Tofino's Bear Watching Season runs from April 1st until the end of October!
Whether we are exploring in our open zodiac or from the comfort of our covered-panoramic view cruiser, the Stellar Sea, it’s easy to provide an enjoyable experience in the serene inlet waters of Clayoquot Sound in search for the distinguished Black Bear!
Our covered-panoramic view cruiser was specially designed for viewing bears out here. It is equipped with large panoramic windows that fully open, as well as a thoughtfully designed seating layout, offering great views for everyone onboard.The Stellar Sea has indoor heated seating keeping you warm for the ride to and from the bears’ habitat. This is our regular Bear Watching vessel from Tofino and it offers a something for everyone!
Departing daily at low tide, we travel through Browning Pass to the rocky coastline of Fortune Channel as the bears roam out of the rainforest and onto the shores to forage for food. Abundant in Clayoquot Sound, Black Bears are often seen with their cubs, turning massive rocks in search of Rock Crabs and clams. Cruising through these scenic passageways allows for many opportunities to view other wildlife like herons, eagles, harbour seals and porpoises in their natural habitat. All the while, our informative and personable crew will keep you entertained with interesting and fun facts about wildlife and the surrounding area. Tours from beginning of April until end of October.
Return back to the office and warm up with a complimentary coffee, tea or hot chocolate, the perfect opportunity to show off your photos and share your experience!
- Seating for up to 39 passengers on 40 ft. covered cruiser (based on passenger numbers / CSI Cerfified with licensed crew)
If there are 12 or less passengers confirmed this tour will depart on an open Zodiac vessel (Protective floatation suits, gloves and toques provided on zodiac tours - Zodiac Bear Watching in Tofino is suitable to all passengers over 4'8" [142cm] tall as it operates in smooth, sheltered waters).
- Onboard washroom
- 2-3 hour trip duration (depending on sightings, weather, skipper discretion, and other factors)
- $109.00 – Adult
- $99.00 - Senior(65+)/Student(19+)/Youth(13-18)
- $79.00 - Child(4-12)
- FREE - Infant(0-3)
*Prices do not include tax (5% GST), and fees