Among its towering granite cliffs, dense forests and winding waterways, you’ll discover one of the greatest wildlife shows on Earth. Kayak past breaching humpbacks and hike out to search for coastal wolves before taking a helicopter to a remote location to swim with seals.
Prime among these wildlife experiences is the legendary ‘spirit’ bear – a unique subspecies where one in ten cubs are born with a vanilla-white coat.
It’s all made possible by travelling with leading conservationists, perhaps monitoring whale activity with a hydrophone and tracking wolf behaviour by drone. You’ll also gain exclusive access by partnering with local First Nations people, learning how they’ve carved a unique way of life in these remote climes.
You’ll take it all in on our recommended yacht. A WWII veteran that has enjoyed a past life as a research vessel, today it offers a slice of classical yacht comfort for up to ten guests. It’s headed by the region’s top captains who, along with your Cookson host, will tailor your route to your exact interests.
Exclusive First Nations experiences – enjoy a private audience with a Gitga’at spirit bear keeper, accompanying him on a search for this elusive creature into otherwise entirely private areas
Swimming with seals in kelp forests – this dynamic, otherworldly ecosystem plays host to a spectacular range of marine life
Watersports – from kayaking and SUPing among fissured bays to waterskiing through fjords and fishing in remote spots, the region’s waterway network is your playground
Helicopters as a platform for adventure – head further into the wilderness to search for wildlife or access unique heli-biking routes and waterfall hikes
Unique wildlife – track the salmon run and take in everything from bears and otters to wolves and whales
First-hand conservation – with our exclusive contacts, go behind the scenes of the region’s ground-breaking wildlife projects with their top conservationists. Track whales with scientists, study wildlife behaviour by drone or join a local research team engaged with protecting the region’s wolf population