The early mornings are some of the nicest times to be out on the water. It is often calm and the wildlife tends to be active. This is a view from out dock taken after an early coffee and breakfast
This is a grizzly bear sitting in a pool in the Glendale river in Knight Inlet. The fish that you see are returning Pink Salmon. On a good return the river is black with fish. This is important, because our coastal Grizzly Bears rely on the protein rich salmon to put on enough wait to make it through their winter hibernation.
Check out this trip description from a previous guest
In August and early September it is common to get some fog while whale watching in the early morning. Usually by eleven this marine layer burns off and we enjoy a sunny afternoon. It can make finding the whales a little more difficult in the early morning, but does make for some peaceful and dramatic scenes. It is amazing how far the sounds of the whale’s blow travels on a calm foggy morning.
One of the nice things about viewing the grizzly bears from the viewing platform is that they tend to ignore you entirely. This is great as it is low impact viewing, allowing the bears to go about their business. Once and a while a bear will glance up and check out the people. Cubs are often especially curious and will give a stare to the lucky guests.
This is a great site to visit to get a “guest eye view” of a trip to our lodge.
Click on this link
Also: -if you search “You Tube” using the keyword SAILCONE you can view some videos from and about the lodge.
-and on Facebook at Grizzly Bear Lodge and Safari
We use speedboats to get from the lodge to the bear viewing area. They are fast and comfortable, but draw too much water to be effective for bear watching in the shallow estuary. For that reason we transfer over into a small flat bottomed skiff. Often the guide will use chest waders and just pull the boat along quietly in the shallow waters. This lets us get good views of the bears, without disturbing their routine.