Bear Watching Tours

Witness the most beautiful and
fascinating natural wonders on the planet

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GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST ECOTOURS

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Our ecotours are fast paced, wild and loaded with some of the most beautiful and fascinating natural wonders on the planet The Great Bear Rainforest is abundant with once-in-a-lifetime sights. Trek through stretches of land that serve as primal nesting sites, and become awestruck by the cluster of creatures. The country epitomizes sweeping landscapes and wilderness glamour. Be sure to learn more about our wilderness expedition vacation packages and our fly-in salmon & eco-adventure all inclusive fishing trips.

From early May through September Shearwater’s West Coast Resort is situated among a myriad of channels, incomparable splendour of islands and inlets that are teeming with five species of salmon on their migrations to their natal streams. It is definitely a sport fishing enthusiasts dream. We’ll tailor-make your ecotour of the Great Bear Rainforest the wildlife holiday of a lifetime.

bear viewing, grizzly bear,
Grizzly Bear Viewing, shearwater resort and marina
bear viewing, shearwater resort and marina
Grizzly Bear Viewing, bear watching, shearwater resort and marina

Located on the doorstep of the Great Bear Rainforest, home of the Spirit Bear or Kermode Bear and the surrounding area resonates with the chirps and sounds of Bald Eagles and other birds.

BC’s most ecologically diverse region, with an amazing amount of wildlife. Milbanke Sound and the Discovery Passage host a mass of seals, Sea lions, Orcas (killer whales) and Humpback Whales so grab your camera as whale watching is always on the agenda.

North America’s premier rainforest destination, our area is truly a special and very spiritual place. It is no wonder that Heiltsuk people First Nations came here at the beginning of time and still make this their home today. Many of the people from Bella Bella work at our adventure resort and have helped make Shearwater what it is today.

" WE HAVE IMMENSELY ENJOYED OUR GREAT BREAT RAINFOREST CRUISE. NEVER A DULL MOMENT WITH JAW DROPPING SIGHTINGS OF HUMPBACK WHALES, ORCA'S, BEARS AND EAGLES."

B. Repin, Award Winning Vancouver Builder

"I HAVE BEEN VISITING SHEARWATER FOR MANY YEARS...THIS IS MY 27TH. I HAVE ENJOYED AT SEVERAL FISHING LODGES ALONG THE COAST OVER THE YEARS BUT HAVE YET TO DISCOVER ONE THAT BEATS SHEARWATER. FISH SPECIES ARE PLENTIFUL... EAGLES, WILDLIFE, ORCA AND HUMPBACK WHALES ARE ALL THERE TO ENJOY. STAFF AND SERVICE ARE SECOND TO NONE. A MUST DO FOR AT LEAST ONCE IN A LIFETIME."

J. Balango, Rogers Television, Vancouver, BCAll-inclusive Fishing Packages

BEAR WATCHING ECOTOURS

“Your days are filled with bears, fiery orcas, and jaw-dropping oceanic blowholes!” 

With thousands of untouched, unspoiled, and untamed hectares truly beyond imagination surrounding us, makes it an intimate setting to view wild bears… and including the rare Kermode Bear or popularly known as the Spirit Bear.

From simple wilderness sightings while cruising along the calm protected channels that surround Denny Island, to spectacular sightings in secluded inlets found deep in the Central Coast, you will celebrate the sounds and sights of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Shearwater’s all inclusive ecotours to view these magnificent animals in their natural surroundings in the Great Bear Rainforest in Heiltsuk traditional territory, takes you on an intimate exploration in unspoilt splendor that is truly beyond imagination.

On each journey, visitors will witness Black, and Kermode (Spirit) Bears and Grizzly bears in their habitat on estuaries in the great bear rainforest, which are full of spawning pacific salmon.

Seeing these amazing animals salmon fishing is truly spectacular and a once in a lifetime experience. Reserve your bear watching ecotour adventure today.

ECO-ADVENTURE TOUR PACKAGES

Great Bear Rainforest Ecotours ranging from 3 days all the way to 7 days for the ultimate enthusiast.

ECO-ADVENTURE
Pkg 1

$ 2695

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

ECO-ADVENTURE
Pkg 2

$ 3550

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

ECO-ADVENTURE
Pkg 3

$ 4425

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

ECO-ADVENTURE
Pkg 4

$ 5295

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

ECO-ADVENTURE
Pkg 5

$ 6175$

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

Here’s a list of what’s included:

  • Ecotours run from the 3rd week of August until the (approx.)3rd week of October.

  • Group sizes available from 2 to 42 guests.

  • Includes return airfare from Vancouver to Shearwater.

  • Accommodations at the executive Shearwater Lodge with private en suite facilities

  • Breakfast, lunch, & dinner each included daily with wine at each dinner and snacks available at the lodge throughout each day.

  • All transportation to and from; Bear, Totem, Native Pictograph and Whale viewing areas.

  • Professional First Nations guide on every tour.

  • Excellent corporate retreat packages for team building or sales incentive trips.

  • Full range of business services available: meeting rooms, high speed wireless internet, cellular service, photocopying,  AV equipment, supplies, and more!

GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST ECOTOUR PACKAGES

Have a special special request or interest not found on our package pages?

Shearwater Resort and Marina is glorious for everything outdoors and ecotour adventure oriented.

We have access to all kinds of equipment, aircraft including helicopters and a wide range of expert experiences to help make your unique ecotour expedition dream a reality.

We have land based, water based, and air transport expertise that sets Shearwater at the forefront of unique adventure packages in North America.

And still others might want to mix adventure with relaxation at our resort. Which is fine too!

Shearwater is set in one of the most pristine wilderness locations in the world, is surrounded by lush mountainous rainforest and mangrove wetlands. We are proud to offer very comfortable accommodations, hospitable staff, and the finest menu available on the BC’s central Coast.

Contact us today and let’s make your Great Bear Rainforest wilderness expedition dreams come true!

  • Scuba

  • Sailing

  • Kayaking

  • Canoeing

  • Whale watching

  • Off Trail Hiking

  • Adventure Running

  • Gold Panning

  • Fly Fishing

  • Bear Watching

  • Lake Fishing

  • Fly-in remote lake fishing

  • Helicopter Tours

  • Photography Adventures

  • …And so much more!

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