Trip reference number: WOTW-31
Trip Operator: Windows On The Wild
Guests can enjoy tour packages at Spirit Bear Lodge between 3 and 7 nights. We would recommend a minimum stay of 4 or 5 nights so that you have a good chance to see the elusive Spirit Bear. During your stay you will be travelling in small groups by motorboat, exploring the temperate rainforest and ecological wonders of Princess Royal Island, home to the world's only Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy. Fabulous opportunities exist to watch and photograph these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. This is a wilderness viewing experience and the Spirit Bear Lodge guides know the best locations to view Spirit Bears. Your tours will include looking for Spirit Bears, Grizzly Bears, Black Bears and Wolves.
Day 1 Fly from London to Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver
Day 2 Depart Vancouver South Terminal aboard Pacific Coastal scheduled service to Bella Bella. Short transfer by boat shuttle to Shearwater Resort in Shearwater for overnight. (Meals are not included at the Shearwater resort, there is a restaurant and cafe where you can purchase food). Spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the quaint village of Shearwater.
Day 3 After breakfast, meet on the dock for 90 minute water taxi ride to Spirit Bear Lodge in Klemtu. Arrive mid morning, check in and meet for your welcome orientation. Gear up and hop aboard the high speed boat with your guides and lunch for your first afternoon tour in search of Grizzly bears in Carter Inlet. See the spectacular waterfalls in Cater Inlet. You will return by 6pm in time to freshen up before your buffet dinner at 7pm followed by an evening presentation on the Great Bear Rainforest, Bears or First Nations culture.
Day 4 7am breakfast, then on the water for 8am for a full day grizzly viewing adventure on foot in the estuary. You will return by 6pm for dinner and evening program.
Day 5 7am breakfast, then on the water for 8am for Spirit Bear quest to one of the pristine valleys in the Spirit Bear conservancy.
Day 6 After breakfast you have a choice of morning sea kayak paddle along the shores south of Klemtu, rainforest walk or cultural tour. At 11am board the water taxi for the 90 minute trip to Bella Bella arriving in time to catch your afternoon flight back to Vancouver South Terminal arriving between 5 and 7pm. Transfer to your hotel in Vancouver for 1 night.
Day 7 Day at leisure before returning to the airport for your flight back to London.
Price Includes: Return airfare by floatplane from Vancouver to Bella Bella and shuttle from Bella Bella to Shearwater. One night accommodation at Shearwater Resort & Marina with private bathroom and shower. Round trip water taxi from Shearwater to Spirit Bear Lodge in Klemtu, 3 nights accommodation on full board in a private ocean view room with a private bathroom and shower. Welcome briefing and orientation to the tours, all transportation to bear viewing areas, professional guides services on all programs and tours. Half-Day afternoon bear viewing tour on arrival day. Full day excursions to main grizzly viewing area. Half-day optional excursions on departure day. International flights, accommodation in Vancouver, gratuities and items of a personal nature are not included
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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