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“WOW, WOW & WOW AGAIN”

Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

I have just read all the reviews with 4 stars or less. Only two of them (both 4 star) are about the current operation started by Jamie Hahn last year. Please disregard all that pre-dates Jamie's operation.
It is now a top class experience, run by people who are passionate about everything to do with the wilderness, including bears and whales. Obviously there can be no guarantees that wild life will appear to order, but there is much more to this 3 night trip than wildlife sightings and whirring camera lenses. We were lucky to see several bears as well as humpback whales bubble fishing. Our party bonded quickly so meal times (with great food cooked by Marcel) were fun with much repartee as well as Jamie entertaining us with his own songs accompanied on his guitar. Some people also went snorkelling or out in the kayaks. There was also a late night sauna to enjoy.
Yes, it's a floating lodge in the middle of the wilderness, so don't expect city hotel amenities, but if you go with an open mind and a love of the country and its wildlife you'll have an experience you won't forget.
Wren & Phyll

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

We took a tour to this BC gem. The place is great and the fact that cannot be reached by car but only by sea plane or boat makes the place quite exclusive...and expensive. The day we took the tour was, under climate conditions, very tough...with wind, heavy rain...
So try to visit the sanctuary with better weather conditions...this will help you to spot bears on the shore...

1  Thank Stefano C
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Went on our boat and called the Rangers before entering the sanctuary.
Scenery was fantastic
Sow and and cub were on the beach and came out for a swim while we watched them from our boat.
Something that shouldnt be missed while on the North Coast

Thank Don S
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

What I thought at first was another tourist attraction, turned out to be one of the most amazing day out I lived.
Set in an incredibly well preserved environment, you feel so far away from the modern world, the sanctuary truly deserves its name.
Beautiful nature, grizzlys, eagles, very comfortable boat, great explanations from the lovely guides.
A must if you have a free day in Prince Rupert.

Thank Frederic H
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

This was the trip of a lifetime - like a safari only with bears, eagles, sea otters, and all kinds of other wildlife. The lodge is intimate, safe, and comfortable. Jamie and Megan do it all (except cook) - and they know everything about the bears. The boat was perfectly suited to bear viewing, and dry even in the rain. We were on the water 7-8 hours each day, plus fishing and kayaking.
Andy kept us well-fed, with fresh, local fare (think halibut caught off the dock that morning).
We will definitely return.

1  Thank 55bkm
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