Experience whales in their natural habitat on board the Chinook Princess – our large, family-friendly vessel with indoor and outdoor seating options.
Our Ucluelet location offers daily whale watching tour departures through October. For wildlife tours after October for the 2021 season, please view tour availability for our Tofino & Clayoquot Sound Nature Tour which runs November through February. Tour dates for the 2022 whale watching season can be booked on the below calendar.
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Additional Whale Watching Tour Information
Ucluelet Whale Watching Season: Mid-March to Early-October
Departure Times: Multiple daily departures from our Adventure Centre on the water in Ucluelet during whale watching season.
Our Boats: Guests departing from our Ucluelet location will have the choice to book on our large family-friendly cruiser the Chinook Princess, 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 Ucluelet whale watching trips will tour the waters of Barkley Sound where we most often view Grey & Humpback 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.