Klahoose Coastal Adventures

Klahoose Coastal Adventures

Cultural Tours • Safaris • Eco Tours • Private Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Day Trips
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Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Grizzly Bears, return each August for the salmon run in Toba Inlet. A cycle that has taken place for a millennial on the traditional territory of the Klahoose First Nation. Against a breathtaking backdrop and from viewing platforms, we have optimal sight lines to view the bears in their natural habitat. Tours led by Klahoose guides and partners from Campbell River from late August to mid-October.
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Stacystudios
Summerland67 contributions
Sep. 2022
I was so excited to take this tour, a very profound experience. I am fascinated by grizzly bears, we were so close to a huge wild animal with no bars or barriers. It was thrilling and yet I felt quite safe with our guides Leon and Roger. They were very alert and knowledgeable of grizzly bears.
We had a good boat trip up the inlet and arrived at the logging camp. So remote! Then we went by bus up the river to the viewing stations. The first bear we saw walked right past us and was actually only a few feet away, but below. We were lucky to see “Scarface”, who startled a younger bear away from it’s salmon. We watched them and then left for another station where we startled a mother with 2 - 2 or 3 year old cubs. We watched them for a while while they wandered away.
We returned for a light lunch on the dock and then got back in the boat for the ride home past the gorgeous waterfall. On the second day we stopped there for a jump in the ocean which was also a thrill. Cold but not horrible. The weather was 32 degrees and sunny, so it was perfect. On the way back we looked at pictographs and then we saw a mother humpback with her calf. They were there both days, so it was wonderful.
Written September 13, 2022
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Dumb0cto
3 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Solo
I had an amazing time during my grizzly tour with the Klahoose Coastal Adventures. Our guides Ken and Stu, were amazing. They located 3 Beautiful bears for us to watch.

Thank you for allowing us into your stunning land!
Written October 6, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review of your bear viewing tour here in Yekwamen - Toba Inlet. Our guides like Ken and Stu work hard to make each grizzly bear experience memorable and with a warm welcome to the Klahoose Territory. We hope we see you again sometime soon!
Written July 22, 2022
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Alaina D
Campbell River, Canada10 contributions
Sep. 2021
I have done a grizzly tour each year for the last few years, but this was my first time for the Toba Inlet grizzly tour. Stuart was our Klahoose guide and he did a great job finding bears for us to view and answering questions from guests. Toba Inlet is beautiful and the 6 grizzlies we saw (or possibly the same few bears in multiple locations lol) were stunning, healthy bears. Definitely recommend this tour!
Written September 28, 2021
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Thank you for writing your review of your Grizzly Bear tour here in Yekwamen (Toba Inlet). Stewart is an amazing guide and he will be so happy to hear your comments about your time together. We hope we we can welcome you back to the Klahoose Territory here in Toba Inlet again sometime soon!
Written July 22, 2022
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Lauren S
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Friends
Stu was an excellent guide, and we saw lots of grizzlies. It’s a great tour for photographers, as the platforms give a great view. Highly recommend!
Written September 27, 2021
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Thank you for Highlight recommending your Grizzly Bear Tour here in Toba Inlet. Stu is an amazing guide and happy you saw lots of grizzlies! We hope we see you again back sometime soon!
Written July 22, 2022
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SW
3 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
We visited the Klahoose Coastal Adventures grizzly viewing tour via the Campbell River Whale Watching boat and I highly recommend both! Our guide, Stuart, met us at the top of Toba inlet for a short bus ride and 3 hour grizzly viewing adventure. He was both humorous and knowledgeable. I loved that his father had lived in the area at one time and that he had been guiding for about a decade.
We saw numerous grizzly bears in our time up Toba Inlet and Stuart added to our experience with his own stories of bear encounters and photos. He seemed extremely apologetic to have to drag us away from amazing bear watching of 2 grizzlies when he knew another tour group was waiting for him.
I highly recommend booking a tour that uses the Klahoose Nation and Stuart.
Written September 25, 2021
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Thank you so much for writing your review of your Grizzly Bear Viewing Tour here in Yekwamen (Toba Inlet). Our guides, like Stewart have extensive knowledge of area and are passionate abut sharing it to visitors to the Klahoose Territory. We hope we see you and you family and friends again soon!
Written July 22, 2022
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Tam K
Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar7 contributions
Sep. 2020
I went out with Campbell River Whale Watching and Klahoose Coastal Adventures at the end of September 2020. The trip to Toba inlet was absolutely amazing the scenery was stunning as we entered the inlet. Seeing the waterfalls was a highlight of the trip for sure! Once we arrived at Toba we were greeted by our Klahoose guide, the bear viewing experience was amazing we saw bears at every platform and were able to see them fishing and eating salmon. Our guides were very knowledgable and shared interested facts about the bears we were seeing. The viewing platforms were very well placed and allowed for excellent safe viewing! All in all it was an absolutely amazing day and I will treasure the memories forever!
Written November 13, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review! We so happy you enjoyed your tour was us this past season from the waterfalls of Toba Inlet to your time watching the grizzly bears on the viewing platforms with our Klahoose guides. We are humbled that you will be able to "treat the memories forever!", as this is our goal, to provide an experience of a lifetime. We hope you may visit us again, and you will be the first to know about our new Klahoose Wilderness Resort. here you can stay longer wilderness stay and visit the grizzly bears with our Klahoose Guide. Either way, you can visit us with our day tours from Campbell River or the wilderness stay at our new resort, the bear will be there our Klahoose guides will be ready to welcome you again.
Written November 19, 2020
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Ken G
Powell River, Canada4 contributions
Sep. 2020
We were only a few minutes out of Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours dock, and rounding the south end of Quadra Island when we saw our first few Humpback Whales. Stephen, our captain, slowed the boat and shut the engine off. We could hear their blowing and, at times, even smell their breath.

