Kynoch Adventures
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
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Kynoch Adventures in Bella Coola Valley, BC Canada offer Bear Watching, Hiking, Rafting and Interpretive Tours to explore the Coast Montains and watch Grizzly Bears feeding on wild Pacific Salmon in the company of Bald Eagles, Black Bears, and coastal wildlife. Our tours are conducted from safe and comfortable river boats and expedition rafts, letting you see the wildlife from the river's edge. This is not platform viewing, but real wilderness... In 2022 we will introduce 4x4 Mountain Excursions to our tour menu! KynochbAdventures is your tour operator for Grizzly Bear and black vear viewing, wilderness tours, 4x4 adventures, hiking, rafting and all outdoor experiences!
Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada
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tleve
Abbotsford, Canada29 contributions
Sep. 2022
We've been on this drift twice and it was excellent both times. You can tell that the guides have a ton of experience and knowledge. As we were watching the grizzlies on our trip this September, Fraser went out of his way to ensure that we had the best possible viewing experience and his calm demeanour allowed us to relax in the presence of the majestic creatures and just enjoy! It was easy and straightforward to book and all went smoothly the morning of. The trip down the river is beautiful in its own right and the area is well worth a visit. Thanks Kynoch Adventures for a great tour! We are looking forward to the next time!
Written September 15, 2022
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Dregers
Kamloops, Canada35 contributions
Sep. 2021
Fraser Koroluk, owner of Kynoch Adventures, grew up in the Bella Coola Valley. He has a lifetime of experience living in close proximity of the wildlife in the valley, especially the Grizzly Bears. Over the past several years, I have taken many drifts down the Atnarko River to view and photograph bears. I have never been disappointed in Fraser or his guides. Bears are not always the best part of a drift. Just being on a wild, untamed river with knowledgeable and experienced guides is often worth the cost of a drift, but more often than not, there will also be bears
Written January 8, 2022
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clare b
Edmonton, Canada3 contributions
Sep. 2021
Booked the Bear Raft River Drift with Kynoch. Was in contact with Fraser via email and he was very prompt with his replies and was very helpful to get us on a Raft Drift.
We went on the late afternoon and within the first 10mins we saw a bear and we kept seeing them. Fraser knew where they were and was very patient to wait for the bears to come to us. Fraser has a ton of knowledge of bear behaviors, history, stories and community interactions with the bears. He was very educational which was some of the best part of the trip. I really appreciated Frasers respect for the bears and giving them their space and his confidence in being so close to the bears on the river. I had total trust in him navigating us through the river. I highly recommend this company and when I'm back in Bella Coola again I will do the Raft Drift again.
Written September 25, 2021
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Very glad you enjoyed your tour! It is always a pleasure to take guests on this river to see the bears! Hope to see you or friends you tell (!) about our tours again! Cheers, Fraser
Written December 11, 2021
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btravel2010
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
We had a beautiful, well guided, informative float trip down the Atnarko river. We didn’t see any bears because the spawning salmon were alarmingly scarce this fall but the scenery and experience was worth every penny. As with any wildlife adventure you never know what you will see and our adventure didn’t disappoint even without the bears.
Written September 13, 2021
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Yes, it was a poor salmon year. The bears we did see, although fewer in numbers in 2021 season, did appear healthy and well fed overall, so here is hoping 2022 is a better salmon return! Appreciate your understanding o wildlife viewing issues! Cheers, Fraser
Written December 11, 2021
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Jackson C
34 contributions
Aug. 2021
We had a great time on the river with Fraser despite not seeing a ton of bears (the salmon are spawning a lot later this year). We went on the float 2 different times - the first time we saw a Mom bear with 2 cubs and followed her for 10 minutes. The second time, we saw a beaver and many eagles. Regardless of wildlife, the river and scenery itself was totally beautiful and worth the price.
Written August 24, 2021
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Ironically, the beaver was the highlight on that trip! Of the thousands of drifts I've done on that river, I can count the beaver sightings on one hand! Always great to have enthusiastic guests on our tours! Cheers, Fraser
Written December 11, 2021
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Anne_Niels_DK
Stellenbosch, South Africa50 contributions
Aug. 2020
Take care - we a Danish couple booked and paid for a trip.
Because Canada has closed it's border we are not allow to enter the contra.
We asked to get our money back - CAD 289 and got this message:
As you likely are aware there is a global pandemic and there are many
changes in world travel.
As stated very clearly to you at the time of booking your booking fee is non
refundable.
It will be credited for a period of 2 years until Sept 30 2022
... the last sentence is very nice when you just have passed 82 years :-)
Written August 20, 2020
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I regret you feel this way. The text you posted clearly explains that we informed you of unique travel constraints owing to Covid. I personally reached out to you in a variety of emails hoping to accommodate you in 2021 or 2022. This is the same offer to all people affected, so I am not sure why you feel this is unrealistic. You are the only guest to have issues and not wish to take advantage of the 2 year credit. It was all very very clearly described during booking. This was a Global Event far beyond my control. You clearly chose not to accept the terms you agreed to at time of booking. I wish you well. Fraser
Written June 21, 2021
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pnb1971
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions
Sep. 2019
Had an amazing morning adventure drifting down the river. Saw a mother bear with three cubs swimming in the river then a juvenille bear on the riverbank. The scenery was incredible.Our guide was knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour.
Written January 11, 2020
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SailorvicAtSea
Vancouver, Canada193 contributions
Oct. 2019
visiting Bella Coola a grizzly raft tour was top on our list. We arranged it with BC Ferries vacations in our Great Bear Circle Tour
We took the afternoon tour one of the last of the season. Fresh snow on the mountains. A sunny day crisp and fresh.
We saw a grizzly on the road earlier in the morning. And now to see them catching fish in the river was pretty kool.
We saw a total of 7 that day as we floated down the river at times anchored and waited.
There was a sow and her two young ones followed by another sow and her young ones. A couple of solo too. I was getting late in the season so not a many bears yet still we got to see the mountains from the stream. A very beautiful part of BC
Our guide was great and skilled as no motor just oars as he maneuvered down the stream.
giving the bears space and yet a great view of the magnificent animals. I totally recommend Kynock very professional Thank You
Written October 18, 2019
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Bruce
1 contribution
Sep. 2019
We were in a raft of 6 and John our guide rowing us we saw a total of
7 Grizzly with first 5 coming out of the trees very exciting
Floating down the river was very relaxing and the mountains were awesome
Fraser Koroluk been operating 2002 and is very safety conscience of the
Bears would definately reccomend using them
Written October 8, 2019
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612Brian612
Edmonton, Canada378 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Couples
We saw only one grizzly on what was the last day of touring. It was still a great trip with lots of other wildlife and scenery. The boats are comfortable and safe. Our guide had a lot of info about bears and other wildlife.
Written October 5, 2019
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