Trip reference number: 2346

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Orcas, Bears & Totems

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Enjoy spotting orcas and watching grizzly bears on this small group trip, sailing in spectacular waters in British Columbia, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

This wildlife cruise visits a beautiful archipelago that is quite possibly the best place in the world to watch orcas when, members of the resident 200-strong population congregate to forage for salmon and socialise. You'll also have a chance to watch grizzly bears at Knight Inlet, who converge on the river lowlands to feed and explore beautiful beaches and virgin forests on foot as well as understand the heritage of the First Nations peoples, and their extraordinary carved totem poles.

Read Amanda Madro's fascinating blog on her studies of orca pods on Vancouver Island.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to Vancouver
  2. Day 2: Fly to Port Hardy, Vancouver Island, transfer to Port McNeill & board boat
  3. Days 3-4: Explore Johnstone Strait and surrounding inlets; day excursion to watch grizzly bear at Knight Inlet
  4. Days 5-6: Sail along Knight Inlet
  5. Day 7: Explore the abandoned Kwakwaka’wakw village of Mimquimlees
  6. Day 8: Disembark at Port McNeill, transfer to Port Hardy & fly to Vancouver
  7. Day 9: Depart Vancouver
  8. Day 10: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Jul to Aug
  • Group size: 16
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £4,795 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £3,345 pp; Voyage only
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights between Vancouver & Port Hardy (flight inclusive package only)
    • Two nights hotel (flight inclusive package only)
    • Six nights shared cabin on Island Odyssey
    • All meals on board boat (room only in Vancouver)
    • Trip to Knight Inlet to see grizzly bears


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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