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dgwente wrote a review Nov. 2022
Sheboygan, Wisconsin13 contributions1 helpful vote
Very few people have the privilege to visit polar bears, even fewer the privilege to walk among them. We were among the privileged few. The lodge is located about 60 km north of Churchill on the shore of Hudson Bay. The rooms were comfortable and the lounge had huge windows where we often watched the bears. The food was amazing! We were often joined during our meals by bears walking by the lodge. Twice a day we walked out on the tundra, what an experience to be so close to these majestic animals. There were 3 bears who were around the lodge the entire time we were there. We were able to enjoy them from the viewing platforms, the lounge, the dining room, our bedroom and, of course, out on the tundra or bay. We were also lucky enough to have a spectacular northern lights show. This was a once in a lifetime trip that exceeded expectations.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Kay123k wrote a review Aug. 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom63 contributions22 helpful votes
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How blessed we feel to have had an experience of a life time . Every effort is made by the whole team to ensure all guests have the best experience ever, and we most definitely did.😊 We LOVED everything. Of course wildlife viewing was our number one priority, the guides are so knowledgeable, work incredibly hard, safely and patiently to ensure u have the best chances of seeing everything this place has to offer . This includes fascinating tundra walks , trips out in the zodiac, the use of All Terrine Vehicles to take us across the tundra and evening talks which were so helpful and informative . All exciting and magical . However what makes this experience even more special is the effort ( although it appear effortless ) the team back at the lodge make to ensure every is taken care of . Nothing is too much trouble . Every where immaculately clean and comfortable , the food delicious, fresh, plentiful and served with a smile . Everything is so well managed , all supplies, the electricity,heating, water both drinking and for the lovely hot showers and more . An amazing team effort. THANK YOU all and an extra thanks to those who work the night shift just in case the northern lights turn up ,which very happily they did. We will be living off the memories for many months/ years . K and Martin
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Date of stay: July 2022
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William W wrote a review Nov. 2022
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I went to the lodge in November with a photography group led by Chas Glatzer. It was a great trip. The lodge is comfortable, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the food was very good. The area has an austere beauty. We enjoyed watching and photographing polar bears, arctic foxes (including a blue morph arctic fox), red foxes, ptarmigan, an ermine and several other types of birds. We saw moose from the plane on our flight out to and back from the lodge. We also had very nice northern lights on two of our 4 nights. A great trip in general and a great photography trip. Weather and wildlife can of course vary. I hope to go again. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Londonmum1 wrote a review Nov. 2022
London, United Kingdom17 contributions8 helpful votes
Truly unique trip that’s worth the long travel to get there! Seeing polar bears in their own habitat is an incredible experience. Expertly planned excursions with top notch guides, esp Boomer. The team takes great care of you with wonderful food and finds the right balance of nature, learning opportunities and relaxation. It’s a one-time experience that won’t be forgotten for wildlife enthusiasts.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Ilona G wrote a review Nov. 2022
It was amazing! polarbaers really close to us but always safe. Our guides Marc, Jess and simon protected us and know what they have to do every time. The staff in the lodge was caring us all time. Many many thanks for all - this was the trip of my life!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: So früh als möglich buchen da die lodge nur über 8 Zimmer verfügt.
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TalbotDaylesford wrote a review Oct. 2022
Daylesford, Australia21 contributions12 helpful votes
Once again, we had a fabulous time at Seal River Heritage Lodge, this time in August 22. Once again, we were impressed by the beautiful surroundings, the warmth, professionalism and knowledge of the guides and the amazing culinary and housekeeping team. It's hard to imagine how anything could be improved upon. The wildlife played their part and we had plenty to fix our gaze. The 'Rock Bears', mothers and cubs, belugas wowed us every day. Couldn't recommend this place or Churchill Wild more highly.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: This is a wilderness lodge and rooms are very comfortable.
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Steve K wrote a review Oct. 2022
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Our experience at Seal River Lodge was amazing and couldn't have been better! Being in the Canadian Arctic is remarkable, made the more so through Churchill Wild's perfect blend of polar bear encounters, overland hikes, zodiac excursion on Hudson Bay (to view the Beluga whales), and viewing the supernatural northern lights. The Churchill Wild staff - guides and lodge personnel - made our trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience. They were knowledgeable, hospitable and engaging. Seal River Lodge was very comfortable and thoughtfully designed to take best advantage of the remarkable scenery and wildlife. The food was delicious and rivals what you'd find in a fine big-city restaurant. Thank you Mike and Jeanne and the whole Churchill Wild team for making our trip so wonderful - couldn't have been better!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Lauren wrote a review Feb. 2022
London, United Kingdom11 contributions7 helpful votes
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Incredible experience getting to see the polar bears up close and walk alongside them in the wild! We had two sets of mum and cubs stay around the lodge for the week we were there, so felt extremely lucky to spend time with these lovely animals and watch them interact with each other. We also saw a huge male bear on the last day. The guides Andy and Mike and photographer Robert were first class - super knowledgeable and respectful of the bears. The lodge hosts Ben and Nicole and every single one of the staff were fantastic and the food was far better than anything I expected for such a remote location - absolutely delicious for every meal, not that you really come here for the food but it was an added highlight. I travelled here in the last week of October and due to the late arrival of winter in 2021 there was no snow and the ice had not yet started to freeze (and it was much warmer than expected for this time of year) so didn’t get the snowy photographs that I had imagined, but in the end it really didn’t matter as the whole experience was amazing nonetheless, and I was just glad that we managed to see the bears up close (as it’s always a risk with these kind of trips that you don’t see much wildlife). We also saw arctic hares and a red fox - didn’t see the arctic fox that I was hoping to see so perhaps that’s an excuse to return one day! We also had an incredible view of the northern lights one night. The lodge is truly remote (took four flights to get there from the UK!) but worth the effort and expense as it really is a trip of a lifetime if you love wildlife. I have been on many safaris in Africa and Asia but this was different to anything I’ve done before.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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jillcChicago wrote a review Nov. 2021
San Francisco, California8 contributions4 helpful votes
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Everything about this trip at the lodge was exceptional. The guides, meals, accommodations and the daily outings were all great. Boomer, Mike (Winky) and Ben were so knowledgeable and we always felt safe, even when the bears were less than 50 feet from us on some occasions! I’ve been lucky enough to go 4 times, and will be there again with our group of 16 next year. It’s one of my favorite adventures of all time, and the best wildlife photo opportunities ever. I’ve done the tundra buggies, and slept out on the Tundra in the cars with bunks. I’ve been to the Arctic on a ship and viewed the bears on the ice from the ship. Though those experience were also great, there is no other experience like walking on land with the polar bears, Arctic foxes and hares and more.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Bring some slippers, uggs or easy slip on shoes for the lodge, and casual clothes.
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Alisa and Mike wrote a review Nov. 2021
Diss, United Kingdom13 contributions12 helpful votes
This place is AMAZING..... 1st class operation. Ben and Nicole - you are both awesome (don't let it go to your head Ben!). Our guides, Boomer, Mike and Ben were outstanding and so knowledgeable (they also have a great SoH). The daily trips out were great fun, we got amazingly close to bears but don't be alarmed the guides have a very close understanding of the bears behavior and we learned so much. Accommodation is unbelievable when you consider where you are and you very soon feel like you are at home. Food is also fabulous and all the staff deserve a personal mention, they all go above and beyond. A really amazing experience, the Churchill operation is slick and great fun to feel part of, thank you all so very much, Mike and Alisa
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Date of stay: November 2021
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What food & drink options are available at Seal River Heritage Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Does Seal River Heritage Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Seal River Heritage Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.