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Tide Rip Grizzly Tours

#3 of 10 things to do in Telegraph Cove Features Animals
20 Boardwalk | Comox, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
+1 888-643-9319
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Fantastic day - money well spend

Had a great day. Fantastic guides (one was actually spending his day off taking the tour, just... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
soerenda
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Fantastic, from Beginning to End!

We showed up before 7am, as requested and were loaded onto a small boat with the rest of our group... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
hyker1
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Blue Ridge, Virginia
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Tide Rip Grizzly Tours Ltd. is a small independent company located in Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. For over 15 years, Tide Rip has been leading daily boat-based expeditions to view and photograph the wild grizzly bears and other spectacular wildlife native to coastal British Columbia. We subscribe to the philosophy: 'conservation through coexistence' and endeavour to promote that through outreach education programs and presentations, fundraising projects, and sponsoring conservation NGOs, in addition to our daily grizzly bear tours.
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20 Boardwalk | Comox, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great day. Fantastic guides (one was actually spending his day off taking the tour, just because he wanted to check something at Glendale Cove!). And the children (daughte age 12, and son age 15) really enjoyed it too - though the experience of...More

Thank soerenda
Reviewed 4 days ago

We showed up before 7am, as requested and were loaded onto a small boat with the rest of our group. We picked up the final two people on a nearby island, so it's nice to know that this company will pick people up if necessary...More

Thank hyker1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing! I think we saw about 20 grizzly bears and 1 black bear! I liked the organization, lunch (very healthy, not like the rest in Canada ;) ), boats etc.

Thank Eef289
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour with Jacquie and John was a day to remember for the rest of our lives. We saw so many grizzly mothers and cubs that we lost count. Jacquie and John were very willing to share their vast store of knowledge about the area...More

Thank polomom62
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been on wildlife watching tours all over the world, and more often than not, it can be very hit and miss in terms of actually seeing anything for hours (through no fault of the operator, of course). That being said, our expectations were at...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were thrilled to be able to safely watch 4 adult grizzlies and 3 cubs from a close distance as they went about their normal activities. Seeing a hump back whale on the way there and 3 separate black bears foraging among the shore rocks...More

1  Thank Susan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every year I look forward to my return with this company. The service is great and all the captains and field naturalist are so knowledgable. Go figure the day I booked it rained 3/4 of the day. People on my boat were complaining. I turned...More

1  Thank Chris P
wonderfulbc, Front Office Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming with us each year! Rain or shine, the bears are the same, you are right about that! We will look into having David Attenborough on our Tide Rip team! Haha. We look forward to seeing you again, and thank you for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are very satisfied with the services of Tide Rip. Our guides, Lindsay and James, were very knowledgeable and careful in their approach to the bears. Lunch on board was great and the trip smooth and comfortable. Despite the rain, we got...More

Thank Taliz23
wonderfulbc, Front Office Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind words! We are very glad you enjoyed the tour despite the rain :) Best regards!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed every aspect of our day with Tide Rip Grizzly tours. Kyle and Jackie were awesome guides who were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about every aspect of our trip. We saw 8 grizzlies, including 2 sets of cubs, and on the boat trip had dolphins...More

Thank Claire J
wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you kindly for a great review, mentioning our guides and the bonus whales (we will thank them next time by)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tip Rip is very well organised and they have a great set-up to see grizzlies. Their fast boat is very comfortable and the scenery in the way up Knight Inlet is beautiful. The bear viewing skiffs are superb and the staff worked very hard to...More

Thank rob8366
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Lyndal S
14 August 2017|
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Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
There is Tofino Bus service that leaves early from Victoria (has online schedule) to Port McNeill where you can lodge or immedailtey take a taxi to Telegraph Cove and lodge in Telegraph Cove Resort.
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Eileen H
29 May 2017|
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Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
We suggest you extend your visit to 2 weeks.
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KODIAK1995
19 February 2017|
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Yes, we pick up at the Municipal Dock, in front of the Passin’ Tyme Cafe at 640 am in the spring and summer, at variable times in September. There is a $20 per person fuel surcharge for Alert bay pick ups. Please do not book... More
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