Khutzeymateen Grizzlies Photo Workshop
Great Bear Rainforest British Columbia, Canada
This private adventure with David Hemmings is a custom itinerary for our group to the Khutzeymateen Bear Sanctuary / Great Bear Rainforest to ensure the most productive and incredible bear photo experience. Stay in a unique floating lodge with private rooms and modern eco friendly facilities. Our itinerary is custom to ensure we have the most time, best light, most comfort with 4-5 photographers only in two zodiac boats with our guides. To photograph these incredible bears, special permits and licenses to operate in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary and area inlets are required. This grizzly bear photo workshop is based on 6 full days of photo and video action and is home to over 60 grizzly bears, mother and cubs and male grizzlies.
Be one of only a few allowed to photograph these amazing bears in the Khutzeymateen!
During September, we photograph a variety of grizzly bears eating salmon with fall landscapes, drop backs of yellows, greens and the changing colors of fall. With over 60 grizzlies protected in this conservancy, they are well habituated to being photographed and have been in the area for many years. Grizzly males, females and grizzly cubs are also living amongst other wildlife we may photograph including coastal wolves, black bears, sea lions, seals, dolphins, whales. Discover wildlife estuaries and other river inlets to photograph grizzlies fishing for salmon along with other coastal wildlife and landscapes.There are amazing backdrops with a variety of blue waters, and greens. In June, take photos of young cubs with bright greens, blue waters and fresh sedge grasses and spring wild flowers.
This is an exclusive adventure for our group only, with a flexible itinerary, ensuring you are out taking photos in the best light and taking advantage of those wildlife opportunities as they happen. Meal times will be flexible to ensure you don't have to rush to get back on the boat missing great photo and video wildlife moments. Meals can be suited for those with dietary requests.
At the floating lodge there are 10 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. To ensure During the day you get on board our zodiac and photograph wildlife within river inlets and return to the lodge for a break and lunch and then head out again for bear photography. We are in the boats 6 hours per day but can adjust our time based on the photo opportunities. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: 2023: Sept. 03- 10.2023 -7 nights (Sept.03 -Prince Rupert, Sept. 4-10 6 days bears, fly out Sept.10. 2023 Prince Rupert- Vancouver-Home
Dates: 2024 June 04- 10.2024 -7 nights and Sept. 2024 TBA - Wild flowers and bears, younger bear cubs, whales, seals, coastal wolves are also possible.
Price: $8495 USD includes single supplement Deposit: $2000 USD per person
Balance of $6495USD due June 04.2023 Includes Conservation fees, permits.
Fly to Williams Lake (YWL) from Vancouver (YVR) Drive to Prince Rupert and discover the Cariboo Interior and mountain range. Pre- trip and post trip option: Sept 2023: $1499 USD with airport pick up Aug 31, overnight Eagle Bear Lodge and then we all head out the next day. Driving and guiding along the way photographing wildlife and landscapes., arriving Sept 03 at Prince Rupert the night before we go to the bear lodge. Includes meals, lodging, guiding. Return option: Sept 10th $1000 USD drive back to Williams Lake. Prince Rupert overnight Nechanko on the way and then driving to Prince George overnight and then onto Williams Lake. You would overnight in Williams Lake. Book your return flight Sept 13th. Included meals, lodging, guiding. You will need to take a taxi on the 13th to the Williams Lake Airport. Not included. Arrival Aug 31 and depart Sept 13th Williams Lake.
Price Year 2024: $8,695 USD- Arrival Prince Rupert June 04.- June 05-June 11-Grizzlies, 12th Prince Rupert return to Vancouver. Balance due March 2024. Pre-trip and post trip is also an option.
Price includes professional photo instruction, lodging, meals, Prince Rupert hotel, float plane, transport to grizzly bear floating lodge in the Khutzeymateen Conservancy, conservation costs and taxes. Not included Flights to Prince Rupert, tips and gifts. Other expenses outside of workshop dates.
Vancouver Hotel in the airport Fairmont, shuttle - Four Points Sheraton and Pacific Gateway Hotels are all near the Vancouver Airport ( $ not included)
Fly into Vancouver (YVR) and then take the Air Canada flight to Prince Rupert (YPR) Flights not included ($) Sept 2023 arrival Prince Rupert Sept.03 depart Sept. 11. 2023
Day 1: Check into the Prince Rupert Prestige Hotel - Overnight included. Welcome dinner.
Day 2: Transport to Seal Cove- 8am -Float Plane to the floating lodge - grizzly bear photography after getting checked in. Grizzly bear photography in the estuaries by zodiac. Enjoy 6 full days of grizzly bears, nature and wildlife photography and photo instruction.
Day 7: Fly by float plane back to Prince Rupert to fly out on the Air Canada flight back to Vancouver.
Arrive Vancouver - fly Vancouver to home, you may need to overnight in Vancouver (YVR).
Flights not included. Please note itinerary may be subject to change based on weather conditions. Questions email@example.com
Alaska Fishing Bears
"The experience photographing bears from a boat was fantastic. I typically rate my trips on how many photos I take, I came home with over 14,000 photos of bears, eagles and beautiful landscape. So I give this a triple thumbs up---Excellent trip, hosts and experience!!! " I. Hernandez
"My expectations were nicely met. Mother with three cubs was a highlight" G. Benjamin
"The natural beauty of the place cannot be disputed. David's presentation before heading out was helpful to try to visualize the settings we might encounter. "
"I enjoyed the location and the variety of wildlife. I really enjoyed the small group and David as the workshop leader". L. Cronquist
"I loved the pre-trip, we got to photograph a coyote on the kill and a black bear prior to the grizzly bears on the river. Excellent bear photo workshop experience"
"Eagle Bear Lodge has one of the most beautiful settings that could be imagined with a beautiful mountain reflected in a stunning glacier-colored lake. G. Scalzo
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