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“What an amazing day!”

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 8 July 2017

Drove up to Vancouver Island from Seattle and this was definitely the highlight of our trip. We stayed in the Telegraph Cove resort the night before and the tour started at 7 a.m. the next day. Our tour guides were fantastic and really knowledgeable, quick to answer question and you could see the passion for what they are doing.
The boat ride to Knight Inlet takes about two hours with plenty to see on the way. Saw plenty of bald eagles and a couple of whales passed by while we continued our trip.
Temperatures were around 70 degrees that day which apparently is perfect for the bears to come out and be active.
We saw 4 mama bears in total, one individual and three of them with their cubs who were between 1-2 years old. The setting was very intimate with only our boat of 12 people watching the bears who didn't blink at our presence and continued to walk, eat and play along the shore. We definitely took our time and were in no rush watching and taking great shots (highly recommend 70-300mm focal length lens) of the bears. On our way back, we also saw a lot of seals and two black bears who were climbing the rocks right by the water. Allowed us to get super close and take great photos as well. They are super fast climbers! After a quick stop at Lagoon Cove, we came back around 4 p.m. Definitely a once in a lifetime memory and highly recommended!

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

We did a tour end of June and had a great experience.
Well organized and we saw a lot of wildlife - including Grizzlies.
Quite high Price for the tour, but great value for money.Will recommend.

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Reviewed 4 July 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 3 July 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 14 July 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 30 June 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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