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Tide Rip Grizzly Tours

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Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
+1 888-643-9319
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5 stars are just not enough!!!!!

A truly life changing experience!!!!!!! Wow- “whaaat” - holy crap!!!!! Great service when booking... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pernilla M
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Lynge, Denmark
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Excellent day out with grizzly bears

Picked up from Hidden Cove B and B, right on time. Captain Jackie was excellent throughout... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iain B
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A truly life changing experience!!!!!!! Wow- “whaaat” - holy crap!!!!! Great service when booking, perfect arranged, knowledgeable guides and THE ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!! Bears wondering in natural surroundings, humpbacks jumping out of the water and seals sun bathing! The whole experience left us speechless and very, very...More

Thank Pernilla M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked up from Hidden Cove B and B, right on time. Captain Jackie was excellent throughout, together with James the guide. Stopped to observe a humpback after ten minutes, not part of the tour, so a bonus. Ended up seeing two cubs and a mother,...More

Thank Iain B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They do what they promise but much better. Well organised, good skipper and guide, great boats. We saw grizzlies but much more: we saw it all:whales, eagles, deer, dolphins, see lions. It was our best vacation day of 25 days touring British Columbia. Very much...More

Thank Dirk D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a tour with Jackie (skipper) and James (naturalist) this past Saturday and had an amazing experience! They are organized and super informative, and we couldn't have better luck (you do need some when it comes to wildlife watching!). Just out of the cove,...More

Thank Vania P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful day, even though we hit a very rare thunder and lightning storm that was a bit scary in a metal boat. But our guide was terrific - funny, competent, and enthusiastic - and we never felt threatened by the flashes going on around us....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just came back from our tour today and can not stop talking about what an incredible experience we had (...even after being in the car for 4+hrs)! We could not speak more highly of Tide Rip and the experience we had with them. Charlotte and...More

Thank James I
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the bear tour today and it was fantastic! Because of experience and keen eyes of Jacquie and our very enthusiastic naturalist we saw a sow with her cubs, a young male and a young female along with countless other wildlife including: whales; eagles;...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip was great and well worth the money. We saw seven grizzly bears up at Knight Inlet and had a particularly good view of one eating barnacles of an old pier post. In addition we also saw humpback whales, pacific white sided dolphins, harbour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok the staff were very friendly and the boat nice and the food they give you very great I have no complaints on that part but my complaint is that we only spent 1.5 hours with the grizzly bears and that's just not enough time...More

1  Thank Canadiatravelgoddess
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Mum had been wanting to see the Grizzlies at Knight's Inlet for years - it had been on her bucket list so I decided to give her the gift of this tour for her birthday / Christmas present and I am so glad I...More

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austin_muzumdar
April 2, 2018|
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Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
Our grizzly bear tours are 9 hours long, not appropriate for children under 10 years.
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El S
November 11, 2017|
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Our most dependable month is June, Tide Rip Tours has never been "skunked" (West Coast expression for "not seeing" or in fishing, "not catching") in June. In June there is typically a big male grizzly trying to mate with a... More
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Lyndal S
August 14, 2017|
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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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