Our Tofino bear watching excursions begin with a relaxing 30-minute boat ride from Tofino through tranquil and sheltered inside passages by Meares Island, Fortune Channel or Tofino Inlet.
The black bears living in this West Coast region are sub- species with webbed paws that help them swim in the waters. After emerging from their winter rest, the black bears need to feed on the shorelines all spring, summer and fall. Often the best times to see these beautiful creatures are at low tide and cooler periods of the day. Enjoy your morning coffee or tea and the fresh air of the Clayoquot Sound as you marvel at the sight of the black bears turning over rocks and boulders in search of crab and other food.
These journeys often do not end just at the black bear. It is also common to see other wildlife in Tofino including:
- Bald Eagles
- California Sea Lions
- Harbour Seals
- Harbour Porpoise