Farewell Harbour Escape

4 Days/3 Nights

The lodge is located in Farewell Harbour on Berry Island on 10 acres of beautifully forested land. Farewell Harbour is a beautiful protected anchorage along the famed inside passage route to Alaska and we may see the twinkling anchor lights of a few yachts moored further out in the bay in the evenings. All lodge suites and common areas have a unique design features incorporating natural cedar and local materials and art from the area that offer distinctive, relaxing ‘west coast’ feel.

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Day 1 Port Hardy to Farewell Harbour Lodge Departing Alder Bay aboard our high speed water taxi for the scenic 25 minute service to Farewell Harbour. Greet Farewell Harbour Lodge staff at the dock. Check in, receive welcome orientation and welcome appetizers. Relax, you’re here! After settling into accommodations, join an afternoon tour in search of marine wildlife in the waters of the famous Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight Ecological Reserve. Return to the lodge by 6pm. Buffet dinner at 7pm, followed by next day activity briefing. Evening presentation at 8pm on some aspect of coastal ecology.

Day 2 Farewell Harbour Lodge After breakfast, meet on the dock at 8am for first full day bear viewing adventure to one of our main grizzly viewing estuaries! Our bear viewing takes us to one of several estuaries where we view either from a zodiac or on foot depending on the tide. We do not use viewing platforms, preferring to view wildlife at eye level in their natural habitat. Return by 6pm; buffet dinner at 7pm followed by evening presentation on some aspect of Great Bear Rainforest, Bears or First Nations culture.

Day 3 Farewell Harbour Lodge 7am breakfast, then on the water at 8am for your choice of another bear viewing safari or a more extensive exploration of the incredibly rich waters of Johnstone Strait and the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve. Orcas typically return to these waters mid July although Humpbacks and other marine life can often be seen in May and June. Return by 6pm for dinner and evening program.

Day 4 Farewell Harbour Lodge to Port Hardy Choose from one of the following options: a short morning sea kayak excursion in the protected and crystalline waters near Farewell Harbour Lodge, a marine excursion or a guided interpretive rainforest hike. Return to the lodge for the return water taxi back to Alder Bay arriving back to Port Hardy.

Inclusions

  • Complimentary round-trip shuttle from Port Hardy to Alder Bay
  • Round-trip water taxi from Alder Bay to Farewell Harbour Lodge
  • 3 night accommodations with private ensuite and shower
  • Welcome briefing and orientation to the tours, viewing opportunities and facilities.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and snacks starting with dinner on day 1 and ending with lunch on day 4. Wine with dinner is complimentary.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All transportation on all wildlife excursions
  • Marine tour excursion on arrival day
  • One full day excursion to one of our grizzly viewing areas
  • Half day optional excursion for bear viewing, marine tour or sea kayaking on departure day
  • Evening guide presentations/slide shows
  • BC Provincial hotel tax and carbon offset fee
  • Vancouver departures include round-trip airfare from Vancouver to Port Hardy and transfer by shuttle to Alder Bay from where you transfer by water taxi to Farewell Harbour Lodge

Not included:

  • Items of a persanal nature while at the lodge (laundry, alcoholic beverages except wine with dinner)
  • Gratuity for staff (recommended $30.00 per day per guest for the duration of stay)

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