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2024 eagle photo tour
during king tide, vancouver island

TOUR
HIGHLIGHTS

 HUNDREDS OF  EAGLES FISHING FOR HAKE DURING THE KING TIDE.

100-300 EAGLES

TOUR
DATES

JULY 2-6, 2024

PHYSICAL
DIFFICULTY

EASY

Participants should be in good physical health and able to hike 1 mile while carrying photographic gear.

GROUP
SIZE

7

SOLD OUT!

TOUR
GUIDES​

Chase Teron
Tyler Cave

OPERATED BY

TOUR
HIGHLIGHTS

HUNDREDS OF EAGLES FISHING FOR HAKE DURING THE KING TIDE.

100-300 EAGLES at once!

TOUR
DATES

JULY 2024

PHYSICAL
DIFFICULTY

EASY
Participants should be in good physical health and able to hike 1 mile while carrying photographic gear.

GROUP
SIZE

7

​1 spot left! 

TOUR
LEADER

Chase Teron
TYLER CAVE

OPERATED BY

Join Us On An Multi-day All-Inclusive Eagle Photo Tour

Vancouver island, BC, CANADA

Join us on an extraordinary photographic journey to Campbell River, nestled on the picturesque Vancouver Island, where nature's spectacle unfolds during the annual "Eagle Show." This tour is a paradise for wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts alike. As the river's waters peak, thousands of fish rise to the surface, creating a remarkable feast for the senses.

Against this backdrop, hundreds of majestic eagles congregate, creating a mesmerizing display of nature's raw power and grace. With your camera in hand, you'll have the opportunity to capture awe-inspiring moments as these magnificent birds soar through the sky and dive gracefully into the river to snatch their prey. Our expert guides will take you to prime vantage points, ensuring you're perfectly positioned to photograph these iconic birds in action.

Campbell River not only offers incredible eagle photography opportunities but also stunning landscapes. The rugged coastline, lush forests, and pristine rivers provide a stunning backdrop for your photography adventures.

Whether you're an experienced wildlife photographer or just passionate about capturing the beauty of nature, this tour promises an unforgettable experience. From close encounters with eagles to breathtaking landscapes, Campbell River on Vancouver Island is a photographer's paradise, and this annual Eagle Show is the event of a lifetime to document and cherish.

This tour is not just for photographers! This photo tour is for hobbyists to professional photographers to those who just want to use their iphone or those who want to take it all in with your eyes. The only requirements for our tours is that you're nature obsessed, you're easy going and you're a kind person.

Chase Teron hosting Artica wildlife eagle photo tours on vancouver island
Chase Teron hosting Artica wildlife eagle photo tours on vancouver island
Chase Teron hosting Artica wildlife eagle photo tours on vancouver island

HIGH LEVEL ITINERARY

4 Days, 4 Nights Eagle Photo Tour (3 Days with Eagles & Wildlife)
Early Bird Price Per Guest $3,900 USD / ~$5,050 CAD + 5% GST


July 2nd: Arrival Day at Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC
3:00 PM: Arrive and check-in
4:00 PM: Head to local waterfalls for a photography warm-up
7:00 PM: Welcome dinner and briefing on the upcoming days

July 3rd: Eagle Photography Tour Day 1
8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM - 1PM: Board the boat for a day of eagle photography (approx. 2 hours of intense eagle viewing)
1:00 PM: Onboard lunch
1:30 - 4PM: Searching for humpbacks, orcas, porpoise and more
5:00 PM: Return to the lodge for rest and photo editing
7:00 PM: Group dinner at a local restaurant

July 4th: Eagle Photography Tour Day 2
8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM - 1PM: Board the boat for a day of eagle photography (approx. 2 hours of intense eagle viewing)
1:00 PM: Onboard lunch
1:30 - 4PM: Searching for humpbacks, orcas, porpoise and more
5:00 PM: Return to the lodge for image editing and discussion
7:00 PM: Dinner at a local restaurant

July 5th: Eagle Photography Tour Day 3
8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM - 1PM: Board the boat for a day of eagle photography (approx. 2 hours of intense eagle viewing)
1:00 PM: Onboard lunch
1:30 - 4PM: Searching for humpbacks, orcas, porpoise and more
4:00 PM: Return to the accommodations for packing and editing
7:00 PM: Group farewell dinner and photo sharing at a local restaurant

July 6th: Wildlife Extravaganza and Departure Day
8:30 AM: Breakfast
10:00 AM: Check-out and departure


Chase Teron hosting Artica wildlife eagle photo tours on vancouver island
Chase Teron hosting Artica wildlife eagle photo tours on vancouver island

What's Included

  • Accommodation 4 Nights in Campbell River
  • All meals & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Wildlife Guiding Eagles & Whales / Licenses
  • ​Boat charter for 3 days for eagles & other wildlife
  • ​Photography Instruction In-Field & Editing
  • ​Wine / Beer at Dinner

What's Extra (Not Included)

  • ​International Flights to final destination Campbell River
  • Any visas required if applicable
  • ​Any accommodations before or after tour dates
  • ​Any transportation before or after tour dates
  • ​Tips & gratuities. 10% of total price depending on service
  • ​Camera gear rentals or equipment
  • ​Additional Alcohol
Chase Teron hosting Artica wildlife eagle photo tours on vancouver island

RECOMMENDED GEAR

Camera Gear

  • ​Mirrorless or full-frame camera (2 bodies for professionals)
  • ​Desired max focal length reach is 600mm to 800mm
  • ​Sample lenses: 100-400mm, 200-600mm, 100-500mm
  • ​Sample setup: Camera Body 1 with 600mm and Camera Body 2 with a 70-200mm or 100-500mm.
  • ​Extenders: 1.4x recommended
  • ​Lens hood for sun glare
  • ​Tripods not recommended
  • ​Monopods are recommended if you use them
  • ​No drones ​
  • ​Waterproof / drybag for gear on boat
  • ​Rain-cover
  • ​3-5 Batteries
  • ​Extra Memory Cards
  • ​Laptop with Lightroom and Hard Drives

