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Watching Grizzly Bears foraging for salmon
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Seeing Humpback Whales feeding cooperatively using the ‘bubble-net’ technique
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Beachcombing along primitive shorelines
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Tracking Spirit Bears with the local First Nations residents
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Kayaking in the calm morning hours with spectacular backdrops

Great Bear Rainforest on board the Bluewater 82

Departures from late August through early October, 2017. Contact us for details.
 
Deep in the green, primeval forests of the British Columbia Central Coast, elusive large white animals roam. They are called "Spirit Bears” or Kermode Bears and result from a recessive gene among the local Black Bears. Only 10% of Black Bears in the area are Kermode, so though we expect to see Black Bears, it will require good luck and perseverance to spot a Spirit Bear. When you sail the Great Bear Rainforest you will see islands and intricate waterways beneath towering mountains; lush, coastal temperate forests; wilderness alive with eagles, ravens, salmon, bears and wolves; ten thousand year-old native cultures; and now the opportunity to adventure along these waterways inside the forest, search for wildlife, meet native guides, and learn why the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the last gems on the Pacific Coast.

We’ll travel a long, convoluted maze of narrow waterways and fiords. Emerald forests of Western Hemlock and Western Red-cedar cloak lush river valleys and broad estuaries. Biologically abundant and diverse, the area is also ecologically fragile. Along our route we’ll be on the lookout for the magnificent Grizzly Bear, a species that requires large areas of habitat undisturbed by human activity. The rainforest is home to a significant population of Gray Wolves and a rich and varied bird population including Bald Eagles and colourful seabirds such as Pigeon Guillemots and Rhinoceros Auklets. During our voyage there are excellent chances of seeing Humpback Whales, Gray Whales and Orcas. We travel in this area with permission from the local Gitga’at, Kitasoo and Xais Xais (members of the Tsimshian Nation). We plan to spend a day with local Gitga’at guides sharing their culture and history and visiting their favourite bear viewing sites. We will visit ancient native villages where old building remains lie, see petroglyphs, and visit the newly built longhouses in Klemtu or Hartley Bay.
Expedition Cruise Private Journey Quest Nature Tours

Canada | 8 days
Expedition Cruise

Cost:
C$6750 from Bella Bella/Prince Rupert/Terrace, BC
Group Size:
Limited to 16 travellers

Includes:
Accommodations in double occupancy aboard the Bluewater 82, all meals, as listed in the itinerary, all activities while on board the ship and ashore, park entrance fees, services of crew and local naturalist, shuttle fees between the Bella Bella airport and the Bella Bella Municipal Dock

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Embark
Day 2-3: Fiordland Conservancy
Day 4-7: Princess Royal Island
Day 8: Disembark at Bella Bella or Terrace
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Ship Information

This new yacht, S/V Bluewater 82 is being constructed in 2015-2016 and is scheduled to make its maiden voyage in September 2016. She will be 82’ long and 30% by volume larger than the S/V Island Roamer. Like her smaller cousin, she will carry 12 – 14 guests but she will provide larger cabins with two lower beds (no upper/ lower bunks) and ensuite bathrooms. The on-deck wheelhouse will accommodate the entire group for gourmet meals - surrounded by exceptional views.

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Expedition Cruise Private Journey Quest Nature Tours

Canada | 8 days
Expedition Cruise

Dates:
Choose your dates
Cost:
C$6750 from Bella Bella/Prince Rupert/Terrace, BC
Group Size:
Limited to 16 travellers

Includes:
Accommodations in double occupancy aboard the Bluewater 82, all meals, as listed in the itinerary, all activities while on board the ship and ashore, park entrance fees, services of crew and local naturalist, shuttle fees between the Bella Bella airport and the Bella Bella Municipal Dock

WHAT THEY SAY:

"The perfect place to focus on bear viewing!"

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