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“Grizzly bear and other wildlife tour.”

Tide Rip Grizzly Tours
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 4, 2017

The crew that took us out on the 19th June 2017 were fantastic,knowledgeable,great communicators and passionate about their jobs.Every aspect of the tour was faultless,we saw grizzlies,whales,dolphins,birds and breath taking scenery.There was plenty of on board sustenance and a very good lunch at "Lagoon Cove".

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

We live on Vancouver Island and took visitors from Austria on a 2 day trip to Telegraph Cove. Our guests were in awe about what we saw on the Grizzly Bear tour. It started in the first half hour after leaving Telegraph Cove with at least a dozen bald eagles fishing and catching fish from a school of fish that swam just beneath the surface. Shortly after we saw whales blowing and diving in he distance and in Knight Inlet we watched grizzly bears close up, grazing on shore and turning over rocks looking for critters underneath. Saw 2 mama bears with cubs and several single bears. Lunch buffet on the dock was great and our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. All in all a lifetime experience that cannot be described in words - that's how our guests from Austria commented on it.

Thank Gerti52
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wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Thanks for bringing your guests from Austria to go out with us. We love it when the tour starts with an eagles diving on a herring ball, nature at its best.

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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a Fantastic day with 2 very experienced, fun guides; we seen 11 grizzlys!! The breakfast & lunch were just perfect.

Thank E-Kibler
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

The tide was out so we couldn't get very close to the bears we did see but the crew knew the bears, could tell us things about the individual bears, and educated us on their breeding, feeding, and life-style. Thought it was very informative and the passion that these people have for what they do, blew me away.

Thank Christel H
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

We found Tde Rip in 2001 and have revisited three times since. We do a lot of wildlife photography (serious amateur) in Africa and North America and have always been more than happy with the opportunities for photos that this trip affords. The captains / guides are passionate about the bears and other wildlife as well as experienced in ensuring the best angle for shots / light whenever possible (not always possible on a boat but they do their best!)

Nate and James were our crew for this tour and found 8 bears before we even got to Glendale Cove (3 mothers, two with two cubs each and one with one cub, the latter feeding on mussels). In the Cove itself, they quickly assessed the bear activity as well as the tide situation and planned the visit accordingly (spending time with another mother and two cubs, then taking the lunch break early to afford us time to observe more bears further down the estuary as the tide rose). The bears were constantly moving, feeding on the grasses, and so Nate constantly adjusted the viewing vessel to afford all guests the best views. In total, we saw 15 bears and, yet again, were exceptionally happy with the experience. If you are looking for a wildlife experience (for photography or otherwise) with bears in their natural habitat, then this is definitely a great trip. Would not hesitate to recommend this trip to anyone, and we will certainly visit again.

Thank Kevin N
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wonderfulbc, Front Office Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

Sounds like an awesome day! We are so happy you enjoyed the tour and have come back multiple times! It is quite the magical adventure and we are happy to share with all. Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you in the near future!

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