When visiting Prince Rupert, Cow Bay and the historic Atlin Terminal one can’t help but notice the “Big Yellow Boat,” flagship of Prince Rupert Adventure Tours. A 72-foot Catamaran named Inside Passage, the ship takes fortunate explorers on a unique North Coast expedition to the Khutzeymateen Inlet and Grizzly Bear Sanctuary.
Over the two-hour cruise from Prince Rupert, guests aboard the Inside Passage are treated to a wildlife-viewing experience like none other. First off, this North Coast area is teeming with marine wildlife and the opportunities to view humpback and killer whales, sea lions and a variety of marine birds are truly world-class. The boat ride in Canada’s Great Wet North is well worth the price of admission on its own!
The jewel of the Inside Passage tour is the trip into the Khutzeymateen, where guests get an opportunity to view Grizzly Bears in their wild habitat. Whether feeding on Sedge grass in Spring and Summer or wandering creek mouths looking for salmon in Fall, the Khutzeymateen is one of Canada’s most wild and most beautiful ecosystems.
For a one-day trip from Prince Rupert harbour and Atlin Terminal, Prince Rupert Adventure Tours and Inside Passage deliver the chance to experience the wild and raw beauty of the North Coast. And the opportunity to check out a Khutzeymateen Grizzly…is simply one of British Columbia’s finest wildlife viewing experiences.
Prince Rupert Adventure Tours offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for visitors to the beautiful coastal city of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Whether you’re an experienced outdoor enthusiast or a first-time adventurer, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
One of the most popular tours offered is the bear-watching tour, where visitors have the opportunity to see grizzly and black bears in their natural habitat. These tours take place in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, a protected area that is home to one of the largest populations of grizzly bears in the world. The tour guides are experts in bear behaviour and will ensure that visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Another popular tour is the whale watching tour, where visitors can see a variety of whales, including humpbacks and orcas, in their natural habitat. The tour guides are knowledgeable about the different types of whales and their behaviour, and will provide visitors with an up-close and personal experience.
For those looking for a more active adventure, Prince Rupert Adventure Tours also offers kayaking and fishing tours. The kayaking tours take visitors through the beautiful coastal waters, where they can see whales, bears, and other marine wildlife. The fishing tours offer visitors the chance to catch salmon and halibut and are a great way to experience the local culture.
In addition to these popular tours, Prince Rupert Adventure Tours also offers hiking, bird watching, and cultural tours. The hiking tours take visitors through the beautiful coastal rainforest, where they can see a variety of wildlife and enjoy the stunning scenery. The bird-watching tours are led by experts who will help visitors identify different species of birds, and the cultural tours provide an in-depth look at the history and culture of the area.
Overall, Prince Rupert Adventure Tours offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy, and the tour guides are experts in their field and will ensure that visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience. If you’re planning a trip to Prince Rupert, be sure to book a tour with Prince Rupert Adventure Tours to experience the best that this beautiful coastal city has to offer.
Tim Milne on Prince Rupert Adventure Tours
For the past decade, we’ve had the pleasure of watching Inside Passage up close in Prince Rupert and cruising North Coast waters. It’s an iconic addition to the Atlin Terminal and Cow Bay Area of Rupert and provides guests with a super unique opportunity. We’ve journeyed on board and followed the Inside Passage in our own boat en route to the Khutzeymateen and it’s incredible how much marine area the tours cover. The Khutzeymateen Grizzlies and the variety of marine wildlife are truly incredible!