Grizzly Bears Tour

Come and Join Me to Photograph the Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet

My thanks to all that made the previous photo tours – some great days with lots of bear action.  

Friday 9th June 2017 – Sold Out!

Cost for the 2017 tour will be $308 (Plus Tax) Per Person

Space is limited so reserve you place today!

A stand-by list will be maintained in case of cancellations or for possible future tours – If you wish to be added to this list, please contact me.

(See also Khutzeymateen Photo Tour)

Many people over the past couple of years have asked how could they join me on one of my photo trips and since we started these guided photo tours we’ve had some exceptional days photographing the grizzly bears of Knight Inlet (plus some superb marine photo-tours) and for 2016 we will be doing some more photo tours again.

For 9 June 2017 I have a trip organized into the spectacular Glendale River estuary in Knight Inlet.  This is a superb time of year to photograph grizzly bears on river estuaries.  Moms are out with their newborn cubs, spring flowers are in bloom and there can often be a large male or two looking around for any unattached females.

The boat is booked and all that remains is for you to claim your spot.  This is a guided photo tour, not just a bear watching tour, with plenty of room in which to work, but seats are limited.  Throughout the tour you will have my assistance, including any photographic advice, coaching, guidance, bear safety and any other relevant information should you need it.

Upon arrival at Glendale we’ll transfer to a flat bottomed skiff that will be our working platform for the photo-tour and will give us prime access to the bears whilst maintaining our safety and their comfort.

This tour is open to all levels of photographers with any form of camera equipment.

Included in this private, fully organised photo-tour will be boat transport from Telegraph Cove to & from Knight Inlet, picnic lunch, knowledgeable boat and guide staff and the assistance of a fully trained professional photographer & bear guide who has worked with the bears in this area since 2008.

What’s not included: Gratuities for boat staff.  Travel to/from Telegraph Cove and accommodation prior to or after your tour.  Personal equipment.

It is recommended that you wear comfortable and sturdy footwear and bring along good rain gear for both yourself and your equipment.  As well as video and camera equipment, you may wish to consider bringing along a good pair of binoculars.

The tour will depart from Telegraph Cove on Vancouver Island at approximately 6.00 am with a return around 4pm.  Come prepared – your photo-tour could begin as soon as we depart the dockside as a wide variety of wildlife can often be seen between Telegraph Cove and Glendale Cove and photographic opportunities abound.

The total cost for the trip after tax is just $320.  A small deposit of $99 is required at the time of booking to reserve your place on the tour and final payment will be due in April (an invoice will be forwarded by email). Or you can pay in full right now if you prefer. I will email you upon receipt of your payment(s) to personally confirm your reservation and any supplemental details.

Are you giving this tour to someone for a gift? Please let us know and we’ll send you an exclusive Steve Williamson Photography Photo tour gift card to present to the intended recipient as verification of their gift.

If you prefer not to use the Paypal payment options, please contact me to arrange alternative payment methods.

 

The Small Print

The full itinerary for the day will be dependent on the weather, tides and wildlife.  Please note that whilst every practical and safe effort will be made to find and photograph the bears, they are wild animals and their attendance can not be 100% guaranteed.

Cancellation policy:  Cancellations made 60 days before departure full refund, cancellations 30 – 60 days before departure 50 percent refund cancellations less than 30 days before departure no refund.  If your seat can be resold anytime before departure a full refund will be given.  (A standby list will be kept in event of excess bookings). All refunds are subject to a deduction of any credit card/bank charges incurred.

Due to the nature of operating in ocean wilderness areas, tours may be modified or cancelled. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any expedition for adverse weather, mechanical or logistical problems, or unforeseen circumstances which may impede trip operations or safety. Should this occur, a full refund will apply if your tour cannot be rescheduled.

Please be aware this tour involves traveling on and working from boats, if you are not comfortable traveling by boat or working from a boat this tour is not recommended for you.  Should you suffer from sea-sickness and require medication, it is strongly recommended that you take your medication the evening before the tour, not immediately prior to departure.

As sea conditions can not always be relied upon, this tour is not recommended for very young children, people with neck or back problems, who are pregnant or persons with osteoporosis.

If you feel you need it, it is recommended that you purchase your own sickness, cancellation and/or equipment insurance.  

Neither Steve Williamson Photography and all associated therewith nor the boat tour operator can be held responsible for any personal injury, damage or loss of equipment or cancellation of third party travel that is beyond their control.  Nor can they be held responsible or liable for any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of injury, accident or death, damage, loss or delay of baggage or property, or delay, inconvenience, loss of employment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, caused by any act of omission or negligence. Nor are they responsible for expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip (i.e. travel costs, non-refundable air tickets etc.) The tour itinerary is a general guideline of what can be expected on the photo-tour, but it is not a contract. Factors such as weather conditions, mechanical breakdown, medical emergencies, natural disasters or other uncontrollable circumstances can alter your trip.

For all tours, the tour operator will require that each client signs an Assumption of Risk Agreement before embarking on the tour. You can inspect a copy of this agreement or we can email or fax you a copy for your perusal .

By signing up for this tour you agree to these terms & conditions.