Cruise through the calm inlets and pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound in search of Black Bears foraging for food along the stunning shoreline of the rainforest!
Our 2023 bear watching season has ended for the year, but we are running a variety of fun-filled fall and winter tours from November to February. Tour dates for the 2024 bear watching season begin in April and can be booked on the below calendar.
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Additional Bear Watching Information
Tofino Season: April through October
Ucluelet Season: May through September
Departure Times: Vary from day-to-day based on low tide times when bears emerge from the forest to forage for shellfish.
Our Boats: Guests departing from both our Tofino and Ucluelet locations will have the choice to book on one of our large or cabin cruiser vessels or on our Zodiac-style boats.
Did you know we guarantee our bear sightings? Click here to read about Jamie’s Raincheck Guarantee.
Want your own guided tour for your family or group? We also offer private bear watching tours.
What You Will See
Guests of our bear watching trips in Tofino or Ucluelet will tour along the shoreline of Clayoquot or Barkley Sound where we most often view Black Bears. At low tide, black bears emerge from the dense rainforest in search of one of their favourite foods – crab. You’ll get to witness these beautiful animals effortlessly toss large rocks aside as they sniff out their meal. At times, we’ll see mother black bears teaching their cubs how to hunt for food along the shoreline. In addition to bears, we often enjoy views of bald eagles, seals, porpoises (in Tofino) & sea lions (in Ucluelet) throughout our journey.