This Canadian whale and bear photo tour tour visits some of British Columbia’s most wildlife prolific areas and includes 5-nights on Vancouver Island and a visit to the world-famous area of Johnstone Straits. One of the best places to view orcas (killer whales) and humpback whales in the wild. Here we will enjoy whale watching excursions as well as an exclusive private day boat trip into the area of Thompson Sound to venture on foot look for grizzly bears fishing for salmon before finishing in the Campbell River area for a further whale-watching excursion. We then travel by scenic flight to the beautiful Bella Coola Valley. Here we have the opportunity of viewing grizzly bears as they feast on the annual salmon run along the river’s edge. Our visit here includes 4-days of bear viewing, photographing from the vantage point of private boat drifts with just 3 guests and your host in each zodiac. During this time there will also be time to visit the public bear-viewing stand.
The accommodation featured throughout the whale and bear photo tour is a mixture of well-equipped small comfortable lodges. This includes a beautiful lodge on Vancouver Island that is located in a beautiful wilderness setting. Where there are sometimes opportunities of viewing black bears and other wildlife right from our lodge. This is a varied and wildlife rich photographic tour with a maximum group size of 6 people plus your hosts. You will enjoy whale watching safaris and also intimate encounters on several private tours with brown bears as we drift quietly down beautiful rivers (Only 3 clients per boat/zodiac). In all of the locations visited we have very good opportunities to view and photograph black and brown bears, orca whales, humpback whales, eagles, sea otters much more