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Tofino Zodiac Whale Watching

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Adult Ages 19-64
Senior Ages 65+
Student Ages 19+ With Valid ID
Youth Ages 13-18
Child Ages 12 and Under • Must Be At Least 4'8"/142cm In Height
Private Tour Max. 12 passengers

Zodiac Whale Watching in Tofino

For those seeking an exciting West Coast experience, with a real connection to the elements, join us on one of our fast-paced Zodiac Whale Watching tours.

Enjoy the scenic views along the stunning coastline of Clayoquot Sound on our way to the common feeding areas of whales. Learn about the area’s fascinating ecosystems with our engaging naturalists while experiencing first-hand the natural characteristics of a wide variety of wildlife.

On our whale watching tours, we commonly see Grey Whales. Beginning in late February, these whales start passing by our coastline as they migrate towards Alaska. Starting in May, we see our resident Grey Whales settle into their feeding grounds around Tofino & Clayoquot Sound. These are the whales we most commonly see on our whale watching tours.

In addition to Grey Whales, the whales that we may also see on our tours include Transient (Bigg’s) Killer Whales and Humpback Whales.

When we’re not watching whales spouting, feeding, spy-hopping, and breaching we’re spending time with other wildlife. On our whale watching tours, it is also common to see Sea Lions, Sea Otters, Seals, Eagles, and more!

Tofino Whale Tour

We went to Tofino in July and decided to go on a boat tour and booked with Jamie's Whaling Station as we wanted to do some whale watching. We went out on a Zodiac and the crew outfitted us with survival suits, hats, and mitts as it was still quite cold on the ocean. The tour was great and we saw Humpbacks, Grey whales, Minke whales and Orcas at the end of the tour. The guide was very enthusiastic and you could tell he loved whales and the ocean. Overall it was a great experience and I would highly recommend Jamie's.

– Patrick H.
Awesome Excursion

We had the pleasure of booking a whale watching excursion on a zodiac for four adults. Our Captain and crew members were fantastic. Safety instructions were provided, the suits, hats and gloves were clean, warm and needed! It is much colder out on the water. We felt very safe with our skilled crew and we saw puffins, bald eagles, grey whales and an island full of sea lions. A great afternoon, the tour was just the right length of time. Highly recommend this particular company for their professionalism, safety, knowledge and skill. Thank you to the team!

– Mrscayenne | Tripadvisor
A fantastic whale watching trip!

We booked our two seats for the Sunday morning Zodiac Whale Watching tour via their website and it all went without any issues. Once we were all suited up we were sent down to the boat where our skipper met us. Their knowledge on the marine life is exceptional and really helped us to understand the behaviour of the animals we saw. We were lucky enough to come across a couple of grey whales that were feeding in the same area for some time. We also saw a number of sea otters, some watching us for a considerable amount of time, sea lions/seals, puffins and porpoise. All in all, I think we were really lucky that day. The tour lasted for 3 hours and was well worth it. We will definitely be back!

– SimoneT8988 | Tripadvisor