About Grizzly Bear Lodge

Grizzly Bear Lodge And Safari Amenities

dining at sailconeWe offer you a small comfortable lodge or cottage with friendly people to look after you. Our lodge is located in a prime location in Knight Inlet allowing us easy access to world class Grizzly Bear watching up Knight Inlet and excellent whale watching near the mouth of the inlet and into Johnstone Strait.  Our group sizes are small, creating a personal experience that larger lodges can not offer.  After a full day viewing wildlife our guests all sit down together for dinner and share stories from the day.  Choose your trip from late May through mid October.

Location

sailcones lodgeMinstrel Island, where our lodge is located, is a small island on the edge of Knight Inlet. Not only does it have a colourful history but it is located perfectly for wildlife viewing – in the middle between the Grizzly river, our wild river and Johnstone Straits where the whales reside.  Our lodge is accessible only by float plane or boat.  We fly all of our guests in from Campbell River by float plane.  It is a short (half hour) flight with some great views along the way.See Location Map.

Boats

We use a covered 25′ cabin cruiser for our inlet trips.  It has a closed cabin and a heater for those cooler days with ample deck space for viewing outside.  We also use 17 ft speedboats for our whale watching trips.  Our whale watching trips are done on inside waters away from the ocean swell.  The open boats allow great 360 degree views and also have a retractable canopy to get out of the weather if need be.  All of our boats and Transport Canada Certified and have VHF radios, as well as backup motors and all the necessary safety equipment.  We supply you with sufficient equipment with any package that you choose. Boots, Suits, Rain Gear, Cooler Boxes are available at our lodge when needed.  Our guides average over 10 years of experience in the area and with a maximum of 5 guests per boat there is ample opportunity to have all of your questions answered.  All of our boats and crew are Transport Canada certified and we carry all required safety equipment.

There’s just one thing, Don’t forget your camera! A camera with a zoom lens and LOTS of film or digital storage space will insure that you capture tons of memories!

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    Humpback Whales and bait balls

    Humpback Whales Lunge Feedl

    This is the reason to park the boat in the area of a bait ball but not on top of the ball. A humpback whales is very aware of its surroundings but I do not wish to test their awareness with the bottom of my boat because I think we might lose. Although it appears that this lunging humpback missed many of the herring it must have got enough to satisfy itself because there was not a second lunge.

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