Cruise through the spectacular waters of Clayoquot Sound on our 24’ Boston Whaler in search of whales as they journey northward during their annual migration. Visit their feeding grounds and get a glimpse of them in action. Also offer Hot Springs Cove, Bear Watching, and Fishing Tours and more. check our Web Site.
The Whale Centre offers one of the most comprehensive whale watching and nature viewing tours in Clayoquot Sound with over 30 years of experience! Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, The Whale Centre is the safest and most environmentally friendly eco-adventure company in Tofino. A tour with us will allow you to explore the marine environment, gain an insight into the lives of whales, black bears, sea lions, dolphins, and many coastal birds for a once in a lifetime experience.
The Whale Centre offers four tours to choose from including whale watching, bear watching, bird & pelagic tours, and a hot springs soak. Whether you dream of hiking in the rainforest, soaking in all natural hot springs, seeing whales feeding, bears foraging or birds soaring, we offer it all! The Whale Centre specializes in the natural history and marine ecosystems here in Clayoquot Sound. Our office, located in the heart of Tofino’s downtown, has an incredible Grey whale skeleton that is a must see for all ages. We also offer free parking, complimentary pet sitting and a great west coast themed gift shop.
Tofino is world renown for beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery, and fantastic whale watching. A visit to our area is not complete without getting out on the water and viewing whales in their natural environment. Our 2 ½ to 3 hour whale watching tours depart throughout the day from March until early November.
The Whale Centre exclusively uses Boston Whaler boats for all our wildlife viewing tours. These open style boats are used by coast guards, researchers, and photographers around the world, and are exceptionally seaworthy. Whalers are referred to as the “unsinkable legend”, providing both exciting and safe travels on our rugged west coast.
We provide all our guests with Mustang survival suits, which keep you warm and safe while on the water, but we still recommend dressing in layers. Due to the unpredictable and occasionally rough sea conditions this tour may not be suitable for people who are pregnant or have back/neck injuries.
Our whale watching tours primarily focus on finding and viewing gray and humpback whales in Clayoquot Sound. Also on the tours we will often see sea otters, sea lions, seals, and if you’re very lucky, orcas! Clayoquot Sound is also home to many seabirds and you are likely to see dozens of species on our tours, which include a visit to our resident bald eagle nest.