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Great Bear Rainforest Tours by Sail

Canada, North America

from $4,180* per person 9 Days April, June-September
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Maple Leaf Adventures 12 people max
  • Bella bella, bc, canada
  • Boats, Barges & Small Ship Cruises trips
National Geographic Traveler's Tours of a Lifetime 2011
Cruise British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, guided by the expert crew and naturalist of the 92-foot schooner Maple Leaf.

Also called the Inside Passage, the Great Bear Rainforest is a land of fjords, mountains, rainforests and great river estuaries. Here, you can view grizzly bears, the mysterious white Spirit Bear, whales and, if you're lucky, wolves. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., calls it “the last stand of the great North American rainforest.”
See the Wildlife and Nature of One of Earth's Great Wild Places

Get ready for days of adventure and wildlife, supported by a very comfortable expedition ship, a gourmet chef and welcoming guides. Maple Leaf Adventures is a pioneer of tourism in the Great Bear Rainforest, having designed tours here starting in 1991 and advocated for its protection.

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Canada, North America

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.


Day 1 Board Maple Leaf, orientation, cruising & viewing whales.

Day 2-3 Sailing to the west coast, explore west coast beach, wildlife viewing.

Day 4-5 Fjordland and estuary (sea ducks, birds, seals, and possible bears). Exploration by zodiac and foot.

Day 5-6 Visit community of Klemtu including intro to First Nations culture, visit with scientists at research station, cruising & anchorage in Inside Passage.

Day 7-8 Mainland inlets, rainforest walk and exploration, hot springs soak, optional kayaking, whale researcher visit, looking for whales, sailing.

Day 9 Cruising to port.

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