A whale watching tour in tofino is a fullon seafari. Tofino has a long whale watching season, running from march sometimes late february through october. I also want to say that the pacific ocean is freezing, so tofinos not a beach destination if youre into sunbathing and swimming. Then we had a great walk through the rain forest for a soak in a hot spring then. Tofino, british columbia, canada monthly weather accuweather. We are proud leaders in responsible whale watching, bear watching and wildlife viewing and have a strong passion for educating guests about the wonders and the fragility of clayoquot sound and tofino. Jamies offers tours in tofino and ucluelet on highspeed, zodiacstyle vessels for those craving adventure. Bc whale tours victoria aktuelle 2020 lohnt es sich. The whale centre tofino all you need to know before. This is the best place in the world to see orcas, the mr. Whale watching tofino and ucluelet bc humpback, grays. Experience the west coast on a 3 hour whale watching tour through the islands around the tofino area. The tofino whale watching season begins in march with the pacific rim whale festival and lasts into autumn with peak sightings in spring during the gray whale northward migration and throughout the summer months culminating in their southbound return in early september.
In addition to their sheer size we are also awed by the graceful movements, epic migrations, and complex and lively social interactions of. Acsla at march 1220 tofino gray whale migration update. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us. Jeff is a real adventurer with a great personality and a huge love for the ocean and wildlife when you are on a tour with jeff and you listen to how he talks about the animals, with passion and in his deep and calm voice, you just dont want to stop listening. March 15th to october 12th in clayoquot and barkley sounds, we most often view pacific gray whales. Whalewatching tragedy in tofino, british columbia ari sarsalari reports on the tragedy that happened while whalewatching tofino, british columbia. Both places can have good whale watching depending on the time of year. The whale centre has over thirty years experience in sharing tofino and clayoqout sounds ecosystems with guests from all over the world.
Let our seasoned guides show you to clayoquot sounds resident whales, sea otters and other marine wildlife. Enjoy miles of spectacular scenery aboard our luxury covered boats, or for a real thrill jump aboard one of our zodiacs and experience the wildside. Encounters may include gray whales, humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, eagles, sea otters, harbour porpoise, puffins and many varieties of marine birds and much more. If you love adrenaline, i definitely recommend doing the zodiac boat, the thrill is super cool, the views of nature are simply breathtaking, hot springs cove is a hike and water is warm. Or if calm protected inlet boating is more your style, try out our intertidal bear watching tours. Each vessel has a private washroom and has a maximum capacity of 12 guests per trip. Tofino kayaking paddle the ocean and islands up close. During your trip to vancouver island, it is well worth taking in one of the many tours available along the coast of vancouver island and keeping your full attention on the water. While exploring the rugged coastal shoreline near tofino be ready for more than just whales. The tofino whale watching season begins in march with the pacific rim whale festival and lasts into autumn with peak sightings in spring during the gray whale northward migration and throughout the summer months culminating in. Storm watching in tofino bc the official tourism tofino. Whale watching british columbia vancouver islands watching.
Fantastic zodiac boat trip both ways where we saw whales, sea otters, a loon and 3 black bears on shore one with a cub. Please check under book now for specific daily departure times on our covered and zodiac boats. Remote passages marine excursions in tofino is the zodiac specialists. All of our vessels are custom made by titan marine and hand designed by the owner of the bc whale tours, harold.
Whalewatching tragedy in tofino, british columbia the. Tofino whale watching inc discover tofino bc canada. We report on weekly sightings of gray whales, killer whales and humpback whales sighted on our whale watching tours on vancouver. Pick up books and supplies for the west coast lifestyle. Step into british columbias ancient and luscious pacific rim park and explore all things adventurous, delicious and relaxing at our handsome, fullservice waterfront hotel accommodation in tofino. Humpback whale breaching off the coast of tofino, bc. Tide rip tours telegraph cove vancouver island british columbia. Captain jeffrey warden jeff joined our team in 2018 after guiding tours in tofinos waters since 2016. From exciting fast zodiac visits to the whales to more leisurely cruises on large comfortable vessels, also in combination to a visit to the hot springs. Jeff spotted two gray whales heading north at his last weather report at 9. During the months of march and april, more than 20,000 gray whales swim north from their breeding grounds in baja california to their feeding grounds in alaska.
Our whale watching season runs from early march until the end of october. Tofino whale watching of all the sights and experiences nature offers, few are more thrilling than a close encounter with the largest animals on the planet. Tofino whale watching tours discover tofino bc canada. Remote passages whale watching tours from tofino, bc, vancouver island, canada. Tofino whale watching in zodiac remote passages tofino bc. There is no seagoing experience quite like watching, closeup, a sleek whale weighing thousands of pounds frolic like a child in its natural habitat. Jamies whaling station whale watching and adventure tours in tofino bc.
The gray whale migration from baja california, mexico begins to arrive along the west coast of vancouver island in february and continues through late april. Tofino whalewatching boat modifications raise concerns cbc. We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in victoria. People from all parts of the world come here to watch these magnificent creatures of the deep. You may notice that departure times vary slightly from what is. For more information about the festival, please contact.
