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Bluewater Adventures Great Bear Rainforest Cruise, British Columbia

7 nights

Explore the Great Bear Rainforest aboard the custom designed 68’ motor-sailors, Island Roamer or Island Odyssey. Comfortable double cabins accommodate up to 14 guests. The Great Bear Rainforest is one of the most beautiful natural places on the planet. We will see both grizzly and black bears. With luck and patience, you will also see the elusive, white Spirit bear. Watch humpback whales, visit a First Nation Indian village, and try kayaking in a coastal estuary. Your crew have years of experience along the coast. There is a dedicated naturalist to help guests understand the coastal ecology and conservation of this area.

The brand new flagship vessel, Island Solitude, will be operating some of these tours from 2018; ask us for details.

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Day 1

The daily plans are flexible to accommodate the surprises that you will encount...

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Day 2-7

Over the next 6 days, you will travel to a number of areas around the Central Coast such as Campa...

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Day 8

You will arrive in Bella Bella late morning. Participants can catch the Pacific Coastal Airlines...

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Day 1

The daily plans are flexible to accommodate the surprises that you will encounter on each trip, the requirements of tide and weather, and the interests of the group. With so many opportunities to be “wowed”, it’s hard to predict what unique moment will be your favourite memory.


You will meet at the top of the Municipal Dock on the Bella Bella waterfront and leave mid-day to begin your adventure. Note: some departures begin/end in Prince Rupert.

Day 2-7

Over the next 6 days, you will travel to a number of areas around the Central Coast such as Campania Sound and Whale Channel - excellent areas for spotting humpback whales and Steller sea lions. You may go ashore in the Gitga’at (Princess Royal Island) Conservancy. You will cruise over to Bishop Bay to enjoy a relaxing dip in the hot springs and spend a day with a Gitga’at native guide, taking you to his favourite bear viewing area. With patience and some luck you will see black bears and the elusive, white Spirit Bear! You may visit the First Nations village of Klemtu or Hartley Bay to see their ceremonial Big Houses. You will voyage deep into the coastal mountains to explore the Fiordland Conservancy where, beneath towering rock bluffs and waterfalls, you will search remote estuaries to see grizzly bears feeding on spawning salmon.

Day 8

You will arrive in Bella Bella late morning. Participants can catch the Pacific Coastal Airlines late afternoon flight back to Vancouver.

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The View

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We are here to make sure we tailor-make your holiday to suit your specific requirements and our friendly, knowledgeable staff are all ready to help.


Booking your holiday with us doesn't end when we send your confirmation out to you, either. Talk to us about adding excursions or room upgrades or even restaurant recommendations; we are here to offer advice all the way up to your departure date. Even when you have left the UK, we are still here to help. For example if your flight that we have booked is delayed or cancelled due to ash cloud, strike, etc, it is down to us to re-arrange your travel. We will do everything we can to make sure your holiday runs smoothly. And better still, we are fully bonded with ATOL and ABTA, so your money is completely protected.


Both the Island Roamer and Island Odyssey have 8 private cabins, 3 heads with showers, large salon and lounge areas, plenty of deck space, extensive reading libraries and a galley - these vessels are perfect for your adventures. To add to your enjoyment, gourmet food is served as well as complimentary wine each day.


The Island Roamer is a custom 68-foot ketch, launched in 1983. The boat's design, safety and comfort make her perfect for these trips. She features 8 private cabins (double occupancy), 3 heads with hot showers, a large comfortable lounge with an extensive library, and a well-equipped galley. On deck, the large covered seating area provides protection in all types of weather. The Island Roamer is large enough for comfort, privacy and safety, and small enough to create a good rapport among passengers and crew.


Joining the fleet in 2003, the 68' ketch, The Island Odyssey is the sister-ship to 'Island Roamer'. Originally built as a luxurious private yacht in 1984, she completed a major renovation in 2003 to update the cabins and all safety systems. She features 8 private cabins (double occupancy), 3 heads with hot showers and a comfortable salon with a natural history library. On deck, the large deckhouse provides a comfortable spot to watch for wildlife.

Both certified Canadian Ministry of Transport passenger vessels, Island Roamer & Island Odyssey have all of the safety equipment, electronic navigation aids, and features you would expect from vessels of their standard. All of the cabins have adequate storage space for your bags, personal items and jackets. Coat hangers and life jackets are stowed in every cabin for your convenience. There is electricity in each room, so you can charge your camera batteries and enjoy a reading light in the evening.

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