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Tide Rip Grizzly Tours

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Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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Excellent!!

This is probably one of the best tours we have ever been on, Jackie and James were knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
supersal4
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Grizzly Bears and Dancing Whales

We had a great outing with Tide Rip. Our Captain Jackie and her Mate Laura were a pleasure to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael R
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Miami
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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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Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably one of the best tours we have ever been on, Jackie and James were knowledgeable and went out of their way to spot wildlife for us and endeavoured to get us as close as possible. We had a muffin for breakfast and...More

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wonderfulbc, Former owner at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Supersal14, we are always heartened to receive such an enthusiastic review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great outing with Tide Rip. Our Captain Jackie and her Mate Laura were a pleasure to be with, very helpful and full of information along the way. We saw quite a few grizzly bears along the shoreline. The wildlife was quite abundant...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour started at 06:45am where we were kitted out with rain gear if we wanted it. We boarded the 12 seater boat for the 2 hour trip to Glendale Cove in Knights Inlet, and we were on wildlife watch the whole way. We saw...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a superb trip with very passionate and informative crew. They adjusted the tour to suit all the guests needs and provided a delicious lunch. We saw plenty of bears including a mother and her cubs due to the guides knowledge of the local...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw at least 10 grizzlies, some whales, dolphins and just had the best day. Guides were absolutely fab - mike and I have forgotten the other guides name - but they knew so much, were so interesting and funny. Absolutely worth it and highly...More

Thank Maria A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible trip with two amazing guides - James and Mike. Very friendly and informative. We had a great day and saw lots of wildlife, including 9 grisley bears, 2 humpback whales, dolphins, porpoise, sealions, eagles, and hummingbirds at lagoon cove where they had to...More

Thank Elinor G
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wonderfulbc, Public Relations Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well thank you for your enthusiastic review. We too have been impressed with the opening season of bear watching. We knew that few salmon returned last fall, and this winter had a heavy snow pack. We lost 8 cubs last fall to predation by older...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

It was truly a great experience. We saw 1 black bear, 10 grizzlies, 3 bald eagles and 1 orca! Our tour guides Jackie and Mike did a very good job, they really know their stuff and did their best to make this trip memorable for...More

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wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

In the middle of winter, with the rain coming down & the bears hibernating, it's very reassuring to receive such a supportive review. It lifts our spirits. Mike has sailed to San Francisco for the winter, Jackie is sailing the Islands of Greece. Thank you.

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

They have nice boats and great guides. Our skipper was Jackie and her deck hand was Jamie. They really know their stuff. We saw 10 grizzlies and tons of whales. Jackie was very accommodating to the photographers on the boat and positioned the boat to...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

We did a tour on 9/26 and really enjoyed it! Although, we only found one grizzly to watch while he feasted on some mussels, it was still well worth the trip. The trip into and around Knight's Inlet was spectacular scenery, and was really made...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2017

I have been meaning to write this review ever since we went with Tide Rip Tours on Monday 18th September. We saw loads of bears (including a black bear). Our guides (Mike and Jackie) were fantastic, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I have a bad hip (waiting...More

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wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you for coming again and again, we appreciate your support.

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austin_muzumdar
April 2, 2018|
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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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