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Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary

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Address: Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-624-5472
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I've done studies of bear viewing in BC and AK for 35 years and then joined a tour boat from Vancouver for 13 years on trips. This inlet has rated among the best and most... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
bearman944
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Wolfe Island, Canada
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Wolfe Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've done studies of bear viewing in BC and AK for 35 years and then joined a tour boat from Vancouver for 13 years on trips. This inlet has rated among the best and most sensitive viewing know to me. If you are fortunate to get a trip it will be worth every cent. Places like Brooks River in Alaska... More 

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Prince Rupert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mid July I was fortunate enough to be guided in to the unbelievable pristine sanctuary. The bears, the scenery, the knowledge, the lodging and the FOOD. OMG!! the FOOD!! We took a 2 and a half hour boat ride to get to the lodge. I'd swim it to get back to the FOOD.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This sanctuary is a gem of British Columbia. This type of pristine, untouched by man wilderness is exactly why I'm an advocate for the environment. We need to protect more areas, travel here you you will understand why.

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Bragg Creek, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Just returned from a 3 night, 4 day excursion into the Khutzyamateen with Daniel Wakeman of Sunchaser Tours. We were flown in by plane and we returned to Prince Rupert by boat. Along with Dan, there were 4 of us on the boat. I wanted to write a review for people considering this experience because despite the magnificent scenery there... More 

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BearsB, Owner at Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dan Wakeman was instrumental in creating the Sanctuary 30 years ago. In 30 years he has showed over 1500 clients the Khutzeymateen and has a 50 % client return. We have had only 5 clients in 30 years dislike the trip, The other 1495 clients praise the boat, food accommodations and the bears. Rarely do we only see one grizzly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Cruised the shoreline for a few hours on grizzly bear boat tour. Apparently one can also book time for a few days at a floating lodge moored off shore. Would be amazing. One is not allowed on shore which is perfect.

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Schoten, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Whole day with Derek and Teresa and the bears. We were lucky to see Bella and her three cobs who were eating and swimming.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Enjoyed the orcas who performed all their amazing acrobatics, two different grizzly bears, both with triplet cubs, as well as lone bears and the freewheeling bald eagles en route back to town. Great day!

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Camarillo, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

On our visit, we saw a variety of wildlife and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The wolf siting was the icing on the cake.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Wonderful trip on the boat to the sanctuary, got to see a couple of bears with the young cubs. My kids enjoyed it very much. It is worth the ride. It is a 7 hour boat ride both ways they do provide lunch on board.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Had a wonderful whole day visiting Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary got to see bears up close from the safety of a large boat run by a very professional crew who were knowledgeable and helpful answering all questions. Got to see bears in the wild who were not bothered by the boat (but keep the noise down) and you will hopefully... More 

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