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Coastal landscape view of Pacific Rim National Park and the surrounding mountains in Tofino BC

Tofino, BC


OVERVIEW

Explore Tofino and the majestic beauty of Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The village of Tofino has a laid-back surfers vibe, with a wide selection of restaurants and lots of wildlife watching and storm watching opportunities. The surrounding area is made up of lush, old-growth forests and expansive white sandy beaches. This incredible area is the perfect starting point for exhilarating activities, like coldwater surf lessons or kayaking, or relaxing getaways. 

Tofino with BC Ferries routes and nearby cities on Vancouver Island

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Tofino Whale Watching Covered Vessel

Sail through the waters of Clayoquot Sound in a covered, heated vessel and encounter marine wildlife with an experienced guide on this 3-hour whale-watching tour. During the tour, you might see orcas, humpback whales, or grey whales as they migrating from Baja California. 

Tour highlights 

  • See orcas, humpbacks or grey whales breaching, feeding and spouting on the horizon.
  • Explore the Clayoquot Sound and lookout for sea lions, bald eagles, sea otters, and other incredible marine wildlife.
  • Enjoy scenic views along the stunning coastline of the Pacific Rim.
  • Sail in a large cruiser vessel that offers spectacular views from all decks and enjoy outdoor open seating, indoor heated seating, and an onboard washroom.
  • Learn about the ecosystems with engaging and informative experts and Naturalists.
  • 95% sighting success rate with a raincheck guarantee so you can hop onboard with confidence.
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Remote Passages Tours - Whale Watching Plus Covered Vessel

Embark on an iconic West Coast excursion to watch a variety of whales in their natural habitat, all from the comfort of a heated and covered vessel. Over the course of the two and a half hour tour, see these magnificent animals hunt, feed and breach in the water, and hear stories about the rich history of the area from knowledgeable marine guides.

Tour Highlights:

  • Lookout for wildlife such as gray whales, orcas, humpback whales, and minke whales feeding, hunting or breaching.
  • Journey comfortably through the calm and pristine waters of the Clayoquot Sound with an experienced tour guide.
  • Learn about BC's rich marine and wildlife, and the fascinating history of the rainforests and marine ecosystems.
  • In addition to whale sighting, spot other marine wildlife including sea otters, sea lions, porpoises, and nesting seabirds.

Remote Passages Tours - Whale Watching Plus Covered Vessel Tour is available between mid-March and October. Daily tour times confirmed at time of booking.

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Nearby cities

Aerial landscape view of Ucluelet marina harbour and forest on Vancouver Island

Ucluelet

Escape to Ucluelet to enjoy a quiet town on a peninsula adjacent to Pacific Rim National Park, and just 30 minutes from Tofino. You can explore the rainforest along the coast, watch wildlife like whales and sea lions swimming in the area, and visit nearby white sandy beaches. 

Coastline of Port Alberni with Camper Trailer driving along road

Port Alberni

Drive to Port Alberni for a variety of activities and attractions. Close to Barkley Sound, Clayoquot Sound and the Pacific Rim National Park, Port Alberni is the perfect base for exploring the west coast of Vancouver Island.

House boats at Fisherman

Victoria

Visit the lush and beautiful oceanfront city of Victoria. The city is rich in British heritage, has the oldest Chinatown in Canada, and is home to the historic BC Parliament Buildings. You can enjoy lots of water and land activities, and taste a variety of craft beers and fresh seafood.

Known as the Garden City, Victoria is always in bloom and has one of the mildest climates in Canada—perfect for a trip any time of the year. 

Cowichan Bay Marina at dusk with remaing sun shining off boats on Vancouver Island British Columbia

Cowichan Bay

The waterfront fishing village of Cowichan Bay sits at the head of a beautiful and natural harbour, which is the main focal point of the town, where shops, cafés, galleries and homes float on the water. Dine out on some of the best seafood in the area, relax in waterfront cafés, or take part in a variety of water activities. 


 
 
 

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