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Whale Watching

Join Jamie's Whaling Station in Tofino or Ucluelet during the March to October whale watching season as we guide you through Clayoquot or Barkley Sound searching for some of the planet's largest animals.

Our 2023 whale watching season has ended for the year, but we are running a variety of guided fall and winter tours from November to February. Tour dates for the 2024 whale watching season begin in March and can be booked on the below calendar.

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Additional Whale Watching Information

Tofino Season: March 1st to October 31st

Ucluelet Season: Mid-March to Mid-October

Our Boats: Jamie’s has the largest fleet of boats on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Whether you’re looking for a more relaxing ride on one of our cruiser vessels or the thrill of a Zodiac we have the perfect vessel for you to enjoy a memorable whale watching tour.

Did you know we guarantee our whale sightings? Click here to read about Jamie’s Raincheck Guarantee.

Want your own guided tour for your family or group? We also offer private whale watching tours.

What You Will See

Guests of our Tofino or Ucluelet whale watching trips will tour the waters of Clayoquot or Barkley Sound where we most often view Grey Whales. The grey whale migration from Baja California, Mexico begins to arrive along the west coast of Vancouver Island in February and continues through late May. From March through October, we have over 200 ‘resident’ grey whales that stay feeding in our waters. Humpback whales are seen throughout our season, with the most frequent sightings between June and September. We also see Orcas (Killer Whales) throughout the year. In addition to whales, we often enjoy views of sea lions, eagles, sea otters and other amazing wildlife while on the water.