Eagles are a common sighting around the lodge and on our tours. They eat a variety of foods, but are often sighted. looking for schooling fish such as herring and will frequent the salmon rivers when the fish are running. They mate for life an it is not unusual to see a mating pair. They are hard to distinguish on their own, but when side by side the female is slightly larger and the white feathers on her head tend to come down a bit lower on the neck. With their 5-6′ wingspan they are always impressive when they come down to the water in search of food.
Our crew has been with us for an average of over 10 years. We have witnessed a huge increase in interest in wildlife viewing over the past years and have been fortunate to see some amazing success stories, with increased numbers of Grizzly Bears and Humpback Whales in our area. I’m on the left pulling the boat in at the lodge, and my brother cam is on the right at telegraph cove, stretching the legs after a morning of whale watching.
All photos: Rainer Beck, Bornheim, Germany
Your adventure actually begins even before you arrive at the lodge. All of our guests fly in via floatplane from Campbell River on Vancouver Island. It is a scenic 40 minute flight over countless islands and channels that dot the southern section of the Great Bear Rainforest. The planes land on the water and park at the lodge’s dock. No long lines at customs to deal with here!