Bear Watching ToursThe Whale Centre
Experience the unparalleled beauty of Tofino's coastline while observing black bears in their natural habitat on The Whale Centre's Bear Watching Tours. These tours take visitors through the serene inlets of Clayoquot Sound, providing an opportunity to witness wildlife and breathtaking scenery.
During the two and a half hour tour, guests have the chance to observe black bears as they forage along the shoreline, feeding on berries, crabs, and fish. Along the way, knowledgeable guides offer insights into bear behavior and the importance of respecting their environment.
Tofino's natural habitat is home to a diverse array of wildlife, and guests may also encounter bald eagles, seals, sea lions, harbour porpoises, and blue herons during the tour.
The Bear Watching Tour is suitable for nature enthusiasts of all ages and is ideal for guests seeking a calm and protected boating experience. With departures available from April to October, visitors have the opportunity to witness black bears waking up from hibernation and observe them until early October when they head to the rivers to feast on salmon.
The Whale Centre offers Bear Watching Tours on both Covered Cabin Cruiser Boats with back viewing decks and Open Deck Boston Whaler Boats. Each boat option provides a unique experience, allowing guests to choose their preferred setting for bear watching.
Prepare for Your Tour
To ensure a respectful and enjoyable experience for all guests and wildlife, The Whale Centre has a few guidelines in place:
- No food or beverages (other than water) are allowed on the boat during the tour.
- Guests are advised not to wear strong-smelling deodorants, cologne, or perfumes.
- Noise and movement must be kept to a minimum aboard the vessels to avoid disturbing the black bears.
- Smoking or vaping is not permitted on the boat or in safety gear at any time.
Get on an unforgettable adventure with The Whale Centre's Bear Watching Tours and discover the wonders of Tofino's wildlife in their natural habitat