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on this exhilarating 

open ocean adventure

Whale Watching

This 2.5 to 3hr tour takes you out on the open Pacific Ocean in search of the West Coast's most majestic animals, the whales.


Most common in this area are the summer resident gray whales. They leave their winter breeding grounds of Mexico early in the year to begin their long migration on their way to Alaska. During March and April we see these migrating whales travelling by our coast. While most of the gray whales travel all the way up to Alaska to their feeding grounds, some of them will stay along the shallow coastline of Vancouver Island where we can watch them from May to October as they dive to the ocean floor in the search of food. 

Killerwhales, also known as Orcas show up unexpected, along the coast, in the inlets or far out on the sea. They usually travel in groups but are also sighted on their own. The transient killer whales can be found in the spring, summer and fall but they don't belong to our regular sightings as we only get to see them a few times a month.

Bigger than the grays and orcas are the humpback whales, also found in the waters of the Clayoquot Sound during the summer. The power of a breaching humpback will take your breath away. As well as the sight of them lunge feeding and the perfectly shaped tale. Because they like to be further out in the ocean we don't get to see them on all of our trips. 

The main goal on this trip is to watch the whales but we will also see plenty of other wildlife a long the way, California sea lions, stellar sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, bald eagles and other birds are a common sight on this trip.

Come and join us on this adventurous and exciting boat tour.

Duration:

2.5-3 hours

 

Included:

Flotation suits

Check-in:

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.

Requirements:

Children must be at least 8 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

! Because this tour goes out onto the open ocean it is not suitable for people with serious medical conditions including but not limited to, back or neck injuries, recent surgery, and/or current or suspected pregnancy.

Rates:

Adults (19+): $129

Seniors (65+):$119

Youth (13-18):$119
Children (8-12): $109

The minimum age for this tour is 8 years.

The following Tax and Fees will be added to the above listed price: 

Multi-tour discounts available!

We give a $10 discount per person for a second tour and $15 for a third tour. This discount will be applied at the time of payment which is in our office on the day of your tour.

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Contact

Booking Office and Meeting Point:

421 Main Street Tofino, BC

Phone: 1.250.725.2895

Email: info@adventuretofino.com

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Supporting Wildlife Research and Marine Conservation

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

Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society

strawberryisle.org

Surfrider Foundation Pacific Rim Chapter

http://www.surfrider.org/chapters/entry/pacific-rim

Clayoquot Action

https://clayoquotaction.org

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Whale Watch Tour

sea otters floating in the water