Up and down the coast of british columbia, from victoria to port hardy on vancouver island, from vancouver to the bc gulf islands, and up to haida gwaii queen charlotte islands. The whale report remote passages whale watching, tofino, bc. Whales can be spotted year round in the pacific ocean off the west coast of vancouver island. Most of the species below you will see when visiting the pacific rim how ever carnivores such as cougars and wolves are very rarely seen. It starts with a mind boggling 20,000 grey whales swimming past our shores in spring on their annual migration from birthing waters by the baja peninsula north to the bering strait by alaska. The whalewatching boat accident that claimed the lives of five british nationals has many in the small town of tofino, b. Thankfully, tofino also boasts an incredible culinary scene to help refuel after all that beachcombing, with a nod to local cuisine and seasonal influences. We offer various morning, midday, and afternoon departures. Get the monthly weather forecast for tofino, british columbia, canada, including daily highlow, historical averages, to help you plan ahead. Both sides of vancouver island afford primo opportunities. Tofino bear watching bears and birds love tofino and clayoquot sound. Westerly newspaper by tofino ucluelet westerly issuu. Ucluelet is rich in both land and marine wildlife, below is just a few of the many species that inhabit this region. The pointe restaurant at the wickaninnish inn offers nearly 360degree views of the ocean from its dramatic dining room, perfect for a meal or sipping on a cocktail in its lounge.
Black bear watching tours operate from april through october. Add to calendar whale watching in tofino 03172018 08. Maximum weight for our largest flotation suit which must be worn on zodiac tours is 280 lbs 127 kg. On the west coast, tofino is a quaint town with an embedded orcawatching culture. About whale watching in tofino you cant leave vancouver island without visiting the west coast. A stop in downtown tofino reveals a quaint surfer town. Ocean outfitters is the perfect place to set off on all of your tofino activities. Humpback may to september and gray whales march to november. From paddling into waves on a surfboard to soaking in ancient hot springs, from catching a 40pound salmon to watching whales. Tofino weddings go all the way in tofino and get married. Celebrating over 33 years of operation on the west coast of vancouver island, the whale centre continues to venture out into clayoquot sound, off the coast of tofino, bc, taking passengers on whale watching tours, bear watching tours, hot springs cove tours, bird watching tours, pelagic. Whale classification breeding patterns of whales whale migration join us british columbia. Longer, personalized programs aboard 12 passenger vessels.
The offerings of tofino whale watching operators are as diverse as the companies. We frequently encounter sea lions, otters, porpoises, seals, bald eagles, and much more. Kayak clayoquot sound, meares island, broken islands. Whale watching off tofino, ucluelet, and vancouver island. If seeing whales in their natural habitat is something you have always wanted to do, then planning a trip to do so is easier than you might think.
Some of these massive mammals stay in our waters for the summer, giving ample opportunities for viewing. To make a booking for a time within the next 24hrs please call for availability. Tofino whale watching tours ocean outfitters, tofino bc. Hopping aboard a specialized whale watching boat is the best way to see these majestic creatures. Hot springs kayaking meares island custom tours cultural canoe tours. Explore the beautiful west coast of canada with us, and create a memory that will last a lifetime. We offer tofino whale watching tours, bear watching tours, bird watching tours and hot springs cove tours on both open boston whaler and covered. Whale watching in tofino international education viu. The whale centre invites you to join us for an exciting sea adventure in pristine coastal ecosystems. Our whale watching season usually starts in mid february and lasts until the end of october. There are two places to whale watch from the pacific rim. Ucluelet fishing charters and whale watching aboard cameron ocean adventures in ucluelet bc on the west coast of vancouver island. No visit to tofino is complete without a trip on a whalewatching tour.
Whale watching tofino and ucluelet west coast motel. From the safety of our boats you can respectfully watch gray whales, humpbacks, biggs orca killer whales, black. Tofinos kayaking centre providing daily sea kayaking tours and kayak rentals since 1988. Join us for a whale watching tour aboard one of our 30 zodiacs or covered boats in the some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. From pacific rim national park to cox bay, experience some of canadas most beautiful beaches and wild, rugged coastlines. Whales and bears a trip to the broken group islands part of pacific rim national park, with a focus on bear and whale watching. The whalewatching boat that capsized near tofino, b. The whale centre, tofino, bc tofino whale watching, bear. Tofino has a long whale watching season, running from march through to late november. Jamies whaling station whale watching and adventure tours in. Tolles whale watching adventure tofino wildlife tours. Launching from tofino takes you into clayoquot sound. It sounds like you had incredible encounters with both killer whales and humpback whales and with other local marine wildlife. Its precisely that reason why i dont really think it matters too much when you want to visit, unless you have a specific goal in mind ie.
Tofino surfing surfing waves for beginners and experts. Expresso coffee and goodies served from our waterfront deck. Jamies whale watching and adventure tours in tofino bc. Tofino whale watching tours the whale centre, tofino, bc. The whale centre in tofino offers whale, bear and bird watching tours but it also is a centre for marine mammal rescue. It starts with a mind boggling 20,000 gray whales swimming past our shores in spring on their annual migration from birthing waters by the baja peninsula north to the bering strait by alaska. Tofino and ucluelet are the two favourite northern gray whale watching communities on the west coast of vancouver island.262 765 510 991 534 1453 112 290 1314 1042 1035 950 348 9 1249 1229 278 116 191 244 189 1351 1189 1331 217 1067 1483 421