The Whale Centre is the safest, most environmentally friendly, eco-adventure company in Tofino, British Columbia.
Celebrating 30 years of adventure on the Pacific west coast, The Whale Centre continues to explore and embrace the beauty and mystery of Clayoquot Sound. Located along the rugged coastline of Vancouver Island, in Tofino, BC, we excel at providing guests with amazing marine adventures. Whether you dream of hiking in the rainforest, soaking in all natural hot springs, seeing whales feeding, bears foraging or birds soaring, we offer it all! The Whale Centre specializes in the natural history and marine ecosystems here in Clayoquot Sound. Our office, located in the heart of Tofino’s downtown, has an incredible gray whale skeleton that is a must see for all ages. We also offer free parking, complimentary dog sitting and a great west coast themed gift shop.
We are a local, family owned and operated company with two generations of skippers who are waiting to take you out on the water and share their passion with you. The younger generation grew up on the water with their families in Clayoquot Sound, making the transition into tours a natural one. Their love and knowledge of the area becomes apparent with visitors from around the world on every single tour.
The Whale Centre is a founding member of the Pacific Rim Association of Tour Operators (PRATO) and we support the whale watching guidelines for responsible whale watching and safety, Be Whale Wise. A portion of proceeds from each tour supports local wildlife research and marine wildlife rescue programs. Our company feels that it is our responsibility to be environmentally responsible and to advocate for the marine life in Clayoquot Sound so that future generations can share this amazing place.