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In spring, Gray whales, leave their wintering grounds of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula to feed as far north as Alaska. Clayoquot sound is their migratory corridor. Some remain here to feed. These gentle giants are a common sight from March until late October, making Tofino a great place for whale watching, spring, summer and early fall.

Residents, transients, and offshores, scientists are still unsure why some Killer whales also know as orcas, patrol their territory as a pod, while others, rogue hunters, roam up and down the coast, or travel far out to sea, to find their prey. The transient orcas are found in our waters during the spring, summer and fall months and are a spectacle to witness in the wild.

Come summer, Humpback whales, travel east from Maui. Enormous, majestic, and mysteriously fond of breaching, a humpback shattering the surface of the water is a truly unforgettable sight.

Whale watching trips take place in outside waters on board a vessel specifically designed to optimize your viewing pleasure. Walk around the entire outside deck of the boat or stay inside out of the rain, and on the way expect to see bald eagles, Stellar and California sea lions, and harbour seals.

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Tour Times

Times vary throughout the season so for accurate up to date information please visit the “book your trip” section of the site and enter your dates of interest. Exact departure times will be displayed for all tours with availability.

Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours
Cost: (year round)
Adults – $99.00 per-person
Seniors & Students – $89.00 per-person
Children 12 & under – $79.00 per-person

*Private charters are also available for this tour at the following rate: WASCO (12 passengers) $375/hour plus tax or NANUQ (36) passengers $1000/hour plus tax for a minimum 2 hours.

*All prices are subject to a fuel surcharge and tax

Please read our Participation waiver for all of our ecotourism activities and contact us if you have any questions.