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Sunchaser Charters

About the Trip

Welcome aboard Sunchaser Charters Grizzly Bear Ecotour

What is a 4 day, 3 night trip?

Due to the wilderness, unpredictable weather, and the long distances that we travel and work in, our trip scheduling can often be different.

The 4 day, 3 night trip means that you will sleep on the yacht 3 nights and be in the Khutzeymateen Sanctuary or area for 4 calendar days or part of, but not four 24 hour days.

Most all our clients are flown into the Khutzeymateen by floatplane and at times flown out or sail out back to Prince Rupert. Departure time for the fly in is around 9am on day one, and you will always be back in Rupert no later than 3pm on the last day.

In any case you will be notified which way you will be going, at least 20 days prior to departure.

Grizzly Bear Viewing

Because of our over 20 years of experience in the area, we generally have very good world class grizzly bear viewing, but please keep in mind that this is a very wild area with wild bears and that they are on their agenda, and not ours.

Here are a few helpful hints about the trip:
    • Clothing – Bring a sweater with a hood, extra socks just incase you get a boot full. It doesn’t hurt to even bring long underwear; it will keep you more comfortable while viewing bears.
    • Footwear – Regular runners or hiking boots are fine.
    • All – bedding is supplied
    • All – raingear, life jackets, floater coats are supplied; however, it is a good idea to bring your own personal lightweight windwear and raingear, preferably with a hood to protect you from the wind and light rain. We supply heavy-duty raingear if needed.
    • Please – bring your own personal towel, face cloth and soap.
    • Please – bring your own personal binoculars. Every participant should have their own, this is very important so you can enjoy the bears to the maximum. We suggest 7 to 10 power.
    • Alcoholic Beverages – Dinner wine is supplied; all other is your responsibility. Feel free to bring what you want, or let us know in advance and we will supply it on a reimbursement basis.
    • Baggage – Due to trip scheduling, there is a good chance you will be flown in and out of the Khutzeymateen [included in price]. We suggest you bring in only one soft bag, plus camera equipment. If you are on an extended holiday, the rest of your baggage can be left at your hotel or the floatplane base in Prince Rupert.
    • Cameras – Cameras with 200mm to 300mm lenses, even with a doubler and tripod will get the best results.
    • Food – If there are any special dietary requirements, please let us know.

Be – prepared to have a great time.

A grizzly eating salmon near the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary

A grizzly enjoying his salmon dinner

Grizzly bear from the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary

Grizzly bear looking over a rock

A grizzly bear and her cub

A mother grizzly and her cub

Humpback Whale off the British Columbia west coast

A humpback whale near the Sunchaser