Bird & Pelagic Tours

British Columbia is a vast and diverse natural region located on the Pacific Flyway that hosts many world-renowned birding locations.

Our birding tours are designed to satisfy the needs of all bird watchers, from the brand new to the seasoned veteran.  Our regular 2 ½ to 3 hour tour to Cleland Island ecological reserve explores the world of birds on the west coast of Vancouver Island and its natural history.  Expect to see eagles, oystercatchers, blue herons, cormorants, plovers, puffins and so much more!

The pelagic tour is a six hour trip designed for the more advanced birder.  This tour departs early in the morning on a calm day to venture 30 km offshore to the Clayoquot Canyon to view birds and marine wildlife.  We have recorded sightings of the following species on our pelagic tours: South Polar Skua, Tufted Puffin, Horned Puffin, Fork-tailed Storm Petrel, Phalarope Storm Petrel, Jaeger Storm Petrel, Red Phalarope, Marbled Murrelet, Xantus’s Murrelet, Black-footed Albatross, Laysan Albatross, Flesh-footed Shearwater, Buller’s Shearwater, Pink-footed Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Pomarine Jaeger, Parasitic Jaeger, Long-tailed Jaeger, Black-legged Kittiwake, Surf Scoter, Sabine’s Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Common Murre, Northern Fulmar, Cassin’s Auklet, Rhinoceros Auklet and Brown Booby.  Along with these birds we have also encountered many other animals including fin whales, northern right whale dolphins, pacific white sided dolphins, fur seals, elephant seals, blue sharks and more.  Some of our guests on this tour have even been able to sight 10 life list birds on one trip alone!

Please note the pelagic tour is subject to weather.

Bird Watching Tour Summer Rates  2½ – 3 hours

  • Adults
  • $8900
  • Students
  • $8400
  • Seniors
  • $8400
  • Children
  • $6900
  • Please call for more details and to book your tour

Bird Watching Tour Winter Rates 2½ – 3 hours

  • Adults
  • $8000
  • Students
  • $7500
  • Seniors
  • $7500
  • Children
  • $5900
  • Please call for more details and to book your tour

Pelagic Bird Tour

  • Pelagic Bird Tour
  • $250 per person Minimum of 6 people
    Please call for rates

 

* Pricing is per person. Summer prices in effect from May through September.  Winter prices are in effect for October, November, March and April.

All Whale Centre rates are listed in Canadian dollars and subject to 5% GST (Goods & Services Tax), a $1 donation to the Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society and a fuel surcharge of $5 for adults, students and seniors and $3 for children which is substantially less than our competitors.

Please call or email us for bookings.