Join this peaceful calm water wildlife Experience

Bear Watching

Enjoy a scenic boat-ride on the calm waters of the Clayoquot Sound inlets. Only 20 minutes away and you will feel like you are in a different world, so quiet and peaceful. 

The protected beaches in the inlets are home for many black bears in this region. After their winter hibernation, late spring to October, they will come down to the shoreline at low tide to move rocks over and feed on crab and other shellfish underneath. We get as close as possible to watch the bears without disturbing them and you can hear them moving the rocks and crunching on crab. It is also possible to see the cubs learning from their mother, climbing up trees and playing on the beach.

On this 2.5 hour trip, you may also get to see other wildlife such as seals and bald eagles.

Come and join us on this calm and scenic boat-ride to the bears. It is also great for photographers

Departures times are tide depending and vary daily.



2.5 hours



Flotation suits


30 minutes before departure

What to bring: 

Be dressed in warm clothes (long pants, long sleeve shirt, warm sweater or jacket, long pants, closed shoes, NO flip-flops or sandals), sunglasses & sunscreen, your Camera! 

We currently don't offer hats, gloves and goggles so please bring your own if you would like to wear them.


Children must be at least 6 years old.

All passengers are required to wear a face covering on the boats during the tour. Face coverings may be disposable or reusable cloth face coverings and neck gaiters that can be machine washed. This is now mandatory by Transport Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The maximum weight and body measurements to fit our largest flotation suit:
Weight: 125kg-160kg, Chest: 137cm-147cm, Waist:122cm-127cm

Additional Information:

This tour goes into calm waters only and is therefor suitable for people who are prone to motion/sea sickness!


Adults: $109
Children (6-12 years): $79

Please add the following Tax and Fees to the above listed price: 

5% GST (goods & Services Tax)

A fuel surcharge of $6 per person

A Wildlife and Ocean Conservation Fee of $2 per       person in support of protecting marine wildlife and the waters of Clayoquot Sound. 

Multi-tour discounts available!

We give a $10 discount per person for a second tour and $15 for a third tour. Discounts only apply on adult rates and can not be combined with any other discount.

We don't take any payment in advance and your discount will be applied at the time of payment in our office on the day of your tour. 




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Booking Office and Meeting Point:

421 Main Street Tofino, BC

Phone: 1.250.725.2895


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Supporting Wildlife Research and Marine Conservation

Looking for a place to stay? Here are some of our top picks!

Tofino Trek-inn - budget style B&B right the heart of Tofino with water views and a cosy and friendly atmosphere.

Black Bear Guesthouse - luxurious self catering suits with stunning views of the Tofino Inlet and close to the Beach.

Supreme Eik Landing Tofino- two bedroom apartment with spectacular views of the Inlet. Private and peaceful, a place to relax. Bookable via Airbnb

We support the following organisations which help with marine research projects and Wildlife & Ocean Conservation. 

Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society

Surfrider Foundation Pacific Rim Chapter

Clayoquot Action

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Bear Watch Tour