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Grizzly Bears of Toba Inlet - 4 Days
Desolation Sound with Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours

Discover the Grizzly Bears of Toba Inlet. Cruise from Lund Harbour to remote Homfray Channel in Desolation Sound, British Columbia. Daily fast boat trips to Toba Inlet to view Grizzly Bears. Upon arrival in Toba Inlet, you will receive a warm welcome from the Klahoose First Nation guides. After an orientation and short cultural talk, our guides will drive you a few minutes to specifically designed viewing platforms set along the remote Klite River. From here, you’ll spend about 3 hours watching the bears in their natural habitat, often feeding on salmon.

  • Exclusive Grizzly Bear Watching Tour for a maximum of 12 guests 
  • Grizzly Bear Viewing Tour with Indigenous guides trained with the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of BC
  • Choose from our 2, 3 or 4 nights packages 
Itinerary
Dock leading up to Homfray Lodge

Day 1

 Arrive on your own into Lund, BC, the gateway to Desolation Sound.
Note: Scheduled airport transfers are offered complimentary from Powell River Airport for guests flying (35 min.) from Vancouver 

Lund, BC, Embarkation.  

Lund is located at the tip of the Sunshine Coast and is the gateway to Desolation Sound. Welcome reception and meet the crew as we set off from the quaint 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).  

 In the evening, we reach our destination where we meet the staff and enjoy our meals prepared by the lodge’s chef.  

 Overnight in Homfray Channel

Two grizzly bears walking side by side

Day 2

Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours depart Homfray Channel with a cruise to Toba Inlet, on the edge of the Great Bear Rainforest. 

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 you will 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.  

After having lunch on board, return to the lodge in the afternoon at leisure as the chef prepares your dinner.  

Overnight in Homfray Channel

Sunny day on the dock surrounded by flowers

Day 3

Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours depart Homfray Channel with a cruise to Toba Inlet, on the edge of the Great Bear Rainforest. 

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 you will 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.  

After having lunch on board, return to the lodge in the afternoon at leisure as the chef prepares your dinner.  

Overnight in Homfray Channel

Sunny day on the dock surrounded by flowers

Day 4

 Depart Homfray Channel after breakfast, Pass Desolation Sound Marine Park, and return back to the Sunshine Coast and Lund Harbour.

 Return to Lund Harbour (estimated arrival at 12:00pm). 

Popular Sights
  • Humpback Whales
  • Seals
  • Dolphins
  • Sea Lions
  • Orcas
  • Grizzly Bears
Trip Dates

Rates

Double Occupancy
Homfray Lodge
$2,595per person
Homfray Lodge
$2,695per person
Homfray Lodge
$2,795per person
Quad Occupancy *Special Shared Chalet Pricing
Homfray Lodge
$2,195per person x 4 guests
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All rates are per person based on double occupancy, unless noted. Rates are in Canadian Dollars and are subject to 5% GST.

Single Supplement $1,095
Extra Person $1,495

Included in Price

3 nights accommodation at Homfray Lodge

All meals from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on day of departure

House beverages aboard the ship and at Homfray Lodge

Two Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours (morning tour, approximately 6 hours including cruise to Toba Inlet with 2-3 hours bear viewing) - exclusive to just 12 guests

On board 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

Not Included in Price

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 (35 minute flight) from Vancouver with Pacific Coastal Airlines.

$25 Conservation Fee per person, per booking

Parking in Lund

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.


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