Your ecotour of a lifetime awaits you at Shearwater - The most enchanting eco-tour lodge located at the gateway to BC's Great Bear Rainforest. Look forward to the most exhilarating and breathtaking vacation of a lifetime. Our untouched surroundings are spectacular and simply unbelievable.

Where wildlife is abundant, this vast area of temperate rainforest is home to bald eagles, Sitka deer and grizzly bears, black bears, and the rare Kermode Bear also known as the white Spirit Bear. Spend days bear watching and whale watching breaching Orcas, Humpback Whales, Dall’s porpoises, Steller Sea lions, and harbour seals.

Where scientists from all over the world come to marvel at this precious pocket of wonders!

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Rainforest Ecotour Cruise 

We have ecotour packages custom designed to suit any persons taste. Enjoy a multi-day charter the 'Pacific Lure', our custom build 46' boat to get up close and personal, sailing through the Great Bear Sea makes for an unforgettable getaway. Captained by renowned bear guide & wildlife photographer - Doug Brown - he will plan with you to help create a wildlife expedition adventure of a lifetime.

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Bear Watching Adventure

6 day / 5 night journey on board 48' charter yacht 'Pacific Lure'

Arriving in Bella Bella, guests are greeted by captain and crew, board the Pacific Lure and then sail into the wilds of the Great Bear Rainforest British Columbia. A bear watching ocean cruise through the Great Bear Sea. 

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Helicopter Tours

Elevate your journey to an entirely new level and witness the Great Bear Rainforest from the air in a R44 helicopter!

Love at first flight! Take a spectacular 8 minute helicopter tour of the surrounding area of Bella Bella. Witness the Inside Passage from air, see Island scenery, romantic light houses, savage wilderness and stunning fjords surrounding the Great Bear Rainforest.

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Whale Watching

Discovering an expanse of ocean bounded Grey whale, Humpback whale, and Killer whale watching - along with spotting Pacific white sided Dolphins. Become captivated by one of the most spectacular breathtaking sites in the Great Bear Rainforest! A naturalist's paradise filled with wonders of the sea and be in awe as you watch these massive animals glide through the calm protected waters searching for their next place to feed.

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Outer Islands

Beginning at 9 a.m., this spectacular journey takes you 1½ hours southwest from Shearwater's Denny Island to just north of Hakai Provincial Park.

Venture to the inhabited islands of the North Pacific Central Coast in the footsteps of great explorers. Enjoy expertly led journey along the magnificent beaches combing pacific treasures, glass balls and other debris from the tsunami caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake. Enjoy ashore, a beautifully prepared picnic lunch and then you are free for the rest of the day to hike, swim, relax, or explore. Departing in the late afternoon, voyage back to Shearwater arriving just in time ashore for dinner .

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Lighthouses & Remote Beaches

This relaxing and rejuvenating day trip ecotour embarks leisurely cruising along quaint islands and a picnic lunch ashore followed with light hiking, encounter historical lighthouses await adventurers who opt to take in .

Departing at 9 a.m., this voyage leisurely journey takes a 1½ hour north to McInnis Island. Encounter along the way a surprising number of bald eagles and killer whales which frequent this passage. 

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Itinerary & Pricing

Customize your ecotour package. Have you a special request or interest not found on pages? Shearwater Resort and Marina can create you an exclusive itinerary packed with insider access at the perfect location for everything outdoors and ecotour oriented just as you imagined.

Our one-of-a-kind expeditions, unforgettable blend of scenic beauty, and authentic encounters are the hallmark of Shearwater's style. We have a wide range of local experts experienced to help make your custom ecotour dream become a reality.

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