Bella Coola Grizzly Tours. Guided Grizzly Bear Watching Tours & Wilderness Adventures in the Bella Coola Valley, BC, Canada

Bella Coola Glacial Fjord & Hot Springs 8 Hour Tour
Our most popular nautical day tour!

Bella Coola Grizzly Tours

The 42 foot MV Nekhani is a great platform to gather your friends, family, or co-workers for an unforgettable marine wilderness adventure. Bella Coola is the premier departure point and mainland port of the Great Bear Rainforest and offers air and water access to the entire BC Central Coast.

Bella Coola has long been renowned as the Grizzly Bear Capital of the British Columbia Coast. Its superb habitat produces some of the largest body size and highest concentrations of Grizzly Bears in the province.

Tour # 1:  
8 Hour Glacial Fjord & Hot Springs Tour

Our Most Popular Nautical Day Tour!

Our 42 foot twin diesel jet boat MV Nekhani departs the Bella Coola Harbour at 9:00 am and heads west out the Glacial Fjords.


Your skipper, Leonard Ellis or Daniel Ellis, takes you to several historical sites built by settlers and talks about the history and settlement of the area.

Hanging Glaciers

We cruise by Hanging Glaciers and stop in Bachelor Bay at the sandy beach and visit Seal Rock. The views to the east of Mt. Nusatsum and to the west of Bentinck Spire are spectacular.

Looking for Wildlife

We cruise into the mouth of the Salmon Spawning Creek at Green Bay to view the tidal estuary in search of Grizzlies, Black Bears and Wolves. Heading out around the point into South Bentinck Arm you may have opportunity to see Seals, Dolphins, Humpback Whales and Killer whales.

Distance Traveled

The 8 hour tour covers approximately 50 nautical miles of remote marine wilderness with many spectacular sights.

Soak in the Hot Springs

Arriving at the Hot Springs you enjoy a dip in a beautiful remote natural mineral hot spring nestled in a rock crevice with crystal clear water and no odor. After your soothing soak in the hot springs we cruise over to the gorgeous set of waterfalls and cool down with the overspray.


For lunch we tie up in a quiet little emerald green harbour at the trailhead of the famous Big Cedar Tree. Your skipper prepares you a nice onboard lunch while guests enjoy watching the Seals and Eagles. In hot weather many people enjoy a swim here in the glacial water.

First Nations Pictographs

Departing the sheltered bay we cruise up to a vertical granite bluff to view a very impressive display of ancient First Nation pictographs that tell stories of long ago. Heading north out of the fjord we keep an eye out for Dolphins and at the end of the day arrive back at the Bella Coola Harbour at approx. 5:00 pm.

For the 8 Hour Day Tour
(9am-5pm approx.)
including barbequed lunch is
$225.00 per person.


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  • It is easy to book this tour so just call us at 250-982-0098 or email and advise your preferred day/date you would like to get on board and we will work on putting this tour together for you.
  • We typically run this 8 hour boat tour Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday but we will run the Tour any day of the week provided we have enough people to go. Generally, we do not have a problem rounding up and collectively meeting our minimums which are dependent to run the Boat Tour and we do our best to ensure it departs as planned.
  • In the event that the minimums are not met as required, the guests/party will have the option of paying the charter minimum of $1600 to ensure the Boat Tour will depart on date requested by guest/party.
  • Payment to be made prior to departure of the tour by cash or credit card.

Departure point Bella Coola Harbour. Please contact us for tour dates and availability.

We accept all major credit cards and cash for payment.

Donít forget your camera, bathing suit and towel!

We also offer a 3 Day/2 Night Glacial Grizzly Tour more info...

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Bella Coola Grizzly Tours Inc.
P.O. Box 336,
1953 Mackenzie Highway 20
Bella Coola, British Columbia
Canada, V0T 1C0

Phone: (250)-982-0098
Toll Free: 1-888-982-0098

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Photo Credits: Michael Wigle, Leonard Ellis, Michel Bazille, Shannon Ellis, Dawn Brynildsen, Arnold Honigman

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