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Ucluelet Bear Watching

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

Our Tofino location (just a half hour away by car) will offer bear watching tour departures through October. For tours after October for the 2022 season, please view tour availability for our Tofino & Clayoquot Sound Nature Tours or our Hot Springs Cove Tours. Tour dates for the 2023 Ucluelet bear watching season can be booked on the below calendar.

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Additional Ucluelet Bear Watching Tour Information

Ucluelet Bear Watching Season: Mid-April 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 our Ucluelet location depart on our Zodiac style boats. We also offer bear watching tours in covered cruisers from our Tofino location.

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 Ucluelet bear watching trips will tour along the shoreline of 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, & sea lions throughout our journey.