Whales, Otters, and Grizzly Bears Package​

Coastal Rainforest Safaris has teamed up with Sea Wolf Adventures to offer a true Northern Vancouver Island getaway experience. Our Whales, Otters, and Grizzly Bears package combines our six hour Sea Otter Viewing and Whale Watching tour from Port Hardy, a day of grizzly bear viewing from Port McNeill with Sea Wolf Adventures, and two nights accommodation at the Kwa’lilas Hotel in Port Hardy.

Itinerary and What’s Included

Travel to Port Hardy and check-in at the Kwa’lilas Hotel.

Included:

  • Double occupancy in a double queen room.

Check-in at Coastal Rainforest Safaris office in Port Hardy at 9:30 to join your six hour Whale Watching and Wildlife Viewing tour. Our office is a one minute drive or 10 minute walk from the Quarterdeck Inn.

Tour Details

  • Passengers 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Tours depart from Coastal Rainforest Safari’s office at 7185 Market Street in Port Hardy, BC on Northern Vancouver Island.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the tour’s departure time to be outfitted in floater suits and sign a waiver. At the office, your guide will provide a safety briefing plus an overview of the tour and area we will be exploring. The boat is docked a short one minute walk from our office.
  • Our open RHIB vessels have comfortable seats on shock mitigating platforms and an on-board toilet.
  • RHIBs are not suitable for people with a history of back or neck injuries, recent surgery, or are pregnant.
  • Please dress warmly. You will be provided with two-piece flotation suits, warm hats, and binoculars.
  • Plenty of wildlife photography opportunities are available but please do not bring tripods on board.
  • Lunch and warm drinks are provided on our 5 ½ to 6 hour tours.

That evening – return to the Kwa’lilas Hotel.

Included:

  • Six hour Sea Otter Viewing and Whale Watching tour with Coastal Rainforest Safaris
  • Two-piece flotation suits, warm hats, and binoculars
  • Lunch and warm drinks are provided on the sea otter and whale watching tour
  • Double occupancy in a double queen room.

Check out of the Quarterdeck Inn early and drive 30 minutes to Port McNeill to join Sea Wolf Adventures. Check-in at the Sea Wolf office at 6:30 am for your 8 to 9 hour Grizzly Bears of the Wild tour

Tour Details

  • Minimum age of 10 years old. All passengers 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Tours depart from Sea Wolf Adventures’ office at 1514 Broughton Blvd., Port McNeil on Northern Vancouver Island.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the tour’s 7:00 am departure time to sign a waiver.  At the office, your guide will provide a safety briefing plus an overview of the tour and area we will be exploring. The boat is docked a short one minute walk from our office.
  • Sea Wolf’s office is a 35 minute drive from the Kwa’lilas Hotel in Port Hardy. If you don’t have your own transportation you can schedule a taxi with Waivin Flags Taxi.
  • Please dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear.
  • Plenty of wildlife photography opportunities are available but please do not bring tripods on board.
  • A light breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks are provided

That evening – travel home, or if you prefer one more night at the Kwa’lilas Hotel just let us know and we will arrange it for you.

Included:

  • Eight to nine hour Grizzly Bears of the Wild tour with Sea Wolf Adventures
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks are provided on the grizzly bear tour

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Additional Activities in Port Hardy and Northern Vancouver Island
The website www.vancouverislandnorth.ca provides lots of suggestions for things to do and places to stay and below we have compiled some of our favourites.

Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre  (Port Hardy)
Copper Maker Gallery (Port Hardy)
Cove Adventure Tours (Port Hardy)
k’awat’si Tours (Port Hardy)
Sea Wolf Adventures (Port McNeill)
Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures (Port McNeill)
U’mista Cultural Centre (Alert Bay)

Our Package Partners

Climb aboard our vessel and step into a world of rugged and untamed coastal waters and shorelines. Under the surface or around the next cove, nature awaits to inspire and amaze. Experience and connect with the diverse species of wildlife that inspired the myths and legends of the local First Nations, from the giant humpback whale, to rafts of sea otters, and the vast rookeries of Stellar sea lions.

Experience our beautiful territories, while enjoying the comfortable touches of a luxury tour, guided by Indigenous experts who share the truth behind our travels through the beautiful Broughton Archipelago and the Great Bear Rainforest in Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Join us for grizzly bear tours and whale watching, combined with cultural experiences, for a truly unique Aboriginal adventure in Western Canada.

Gila’kasla! Welcome to Kwa’lilas Hotel, Port Hardy’s premier, First Nations Destination Hotel.  Kwa’lilas is a kwak’wala word used by Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw people meaning a place to sleep. A group of Elders chose this word in hopes that travelers and guests would find a peaceful rest after a day of exploration on the Northern Vancouver Island.

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