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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.

Our 2023 bear watching season is underway in Tofino with daily tours available for booking. We also run daily bear watching tours from our Ucluelet location.

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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.