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The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours

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124 Kelsey Blvd, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
+1 800-663-9832
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Beautiful, Enjoyable, Highly Enriching - Wonderful

I did not expect the tundra to be so beautiful in the summer or so rich with wildlife. Flowers... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
M P
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Chicago, Illinois
tundra buggy day tour

i did the last tour of the season in nov. while our driver was amazing and did everything possible... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
heathertate2017
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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An official Tundra Buggy® Adventure is the best and safest way to view the majestic polar bear in its natural environment and is an ideal tour option if you are planning your own travel and accommodations in Churchill. Tundra Buggy Day Tours include expert interpretation in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area about the wildlife and the magnificent ecosystems surrounding the subarctic environment of Churchill. You will have the opportunity to explore the open tundra while your driver discusses the effects of tides, currents and ice formation on the polar bear. Wildlife you spot may include polar bears, arctic hare, arctic and red fox, gyrfalcon, ptarmigan and much more. Please note that Tundra Buggy Day Tours take place on a 40-passenger Tundra Buggy® and during peak seasons have a tendency to sell to capacity. We highly recommend booking your Tundra Buggy Day Tour(s) as early as possible.
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124 Kelsey Blvd, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
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+1 800-663-9832
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I did not expect the tundra to be so beautiful in the summer or so rich with wildlife. Flowers, caribou, polar bears, birds, too numerous to count and too various to remember. But I will never forget the arctic tern with a chick popping unexpectedly...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

i did the last tour of the season in nov. while our driver was amazing and did everything possible for us to try and see a bear (acknowledging the bears dont come on demand, being wild animals), we didnt see any bears. in hindsight i...More

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Tundra12, Marketing & Communications at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Hi heathertate2017, Thank you for your detailed review of your Tundra Buggy day tour. You are correct, our Tundra Buggy drivers are great and do everything in their power to give our guests the best experience possible, but sometimes weather or wildlife don't cooperate the...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Trapped for 5 hours on an unheated Tundra Buggy and seeing 1 fox and a bear about a mile away made for a highly unpleasant experience. The driver was a sweetheart, but the poor judgement that kept us on the sub-zero tundra in howling winds...More

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Tundra12, Marketing & Communications at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Hi eatplaylove, Thank you for leaving a detailed review for us. We take each customer complaint seriously and want to make sure we can look into this a little further. We currently do not have a record of a Tundra Buggy going without heat for...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This was first class all the way. It was immediately obvious that Mark, our driver, was incredibly passionate about all aspects of what he does. He went above and beyond to insure not only that we had the best opportunity to see Polar Bear, but...More

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Tundra12, Marketing & Communications at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Hello bas4226, Thank you for your rave review! We agree, Mark is a super passionate and talented Tundra Buggy driver and we are so glad you got to be on his Buggy. It sounds like you had a great time out in the Churchill Wildlife...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Our one-day trip was booked via Classic Canadian Tours and subtoured with Tundra Buggy Adventures on Nov 12 2018 (We also saw the setup for Great White Bears). Our driver, JP, was knowledgable and friendly. It gave me a good intro to safaris and what...More

Thank Larry L
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Tundra12, Public Relations Manager at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi Larry L, Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you had a good experience on the tundra with JP. Did you know he's been driving Tundra Buggy with us for over 11 years? Ice formation along the Hudson Bay coast varies year...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this tour. Our guide, Kevin, was amazing. Knowledgable and passionate about all things polar bear and Tundra. An amazing day and we were fortunate enough to experience a cub exploring our Tundra buggy while mom looked on. A...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Kevin our tundra buggy driver was an excellent racantouer. He told tales of past winters and just of the polar bears themselves - personal experience. He cared very much about what is happening with our northern shores and, sad to say climate change is really...More

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Tundra12, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at The Tundra Buggy Adventure - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hello Jhshaver2017, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you got to go on a Tundra Buggy with Kevin. Did you know he's been driving Tundra Buggy for over 30 years? We love his dedication to the town of Churchill, the polar bears,...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

It was exciting to see so many polar bears. Ride was rough because "road" needs work. Sometimes we were going through rather deep water. Guide was knowledgeable and safety conscious.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We made this trip our Christmas present to our adult children and their spouses.It was a one day from Calgary with Canadian Classic Tours. The day starts very early but the plane was buzzing with excitement. The Naturalist gave a presentation while we had breakfast...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Such an adventure! Our guide/driver was outstanding. Neil was very passionate, funny, and knowledgeable, and you'd be lucky to have him for your tour. The buggy is fairly comfortable with school bus style seating, a gas fireplace for heat, and RV style washroom. The tour...More

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Doug W
29 December 2016|
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Response from Tundra12 | Property representative |
Hi Kate, We do not release our Tundra Buggy day tour dates until later in the year which can make scheduling around hotel availability, and train schedule a bit more difficult. Tour #63 on our website called Churchill Town... More
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Anastaciahausen
3 November 2016|
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Response from Tundra12 | Property representative |
Hi Anastacia, Each of our Tundra Buggies are outfitted with a flushing toilet, similar to one you'd find in a RV or camping trailer. Thanks Taylor
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Alicia K
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Response from JonnyDub | Reviewed this property |
There are only two companies that do the actual tours: Tundra Buggy and Great White Bear. They have the vehicles/permits. Tundra has 12 and GWB 6, I believe. So I'd book directly with one of them. We went with Tundra Buggy... More
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