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Tide Rip Grizzly Tours

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Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
+1 888-643-9319
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Exceeded all my hopes

Yes we saw grizzly bears, but the experience is much more than that. It was all-round fantastic and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
StandonZanzibar
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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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A variety of wildlife

Enjoyed our day trip with Tide Rip and Jackie and Charlotte. We had a very foggy start but managed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue H
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Singapore, Singapore
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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.
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Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Yes we saw grizzly bears, but the experience is much more than that. It was all-round fantastic and the bears were just the icing on the cake. Cruising along Knight Inlet (I say cruising, these are fast boats) and just being out on the water,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed our day trip with Tide Rip and Jackie and Charlotte. We had a very foggy start but managed to see a mother Grizzly and her 2 cubs digging for mussels before getting to Knights Inlet to see another 3 Grizzlies. The binoculors on board...More

Thank Sue H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a great experience, a lovely boat trip, we saw grizzly's, dolphins, a humpback. Our guides took a lot of time to let us view the animals.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been looking forward to this excursion during our 4 week Alberta, BC trip. Sadly this trip was a great disappointment. Since we know nature and especially animals are hard to predict the overall experience didn't make up for it. When you book this excursion...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

From the pick up up at Hidden cove lodge, the experienced Crew members made our trip very welcoming. We were taken through numerous water ways with lots to see, Bald eagles seals. The crowning glory was being taken to see a grizzly mother an her...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I did lots of research to find out where, when and with whom to see Grizzly bears. Tide Rip came out on top. We were staying at Hidden Cove (about ten minutes by boat/ thirty minutes by car from Tide Rip’s base in Telegraph Cove)...More

Thank Russell K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spend the day searching for grizzlies in their habitat. I wasn’t disappointed by the hour watching a 7 Year old female foraging for mussels at the shore line

Thank Suzanne G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful and exciting day on a boat looking for bears, whales and other wild life. Tide Rip is well organized and very experienced and they really know their business. Highly recommended and although they are quite expensive, it is an amazing and unforgettable experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the top ten days of my life! Grizzlies, white sided pacific dolphins, humpbacks, Dall’s porpoises, gorgeous scenery. Thanks Mike & Janine!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fantastic trip began with a pre-arranged pick-up in Alert Bay. On the hour trip to the bear viewing site, we found a humpback whale feeding and blowing off the point. When we arrived at the sanctuary, our keen-eyed pilot immediately found a young female...More

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Molly3103
14 August 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline H | Reviewed this property |
As above, go to their website and use the email link. I received a very prompt response.
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austin_muzumdar
3 April 2018|
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Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
Our grizzly bear tours are 9 hours long, not appropriate for children under 10 years.
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El S
11 November 2017|
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Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
Our most dependable month is June, Tide Rip Tours has never been "skunked" (West Coast expression for "not seeing" or in fishing, "not catching") in June. In June there is typically a big male grizzly trying to mate with a... More
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