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Great White Bear Tours

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Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
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NO BEARS!!!!! NO REFUNDS!!!!!

Visited Churchill in October 2016...supposedly Polar Bear capital of the world!!..this was not the... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
CrawRVN
Definitely the way to go...

We were in Churchill in early November for polar bear season and had a great time! Great White Bear... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
RJ M
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“tundra lodge” (15 reviews)
“natural habitat” (42 reviews)
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Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Visited Churchill in October 2016...supposedly Polar Bear capital of the world!!..this was not the case. We booked a full day tour with GWB and we saw NO BEARS! We spent a lot of money to see an empty tundra! I get that wildlife can be...More

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GWBT, General Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

We are sorry to hear that you did not see any bears while on your tour with us. Our Polar Rovers navigate the off road trails in the Churchill Wildlife Managment Area which has the highest concentration of polar bears in Churchill. We pride ourselves...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We were in Churchill in early November for polar bear season and had a great time! Great White Bear Tours took care of shuttling our tour group around town. Lindsay is funny, accommodating, and very safe on the streets of Churchill. She was so proud...More

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GWBT, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Hello RJ M, Thank you for your review! Our staff are passionate about what they do and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Val and Lindsay have a wealth of knowledge about our community and wildlife, both having lived...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

We were in Churchill November 4 - 10, searching for & watching the majestic polar bears - & other arctic animals - with Natural Habitat Adventures, who uses the services of Great White Bear Tours. The Polar Rovers that transported us onto the tundra and...More

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GWBT, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for your review Kathy A! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We may be a small town but certainly do have a lot to offer and it sounds like our passionate and knowledgeable staff made the...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

From the pick up at the hotel to the tour to the lunch to the bears and to the return this day was just FANTASTIC! Ol Bill the Buggy operator was not only entertaining but also knowledgeable about the bear habitat. Saw Polar Bears so...More

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GWBT, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for your review keenadog! We are happy to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with us and hope that your father enjoyed his time in Churchill just as much. Bill has been with the company for many years and his groups...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We actually booked through Churchill Nature Tours - an ultimate Polar Bear Tour 6 days/5 nights where we actually stayed 4 nights in Churchill and spent 3 full days out on the tundra in a Polar Rover, otherwise known as a tundra buggy. Our first...More

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GWBT, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for your very detailed review HayKay1! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We strive to provide the most comfortable experience out on the tundra and our custom built Polar Rovers have all the comforts that guests could...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

The Natural Habitat Polar Bear Adventure in Churchill, Manitoba is NOT for everyone. However, since you are reading this review - it IS for you! Traveling with Natural Habitat Adventures is a great way to experience outstanding customer service and support. The Tundra Lodge has...More

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GWBT, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for your review lesTaz! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience aboard our Tundra lodge. We hope that you were able to get many photos of the fantastic wildlife that you saw. The Tundra Lodge is the perfect place to...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We were in Churchill for a 3 day Photo excursion of the Bears. Indeed we saw over 20 within those days. They partner with Nat Hab and the Rover, Driver (Arnar) and food was excellent. This is indeed a trip of a lifetime. The ice...More

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GWBT, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for your review Noni53! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Churchill and saw so many bears. Arnar is wonderful driver and he loves returning to Churchill every year to share his love of the community and wildlife with...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Wildlife is unpredictable, so it's not Great White Bear's responsibility that we had no good polar bear sightings on this tour at the peak of bear season. What is within their control is advertising a day tour for $479 and then giving up the search...More

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Great White B, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Jeremy, We are sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your experience. After speaking to the guide and Rover driver on your tour, we were told that the tour did in fact see polar bears and other wildlife. We will not disturb or...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We travelled with Natural Habitat Adventures for a polar bear adventure, and they used Great White Bear Tours to get us around and out on the tundra with their polar rovers. The drivers were impeccable, respectful, and well informed - clearly the cream of the...More

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GWBT, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for your review MAC81667! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Churchill and had some wonderful wildlife viewing. Our staff love what they do and we could not ask for more knowledgeable and passionate individuals. We hope you get...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Toured the Tundra with Great White Bear Tours as part of a wider package with Natural Habitat Adventures' "Classic Polar Bear Adventure" visiting Winnipeg and Churchill between 4th - 11th November '16 and have to say it was a `once in a lifetime' experience up...More

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fizzeo
20 February 2018|
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Response from GWBT | Property representative |
Hello fizzeo, If you have any further questions about our tours please visit our website or contact our office. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help with booking. Dorota
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julieday12
11 February 2018|
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Hello, We do the Polar Bear day tours every season starting in October thru to November every year. All the dates and prices are listed on our web site. This year the price is $472.50 Canadian per person per tour
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Mari9
22 May 2017|
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Yes they all have 1 washroom with a flushable toilet
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