Whale Watching Tour

Tofino is world renown for beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery, and fantastic whale watching.  A visit to Tofino is not complete without getting out on the water and viewing whales in their natural environment.  Our 2 ½ to 3 hour whale watching tours depart throughout the day from March until early November.

The Whale Centre, in Tofino, exclusively uses Boston Whaler boats for all our wildlife viewing tours.  These open style boats are used by coast guards, researchers, and photographers around the world, and are exceptionally seaworthy.  Whalers are referred to as the “unsinkable legend”, providing both exciting and safe travels on our rugged west coast.

We provide all our guests with Mustang survival suits, which keep you warm and safe while on the water, but we still recommend dressing in layers.  Due to the unpredictable and occasionally rough sea conditions this tour may not be suitable for people who are pregnant or have back/neck injuries.

Our whale watching tours primarily focus on finding and viewing gray and humpback whales in Clayoquot Sound.  Also on the tours we will often see sea otters, sea lions, seals, and if you’re very lucky, orcas!  Clayoquot Sound is also home to many seabirds and you are likely to see dozens of species on our tours, which include a visit to our resident bald eagle nest.

Whale Watching Tour Summer Rates

2½ – 3 hours

Whale Watching Tour Winter Rates

2½ – 3 hours

* Pricing is per person. Summer prices in effect from May through September.  Winter prices 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.

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