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Departing from Tofino on Vancouver Island, this half day boat trip allows you the chance to get up close to coastal black bears after their winter semi-hibernation in Clayoquot Sound.
The trip takes place in an open air (the tour company provide floater suits) Zodiac rib-style boat with a shallow draft that allows the skipper to guide her into even the narrowest and shallowest inlets where you can see the bears in their natural habitat, scavenging, foraging and catching rock crabs along the shoreline.
Vancouver Island has a total bear population of approximately 7,000 so chances of a sighting are pretty high.
Seeing the bears foraging on the seashore is exciting enough, but it’s even better when there are adorable cubs in tow.
Ollie, Original Traveller