WHALE WATCHING TOURS

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! View Grey Whales, Humpback Whales and Killer Whales playing, feeding and migrating through the waters off Tofino. This tour connects you with the west coast elements, wildlife and nature. You will be fully equipped for an adventure in red floaters suits to keep you warm and safe on board our Open Boston Whaler vessels. Enjoy the views of rugged coastline, whales, marine wildlife and so much more. We venture to common feeding areas near Long Beach, Vargas Island and Flores Island to view cetaceans in their natural habitat. You will also see sea lions, sea otters, bald eagles, seals and more. Ask us what whales we are seeing when you book your tour! 

 

Boat Information 

Our open 12 passenger Boston Whaler vessels are excellent for viewing and photographing wildlife. With twin high horsepower engines you are ensured a safe and exhilarating ride through the waters off Tofino. The driver is located in the centre of the boat to ensure they can communicate with guests.  This tour is available March to October. 
 

Rates

Adults $94
Students/seniors $84
Children $74
Infants (0 - 3) - FREE  

Departure Times:

10:30 am
2:00 pm
5:00 pm

 


What you need to know: 

  • We see Grey Whales, Humpback Whales and Killer Whales in the waters off Tofino. 
  • Grey Whales are in Tofino waters March - October. 
  • Humpback Whales are in Clayoquot Sound May - September, depending on their food sources. 
  • Kiler Whales are a wild card! They will randomly show up. We see Transient Killer Whales in our waters. 
  • Fully guided whale watching and wildlife viewing tour (2.5 - 3 hours).
  • Experienced, qualified and passionate skippers to answer all your questions.
  • Departure times are 10:30 am, 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. 
  • We use open 12 passenger Boston Whaler vessels with twin high horsepower engines. 
  • You are provided with protective Mustang floatation suits, gloves and toques. 
  • This tour travels through both protected and open coast marine waters in Clayoquot Sound.  

What to bring: 

  • We recommend you dress warmly: sweaters, long pants, closed toed shoes, toque and maybe a windbreaker to wear under the Mustang Survival Suit provided.
  • Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, video, binoculars and your sense of adventure! 

Important Information: 

  • Each passenger is required to sign a Release of Liability at check in. Participants must be 19 years of age, or require a parent or guardian to sign on their behalf. 
  • This trip may not be suitable for women who are pregnant or people with serious back or neck problems. 
  • We ask guests to check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure time at our office. 
  • A wildlife conservation fee of $1 will be added to each fare in support of Strawberry Isle Marine Reseach Society. 
  • Add 5% GST tax to all tours. 
  • We reserve the right to add a fuel surcharge (currently $4.76).
  • Multi-tour discounts available. 
  • Group rates available for 6 or more. 
  • Online bookings must be made 24 hours in advance, if you would like to book a tour in the next 24 hours please call our office to book (250)725-2132. 

 Whale Watching Gallery


Call 1.888.474.2288 for more information or to book your tour with an agent.