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Palmerville Adventures | Grizzly Bear Tours

Our once-in-a-lifetime three hour Grizzly Bear tour includes a spectacular float plane ride to the Khutzeymateen and a tranquil two hours of Grizzly Bear watching from the safety of our Zodiac boat.


Grizzly Bear tours depart daily at 8am, 12 noon and 4pm. We are also flexible to fit around cruise ships and specific itineraries.

There is nothing quite like a gentle day in the outdoors, observing wild creatures as they roam freely in their natural habitat. Join us for a trip to secluded North Coast inlets to observe Grizzly and Black Bears in their natural environment from the guided safety and comfort of an unobtrusive boat cruising close to the shoreline.

The bears come to the freshwater streams to graze on sedges. Here, you may quietly watch the bears as they sate their appetites and play with their young on the rocky shores. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of a mother teaching her cubs how to find mussels and other sea treats along the beach.

Over the years Greg has become well acquanted with two Bald Eagles who nest near the lodge. Depending on the season, you will be able to see them dive down for fish when he calls them over to the boat. Or witness Killer Whales feeding in the deep waters as we explore.

Tour Details

Three Hour Fly/Boat Tour

This excursion combines both boat and air travel. You will depart from Prince Rupert BC, travelling by fixed wing aircraft. The scenic ride to bear country is sure to thrill, as you fly over rugged and remote valleys and cirque lakes in the high sub-alpine meadows, pass over steep-walled fjords where rock faces rise sharply from the deep sea floor. The 30 minute flight takes you to our floating dock, anchored near the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. Our flight paths are carefully planned to ensure that we do not disturb the bears. You will deplane to board our 10-passenger, covered boat for two hours of exciting exploration in the spectacular wilderness setting in the protected waters of the Khutzeymateen Inlet. Your return flight to Prince Rupert will trace a different route, no less interesting or magnificent.

This wonderful, gentle Grizzly Bear excursion is suitable for adventurers of all ages.

Please visit Rates for information on how much this tour costs and be sure to book early to ensure you spot on a Grizzly Bear tour.

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