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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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Grizzly Tour

We enjoyed a Fantastic day with 2 very experienced, fun guides; we seen 11 grizzlys!! The breakfast... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
E-Kibler
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Horning, United Kingdom
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Passionate crew members

The tide was out so we couldn't get very close to the bears we did see but the crew knew the bears... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Christel H
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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 30 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a Fantastic day with 2 very experienced, fun guides; we seen 11 grizzlys!! The breakfast & lunch were just perfect.

Thank E-Kibler
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The tide was out so we couldn't get very close to the bears we did see but the crew knew the bears, could tell us things about the individual bears, and educated us on their breeding, feeding, and life-style. Thought it was very informative and...More

Thank Christel H
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We found Tde Rip in 2001 and have revisited three times since. We do a lot of wildlife photography (serious amateur) in Africa and North America and have always been more than happy with the opportunities for photos that this trip affords. The captains /...More

Thank Kevin N
wonderfulbc, Front Office Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Sounds like an awesome day! We are so happy you enjoyed the tour and have come back multiple times! It is quite the magical adventure and we are happy to share with all. Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is an expensive day out and we did hesitate because of the cost....but we bit the bullet and booked...actually meant completely changing our holiday timetable to fit it in....was it worth it? YES, YES, YES!! A great day out and really worth while. The...More

Thank John M
wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thanks John, That’s a good idea about the lens and camera. And thanks for the Yes, yes, yes!! Howard

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Knight Inlet is a magical place and to see 4 sets of female grizzlies, 2 with cubs was amazing, I got good shots but you must have a telephoto lens. Close is NOT an option for ALL! The bears need space and we need safety....More

Thank lhaan2017
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We did this tour 8 years ago when last on Vancouver Island and our recent tour was even better..Got picked up from Hidden Cove Lodge which saved us a drive Not only saw Grizzlies with cubs (one and first year) lone females and a male,...More

Thank martinpc2017
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The only reason that I am giving this tour less than 5/5 is the price; $335 each seemed a little steep. Other than that, the tour exceeded our expectations. We wanted to see Grizzly Bears and we did. Several at fairly close range, although I...More

Thank ron d
Reviewed 24 June 2017

As photographers (professionnal or passionate), we feel abused by the information received before booking the tour and we do think that this is not a tour to take. Go on this tour if what you want is watching a lot of grizzlies (and cubs) without...More

Thank Alexzindy
wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

When your guide arrived in Glendale Cove, a Knight Inlet Lodge guide kindly came by to say that there had been a bear altercation about 30 minutes before we arrived, so all the bears were stressed. Daryl who has guided in the cove for over...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

A perfect trip, exceeded our expectations. Got picked up from hidden cove lodge at 7am. The guides where fantastic (mike and Nate). Very passionate about the experience we where luck enough to see a pod of orcas a hump back whale breeched right next to...More

2  Thank boxcarsoup .
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Our double-grizzlies-bear-watching tour was organised by midnight sun travel using tide rip tours. The two days we spent with the tour guides were both excellent. We had pick-up from alert bay included (the tour starts across the water at telegraph cove) and both days started...More

Thank Ben N
wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Wow, thanks for coming twice! Good tips too, it is cool on the water.

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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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