Explore the Great Bear Rainforest aboard the custom designed 68’ motor-sailors, Island Roamer or Island Odyssey. Comfortable double cabins accommodate up to 14 guests. The Great Bear Rainforest is one of the most beautiful natural places on the planet. We will see both grizzly and black bears. With luck and patience, you will also see the elusive, white Spirit bear. Watch humpback whales, visit a First Nation Indian village, and try kayaking in a coastal estuary. Your crew have years of experience along the coast. There is a dedicated naturalist to help guests understand the coastal ecology and conservation of this area.
The brand new flagship vessel, Island Solitude, will be operating some of these tours from 2018; ask us for details.
The Island Roamer
A custom 68-foot ketch, launched in 1983. The boat’s design, safety and comfort make her perfect for these trips. She features 8 private cabins (double occupancy), 3 heads with hot showers, a large comfortable lounge with an extensive library, and a well-equipped galley. On deck, the large covered seating area provides protection in all types of weather. The Island Roamer is large enough for comfort, privacy and safety, and small enough to create a good rapport among passengers and crew.
The Island Odyssey
Joining the fleet in 2003, the 68′ ketch, The Island Odyssey is the sister-ship to ‘Island Roamer’. Originally built as a luxurious private yacht in 1984, she completed a major renovation in 2003 to update the cabins and all safety systems. She features 8 private cabins (double occupancy), 3 heads with hot showers and a comfortable salon with a natural history library. On deck, the large deckhouse provides a comfortable spot to watch for wildlife.
The Island Solitude
This new vessel carries the same number of guests – on average 12. The increase in amenities of this vessel includes 6 guest cabins with two side-by-side berths and private, ensuite bathrooms in each. The on deck wheelhouse is expanded so the entire group can share deliciously prepared meals together while enjoying incredible, 360 degree vews! Environmentally, the engines exceed EPA emission standards and the modern hull design was designed for improved sailing performance making it more efficient for travel whether motoring or under sail.
Mrs Leech - Travelled to British Columbia
"We saw bears, whales, eagles, deer"
We cannot thank Frontier enough for organizing our fantastic trip across Canada. We saw bears, whales, eagles, deer and experienced great hospitality and fabulous food. Our only complaint was it just wasn’t long enough, we could have stayed a month!
Itinerary (7 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
The daily plans are flexible to accommodate the surprises that you will encounter on each...
The daily plans are flexible to accommodate the surprises that you will encounter on each trip, the requirements of tide and weather, and the interests of the group. With so many opportunities to be “wowed”, it’s hard to predict what unique moment will be your favourite memory.
You will meet at the top of the Municipal Dock on the Bella Bella waterfront and leave mid-day to begin your adventure. Note: some departures begin/end in Prince Rupert.
Over the next 6 days, you will travel to a number of areas around the...
Over the next 6 days, you will travel to a number of areas around the Central Coast such as Campania Sound and Whale Channel – excellent areas for spotting humpback whales and Steller sea lions. You may go ashore in the Gitga’at (Princess Royal Island) Conservancy. You will cruise over to Bishop Bay to enjoy a relaxing dip in the hot springs and spend a day with a Gitga’at native guide, taking you to his favourite bear viewing area. With patience and some luck you will see black bears and the elusive, white Spirit Bear! You may visit the First Nations village of Klemtu or Hartley Bay to see their ceremonial Big Houses. You will voyage deep into the coastal mountains to explore the Fiordland Conservancy where, beneath towering rock bluffs and waterfalls, you will search remote estuaries to see grizzly bears feeding on spawning salmon.
You will arrive in Bella Bella late morning. Participants can catch the Pacific Coastal Airlines...
You will arrive in Bella Bella late morning. Participants can catch the Pacific Coastal Airlines late afternoon flight back to Vancouver.