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Luxury Spirit Bear Cruise through the Great Bear Rainforest

10 days from £5200*

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Overview

Canada wildlife tour with a difference - The  prolific salmon runs of the Great Bear Rainforest in the autumn support B.C.'s largest remaining populations of the mighty grizzly bear. The area is home to an equally large population of black bears and is the habitat of the rare, white Spirit bear (or Kermode bear). On this Spirit Bear cruise, you'll float in a shore boat or sit in a safe place on land to watch these great mammals fish, rear cubs, munch on sedge or turn over rocks for crabs and other marine snacks. In the Autumn, spawning channels of the rivers are covered with salmon. This spectacle creates a feeding frenzy as bears and other mammals feast on the bounty. We may hear, and, if we're very lucky, see the elusive coastal wolf, which researchers recently confirmed catches salmon, too.

Itinerary

This is a Small Group Tour

  1. Day 1

    Arrive in Vancouver and overnight at a mid-range airport hotel

  2. Day 2

    Fly from Vancouver Airport to the community of Bella Bella, where you will be met and transferred to the MV Swell to commence your 8 night/9 day sailing odyssey through the beautiful Great Bear Rainforest

  3. Days 3-9

    Seven full days of cruising through the huge number of channels and around numerous islands, in search of wildlife and outstanding scenery. The on board Zodiacs will allow for regular landings and wilderness walks; as well as a visit to a First Nations viewing stand, where you have the chance to see Spirit Bears.

  4. Day 10

    Cruise back to Bella Bella where you will be transferred to the airport to connect with your return flight to Vancouver

Meals

Cost £5200 per person based on two people sharing a Category 2 cabin aboard the MV Swell

All meals included during the Spirit Bear cruise and just breakfast at the Vancouver Hotel

For a full itinerary and description please email Wildlife Trails quoting itin code MASB10

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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