sea lions on coastal BC

A real west coast

Adventure

humpback whale up close

Intimate experiences with

SMALL GROUP SIZES

Humpback whale

See a huge diversity

OF WILDLIFE

Simply Unforgettable

EXPERIENCES

Beautiful sky over pacific northwest with orcas in the water

Wildlife moments

TO TREASURE

Sailcone’s Grizzly Bear Lodge

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Lodging

We offer you a small comfortable lodge with friendly people to look after you. Choose your trip from late May through the middle of October.

At the lodge we will offer the following:

  • Upstairs: one room with queen bed, 2 twin beds  and private ensuite.
  • Upstairs: two rooms with 2 twin beds and private bathroom.
  • Downstairs: one room with double bed and twin with shared bathroom.
  • By The Beach: our small cabin with double bed and ensuite.

Peace and Serenity

We’ve always thought that there wasn’t a lot of sense in leaving the city and its freeways just to join a large crowd. Most lodges accommodate 25-40 guests, and sometimes even more. This seemed to us far from ideal and certainly not the best way to enjoy the majestic wilderness of Knight Inlet. We keep the maximum number of guests to 10 at our lodge.

We built our lodge to provide a comfortable, intimate and relaxing atmosphere – a lodge that is yours. We also have added a small beach cabin with ensuite and a remarkable view. Our guests become, not only our wildlife companions but our friends as well.

Grizzly Bear Lodge And Safari Amenities

We 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

Boats

We use a 25′ cabin cruiser for our inlet trips.  It has a covered cabin with a heater and ample outside deck space for viewing.  On our whale watching trips we use 17′ speedboats.  Our whale watching area is away from the ocean swells and the open boats allow for great 360 degree views.  They do have a retractable cover to get out of the weather if need be.  All of pour boats have back-up motors, VHF radios and all the required 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.  We provide floatation suits to all of our guests.  These suits provide a great deal of warmth and also act as a lifejacket.  Our guides average over 10 years of experience in the area and with a maximum of 4 guests per boat there is ample opportunity to have all of your questions answered.  All of our boats and crew are Transport Canada certified.

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! 

An adventure in BC’s Knight Inlet, on the Rain Forest Coast, that you will always remember.

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    Biggs Orca

    In our area we have two types of Orca. We have the residents and the Biggs (aka transient). Although quite similar in size and appearance their behaviour is quite different. The resident Orca show up in the summer and usually remain in the area until the fall. The Residents feed exclusively on fish, and enter the area to feed on salmon. Their primary food source is the chinook salmon, which is the largest of the 5 species. To a lesser extend they also feed on other types of salmon, lingcod, squid and various other species of fish. They will never feed on marine mammals and despite their name tend to leave the area during the winter months. They are very social and often vocalise. On the other hand the Biggs can be spotted year-round. They feed on marine mammals with harbour seals (like the ones in the picture) being their main food source, although propose, dolphins, sea lions and otters are also commonly on the menu. These animals are much “stealthier”, traveling quickly and vocalising much less. This is because they are on the hunt for mammals which can detect their calls. The Biggs below circled this particular rock several times, but in this case were unsuccessful in catching a seal off guard.

    The Biggs Orca were named after Dr. Micheal Bigg who pioneered Orca research in the area. He realised that individual whales can be identified by their dorsal fin and saddle patch. This led to the creation of a thorough catalogue of animals and their family structures, which are organised by clans, pods and matrilines.

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