Board SV Achiever in Bella Bella, BC, and embark on your Great Bear Rainforest tour, orientation, cruising. Island anchorage, river exploration, and learning about the ‘salmon forest’.
Beach walk. Cruising into Fjordland for an in depth tour of the Great Bear Rainforest. Massive waterfalls, spectacular inlets, pictographs, estuary exploration and search for bears.
Cruising to one of the leading grizzly bear havens, bear tour into the estuary. Extended watching for grizzly bears. Optional fishing, quiet time.
Morning shore walk, tour First Nations village. Big House tour by village guide. Intertidal life. Fjord anchorage.
Exploring coastal river by zodiac. Forest walk. Sea lion and black or grizzly bear viewing. Nature hike. Hot springs.
Spirit bear island anchorage. Shore excursion to spirit bear viewing site with bear stands. Whale Channel, humpback whale watching.
Sailing down coastal channel, Island anchorage, cultural site visit.
Outer coast Great Bear Rainforest tour and beach exploration, sailing and cruising the western waters, whale viewing, shore trips.
Exploring one last spectacular inlet with waterfalls and several creeks with salmon. Possible bear viewing.
This sample itinerary is intended to give you an idea of the typical trip. Order of events and specific details may change based on wildlife, weather and other opportunities.
You can find information about each day, by clicking on a number
|Date||Price*||# of Nights||Start Port||End Port||Ship|
|Date: Sep 19 - 28||Price: $5000||# of Nights: 9 nights, 10 days||Start Port: Bella Bella||End Port: Bella Bella||Ship: Achiever|
You can book passage, through us, on a trip in the Great Bear Rainforest operated by Raincoast Outfitters, which is part of Raincoast Conservation Foundation. Don’t be fooled by the name – these are called bear hunt trips, but they are the opposite!
Because Raincoast is protecting bears from trophy hunting by buying the rights to hunt, they are legally obligated – as licence holders – to operate hunt trips. In fact, Raincoast’s guests shoot pictures of bears, and the spectacular Great Bear Rainforest, with their cameras. Just like Maple Leaf guests.
Explore the fjords, rainforest, wildlife and cultural history of the Great Bear Rainforest with Raincoast Conservation Foundation, the science-based organization that has discovered much about the Great Bear Rainforest. (Read more about Raincoast.)
Go ashore to fully experience the rainforest, meadows and beaches. View wildlife including bears and whales from small boats, from Achiever, or on land. Includes time at viewing stands in spirit bear country.
Gillian Hodge Maple Ridge, BCI can't believe we're already at the end of our wonderful week on the central coast; I had no concept, a the beginning, of the riches we would see. Thank
David Spence B.C., CanadaI am most grateful for the mystical encounter with the Desolation realm under the wonderful leadership of each member of the crew – May ‘Wonder, Love,
Alec W. New ZealandJust returned from their Whales and Totems trip, 6 fantastic days out on the MapleLeaf. The crew led by Tavish were instrumental in making this a trip