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Tide Rip Grizzly Tours

20 Boardwalk | Comox, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
+1 888-643-9319
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Exceeded our expectations

The only reason that I am giving this tour less than 5/5 is the price; $335 each seemed a little... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ron d
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Caloundra, Australia
Not a tour for wildlife photography: you are way too far even in perfect conditions!

As photographers (professionnal or passionate), we feel abused by the information received before... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alexzindy
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Tide Rip Grizzly Tours Ltd. is a small independent company located in Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. For over 15 years, Tide Rip has been leading daily boat-based expeditions to view and photograph the wild grizzly bears and other spectacular wildlife native to coastal British Columbia. We subscribe to the philosophy: 'conservation through coexistence' and endeavour to promote that through outreach education programs and presentations, fundraising projects, and sponsoring conservation NGOs, in addition to our daily grizzly bear tours.
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20 Boardwalk | Comox, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

The only reason that I am giving this tour less than 5/5 is the price; $335 each seemed a little steep. Other than that, the tour exceeded our expectations. We wanted to see Grizzly Bears and we did. Several at fairly close range, although I...More

Thank ron d
Reviewed 2 days ago

As photographers (professionnal or passionate), we feel abused by the information received before booking the tour and we do think that this is not a tour to take. Go on this tour if what you want is watching a lot of grizzlies (and cubs) without...More

Thank Alexzindy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A perfect trip, exceeded our expectations. Got picked up from hidden cove lodge at 7am. The guides where fantastic (mike and Nate). Very passionate about the experience we where luck enough to see a pod of orcas a hump back whale breeched right next to...More

1  Thank boxcarsoup .
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our double-grizzlies-bear-watching tour was organised by midnight sun travel using tide rip tours. The two days we spent with the tour guides were both excellent. We had pick-up from alert bay included (the tour starts across the water at telegraph cove) and both days started...More

Thank Ben N
wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow, thanks for coming twice! Good tips too, it is cool on the water.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This adventure was absolutely breath taking. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable and super friendly. My kids and I are already planing on going again next year. Thank you everyone for making our trip the best family vacation ever! Love the Kolbs

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We wanted to see Grizzly bears up close and in way that is safe for us and not going to upset them. This trip did just that. The ride out was pleasant and got us up close to black bears, seals, birds, a hump back...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great trip this was. We did see so much, from Orca's to of course the Grizzly Bears. Thanks to Jacky and James for making this such a memorable trip, your skills and enthusiasm were very much appreciated

Thank tinekeLangleyBc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent trip . Beautiful scenery. We saw loads of wildlife . Black bears , grizzlies , eagles . Pine Martin , dolphin , humpbacks . Mike , James and Bridget were very knowledgable and looked after us well . Highly recommended.

Thank Jennywalsh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled to Canada based around seeing bears in the wild on this trip and we weren't disappointed. Howard and his team were wonderful and the trip was everything we had hoped for. Lots of sighting including mums and cubs, and lunch with the best...More

Thank kathbarber
wonderfulbc, Front Office Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad to hear you had an amazing time! Thank you for the kind words. Safe travels!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a Grizzly Bear Tide Rip tour yesterday, and overall it was a great experience. A few insights below. We stayed at Hidden Cove Lodge. This is about 10km away from Telegraph Cove by road, or one bay away by boat. We had organised...More

1  Thank Lauren K
wonderfulbc, Manager at Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your critical review. I am quite upset about my guides' lack of common sense to distribute the guests more evenly, and their lack of attention to your comfort. I am going to crack the whip. In light of your treatment, thank you...More

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Eileen H
We want to do a day trip around Vancouver Island as we are staying there for 2 nights ... any suggestions would be appreciated
30 May 2017|
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Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
We suggest you extend your visit to 2 weeks.
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KODIAK1995
Is there a pick up point at Alert Bay?
20 February 2017|
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Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
Yes, we pick up at the Municipal Dock, in front of the Passin’ Tyme Cafe at 640 am in the spring and summer, at variable times in September. There is a $20 per person fuel surcharge for Alert bay pick ups. Please do not book... More
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Patti M
What are the chances of seeing bears in the first week of August?
10 January 2017|
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Response from wonderfulbc | Property representative |
In the first week of August, about 95%, unless we don’t see any, then 0%.
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