Grizzlies of Toba - 5 days


Highlights:

Itinerary

Discover the Grizzly Bears of Toba Inlet featuring Homfray Lodge—  Cruise from Lund Harbour to remote Homfray Lodge in Desolation Sound, BC. Tour to view Grizzly Bears in remote Toba Inlet.
 
  • Grizzly Bear Search for whales, sealions eagles and porpoises on your cruise between Lund and Homfray Lodge
  • Experience spectacular night wilderness stay at exclusive Homfray Lodge only accessible by boat 
  • Join exclusive Grizzly Bear Watching Tour into nearby Toba Inlet wilderness - max 12 guests
  • Watch Grizzly Bears feeding on Salmon in their natural habit, from raised covered viewing stands
  • Stay in cozy log lodge with lodge rooms or private chalets
  • Enjoy home style meals at the lodge with complimentary house wine & beer  
  • Cruise aboard our Boutique Fishing Boat converted for exclusive Coastal Cruising – only 12 guests on each Grizzly Bear Tour

Day 1

Itinerary

Lund, BC, Embarkation

Pacific Bear boat Lund is located at the tip of the Sunshine Coast and is getaway to Desolation Sound. Welcome reception and meet the crew of the Pacific Bear as we set off from the quant village of Lund. Cruising north into Desolation Sound, we will pass Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park a haven for boaters and kayakers with its calm waters and sheltered anchorages. As we leave the boaters behind we cruise into Homfray Channel, one of the deepest in North American and flanked by towering peaks including the majestic Mount Denman (1920 m, 6299 ft straight up from the sea).  This evening we reach Homfray Lodge nestled in the remote wilderness of Desolation Sound where we meet the staff and enjoy our meals prepared by the lodges chef. Overnight at Homfray Lodge

Day 2

Itinerary

Grizzly Bear with river behind Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours depart Homfray Lodge with a cruise to Toba Inlet. Upon arriving at the river, you will receive a warm and traditional welcome from the Klahoose First Nation guides. A short drive will transport you to specifically designed viewing areas where we spend about 3 hours with the bears in their natural habitat from raised and covered viewing platforms along the remote wilderness river. The highlight of the tour will be the chance to view the grizzly bears feeding on salmon in the natural habitat. Our grizzly bear tours are limited to 12 guests for an intimate experience and less impact on the bears. 

Day 3

Itinerary

Today is a day at leisure to enjoy Homfray Lodge. The waters hereChairs looking out to ocean are especially warm and with little nearby development the lodge is located in a true wilderness paradise. The meetings of the tides and warm summers allows for rich marine life and excellent chance for salt water swimming. Oysters grow in abundance around the lodge and curious Harbour seals are often seen swimming just off the dock. Water temperate can exceed 75°F (22°C) making the dock a natural hub of activity and place to sit back and relax. This peaceful setting allows you to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, vibrant marine life, and the lodge's activities such as kayaks, stand up paddle boards or join and eco boat tour to explore the nearby waters. vibrant marine life and a relaxed pace for the perfect wilderness getaway. Overnight at Homfray Lodge

Day 4

Itinerary

Your second Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours depart Homfray Lodge with a cruise to Toba Inlet. Upon arriving at the river, you will receive a warm and traditional welcome from the Klahoose First Nation guides. A short drive will transport you to specifically designed viewing areas where we spend about 3 hours with the bears in their natural habitat from raised and covered viewing platforms along the remote wilderness river. The highlight of the tour will be the chance to view the grizzly bears feeding on salmon in the natural habitat. Our grizzly bear tours are limited to 12 guests for an intimate experience and less impact on the bears. 

Day 5

Itinerary

Homfray Lodge DepartureMap of Desolation Sound

Cruise this morning from Homfray Lodge south through Homfray Channel past Desolation Sound Marine Park and back to the Sunshine Coast and Lund Harbour.

2019 Departures

Dates with availability are listed below or contact us for latest availability, wait list or reserve your spot. 

Dates Duration Departs Availability
September 2-6 5 Lund Contact Us
September 9-13 5 Lund Contact Us
September 16-20 5 Lund Contact Us
September 23-27 5 Lund Contact Us
September 30-Oct 4 5 Lund Contact Us
October 7-11 5 Lund Contact Us

Cruise Tours Costs

5 Days / 4 Nights

Departure Dates

September 2 to October 7

Grizzly Bear standing in river

Rates

$2,995 per person double occupancy

Lodge Room, at Homfray Lodge with one bed and private bathroom

$3,095 per person double occupancy

One Bedroom Chalet with Loft, at Homfray Lodge, with one bedroom, private bathroom with living area and deck

$3,195 per person double occupancy

Two Bedroom Chalet with Loft, at Homfray Lodge, with one Bedroom, private bathroom with living area and deck 

$2,595 x 4 guests quad occupancy

Shared Chalet, at Homfray Lodge, with two bedrooms; each with one queen bed plus a loft with two queen beds, one bathroom with shared living area and deck 
All rates are per person based on double occupancy, unless noted. Rates are in Canadian Dollars and are subject to 5% GST. 

Single Supplement: $1,295. Extra Person $1,885 

Departure Dates

Included

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Homfray Lodge
  • All meals from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on day of departure 
  • House Beverages aboard the Pacific Bear and at Homfray Lodge
  • Grizzly Bear Viewing Tour (morning tour, approximately 6 hours including cruise to Toba Inlet with 2-3 hours bear viewing) - exclusive to just 12 guests and guided by Klahoose First Nation Guides. 
    • 3 Days/2 Nights: One Grizzly Bear Viewing Tour
    • 4 Days/3 Nights: Two Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours
    • 5 Days/4 Nights: Two Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours and an Eco Boat Tour
  • Onboard Naturalist on the cruise between Lund and Homfray Lodge
  • All transportation by boat to the bear viewing stands
  • Luggage transport and handling plus scheduled airport transfer between Lund and Powell River Airport if required

Rates

Not Included

  • Transportation from your home and our embarkation location in Lund, BC 
    • Note we may add a complimentary schedule transfer between Lund and the Powell River Airport if you are flying from Vancouver with Pacific Coastal Airlines*. 
  • Parking in Lund
  • $25 Conservation Fee 
  • 5% Tax and Service Fee of $35 per person per day 
  • Gratuities for Klahoose First Nation Guides (recommended $10-15 per day/ per guest)

*We would be happy to help you arrange your flights or travel to Powell River or Lund. To learn more about getting to us please see our Arrivals and Departures information. 

*Please Note

The Pacific Bear is Crewed by a seasoned West Coast Captain and your naturalist guide. Guides for our Grizzly Bear Viewing Tour are from Klahoose Coastal Adventures and are trained with the Commercial Bear Viewing Association.

Reserve Now. With limited space available (exclusive to 12 people only) these cruise/tours are quickly “sold out.”

 

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