Great Bear Rainforest aboard the Pacific Yellowfin

Discover the wonders of the Great Bear Rainforest at the very best time to see grizzlies swiping at salmon, eagles soaring in the sky, and lush, verdant trees thriving in the rainforest. Look out for whales, sea lions, grizzlies, wolves and spirit bears as you explore the waters around the Douglas Channel in British Columbia.

Duration 8 Days
Price From $7,393
When Sep-Oct
Destination Canada

Safari Overview

Venture to the Great Bear Rainforest between September and October as hundreds of Pacific salmon return to the region’s freshwater rivers, and bears, wolves and eagles come out in search of prey. Abundant with life, this is the very best time to explore the rainforest, and by travelling aboard the Pacific Yellowfin, you can enjoy water-based activities, look out for whales and really get into the heart of the rainforest. 

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Watching hundreds of bears hunting salmon in the rainforest’s freshwater rivers.
  • Looking out for humpbacks, orca, fin whales and sea lions.
  • Enjoying water-based activities like kayaking while exploring the forest.
  • Staying on board the comfortable Pacific Yellowfin .


Whether you choose to charter the Pacific Yellowfin exclusively or join a small group departure you will be sure to have a fantastic experience in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Vancouver

Arrive into Vancouver and transfer to your city hotel to relax before your journey begins. Depending what time you arrive, you may have time wander around the waterfront and grab some dinner before getting ready for your Great Bear Rainforest Safari.

Day 2

Vancouver – Terrace

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before transferring back to the airport to catch your light aircraft flight to Terrace/Bella Bella where you will be met and taken to the Pacific Yellowfin where you will settle in and have a briefing about your upcoming journey. As you will arrive quite early your adventure begins straight away with your Captain setting sail into the Great Bear Rainforest.

Overnight: Pacific Yellowfin B, L, D

Days 3-6

Exploring the Great Bear Rainforest

Spend your days encountering the wildlife of the Great Bear Rainforest via hikes, kayaking and excursions aboard the Pacific Yellowfin. The Great Bear Rainforest is the only location in the world to witness rare white spirit bears and you can enjoy a special guided tour with the Gitga’at Spirit Bear Keeper to see these creatures in the wild. Watch as they feed on salmon in the streams and roam the verdant forest. As well as witnessing spirit bears, grizzlies, whales and birdlife in the rainforest, enjoy cultural visits including a tour of some remote villages and historic First Nations sites. When not out exploring, relax on board the Pacific Yellowfin, dining on quality cuisine and chilling out on deck with a good book.

Overnight: Pacific Yellowfin B, L, D

Day 7

Terrace – Vancouver

Spend your final day exploring the Great Bear Rainforest before heading back to the harbour. It’s now time to say goodbye to this amazing region. Disembark the Pacific Yellowfin and head back to the airport for your transfer back to Vancouver. Spend one more night in Vancouver where you can eat out and reminisce about your trip.

Day 8

Depart Vancouver

Depending on your departure flight time you may have time to see some of the city sights. When you’re ready, transfer back to the airport for your onward flight home.

Trip Details

Trip Information

This is a small group departure but can also be arranged as a private charter. Please speak to our destination specialists if you would like to book the Pacific Yellowfin on a private basis.


Prices below are from prices are are subject to change based on departure date and exchange rate at the time of booking. All prices are shown as a per person cost.

Cabin Category    Single        Double

Captains Cabin



Owners Room



Bear Room



Orca Room 



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