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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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beautiful experience

We did the trip on May 23rd and it was an unforgettable day.Our talented guides have chased four... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
micioblu
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Milan, Italy
A splendid day tour of BC's coast - with grizzlies, too!

A fabulous day outing. Tide Rip came to pick us up from Hidden Cove Lodge, which made it all easy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Geoff P
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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 4 weeks ago

We did the trip on May 23rd and it was an unforgettable day.Our talented guides have chased four orcas for a long time; we saw many bears on the banks that ate and bathed. The weather was beautiful and we also saw eagles and seals...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fabulous day outing. Tide Rip came to pick us up from Hidden Cove Lodge, which made it all easy (we didn't have to drive in to Telegraph Cove). Mike and Laura were knowledgeable, friendly guides and went the extra mile at Glendale Cove in...More

Thank Geoff P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 2 sisters and I can call ourselves 'regulars' by now, as this was our 3rd trip with Tide Rip Tours. We took off early (yep, 6.45am) on an overcast day. Before arriving at Knight Inlet we made a stop at another inlet, were Grizzly...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tide Rip was an absolutely wonderful and once in a lifetime chance to photograph grizzly bears and other wildlife in their natural setting. The guides are super knowledgable and fun. I'm an amateur wildlife photographer and have been all over Africa and this stands out...More

Thank Alex P
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

We added 3 days to our trip to Vancouver Island so we could catch the first grizzly tour of the year and were glad we did. West 7-8 grizzly and a black bear, got some great photos. The weather was nice ; the scenery fantastic...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

We planned our whole BC trip around this tour and were nervous that we wouldn’t get a good god day for viewing or get to see grizzlies. You go to Glendale cove which is where the bear sanctuary is and where the expensive lodge is...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018 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 June 8, 2018

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

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Reviewed June 7, 2018

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

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 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 June 4, 2018 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

Thank William B
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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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