Great Bear Lodge – last outings

Our last morning we had a couple of great outings, not only seeing a bear but also seeing whales feeding in the inlet. What a way to end our Great Bear Experience.

 

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Off pontoon

Our first mystery outing (*spoiler alert – look away now if you’re planning to go yourself) was a walk on the mainland. When you first arrive, rule number one is that you don’t go off the floating lodge unless you have a guide. On our walk we had Marlo and Sabine guiding us, with frequent calls of ‘Hey bear!’ to make sure there were no surprises. They also had bear spray on the hip. Both were really knowledgeable about bear behaviour and we were shown some cool places where bears hang out.

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Don’t leave the pontoon without a guide, ok?
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If you go down to the woods today…
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Summer scat – yes, they have been eating berries. Waiting for the salmon to arrive. 
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Stylish transport home

Bear spotting day 2 – morning

Every day at Great Bear Lodge you get plenty of opportunities to see bears. While we were there, our itinerary was breakfast, gear up, then bear spotting outing in the tinnies,  lunch, post lunch mystery outing, early dinner, gear up, then back in the boats . We were really lucky that there was only one session where we didn’t see any bears. Though of course the first session, on the day that we arrived, was the only time we saw cubs – and it was also the only time we didn’t take a camera. The landscape is so beautiful, and I loved the inquisitive seals popping up their heads to see what was going on.

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