Tickle your sense of fun and adventure as we explore the breathtaking scenery and exciting wildlife in the waters of Knight Inlet. Whisk yourself away from the stress and pace of everyday life. Expect the unexpected and find magical moments in the beauty of nature.
travel by covered aluminum boat which has a washroom and seats for 12
passengers. Along the way we often see black bears on the low tide
beaches, bald eagles, harbour porpoises and seals, Dall's porpoises,
sometimes dolphins and river otters. Seabirds we encounter include marbled
murrelets, murres, pigeon guillemots and rhinoceros auklets, Bonaparte
gulls, Arctic terns, Western Sandpipers, Turnstones.
Our company is run by Howard Pattinson of Comox, a knowledgeable guide with over 50 years experience in these waters. Whether it be exploring a remote sandy beach or watching grizzlies, Howard's local knowledge brings you nose-to-nose with nature. His experience with everything marine brings you safely home with a renewed sense of wonder. " You're in good hands."
Lindsey Pattinson earned his Transport Canada Master's for running the water taxis in 2005
Lindsey guiding grizzly bear tours in the viewing skiff in Knight Inlet:
Derek Kyostia loves taking our viewing skiff into impossible places in the estuary to see eagles, grizzly bears and salmon. That's 2 eagles on the stump:
weekends he climbs
mountains for a better view:
Daryl Dancer-Wade is an artist/naturalist and full bear viewing guide. She is a qualified captain with years of experience in many types of vessels in waters from the East Coast to the West Coast and waters in between. In the off season, Daryl volunteers with the Comox Coast Guard Auxiliary as a Coxswain in charge of a marine search and rescue crew.
artist Daryl uses her art work to show how we are connected with the
ecosystem, of which we are a part of. Her medium of choice is fibre.
Whenever possible, she repurposes paper into hand spun thread for
weaving and has on occasion used grizzly bear scat (spring time scat
with sedge) to make hand made pooh paper.
As a naturalist, Daryl invites you to share together our connectedness to the landscape. To explore our natural surroundings on a more intimate level, to look through the visual surface and delve into the world of nature not readily seen by most.
Bill Mehan of the Sunshine Coast has helped us out for years.
When not poking a viewing skiff in for a closer look at a grizzly bear, Bill
takes guests out salmon and halibut fishing on his fine vessel "Tyee".
Spawning Channel clean-up:
RainCoast Conservation Society www.raincoast.org