We carried on through the Discovery Islands and eventually came upon a pod of Orca Whales. Again, Stephen, cut the motor and allowed us to drift amongst the moving pod. He knew the names, ages and history of the pod family.

Arriving at the Klahoose Coastal Adventures dock at the head of Toba Inlet we were greeted by Benny, who was to be our guide. We were given a briefing on the Grizzly Bears, safety and necessary conduct during the tour.

We boarded a comfortable bus for a short ride to the first of several established observation platforms along the Klite River.

We first stopped on a bridge where we could see three bears moving along the river. Then we moved to the first platform where Benny kept us in the bus for a while because a bear had left the river and was walking along a trail right beside the platform to move further downstream.

Benny had told us he grew up fishing and guiding on the coastal inlets and had been around these bears for about 30 years. He was very watchful, not only for the bear behaviour, but also for his guest's photo opportunities and overall experience.

We stayed at the first platform for maybe an hour. Then we moved to another platform and stayed there for about two hours. I lost count how many bears we saw moving up and down the river, fishing, catching and eating the salmon. Benny was always the first to see one coming.

The platforms were very sturdy and quite large allowing for comfortable spacing and room for the guests to move their camera equipment around. I wouldn't be able to guess the value of cameras and lenses on that tour but they were impressive.

Moving back to the dock we were provided a lunch and one of the guides played a drum and sang a traditional song.

The boat ride back to Campbell River was just as exciting as the trip out. More close up whales and some frolicking sea lions.

The tour captains stay in touch with each other and fishermen on the water to keep track of where the whales and other coastal life are.

Between the boat ride and the bear tour it's really two adventures in one.

This was our second bear tour. And we'll definitely be going back.
Written October 19, 2020
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Thank you so much for your detailed review! To walk thru the entire experience like this is so valuable to others looking to learn about the tour and join our grizzly bear viewing tours here in Toba Inlet. Our Klahoose guides, including Benny, work hard to provide each guests with the best experience possible and to watch the bears respectfully, safely and also have some fun. You know its been a good day when you lose count of how many grizzly bears! We are happy to hear you will be joining us again in the future and we look forward to welcoming you back to Toba Inlet. Thank you from all of us at Klahoose Coastal Adventures.
Written October 20, 2020
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darcy page
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Oct. 2020
from the first contact on line getting information to the end of the day this tour was an outstanding day !! Cheyenne and Steve were amazing through out the day. the day started with seeing a small humpback 5 mins from leaving the dock. after rounding the southern tip of Quadra Isl we were gifted the best Sunrise i have ever seen with more humpbacks feeding. the 2.5 hr trip to Toba was fabulous .
To view Grizzlys in their natural habitat fishing for salmon was an honor. i can not say enough about this tour , well organized, not rushed, small groups, well narrated by local guides that know the history of the area and how to take care of guests
thank you , thank you thank you for this incredible day with you and the wildlife
Written October 18, 2020
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We are truly grateful to have you on our recent grizzly bear viewing tour here in Toba Inlet. Our guides work hard to make each an every guests trip special, but welcoming guests that can truly appreciate the sense of place, the culture and how amazing it is to watch wildlife in there natural habitat while surrounded by the beauty of the BC coast is truly a special experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your recent grizzly bear viewing tour with us here in Toba Inlet. Sincerely - all of us at Klahoose Coastal Adventures
Written October 20, 2020
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John-VE7PEY
1 contribution
Sep. 2020
Our group had a wonderful day watching the grizzlies in a very nice setting. The raised platforms that we used made it easy to observe these magnificent creatures in safety for them and us. Thanks to our guides for a great day.
Written October 17, 2020
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Dear John, Thank you for your review of your recent grizzly bear viewing tour with us here in Toba Inlet. Our Klahoose guides will appreciate that you where able to feel safe on the viewing platforms and that they where also able to respectfully watch the grizzly bears. Thank you so much for visiting us at Toba Inlet and we hope we will see you again soon!
Written October 20, 2020
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Candice S
Courtenay, Canada18 contributions
Sep. 2020
Campbell River Whale Watching made the trip amazing! If I rated just the Klahoose Coastal Adventures, I think I’d rate it about a 3. The facilities at the dock are ok, but we couldn’t even eat lunch without being attacked by wasps!! No wasp traps were in the vicinity. The outhouses needed toilet paper. The bus was ok. The guide stood in the door, holding on the whole time. I felt she should’ve sat down. The door of the bus kept opening a little, turning on the above lighting.
But, Campbell River Whale Watching went above and beyond to make this trip spectacular!!!! We got back over an hour and a half late because we were watching orcas, dolphins, and more!!!
Written October 17, 2020
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Hi Candice, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review of your recent grizzly bear viewing tour. We always love to find ways that we can improve so greatly appreciate your feedback. So happy to hear that our partners at Campbell River Whale Watching went out of there way to make sure you had an "Amazing" wildlife experience. Thank you again!
Written October 20, 2020
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