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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.

If your desired dates for our Ucluelet Bear Watching tours are unavailable, please also check our schedule for bear watching tours departing from Tofino (just a half hour away by car).

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Additional 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.