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Private Tours

Enjoy a unique private tour in Tofino or Ucluelet

Private tours with Jamie’s Whaling Station are now more accessible than ever before in both Tofino & Ucluelet. If you’re looking for that incredible experience that you’ll never forget, a private tour is for you.

Whale or Bear Watching Private Tours

Our whale & bear watching private tours are 2.5-3 hours in length and are $1199 (+tax & research fee) and are available for groups of up to 12 people. If you have a group of more than 12 passengers, please complete the form below and we will reach out with further details & availability.

Our Whale Watching private tours are available throughout the day in both Tofino & Ucluelet (March through October).

Book Private Whale Watching tours here: Zodiac Whale Watching – Tofino | Zodiac Whale Watching – Ucluelet

Our Bear Watching private tours are available at different times each day based on the timing around low tides when bears are often found foraging along the shoreline. These tours are available starting in April and run through until the end of October.

Book Private Bear Watching tours here: Zodiac Bear Watching – Ucluelet

Hot Springs Cove Private Tours

Our Hot Springs Cove private tours are $1999 (+tax & research fee & park fee).

These tours are available year-round (weather dependent in winter) and can leave throughout the day.

*Please note Hot Springs Cove is currently closed due to Covid-19*

Book Private Hot Springs Cove Tours here: Hot Springs Cove Day Tour 

Don’t see a private tour option that suits your needs? Fill in our request form below and we’ll see if we can create a custom experience for you!

Tofino & Clayoquot Sound Nature Tour (Fall/Winter only)

This 2-2.5 hour tour is available from November through February as a private tour for $899 (+tax & research fee).

Custom Private Tours & Charters

If you’re not looking for a dedicated whale/bear watching tour or Hot Springs Cove tour, but you have a specific tour idea in mind, contact us and we’ll do our best to set up a memorable tour for you. Fill out the below form with your details and tour/charter requests and we’ll get back to you. Looking for some inspiration? Here are some ideas of custom tours you can experience with Jamie’s…

Whale Watching & Bear Watching Combination

Journey to the open ocean in search of Grey Whales, Humpbacks, and Killer Whales before tucking into calm waters to spend time with black bears while they forage along the coast for food. Total tour length is 4.5-5 hours. Cost: $2099 plus taxes/fees.

Journey through First Nations traditional territories: choose scenic cruising through the calm rainforested inlets and thousands of islands that make up Clayoquot and Barkley Sound, or experience the rugged wave-swept outer coast; the full expanse of the Pacific Ocean on one side and the scenic coastal mountains of Vancouver Island on the other.

Natural & Human History
Visit local historical sites and take a glimpse at the unique natural history of the area; peek into old-growth rainforests, find clues from the last Ice Age or float amongst magnificent kelp forests.

Wildlife & Ecosystems
Each of these different landscapes is home to various species of wildlife; from black bears foraging along the inlet shorelines, grey whales feeding in coastal bays, sea lions resting between fishing trips, seals, sea otters and dozens of species of birds. What would you most like to see and learn about?

Weddings, Staff Parties & More! 

If you’re hosting a celebration – big or small – we can definitely custom create an exciting experience for you and your entire group. We have vessels that can fit groups of 12 to 45 passengers. Our vessel – the Lukwa is also licensed should you want to have a few enjoyable drinks during your celebration.

How to Book Your Private Tour

Some of our private tours are available to book online. These include tours that are on our Zodiac or Cabin Cruiser vessels. You should be able to book these tours online through their dedicated tour page. You can also fill out the form below with as much detail as possible and our team will respond to you with our availability.

Private Tour Cancellation Policy

For our private tours, all payments are taken at the time of booking. Guests who cancel outside of 24-hours will receive a full refund. Guests who cancel within 24-hours will not be issued a refund but can reschedule with no fee or receive a credit to use in the future.

Private Tour Raincheck Policy

Guests who travel with us on a private whale watching or bear watching tour who do not see the whales or bears they came to see will be issued a Raincheck Ticket based on our Raincheck Guarantee Policy. These raincheck tickets can only be redeemed for our normally scheduled tours and not private tours.

Private Tour Request Form

  • Tofino or Ucluelet
  • Covered Cabin Cruiser or Zodiac (12 passengers) Large Covered Cruiser (12+ passengers) **Zodiacs are not suitable for anyone under 4’8″ (142cm). We also 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.** View vessels here:
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  • Tell us, in as much detail as possible, what you'd like to do, see or go on your tour/charter. Whale and bear tours are 3-hours in length. Whale and bear combination tours are 5.5-6 hours in length. Let us know if you have anything different that you'd like to experience.
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