Prince Rupert – guided tour into a Grizzly Bear sanctuary
Entering into the Khutzuymateen Inlet – home to 3000 sq miles of Grizzly sanctuary. Google Earth along for the ride for map updating. A very special place
There are only three licensed tour operators entering into this passage. All the Rangers & park operators live along the inlet & all supplies are flown (or boated) in & out for them. As we entered the waters we were cautioned to only whisper while outside on the decks. The closer we got to the bears the quieter the hum of the motors and the only sound was the wind in our ears as we watched these majestic bears move about in total peace.
In total, our trip lasted 8 hours. We travelled up the Chatham Sound and found our first Humpback Whale at the opening to Work Channel.
As a special treat (as if the day wasn’t already spectacular!) the Captain stopped the boat & called in the eagles – too many to count!