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“GO GO GO - Highlight of our trip”

Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Amazing place. If you can stay overnight, rather than do a day trip, do - its totally worthwhile. There is a floating lodge just out side the park boundary that is wonderful - you float plane fly in and out. Twice a day you go on Zodiac trips up and down the fjords - looking for bears, but also to the estuary of the Khutz river, and down river looking for humpbacks.

We saw brown bears every trip, sometimes up to 5, even though September is a slower time for them. We were lucky to see three coastal wolves, hanging out on shore - they were a bit more wary of us than the bears. Salmon- you betcha.

But the highlight was humpback whales bubble net feeding - imagine 4,5 or even 13 huge whales lunging up at the sky, rising 15-20 feet above the water in unison. Amazing! Take a look at video on the web - the yellow cover border nature magazine has some great video, just like what we saw.

We have done of nature/ecotourism - Serengeti in Africa, Galapagos, Amazon, Pantanal in Brazil, many places in Alaska and the US. This is right up there with the peak nature trips.

Amazing. Go.

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

If you get a chance, make sure to take a flight/boat to the Khutz, absolutely gorgeous area, grizzly bears, bald eagles and scenery to die for!!

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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

From beginning to end our 24 hour visit to Khutzeymateen was superb. Our hosts Jamie, Megan, James, Rosie and the Chef Marcello were so welcoming that you relaxed as soon as you stepped of the Sea Plane piloted by Ken and family. Add Grisly Bears, Hump backed Whales bubble feeding and a Swimming Bald Eagle this was a once in a life time experience that we will never forget. If you love wildlife in its natural setting with NO tourists just like minded people, then Khutzeymateen should be on your bucket list.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

To be in a place where the environment has not been spoiled. Your hosts, Jamie and Megan, are so knowledgeable and take you on pontoon tours with sightings of bears, eagles, whales, birds, and wolves. The accommodations are very comfortable, the food outstanding, but it is your hosts that make the lodge shine. It is a once in a lifetime experience in every aspect!

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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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