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Tide Rip Grizzly Tours

20 Boardwalk | Comox, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
+1 888-643-9319
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Must Do on Vancouver Island!

This trip alone is entirely worth the drive up to North Vancouver Island. We saw eight grizzly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jenapotamus
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Toronto, Canada
Best trip we've ever done

Currently on a 5 week vacation touring Canada and Alaska and our whole itinerary was planned to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davidjackie1957
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Cranfield, United Kingdom
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  • Very good3%
  • Average2%
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“knight inlet” (78 reviews)
“glendale cove” (41 reviews)
“grizzly bears” (85 reviews)
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20 Boardwalk | Comox, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This trip alone is entirely worth the drive up to North Vancouver Island. We saw eight grizzly bears (one mother bear with twins, another with triplets, and a lone male), a pod of dolphins, Dall's porpoises, two sea lions, one black bear, and several bald...More

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wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for the great review. And Jackie and Daryl appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Currently on a 5 week vacation touring Canada and Alaska and our whole itinerary was planned to accommodate this trip which we booked months ago. I can't overstate how much we enjoyed the day. Every aspect was beyond our wildest expectations and even the sun...More

Thank davidjackie1957
wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this review

2 thumbs up to your review. Thanks, the team

Reviewed 20 December 2016

We booked our tour months in advance. Our B&B was Hidden Cove Lodge, which is not in Telegraph cove, but they pickes up up by boat anyway. Our skipper was John and our naturalist was James. I hereby thank them both, because they made our...More

1  Thank RP-Netherlands
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

A truly wonderful day, with wonderful staff! We were lucky enough to see about ten bears, one mother and her triplet cubs who passed right by our little boat! An absolutely amazing day!

Thank hootwink
Reviewed 24 October 2016

As the weather was sunny and warm, we had a very enjoyable boat trip. We were collected from the jetty at Hidden Cove Lodge around 7:00 am and returned back to the Lodge late afternoon. We boated across the Johnstone Strait and into Knight Inlet,...More

2  Thank Kitwe50
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My sister in law and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The guides gave us lots of opportunities to watch the humpback whales and the dolphins on our way to Knight inlet, then didn't rush us at all when we encountered the grizzlies - 8 in...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Was to be the highlight of the trip, but wild animals being wild animals the bears did not co-operate. Although the guides tried their hardest we did not come across bears. Lots of other wildlife was spotted but stings a bit with what you pay...More

Thank bostonleeann
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The guides gave us 110% effort to make sure we got up as close as possible to see bears without disturbing them. We saw whales & dolphins enroute to bear site & the guides made sure we had plenty of photo ops! Everything was well...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This has been the most exciting day trip I've ever made. You go into Grizzly Bear territory by shallow draft boat pushed by the guys upstream the river and experience a couple of hours close to them. It seems they don't even notice you. We...More

Thank Ipsie
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Wonderful day with two delightful naturalists who explained everything to us in a very presentable way. We saw grizzlies, dolphins, humpback whales and numerous birds. It was a great day and an enjoyable experience

Thank marilynsbca
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KODIAK1995
Is there a pick up point at Alert Bay?
19 February 2017|
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Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
Yes, we pick up at the Municipal Dock, in front of the Passin’ Tyme Cafe at 640 am in the spring and summer, at variable times in September. There is a $20 per person fuel surcharge for Alert bay pick ups. Please do not book... More
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Patti M
What are the chances of seeing bears in the first week of August?
9 January 2017|
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Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
In the first week of August, about 95%, unless we don’t see any, then 0%.
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77cigo
What is the very best time of year - in your opinion to book a tour?
6 September 2016|
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Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
Early June is our best month, as there is little to eat in the bush; so the grizzly bears come down to the low tide beach to roll rocks for eels, crabs and isopods. We drift quietly alongside.
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