Sail into the Great Bear Rainforest

Sail into the Great Bear Rainforest and see the all-white spirit bear! See grizzlies, black bears and humpback whales and more!
Join us on this spectacular Canadian Signature Experience into the protected waters of the north-central coast of British Columbia – an area known as the ‘Great Bear Rainforest’. This stretch of coastline is a rich and unique ecosystem of impressive biodiversity – from the herring, salmon, and large marine mammals in the sea; to carnivores, birds, and massive cedar and hemlocks trees on land. It is home to grizzly bears, wolves, humpback whales, eagles, and the elusive, all-white Spirit Bear!
8 Days from $6845/person CAD
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This is intended as a Sample Itinerary. Please do not book flights based on information listed in this document as changes are possible. You will be provided with an Arrivals and Departures Itinerary once all details have been confirmed. Please contact us with any questions.

The start and finish of the journey is dependant on the Vessel. Please contact us for the full itinerary and departure dates.


We meet at the top of the Municipal Dock on the Bella Bella waterfront and leave mid-day to begin our adventure. Note: some departures begin/end in Prince Rupert.


Over the next 6 days, we will travel to a number of areas around the Central Coast such as Campania Sound and Whale Channel - excellent areas for spotting humpback whales and Steller sea lions. We may go ashore in the Gitga’at (Princess Royal Island) Conservancy. We will cruise over to Bishop Bay to enjoy a relaxing dip in the hot springs and spend a day with a Gitga’at native guide, taking us to his favourite bear viewing area. With patience and some luck we will see black bears and the elusive, white Spirit Bear! We may visit the First Nations village of Klemtu or Hartley Bay to see their ceremonial Big Houses. We will voyage deep into the coastal mountains to explore the Fiordland Conservancy where, beneath towering rock bluffs and waterfalls, we will search remote estuaries to see grizzly bears feeding on spawning salmon.


We arrive in Bella Bella late morning. Participants can catch the Pacific Coastal Airlines late afternoon flight back to Vancouver.



  • All meals and accommodation while onboard, full crew, fuel, any applicable permit and user fees, full use of all facilities onboard ship are included in trip fees. Select itineraries include pre-night accommodation and shuttle service to and from the vessel


  • Transportation to and from the starting and completion point of the trip, airport transfers – unless indicated otherwise, sustainability fee, travel or cancellation insurance, and crew gratuities
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included
Travel Details

Primary Location

Bella Bella, British Columbia


Seasonality runs from August to October

Pricing Details

Contact us for more information and pricing!

  • All trips are scheduled departures. A minimum of 8 passengers is required to operate a trip. Once this is achieved, BWA will provide the Arrivals and Departures Itinerary to confirm the departure as operating
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Optional Extras

  • Special charter rates are available to groups who prefer to fill an entire boat of up to 12

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