Discovery Islands Wildlife +

Bald Eagle Photo Tours

Dates: April - July


A Canadian wildlife destination tour for all photographer and lovers of wildlife experiences.


Our tours are limited to groups of 6 people + 1 professional photography guide and one local boat guide.

If you are an individual and would like to join a group please contact us for availability.


Currently we offer 2 types of tour workshops

7 day | 6 night tour from Vancouver Canada or Seattle USA, all inclusive with round trip airfare in a float plane from either location. View workshop details.


4 day | 3 night tour from Campbell River on Vancouver Island, Canada, all inclusive with round trip boat transportation from Campbell River. 

View workshop details.


Photographers

Our tours are for beginner, amateur, enthusiast, semi-pro and pro photographers using DSLR or mirrorless cameras.


We invite top local and international photographers to be your guides and mentors. We offer you the opportunity to work alongside some of the best wildlife photographers to afford  you a better photo experience and increase your skills as a photographer. These leaders will teach you specific skills to photograph   particular subject matter and the best approach to use for each situation.

Whether you are a novice or an expert or simply looking for some extraordinary photos to add to your portfolio, we invite you to step out into our adventure world.

This is an opportunity to photograph hundreds of bald eagles in action fishing. You will be located at Nanook Lodge on Stuart Island at the mouth of the Bute Inlet off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada.

The area has a unique natural phenomena that creates ocean rapids that concentrates the bald eagles to catch migrating hake fish pushed to the surface by the turbulence. You will be perfectly positioned in an open fishing boat to capture images of bald eagles with 2 meter wingspans, swooping down at 100km per hour to snatch fish from the sea.

As a bonus the area offers the opportunity to photograph black bears and brown bears on the shoreline when they come down to feed at low tide. As an alternative you can break out in search for the magnificent humpback whales and orcas that passage through this area. Pacific white-sided dolphins can also be found in pods of 70 to 150 in number, and often play in the wake of our boats, or provide amazing aerial acrobatic shows.

This photographic adventure happens in the amazing inlets and fjords of the Discovery Islands of the British Columbian coast line at the southern end of the Great Bear Rainforest.

The environment you will be in offers constant opportunity for landscape photography as well, with soaring mountains all around you.

If you tire of photography, you could try your hand at fishing. These waters offer some of the best sport fishing areas of the world, presenting you the opportunity to bring home salmon, lingcod, crab and prawns for dinner.


Getting here

International travel to Vancouver, BC Canada or Seattle, WA, USA and catch a chartered float plane to our private dock in Big Bay Stuart Island.

We charter a float plane to accommodate your full group. We use Kenmore Air in Seattle, and have a choice of companies out of Vancouver BC.

Local travelers - travel to Campbell River on Vancouver Island and be met by our zodiac boat which will transport you to our lodge with some sight-seeing on the way.


Highlights include

Bald Eagles 

Bears, grizzly and black

Orca - we have several transient pods and local pods 

Humpback whales

Minke whales

Pacific white sided dolphins 

Dalls porpoise

Sea Lions

Seals

Tidal pools

Sea rapids

Fishing ( 5 Salmon species are found here)

Local history talks when out on the boats

Exploring local pictograph site and learning local history

Variety of bird life

Majestic landscapes and vistas

Daily boat trips to photograph - morning and afternoon sessions, with some after dinner sunset sessions

BROWSE our galleries to see what photo opportunities yours for the choosing.

We invite your to join us here in our beloved wildlife territory of The Discovery Islands, BC Canada which offers you a rich and unforgettable wildlife destination.


Best time to visit

Our best time to catch the bald eagle action is from April through July each year.

The bears start to emerge late spring all the way through fall.

The whales, dolphins, sea life and birds are present year round.


Accommodations

We have a large guest lodge with 7 rooms and ensuite bathrooms. We can accommodate up to 14 guests (double occupancy). The rooms are comfortable, warm and inviting.

The common area of the lodge overlook Big Bay and includes a bar, dining room, lounge, dining room, small gift shop and a large outdoor deck.


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