Gear, Clothing & Equipment

  • ​Waterproof Shell Jacket ​
  • ​Mid-layer ​
  • Sunglasses
  • Wool sweater
  • ​Shoes: ​Wear ​comfortable shoes, just not flip-flops / open toed
  • ​Socks and underwear​
  • ​T-shirts and or long-sleeved shirts
  • ​Light gloves that you can use while doing photography
  • ​Hand warmers if you get cold easily
  • ​Buff to cover neck during hot afternoons
  • ​Soft case luggage no solid shell luggage
  • ​Camera bag that is water-resistant
  • ​Sunscreen
  • ​Non-drowsy gravol or anti-nausea for boat
  • ​Waterbottle 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST YEAR'S TOUR


Last year's photographic tour to Campbell River for the annual "Eagle Show" was nothing short of awe-inspiring. Our departure time was just about the same time as the 2024 in early July. 

Witnessing hundreds of eagles descending upon the river in a stunning display of nature's power and precision was a memory etched in my heart. Some of our guests' favorite moments were capturing these majestic birds in action as they gracefully plunged into the water to snatch their prey, their talons gripping with unmatched finesse.

The rugged beauty of Vancouver Island's landscapes added a surreal backdrop to our photography, with lush forests and pristine rivers offering endless opportunities for breathtaking shots. The guides ensured our guests were always in the right place at the right time, making every moment count. 

The weather was super hot during this time of year so we needed tons of sunscreen plus sunglasses during our boating commute. 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

We saw more than 200 eagles!!!

I have always wanted to photograph eagles and this trip I was able to learn, fail and try again as there were so many eagles around at any given time during the king tide.

As a solo female traveler, I'm always cautious about which groups I join, from the moment I joined an Artica tour, I felt like I'd found my tribe.

Chase hand-selected an amazing group of fellow photographers, and the camaraderie that developed was one of the highlights of my trip. We laughed, shared photography tips, and bonded over our shared love for nature.


Sade C. - California, USA

Chase Teron hosting Artica wildlife eagle photo tours on vancouver island
Chase Teron hosting Artica wildlife eagle photo tours on vancouver island

Exploring My Own Backyard

I've lived on Vancouver Island for years, but for some reason, I never made it to Campbell River until now, and let me tell you, it was eye-opening! I was genuinely excited about the "Eagle Show" tour, and it exceeded all my expectations. Witnessing these majestic eagles in their natural habitat was a revelation. The way they effortlessly swooped down to snatch salmon from the river left me in awe.

But what made this tour truly special was the insight and knowledge shared by Chase and the group. Learning how to capture these birds in flight on my camera was such a gift.

It was a reminder of how much beauty and wonder exist right in our backyard. I couldn't be happier with my decision to finally explore Campbell River and experience this unforgettable tour.

Albert - Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada

Chase Teron hosting Artica wildlife eagle photo tours on vancouver island

Why artica photo tours are different...

Artica tours are a unique experience, from the exclusive small group size, ethical approach to wildlife photography,  award winning photographers as your guides, and always supporting the local population.

We bring you to the very best wildlife locations during the best time of year. Your chances of seeing wildlife skyrocket with Artica organized expeditions. 

MEET YOUR ARTICA PHOTOGRAPHY

INSTRUCTORS & ETHICAL WILDLIFE GUIDES

Chase Teron
Co-Founder Artica Studios
Photographic Instructor

"For me, this event is more than just a photographic opportunity; it's a personal passion. I've been captivated by eagles since I was a child, and my fascination has only grown stronger over the years.

Eagles, to me, represent the epitome of freedom and grace in the natural world. Their keen eyes, powerful wings, and unwavering focus inspire me every day. The annual gathering of these magnificent birds in Campbell River is a testament to the beauty and resilience of the natural world, and I can't wait to share this awe-inspiring experience with you. If you're ready to capture these breathtaking moments through your lens and embark on a photography journey you'll never forget, join us on this incredible tour. Nature's spectacle awaits, and I can't wait to share it with you."

-Chase

Tyler Cave
Photo Tour Instructor, Guide &
Videographer

Tyler has a unique flair for storytelling through visuals. With an exceptional eye for detail and a commitment to excellence, Tyler consistently produces stunning visuals that leave a lasting impression. He works as a videographer on Vancouver island, and lends his guiding expertise to Artica for our Grizzly and Black bear tours.

Tyler is gifted in his ability to connect with both subjects and clients. His warm and friendly demeanor creates a comfortable atmosphere during our tours and you'll come away having learned so much - about the animals and your photography potential!

INTERESTED IN MAKING MEMORIES FOR A LIFETIME?
HERE ARE THE Next steps to secure your spot.

FYI: This trip is not for everyone. We only travel with nice people. so if this is you, then GREAT!

1. Our small groups mean we interview every applicant before accepting your booking, to be sure we will all have a great time together and make the most of the voyage.

2. Request a call below to chat with an Artica Team Member to move forward.

3. We can discuss pricing, itinerary, answer your questions and you'll get a strong understanding of what to expect

4. Because of this, we also have a high rate of LOYAL return-guests, so don't hesitate to book your call below!

If you have any questions, please email us at hello@artica-studios.com.

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Chase Teron hosting Artica wildlife eagle photo tours on vancouver island
Chase Teron hosting Artica wildlife eagle photo tours on vancouver island
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Chase Teron hosting Artica wildlife eagle photo tours on vancouver island
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