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Tofino Whale Watching

Join Jamie's Whaling Station in Tofino for a fun-filled Whale Watching adventure as we guide you through Clayoquot Sound searching for some of the planet's largest animals.

Our Tofino location will offer whale watching tour departures through to November 6. For tours after November 6 for the 2022 season, please view tour availability for our Tofino & Clayoquot Sound Nature Tours or our Hot Springs Cove Tours. Tour dates for the 2023 whale watching season can be booked on the below calendar.

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Additional Tofino Whale Watching Tour Information

Tofino Whale Watching Season: February 26th to October 31st, 2022

Departure Times: Multiple daily departures from our Adventure Centre on the water in Tofino during whale watching season.

Our Boats: Guests departing from our Tofino location will have the choice to book on our large family-friendly cruiser the Lukwa, one of our comfortable 12 passenger cabin cruisers, or the adventure seekers may choose the excitement of a Zodiac whale watching tour.

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

Want to keep your social bubble together? We also offer private whale watching tours.

What You Will See

Guests of our Tofino whale watching trips will tour the waters of Clayoquot 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.