Mid August into October is a great time to view Grizzly Bear’s on the northcoast of BC. The bears are searching out salmon in coastal creeks and rivers in order to fatten up before winter sets in. We will explore these creeks and rivers in the safety of a jet boat and search for grizzlies feasting these fish before they die. This tour lasts 10-12 hours as we travel long distances and explore many creeks for feeding bears. The fall can be a great time to travel on our inlets and channels as you never know what you will see. Whales, dolphins, eagles, otters, and black bears can all be seen in a single day.
The Skeena River Oolichan run is really the start of life again after the cold winter doldrums. It is one of the great migrations of many species to this short tidal area of the Skeena River. The small smelt like fish come into the river with each rising tide and slowly make their way up river to the edge of the tidal boundary ( near the Kasiks River mouth). These fish come in by the millions and are blessing for all the wildlife that are looking for their first good meal after winter. The Oolichan have to run the gauntlet of of the seals, sea lions, eagles and gulls to find a suitable spot to spawn on the shallow gravelly side channels.
Here is a video from a few years ago that provides a bit more information. Book your Skeena River tour to see the month of March adventure.
Its getting to be that time of year for the Annual migration of Oolichan up the Skeena River and with that comes the Sea Lions, Seals, Eagles and Gulls. Don’t miss your chance to view this amazing migration in the month of March. Contact us for a trip of lifetime on the Skeena River to view these amazing creatures
There is nothing like a warm fire in the month of March on a gravel bar and watching the wildlife at work. Our lunches can be as simple as smokies and snacks or a full salmon and seafood feast. Come and enjoy a day watching the sea lions, eagles and gulls and then a tasty shore lunch on a remote gravel bar. Here are a few photos from a past trip.