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Jamie's Whaling Station is a company comprised of close to 50 west coast residents during our peak season. Operating since 1982 Jamie's boasts many firsts for Tofino and the Whale Watching Industry in British Columbia. 


Jamie’s Whaling Station expands its fleet with the 60’ M.V. “Lukwa”, in time for its 38th Whale Watching season in Tofino, BC


February 26, 2019


Jamie’s Whaling Station is excited to announce the acquisition of the 60’ vessel, M.V. “Lukwa”, which will join Jamie’s varied fleet of nine whale and wildlife viewing vessels in Tofino and Ucluelet, BC.

The Lukwa was previously owned and operated by Stubbs Island Whale Watching in Telegraph Cove, BC.  Stubbs, one of the most reputable and longest running whale watching organizations on the west coast of Canada, announced last month that they would be closing their doors ahead of their 2019 season (Stubbs Island Whale Watching Closes).

“We are thrilled that we have sold the Lukwa to Jamie’s Whaling Station” said Stubbs’ President, Heike Wieske, “and comforted to know that she will continue to take guests out from all over the world in search of whales and other marine mammals. It will be a new era for the Lukwa, and she is in great hands!”

The Lukwa is a purpose-built vessel, with a rich history of marine wildlife excursions enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Vancouver Island region. The Lukwa will replace Jamie’s large cruiser in Tofino, M.V. “Chinook Princess”, which will return to Jamie’s Ucluelet operation for whale watching tours in Barkley Sound. Both cruisers offer a comfortable and spacious option for guests, including heated indoor seating and large, outdoor viewing decks.

Jamie’s Whaling Station and Adventure Centres in Tofino and Ucluelet, has been charting the course for responsible whale and wildlife viewing tours since 1982. Our team of long-term, dedicated crew bring passion and a wealth of experience and knowledge about the marine ecosystems in Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds’.  Jamie’s has been committed to research, education and conservation for close to 40 years, collecting and donating over $1.5 million dollars to local, non-profit organizations.

The Lukwa and her fully trained and certified crew will be ready to begin offering tours in Tofino in the coming weeks. For more information, feel free to follow us on our social media channels, via our website, or contact ryan@jamies.com.