Humpback whale breaching off Tofino

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Clayoquot Eco Tours
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Tofino & Ucluelet Whale Watching Charters

Adventure Tofino Wildlife Tours

Join our whale watching tour on board our open Zodiac. In small groups and guided by one of our experienced guides, this will be a unique wildlife experience. Enjoy the boat ride out on the open Pacific Ocean in search for whales, sea lions, sea otters and other wildlife.

421 Main St.  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

(250) 725-2895  •

Archipelago Wildlife Cruises

For a tour unlike any other join us aboard our spacious yacht to see whales, wildlife and spectacular scenery. We offer scenic Broken Group Islands Wildlife Cruises with optional gourmet lunch, Evening Wildlife Cruises and Private Charters.

Canadian Princess Marina  •  Ucluelet, BC

(250) 726-8289  •

Clayoquot Eco-Tours at the Whale Centre

Offering whale watching and nature viewing tours, The Whale Centre specializes in teaching about the complex marine ecosystems here in Clayoquot Sound. Stop by our booking office to experience our grey whale skeleton and ask about our calm water bear watching experience.

411 Campbell St  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

Toll free 1-888-474-2288, Local (250)725-2132

Fax (250)725-2136  •

Jamie's Whaling Station

Jamie's has been provinding whale watching tours in Tofino for over 30 years. Daily whale watching tours depart from Tofino and Ucluelet. Choose to watch humpback or grey whales from a variety of different types of marine vessels. Our tours are safe, fun and will be the highlight of your trip!

606 Campbell St  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

Toll free 1-800-667-9913, Local (250) 725-3919

Ocean Outfitters

Our fun and educational programs offer exciting opportunities to view Gray whales, Humpbacks, Orca, seals, sealions, sea otters, bald eagles and many species of birds. Guaranteed sightings from March to October. Zodiac and Family vessels departing daily.

368 Main Street  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

Toll free 1-877-90-OCEAN, or 250-725-2866

Remote Passages Marine Excursions

Fun, Safe. Exciting. Informative. Responsible whale watching since 1986. Zodiac adventure specialists, cabin vessel option available. Experience the difference with ‘Remote!’

51 Wharf St  •  Tofino

Toll free 1-800-666-9833 (Canada/US), Local & Overseas (250) 725-3330

Subtidal Adventures

With Ucluelet's original whale watching company, you will surely experience "More than just a whale tour."" Choose between our exciting Zodiac vessel or fine a more relaxing ride in our cabin cruiser while we tour through the world famous Broken Group Islands looking for grey whales, humpbacks, and killer whales. You never know what we'll see along the way!

Box 78  •  Ucluelet, BC

Toll free 1-877-444-1134  •

West Coast Aquatic Safaris

Second generation charter company... First-class boats with a comfortable price!
Our boats - Nanuq and Wasco - provide the best whale and wildlife watching experience on Tofino's waters.

101-A Fourth St  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

Toll free 1-877-5-WHALES (1-877-594-2537), Local (250) 725-9227

Jamies Whaling Station
Remote Passages Whale Watching
Westcoast Aquatic Safaris
Ocean Outfitters

About Whale Watching in Tofino and Ucluelet

The Tofino whale watching season begins in March with the Pacific Rim Whale Festival and lasts into autumn with peak sightings in spring during the gray whale northward migration and throughout the summer months culminating in their southbound return in early September.

All whale watching trips last between 2-3 hours and you will also most likely encounter eagles, seals, and sometimes orcas and porpoise. Choose between high speed Zodiacs or the comfort of the larger covered boats.

The price and policies for children wishing to go whale watching in Tofino varies depending on vessel type, trip length and services offered. You can find departure times throughout the day including sunset whale cruises.