Explore The Wildlife of Northern Vancouver Island

Explore The Wildlife of Northern Vancouver Island

Whales, Otters, and Grizzly Bears Package

Coastal Rainforest Safaris has teamed up with Sea Wolf Adventures and the Kwa’lilas Hotel to offer a truly North Island getaway experience. Our Whales, Otters, and Grizzly Bears package combines our six hour Sea Otter Viewing and Whale Watching tour from Port Hardy, a day of grizzly bear viewing from Port McNeill with Sea Wolf Adventures, and two nights accommodation at the Kwa’lilas Hotel in Port Hardy. 

Itinerary and What’s Included

Travel to Port Hardy and check-in at the Kwa’lilas Hotel. Try  Nax’id’ Pub in the Kwa’lilas hotel for a bite to eat.

Included:

  • Double occupancy / standard queen room at the Kwa’lilas Hotel.

Check-in at Coastal Rainforest Safaris office in Port Hardy at 9:30 to join your six hour Whale Watching and Wildlife Viewing tour. Our office is a one minute drive or 10 minute walk from the Kwa’lilas.

Tour Details

  • Minimum age of 8 years old. All passengers 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Tours depart from Coastal Rainforest Safari’s office at 7185 Market Street in Port Hardy, BC on Northern Vancouver Island.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the tour’s departure time to be outfitted in floater suits and sign a waiver. At the office, your guide will provide a safety briefing plus an overview of the tour and area we will be exploring. The boat is docked a short one minute walk from our office.
  • The open zodiac style vessel has comfortable bench seating and has a small on-board toilet.
  • While there is comfortable seating for 12 passengers, our scheduled tours are limited to only eight guests – two people per bench seat so no one needs to sit in the middle.
  • Zodiac style boats are not suitable for people with a history of back or neck injuries, recent surgery, or are pregnant.
  • Please dress warmly. You will be provided with flotation suits, warm hats, and binoculars.
  • Plenty of wildlife photography opportunities are available but please do not bring tripods on board.
  • Lunch and warm drinks are provided on our 5 ½ to 6 hour tours.

Saturday evening – return to the Kwa’lilas Hotel. Ask our staff for recommendations on dining in Port Hardy or try Nax’id’ Pub in the Kwa’lilas Hotel.

Included:

  • Six hour Sea Otter Viewing and Whale Watching tour with Coastal Rainforest Safaris
  • Flotation suits, warm hats, and binoculars
  • Lunch and warm drinks are provided on the whale watching tour
  • Double occupancy / standard queen room at the Kwa’lilas Hotel.

Check out of the Kwa’lilas early and drive 30 minutes to Port McNeill to join Sea Wolf Adventures. Check-in at the Sea Wolf office at 6:30 am for your 8 to 9 hour Grizzly Bears of the Wild tour

Tour Details

  • Minimum age of 10 years old. All passengers 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Tours depart from Sea Wolf Adventures’ office at 1514 Broughton Blvd., Port McNeil on Northern Vancouver Island.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the tour’s 7:00 am departure time to sign a waiver.  At the office, your guide will provide a safety briefing plus an overview of the tour and area we will be exploring. The boat is docked a short one minute walk from our office.
  • Sea Wolf’s office is a 35 minute drive from the Kwa’lilas Hotel in Port Hardy. If you don’t have your own transportation you can schedule a taxi with Waivin Flags Taxi.
  • Please dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear.
  • Plenty of wildlife photography opportunities are available but please do not bring tripods on board.
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks are provided

Sunday Evening – travel home, or if you prefer one more night at the Kwa’lilas just let us know and we will arrange it for you.

Included:

  • Eight to nine hour Grizzly Bears of the Wild tour with Sea Wolf Adventures
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks are provided on the grizzly bear tour
Whales, Otters, & Grizzly Bear Tours

Departs From June 1 to September 30
$995 per person / double occupancy
$1195 per person / double occupancy

Minimum age to participate is 10 years old

Contact us using the below form to check availability

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Port Hardy Whale Watching and Sea Otter Viewing Tours

We are located in Port Hardy at the north end of Vancouver Island.

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