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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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What a Fabulous Day We Had.

Booked on to this tour based on recommendations from two other couples who had been in previous... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
186Steve
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Epsom, United Kingdom
What a day!

Our day out on the water with Lindsey was phenomenal!! 11 grizzly bears, 1black bear, Jaeger birds... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2017
mlutke
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Fresno, California
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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 September 24, 2017

Booked on to this tour based on recommendations from two other couples who had been in previous years. It was sensational. We left the cove in thick mist. Not long afterwards we went on deck to see the outline of a humpback whale leaving the...More

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wonderfulbc, Front Office Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Wow sounds like you guys had a lucky day! 3 pods of Orca? Now that is amazing. We are so glad you could join us, and that you enjoyed the day :) Thank you for your positive feed back as our team definitely loves to...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Our day out on the water with Lindsey was phenomenal!! 11 grizzly bears, 1black bear, Jaeger birds pirating food & chasing other birds with aerial acrobatics, humpback whales, dolphins & porpoises, storm petrels, bald eagles, and the call from our German tourists...PUMA! PUMA!! Lindsey did...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

I was recommended this trip and was a bit nervous as it’s a lot of money for a day and there seemed to be quite a lot of time spent getting there. In fact, getting there turned out to be almost as good as the...More

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wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Wow! Thanks a lot for your great review. We are having a little trouble lately with satisfying everyone. Bear viewing is dependent on so many variables, most not predictable: weather, wind tides, other operators, big males displacing Mom with cubs, fish, no fish…. We try...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

We did several bear-watching excursions during our stay on the Island... and our trip with Tide Rip was the best. Speedboat up the inlet, then transfer to skiffs to float along the shoreline watching the bears flip rocks for their food... we saw several bears,...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

We had a great day with Matt and John on our Tide Rip Grizzly tour of Knight Inlet and Glendale Cove. Though we only saw one bear at Glendale (and with the tide going out, we weren’t able to get very close), we were fortunate...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

We saw a lot of bears and the scenery is amazing. Only thing, we were a bit dissapointed in the crew. They knew a lot but we missed a lot of information. When you go on a trip about bears you expect to learn about...More

Thank Lisanne W
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wonderfulbc, Front Office Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Thank you for your thoughts and constructive criticism. We are always looking to improve our team so we appreciate your honesty. We are sorry to hear you felt you did not receive enough knowledge from our crew. I will bring this to the attention of...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

Booked a long time in advance and already some people had booked for the same day. And you have to pay at the time of booking! It's expensive so in that seven months we kept thinking had we done the right thing, would the weather...More

Thank 49Pam
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wonderfulbc, Front Office Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are always eager to improve our Tide Rip Team so I must ask, is there anything you were not satisfied with? Anything we could have done to improve a 4 star review to a 5? We appreciate your thoughts!...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

We booked this tour several months in advance after intensive research and thinking if it is worth paying this price. We can now confirm that it is definitely worth it. This was the best (of several tours including one other grizzly Expedition in Campbell River)...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Having been on boats before, whale watching and bear viewing, we were unpleasant surprised not to have to signe a waiver. In stead of the promised three hours, we were only on a small flat boat for 45 minutes. Going with three boats to knights...More

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wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

We are sorry that you did not find your tour with us satisfactory. Your tour happened on the intense NW wind switch that happens sometimes 2 days after a SE storm when this area is close to the eye of the storm. Our single engine...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

What a great tour! The boat ride to the Inlet was calm and smooth, then we changed to a platform, the Skipper was pushing it through high grass. We were quite near to one young grizzly, and everybody was excited. We saw another two of...More

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austin_muzumdar
April 2, 2018|
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Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
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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