Itinerary Day 3

Rise early. After coffee and breakfast you are off to your boat with your guide. Travel the shores of Knight Inlet, a spectacular scenic fjord, to Glendale Cove where you ride our Grizzly Bus [Aug 25-Oct15] up to the salmon spawning channel. Here you can photo huge Grizzly Bears as they feed on these fish using dives, scoops and plunges to trap their prey. Observe two hours from our viewing stand and then back to the boat for lunch and more Grizzly Bear viewing at the Glendale River estuary. Trips before August 25 view the grizzly bears interacting and feeding in the estuary and on the beaches near the river.  We view the bears from a flat bottom viewing boat which allows us to enter the shallow waters of the estuary and lower river. (Day 3 Itinerary continued below).

Cruise Knight Inlet home to Sailcone’s Grizzly Bear Lodge to meet your late afternoon plane back to Campbell River where you will stay at your pre-chosen hotel.

Sometimes we change the order of the viewing days to accommodate better Grizzly Bear or Whale viewing. Finally, weather can effect the quality of viewing.

sea lions close by grizzly bear grizzlies play fighting

Transient Orca 1 of 2

Killer Whales

 

 

“Transient Orca are meat eaters and are frequently seen preying on seal, sea lions, dolphins, porpoises and even larger whales. Transient Orca seem to come and go. As their name implies, they are transient whales and just pass through. It is unclear as to their actual territory, if they even have one. These whales have been seen coming into the inside Strait of Georgia from the top end of Vancouver Island by Cape Scott and leaving at the bottom end by Victoria. Perhaps they circumnavigate Vancouver Island as well as meander back up or down our inside passages. They are routinely seen in the inside waters of BC.” Quote from: Whales and Dolphins BC / Wild Ocean Whale Society (WOWs)  a great site to visit to learn more about marine life on the Bc coast. More tomorrow…