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Glacial Fjord & Hot Springs Tour

Covering 50 nautical miles of remote marine wilderness with many spectacular sights and a soak in natural hot springs.

 

Our most popular nautical day tour! 

OUR 2024 SEASON IS NOW OPEN FOR RESERVATIONS

Full 8 Hour Day Tour 8am-4pm approx
Including lunch $275.00 per person + tax

(possibly subject to fuel surcharge) 

Minimums must be met prior to the tour being confirmed.

Photo by Tyler Cave

Highlights Of The Tour

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Our Vessel & 
Departure

Our Summer and Fall 8 hour Glacier Fjord & Hot Springs tour departs on board the 42 foot MV Nekhani. Moored at the Bella Coola Harbour at the end of Highway 20 and the beginning of your unique marine tour. On your arrival your host and skipper welcomes you aboard the MV Nekhani and gives you a familiarization tour of the Transport Canada approved passenger vessel.

Bella Coola Harbour

Photo by Jesaja Class

Old Cannery Bella Coola

Photo by Jesaja Class

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Local History

Your skipper, Daniel Ellis, brings you to several historical sites, presenting historical photographs of the Old Norwegian settlement on the northeast side of the estuary. He explains the area's history and how the settlers and their town were ultimately displaced by flooding.

Wildlife

watching

Heading out around the point into South Bentinck Arm you may have the opportunity to see Seals, Dolphins, Humpback Whales and Killer whales.  Be sure to always keep an eye on the beaches with the opportunity to see other wildlife such as bears, wolves and eagles.

Orca whale in the ocean on the coast of British Columbia
Person sitting in natural hot springs

Photo by Jesaja Class

Natural

Hot Springs

Arriving at the Hot Springs you can enjoy a dip in the beautiful remote natural mineral hot spring nestled in a rock crevice with crystal clear water and no odor. After your soothing soak in the hot springs we cruise over to the gorgeous set of waterfalls and cool down with the overspray.

The Falls

We depart the Hotsprings  to a beautiful set of cascading falls from a large glacial water source in the mountains. Your skipper carefully navigates you right in close to the base of the falls and you are cooled down by the refreshing spray of the plummeting glacial water.

person looking at a waterfall

Photo by  Tyler Cave

seals sitting on a rock

Photo by Chris Harris

Onboard Lunch

For lunch we tie up in a quiet little emerald green harbour at the trailhead of the famous Big Cedar Tree, a great place for guests to spot Seals and Eagles, while enjoying their provided onboard lunch including Deli Meat Sandwiches, Fruit, Snacks and Cold Drinks. In hot weather, many people enjoy a swim here in the glacial water.

The Big

Cedar Tree

The Big Cedar Tree in Larso Bay is certainly one of the largest Red Cedar trees around the Coast and is about 19 feet in diameter. It is just a short easy hike from the Oceans Edge and it takes about 15-20 minutes to get there on a nicely groomed trail. It is an enormous sight to behold, so don’t forget your camera. 

Old Growth Cedar Trees In The Great Bear Rainforest

Photo by Jesaja Class

first nation red painting on a rock wall

Indigenous
Pictographs

Departing the sheltered bay we cruise up to a vertical granite bluff to view a very impressive display of ancient Indigenous pictographs that tell stories of long ago. Heading north out of the fjord we keep an eye out for Dolphins and at the end of the day arrive back at the Bella Coola Harbour at approx 4:00 pm.

Booking Information
Glacial Fjord & Hot Springs Tour

Additional Information:

Pets are NOT allowed on any of our marine tours for safety reasons.

 

It's easy to book this tour, simply advise your preferred day/date you would like to get on board and we will work on putting this tour together for you.

We typically run this 8 hour boat tour Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday but we will run the Tour any day of the week provided we have enough people to go. Generally, we do not have a problem rounding up and collectively meeting our minimums which are dependent to run the Boat Tour and we do our best to ensure it departs as planned.

 

 If a group wishes to charter the vessel exclusively for a private charter or in the event where minimum group sizes are not met please contact us to inquire for appropriate rates. 

 

Payment to be made prior to departure of the tour by cash or credit card. Departure point Bella Coola Harbour. Please contact us for tour dates and availability. 

Don’t forget your camera, bathing suit and towel!

Full Day Tour (8am-4pm approx.)
Including lunch

$275.00 per person

(plus 5% GST possibly subject to fuel surcharge)

We accept VISA & MASTERCARD and cash or E- Transfer for payment.

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