5 Day Great Bear Lodge
Great Bear Lodge is located 50 air miles from Port Hardy, British Columbia. The fully self-contained floating lodge is situated at an outstanding wildlife viewing location. This is a place of spectacular beauty where one can still find the silence and solitude of another era. From this location they operate the Grizzly Bear viewing program. The charming floating lodge has eight bedrooms. The common area is a comfortable place for relaxing and listening to natural history presentations from the wildlife biologists. Completely upgraded in 2014, each bedroom now has an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The wind and solar powered lodge is in keeping with our commitment to low-impact ecotourism. Natural wood decks surround the lodge, a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying the beauty of the scenery.
- 5 Day Great Bear Lodge~ including:
- 3 nights at Great Bear Lodge in a Ensuite Room
- 1 post night in Port Hardy
- All meals starting with dinner on day 1 and ending with lunch on day 4
- Complimentary wine and beer
- Bear viewing trips, and one of the following daily activities: guided hiking or boat excursion
- Wildlife biologist guide
- Return floatplane transfers from Port Hardy to Great Bear Lodge
- Return ground transfers from Port Hardy airport
DAY 1: PORT HARDY - GREAT BEAR LODGE
Proceed to the departure point either independently or by complimentary transfer from Port Hardy hotel / Airport. At the base, you check in for your included transfer to Great Bear Lodge by seaplane (departure at approximately 15:00). Upon your arrival at you will be met by your hosts and shown to your private room. Later you will participate in your first thrilling wildlife viewing session. In the evening enjoy a fresh gourmet meal served with complimentary wine or beer. As well, participate in an informative audio visual presentation on the grizzly and its place in the local ecology. Overnight at Great Bear Lodge.
DAY 2 - 3: GREAT BEAR LODGE DURING YOUR STAY
The Great Bear Lodge promotes low-impact ecotourism, using wind and solar power and taking special care not to disturb the bears or their environment. Scheduled morning and afternoon bear viewing sessions coincide with times when the bears are the most active. Accompanied by an experienced wildlife biologist you will observe the bears as they roam freely in their natural habitat as you float by boat through nearby estuaries or watch from specially-designed optimal viewing areas. Other possible wildlife sightings: wolves, otters, bald eagles, black bears, pine martins and mink. Daily guided activities such as boat tours and an interpretative rainforest walk are offered between morning and afternoon viewing excursions, followed by a delicious lunch. Guests arriving in fall will also be able to witness thousands of migrating salmon from a series of enclosed blinds and open viewing stands along the river. Watch as the grizzlies hunt for fish in preparation for their coming hibernation. Overnight at Great Bear Lodge.
DAY 4: GREAT BEAR LODGE TO PORT HARDY
Participate in a final bear watching session, followed by a farewell lunch and afternoon activity before taking a floatplane flight back to Port Hardy in the afternoon (between 16:00 and 18:00) and a transfer to your postnight hotel. Overnight at a Port Hardy hotel.
DAY 5: PORT HARDY
Depart Port Hardy by car independently or take a complimentary transfer provided by Great Bear Lodge to the airport.
30 Jun - 17 Aug 22. Add on an extra $2666* per person for travel 20 Aug - 16 Oct 22.
31 Mar 23,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 15 March 2022 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offer ends 31 March 2023 for travel until 13 October 2022, unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. Weekend and peak surcharges apply, rates vary. All savings are included in the advertised price. ~Full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. Tours depart on certain days between 30 Jun - 13 Oct 22. These are our own views and not related to any other rating system. 3 star (★) indicate a comfortable standard of accommodation, 4 star indicate superior standard and 5 star indicate deluxe standard. A half star (✩) indicates an additional half rating. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Viva Holidays and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.