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Tide Rip Grizzly Tours

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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...more
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Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great trip with very knowledgeble people. Saw grizzly, black bears. Hump whale orca and dolphins in one trip. A bit lucky of course but the trip was perfectly organised including a nice lunch.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank josenjannie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing trip on boat 'Eagle 48' with Mike and Perry. It included a light breakfast onboard and a lovely picnic style lunch in Glendale Cove. It was foggy on the way out, but we still managed to see Orcas breaching and humpback whales. We were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank BowieKnitter
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Never thought I would see so much wildlife in one tour !! Amazing day out. Loved the passionate guides we had. They were so well educated in all the various fish, birds, animals and mammals, Loved th whole day from beginning to end.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Pogopat69
Reviewed October 29, 2018

I must admit that until the second half of this tour I was a little disappointed. After the 2hr boat ride to Knight Inlet/Glendale Cove we were told that we would not be going out on on the flat bottom boats as the salmon had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sarah N
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

I went with this company for a supposedly grizzly viewing tour together with the Aaron Dowling photography tour group. It was a long ride on the boat from early morning till the later part of the afternoon. Didn't manage to see any grizzly bears though...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

We were very impressed with the trip. The boat was nothing to look at but comfy and warm inside, and with a small toilet. There was plenty to eat (including the land- served buffet lunch). Our helpful & knowledgeable guide (James) was determined to give...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike P
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This was my second year in a row going on grizzly bear tour with Tide Rip. I was so excited after last years trip I brought more friends with me this year and was woefully disappointed. The boat was in need of TLC as we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

We booked our trip early to avoid disappointment and based on other reviews. We went on 20th Sept with our guides Mike and Perry. It was a fairly pleasant early morning but rain was predicted for afternoon so were advised to get some the of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 68kam
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We had read previous reviews about Tide Rip tours and booked our Telegraph Cove accommodation and bear tour early so we could be certain of not missing out. When we checked in with them we were told others that had not pre booked were missing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lyndal S
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited telegraph cove on the 19th September. We had booked months in advance, 10 minutes after leaving the dock we were surrounded by a big pod of killer whales. They were amazing. The Bears were harder to find but we saw three in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 13, 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline H | Reviewed this property |
As above, go to their website and use the email link. I received a very prompt response.
April 2, 2018|
Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
Our grizzly bear tours are 9 hours long, not appropriate for children under 10 years.
November 11, 2017|
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Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
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