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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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Amazing day

We spent September 1 on the Tide Rip grizzly tour and it was fabulous. Lindsey and Pascale were... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2012
A Mary Poppins Promise

We went out on the second boat on the 7 September with Mark and Pascalla. We had a similar... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2012
Winchester, United Kingdom
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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
+1 888-643-9319
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

We spent September 1 on the Tide Rip grizzly tour and it was fabulous. Lindsey and Pascale were wonderful guides and we saw juvenile bears sparring and playing, a mother bear supervising and eating and, that afternoon, watched two bears swimming and playing in the...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2012 via mobile

We went out on the second boat on the 7 September with Mark and Pascalla. We had a similar experience as the review above but unlike them our guide did not venture anywhere else but the mouth of the river which is round the bend...More

1  Thank tinastalk
Reviewed 6 September 2012

My sister, niece and I just came back from this tour. We stayed right in Telegraph Cove at Dockside 29 at Telegraph Cover marina and we all thought it was lovely. There were 2 boats that went out for the tour. We had 12 people...More

1  Thank TravelAddicts3
Reviewed 2 September 2012

So.. I would not have had the same reaction had I not seen the grizzlies, I have to admit. But with that being said, I don't have that much else to add on top of what everybody else is saying. Picturesque nature, mountains and water,...More

1  Thank Tomeslice
Reviewed 2 September 2012

This was an excellent day out - we were well looked after (light breakfast and lunch served, though we were grateful to our B&B for sending us out with some extra supplies!). The crew were friendly and knowledgeable, and the small group on the boat...More

Thank Loddonlily
Reviewed 31 August 2012

Not the most comfortable of 2 hour trips to the bear watching ground - dont sit in very back seats if you are tall. The guide tried his hardest to find bears - did see one young grizzly for a few minutes but no others....More

1  Thank Ellie053
wonderfulbc, Owner at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2012

Fair comment ! We try to limit children to over 7 years, but travel agents sneak younger ones aboard. It's tough when the bears do not show up for their appointment, but it does happen. Thank you. Howard

Reviewed 27 August 2012

My wife & I booked with Tide Rip Tours on the back of a recommendation from our lodge owner & having viewed their website online - we were not disappointed ! We had been on a whale watching trip out of Telegraph Cove the previous...More

Thank DSDurham
Reviewed 26 August 2012

We did a tour with Tide Rip Grizzly Tours on August 10, 2012. It was an early wake-up call, as you have to assemble at 6.45 AM, and sail-off is at 7.00 AM sharp. A boat cruise, on board of the Silverbear, through the beautiful...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Our trip was on Aug. 18, 2012. The naturalists and crew were fantastic, very informative and friendly. We saw both black and grizzly bears, whales, porpoise, seal and many birds. The group is small and all the folk on our trip were great. We would...More

Thank WashingtonStateKathy
Reviewed 21 August 2012

They bring us to see grizzly bears playing (one mum and two cubs). They bring us to see grizzly bears swimming (one young male). They bring us to see brown bears eating (one mum and one cub). They bring us to see dolphins and they...More

Thank Alessandro V
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Lyndal S
14 August 2017|
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.
Eileen H
29 May 2017|
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Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
We suggest you extend your visit to 2 weeks.
19 February 2017|
Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
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