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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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The only way to see Grizzly Bears in the wild acting naturally.....

We wanted to see Grizzly bears up close and in way that is safe for us and not going to upset them... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Michael L
Wow, and wow!

What a great trip this was. We did see so much, from Orca's to of course the Grizzly Bears. Thanks... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
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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 20 June 2017

We wanted to see Grizzly bears up close and in way that is safe for us and not going to upset them. This trip did just that. The ride out was pleasant and got us up close to black bears, seals, birds, a hump back...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 16 June 2017

What a great trip this was. We did see so much, from Orca's to of course the Grizzly Bears. Thanks to Jacky and James for making this such a memorable trip, your skills and enthusiasm were very much appreciated

Thank tinekeLangleyBc
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent trip . Beautiful scenery. We saw loads of wildlife . Black bears , grizzlies , eagles . Pine Martin , dolphin , humpbacks . Mike , James and Bridget were very knowledgable and looked after us well . Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We travelled to Canada based around seeing bears in the wild on this trip and we weren't disappointed. Howard and his team were wonderful and the trip was everything we had hoped for. Lots of sighting including mums and cubs, and lunch with the best...More

Thank kathbarber
wonderfulbc, Front Office Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

We are so glad to hear you had an amazing time! Thank you for the kind words. Safe travels!

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We took a Grizzly Bear Tide Rip tour yesterday, and overall it was a great experience. A few insights below. We stayed at Hidden Cove Lodge. This is about 10km away from Telegraph Cove by road, or one bay away by boat. We had organised...More

1  Thank Lauren K
wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thank you for your critical review. I am quite upset about my guides' lack of common sense to distribute the guests more evenly, and their lack of attention to your comfort. I am going to crack the whip. In light of your treatment, thank you...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Thanks to Howard, James and Captain Nate for sharing this one of a kind experience with us. It was a full day on the water viewing dolphins, porpoise, humpback whales, eagles, sea lions, and grizzlies. Comfortable seating on board with a viewing platform. Both Nate...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The trip did everything it said it offered - awesome scenery of island and mainland, whales, black bears, grizzlies, eagles, stellar sea lions, porpoises etc. Extremely knowledgable and friendly staff. Telegraph Cove is a bit out of the way to get to at 6.45am, if...More

Thank megansmith2017
wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Thank you! We love showing people grizzly bears and explaining their movements in season. In June during mating season the moms with cubs-of-the-year are displaced by big horny males chasing not too interested females. We know where the moms with coys hide; we can get...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017

This trip alone is entirely worth the drive up to North Vancouver Island. We saw eight grizzly bears (one mother bear with twins, another with triplets, and a lone male), a pod of dolphins, Dall's porpoises, two sea lions, one black bear, and several bald...More

Thank jenapotamus
wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Wow, thanks for the great review. And Jackie and Daryl appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Currently on a 5 week vacation touring Canada and Alaska and our whole itinerary was planned to accommodate this trip which we booked months ago. I can't overstate how much we enjoyed the day. Every aspect was beyond our wildest expectations and even the sun...More

Thank davidjackie1957
wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

2 thumbs up to your review. Thanks, the team

Reviewed 20 December 2016

We booked our tour months in advance. Our B&B was Hidden Cove Lodge, which is not in Telegraph cove, but they pickes up up by boat anyway. Our skipper was John and our naturalist was James. I hereby thank them both, because they made our...More

1  Thank RP-Netherlands
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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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