of confirming 2021 dates, which we plan to announce soon. Contact an Adventure Specialist for more details: 800-543-8917.
Trip Pricing
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  • Trip Price (+internal air)
    $9995

Internal Air Fee:
Internal airfare is an additional $500 per person.
Single Occupancy: Single rooms are not available for this adventure. If you are not matched with a roommate you will not be charged for a single room.
Deposit: $500 per person (non-refundable)

Other notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. 

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.
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Trip Price (+internal air)
  • $8995-$9995

Internal Air Fee: Internal airfare is an estimated additional $595 per person; price is not yet confirmed.
Single Occupancy: Single rooms are not available for this adventure. If you are not matched with a roommate you will not be charged for a single room.
Deposit: $500 per person (non-refundable)

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 to take this trip privately with just you and your select travel companions.

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. Prices may change slightly. Guests who reserve their 2021 space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered for that date.

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.
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We're still in the process of confirming 2021 pricing, which we plan to announce soon. Contact an Adventure Specialist for more details: 800-543-8917.
Group Size
Limited to 12 Travelers
A very important feature of our British Columbia wildlife adventure is the limited group size, as fewer travelers are essential for the fullest encounter with wilderness, as well as a light footprint on the environment.
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Included
Accommodations, services of Nat Hab's professional Expedition Leader(s), local guides and boat crew, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day, some alcoholic beverages, most gratuities, airport transfers in Bella Bella or Terrace on Day 1 and final day, all activities and entrance fees, all taxes, permits and service fees.
Not Included
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, some alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), required medical evacuation insurance, optional travel protection insurance.
Physical Requirements
Moderate 
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. Travelers may have the opportunity to participate in optional kayaking, weather permitting. Though no prior kayaking experience is required, general fitness and mobility, including the ability to get into and out of a kayak, are essential. 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 grants us access to one of the most magnificent natural landscapes on Earth, which we will also experience through land-based exploration. Guests should be aware 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, offering multiple opportunities to spot them. 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
Since the areas you will travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat Adventures, we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of Natural Habitat Adventures' medical evacuation policy (currently $48 per person) to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.

To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
We have pre-booked space 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 into 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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