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I wouldn't think of hunting anywhere else in Newfoundland

This year was my third time at Tuckamore Lodge

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Departures

  • Aug 30, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015
  • Aug 31, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015
  • Sep 7, 2015 - Sep 14, 2015
  • Sep 8, 2015 - Sep 15, 2015
  • Sep 16, 2015 - Sep 23, 2015
  • Sep 23, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
  • Sep 24, 2015 - Oct 1, 2015
  • Oct 1, 2015 - Oct 8, 2015
  • Oct 2, 2015 - Oct 9, 2015
  • Oct 9, 2015 - Oct 16, 2015
  • Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015

Arrival into Bella Bella

Plan to arrive in Bella Bella, the day before your trip begins. After arriving at the Bella Bella Airport, collect your luggage and look for Starr Shuttle. They will be notified of your arrival and a driver will be there to meet your flight to transport you to the Municipal Dock where you can catch the Seabus to your accommodation of choice. 

*Shuttle fees to and from the Bella Bella Municipal Dock are included in your trip fees. Any transportation beyond this service is the responsibility of the guest.

Day 1

Participants will meet at the top of the Municipal Dock on the Bella Bella waterfront at 11:00am where you will be met by a crew member. Upon boarding, cabins will be assigned and following a brief orientation we will set sail for the Great Bear Rainforest, where each night we anchor in a different, secluded anchorage.

Day 2-3

We now head deep into the coastal mountains and will focus the next two days on a large marine park called the Fiordland Conservancy. Here you will see some spectacular rock faces and impressive waterfalls. We will explore remote estuaries and expect to see bears attracted by the spawning salmon. We may visit the native village of Klemtu to see the new longhouse that was recently built by the local community.

Day 4-7

We travel along the shore of Princess Royal Island - the best known area for seeing the rare Spirit or Kermode bear. These bears are black bears expressing a genetic variation that results in about ten percent of the population in this area being all white. We will visit creeks and river estuaries and keep an eye out along the shore as we travel. Kjutze Inlet has a beautiful river valley, an abundance of birdlife and we may see bears along the shore. We are fortunate to spend 2 days with local Tsimshian Native guides who will take us to their favorite wildlife viewing areas where we will get one of our best chances to spot the elusive Spirit Bear and during the spring months they will show us their ancient village sites and traditional artwork.

In Whale Channel we expect to see humpback whales and will take the time to observe these amazing, 15 meter-long creatures, whenever the opportunity arises. In open Principe Channel, we hope for a good wind to set the sails and have one of our best sails of the voyage! There will be time to explore the protected waters using our stable sea-kayaks that we have available. During our daily shore excursions, our onboard naturalist will help identify different coastal plants and interested participants can help keep a species list for the trip. With a good low tide, we may explore the shoreline for different species of colorful sea stars, anemone and algae.

Day 8

We arrive mid morning in Bella Bella.

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