What To Expect
On the morning of your Toba Inlet Grizzly Bear Experience Tour:
You will meet one of our tour providers, at their Campbell River location for Check-in and
Pick-up between 7:00-10:30am. (Please check your confirmation email after booking for check-in time)
Once everyone is ready, your Captain will bring you to Toba Inlet!
On this tour you will enjoy:
Viewing marine wildlife, such as humpback whales, Orcas, dolphins, porpoises, eagles, sealions, and seals, by boat between Campbell River and Toba Inlet
Travel through Toba Inlet, known for its beautiful waterfalls and scenic mountains
Once on land, you will be met by one of our Klahoose First Nation guides
You will spend 3 hours exploring and hiking in Toba Inlet (2-3 hours watching the bears from our optimum viewing areas alongside wild rivers
We will stop for a delicious lunch
There is an onboard bathroom for your comfort
Beautiful surroundings, inspiring stories, and countless memories
During your tour, you will be on land for a few hours with a Klahoose guide, who is full of stories, interesting knowledge about the area /history, and a keen eye for wildlife.
Our guides are all trained with the Commercial Bear Viewing Association, and have been trained to recognize bear behavior; making your experience as comfortable and fun as they can, while we safely view our grizzled neighbours.
How to prepare before departure:
Eat a big breakfast!
There is no food permitted in the grizzly bear viewing areas, mini-bus, or viewing platforms. Depending on which tour you select, lunch may be provided before or after your tour
(please check confirmation email after booking)
Protect your skin!
To ensure you're well protected outside for the duration of the tour. Suntan lotion and bug spray should be applied prior to leaving the welcome area and your grizzly bear tour commencing. Please note that parfume is not allowed on these tours.
It's important to dress comfortably. Our weather can change quickly - please ensure you check the weather forecast for Toba Inlet in the morning.
We suggest you bring light rain gear, and you must wear enclosed footwear (hiking shoes are preferred, no sandals or open toed shoes allowed).
Our grizzly bear tours only require the use of stairs without assistance. Additionally, you will need to get on and off our boats and a mini-bus to transport you to Toba Inlet.
Tripod use is prohibited; however a monopod is allowed. You are welcome to bring your own camera, and personal binoculars.
Outhouses and pit toilets are available at our dock area once you leave the boat. There are no washrooms at the bear viewing areas, so guests should be prepared to go without washrooms for up to 3 hours.