Clipper offers a variety of handpicked tours and activities to add to your package when booking your trip. List of available tours and activities vary based on travel dates. Need help selecting the right tour or activity for a customized trip? Call our Clipper Pacific Northwest travel experts at 800-888-2535 7am – 7pm PDT.

7 Hour Big Animal Encounter Tour


May 1 – August 14, 2019

Full day tour – approximately 7 hours

Departs at 9:30 am

Ply the waters of Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals that call this region home! As you cruise along on Big Animal Encounters’ flagship vessel, the “Pacific Seeker,” your expert guide will be on the lookout for orca whales, humpbacks, dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals and even the elusive grizzly bear on the shore. Enjoy a stop at a quiet marine park for a delicious BBQ lunch cooked up by your crew while you wander the local trails!

Why we love it
  • The chance to get up close and personal with amazing wildlife!
  • A full day tour with plenty of opportunities to seek out whales, bears and more.
  • Fantastic views and spectacular scenery as you cruise through the Northern Gulf Islands
What’s included
  • Guided whale watching and wildlife tour aboard flagship Pacific Seeker vessel
  • BBQ lunch and refreshments
  • Hike through a quiet marine park
  • All applicable taxes

Grizzly Bear Expedition


August 15 – October 15, 2019

Full day tour, approximately 8 hours

Departs 10:15 am

Experience the adventure of a lifetime with the ultimate big animal expedition in the scenic Campbell River area! Cruise deep into Desolation Sound in search of whales and other marine mammals before arriving at Orford River in Bute Inlet. Learn about Homalco First Nations culture before your expert guides lead you to numerous viewing platforms where you can catch sight of grizzly bears as they feast on salmon!

Why we love it
  • Numerous opportunities for up close and personal grizzly bear watching from protected viewing platforms
  • The chance to catch sight of orca and humpback whales as well as Pacific White-sided dolphins, black bears, seals and sea lions in an unspoiled natural environment
  • Learn about traditional First Nations culture and grizzles from your expert Homalco First Nations guides
What’s included
  • 1.5 hour scenic boat ride through Desolation Sound
  • Hike lead by members of the Homalco First Nations
  • 3 hours of grizzly bear and First Nations tour
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • All applicable taxes