Experience the Wild ...
in Wilderness !
Welcome aboard our 54- foot motor yacht, Great Bear II. Join
us for wildlife viewing, whale wathcing, Bear wathcing and wilderness adventure charter tours
on British Columbias West Coast, Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands), Alaska and the Vancouver, BC, area. Experience
the West Coast while enjoying the privacy, comfort, luxury accommodations
and gourmet cuisine, on board Great Bear II.
Ocean Adventures small group sizes, (2 6 guests),
ensure that our guests are first
never part of a crowd. Our
small group sizes result in the least impact on the lands we visit,
the wildlife we view, and First Nations cultures that inspire
us, while ensuring our guests the most intimate experience and
personal service, and our photographers, the best opportunities.
We invite you to take a nautical cruise to British Columbias
most remote and spectacular wilderness locations. When our paths
cross with natures best: Grizzly bears feeding on sedges
Spirit bears feasting on berries or fish
Humpback whales bubble net feeding
the towering trees of British Columbia's
Great Bear Rainforest
a Peregrine falcon in flight
meadow carpeted in wildflowers
OR we are invited to a First Nations feast, we have time to stop, for as long as we like, and
savour these life changing moments.
Late May and June finds us Grizzly bear viewing, bird watching
and enjoying the endless waterfalls and carpets of wildflowers
in "Magnificent Inlets of the Grizzly". Many
animals make these inlets their home in spring, as they raise
their young. It is on the lush, green estuaries of these inlets,
framed in snow-capped mountains, that we have often witnessed
the tenderness of a mother Grizzly bear with tiny bear cubs and
a brood of tiny Common Mergansers perched atop their mothers
back at the rivers edge. Long summer days are spent in "Haida Gwaii, the Queen Charlotte Islands", in Gwaii Haanas
National Park Reserve, enjoying the biodiversity of these islands
and speaking with the Haida Watchmen about their amazing First Nations culture and art.
In late August and September, "Islands of the Spirit Bear, Waters of the Humpbacks", offer unparalleled BC
wildlife viewing and whale watching and a chance for Spirit Bear
viewing as these elusive bears come to feed on ripening berries
and spawning Pacific salmon. Witness awesome whale watching displays
of Humpback whale behaviour: full breaches, tail lobbing and bubblenet
feeding. As we leave the north coast of British Columbia and follow
the Inside Passage south, join us for our 9 day “Islands of
the Spirit Bear / Inside Passage". This awe-inspiring
trip through the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest is a trip
you will never forget. Contact our office for this year’s "Voyage
of Discovery" -- our opportunity to welcome guests aboard
as we explore new places.
Back in our home port of Vancouver, BC, we are ready to
welcome you aboard for a few hours tour, a full day cruise or
a weekend adventure away. Entertain clients or friends on board
the Great Bear IIour chef would be happy to discuss your
menu and beverage requirements.
Our Custom (Private) Charters, have been enjoyed by Film Crews,
Photographers, Environmental Organizations, Families and Groups
of Friends and as a Romantic Getaway. We can help you design a
charter anywhere on our coastfilled with excitement and
adventure, or to be enjoyed at a more leisurely pace. Whether
youd like to join us for a few hours or a few days in the
Vancouver area - or longer, anywhere on the British Columbia coast,
we would love to welcome you aboard the Great Bear II!
Ocean Adventures Charter Company
Cruises & Charters on BC's
Wilderness Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching & Bear Watching
Telephone (604) 812-9453
offer first class wilderness cruises and charters on the West Coast of British Columbia and the Vancouver BC area aboard our
54 foot ship, Great Bear II.