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Tofino Bear Watching

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

The 2024 bear watching season in Tofino has begun and can be booked on the below calendar. Cruise through the calm inlets and pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound on our family-friendly cruiser bear watching tour. Looking for more adventure? Join us at our Ucluelet location for a Zodiac bear watching tour or enquire about our private charters for up to 12 guests.

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Additional Tofino Bear Watching Tour Information

Tofino Bear Watching Season: April through October

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 our Tofino location will have the choice to book on one of our 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 Tofino bear watching trips will tour the calm inlet waters of Clayoquot 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 throughout our journey.