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**Please read our Zodiac Warning at the bottom of this page before making a reservation**

Ucluelet's Bear Watching Season runs from May 1 until the end of September.

For those looking for an exciting adventure in search of the notable Black Bear, join us on one of our fast-paced zodiac tours on the coastal waters of Barkley Sound!


We make sure that you're fully equipped for the ride before hopping on-board one of our adventurous 12 passenger open boats with full-body flotation suits that are designed to protect you from the cold. We have a large selection of floatation suits and can accommodate passengers of varying ages and size. With tours that are 2-3 hours long, we go out once a day, at low-tide.


Every day at low-tide, Black Bears can be seen wandering out of the temperate rainforest and onto the rocky shores of Barkley Sound to forage for food. This natural behaviour provides an excellent opportunity to view Black Bears, often seen with their cubs, turning massive rocks in search of Rock Crabs and clams. Traveling along the stunning shoreline of the Sound provides a chance to see sea lions, seals, herons, eagles and lots of other wildlife in their natural environment. Along the way, our informative and personable skipper will keep you entertained with interesting and fun facts about the area’s diverse ecosystems and unique history.  

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!

  • 12 Passenger, Open Zodiac-style vessel (RHIB) 
  • Comfortable forward facing seats for safety
  • Protective floatation suits, gloves and toques provided on zodiac tours
  • Marine Emergency toilet
  • Twin high horsepower engines
  • 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 (must be at least 4'8"/142cm in height)

*Prices do not include tax (5% GST), and fees

*Read about our Raincheck Guarantee for sightings

*Read about our cancellation policy



Although our zodiacs are a fun way to get out on the water, this can sometimes be a bumpy ride and is not suitable for everyone! We do not recommend this tour for anyone with a history of serious medical conditions. These include, but are not limited to, anyone who is pregnant, those with back or neck problems, osteoporosis, incontinence or recent surgery.

For safety purposes, we do not take passengers less than 4’8” (142cm) in height on the Zodiac-style vessels.

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