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Bear Watching

Join Jamie's Whaling Station in Tofino or Ucluelet for a fun-filled Bear Watching adventure as we guide you through Clayoquot or Barkley Sound searching for black bears foraging for food along the shoreline surrounded by the stunning rainforest.

We offer bear watching tour departures through to October 27, 2021. For wildlife tours after October 27 for the 2021 season, please view tour availability for our Tofino & Clayoquot Sound Nature Tour. Tour dates for the 2022 bear watching season 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 Tofino will have a variety of vessels to choose from for their tour. Guests departing from our Ucluelet location depart on our Zodiac style boats.

Did you know we guarantee our bear sightings? Click here to read about Jamie’s Raincheck Guarantee.

Want to keep your social bubble together? 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.

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