Travel advisory: Multiple advisories in effect⁠. Check before you travel.

View ×
  1. Busy Long Weekend Expected - May 18 - 23, 2022 - View details
  2. All Routes Status - View details
  3. Alternate Service - Northern Sea Wolf Refit - April 4 - May 18, 2022 - View details
  4. Service Adjustments - Horseshoe Bay - Departure Bay, Horseshoe Bay - Langdale & Earls Cove to Saltery Bay - January 28 - September 5, 2022 - View details
  5. Parkade Closure - Horseshoe Bay Terminal - View details
Ucluelet beach at sunset

Ucluelet, BC


OVERVIEW

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. 

Ucluelet map with BC Ferries routes and nearby cities on Vancouver Island

Top things to do

Explore activities

Ucluelet Bear Watching Zodiac Vessel

Embark on a memorable experience touring the calm inlet waters of the Clayoquot Sound. Join knowledgeable guides on a 3-hour tour in search of black bears as they roam the shores foraging for their next meal.
 
Tour highlights 

  • At low tide, watch black bears emerge from a dense rainforest to forage for shellfish.
  • Sail into the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound and keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles, seals, porpoises and sea lions.
  • You might even see mother black bears teach their cubs how to hunt for food along the shoreline.
  • 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.
Learn more >

FROM
$137.00
per adult

Book now

Ucluelet Whale Watching Zodiac Vessel

Sail through the waters of Clayoquot or Barkley Sound and encounter marine 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 on the horizon.
  • Explore the Clayoquot and Barkley 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.
  • 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.
Learn more >

FROM
$137.00
per adult

Book now

Nearby cities

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

Tofino

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. 

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.

Person walking on wooden boardwalk alongside beach in Parksville on Vancouver Island

Parksville

Drive 30 minutes north from Nanaimo to visit Parksville, offering long sandy beaches, lots of water sports, and plenty of arts and crafts to suit all tastes. Known as Canada's Riviera, Parksville is the perfect destination for romantic getaways and family fun. 

Boats in harbour of waterfront marina in Nanaimo BC on Vancouver Island

Nanaimo

Take the ferry from Vancouver to visit Nanaimo—the second-largest city on Vancouver Island, with plenty of outdoor activities and adventures for everyone, situated along one of the most beautiful waterfronts in Canada. 


 
 
 

{media1}

Quality. Value. Trusted. 
Let us take the stress out of planning your next coastal BC getaway. Save when you bundle your ferry travel with hand-picked hotels and activities.

Very weak Weak Medium Strong Very strong password.strength.unsafepwd Too short Use %d - %m characters with a mix of any 3 [upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers & symbols] 8 32 Password must be more than eight characters and contain a mix of any three of the following: upper case letters, numbers and symbols. Password must be less than 32 characters and contain a mix of any three of the following: upper case letters, numbers and symbols. Enter current password Enter valid email address Password not valid Select account type Enter first name Enter last name Confirm Email Not Valid Password must be more than eight characters and contain a mix of any three of the following: upper case letters, numbers and symbols. Passwords do not match Enter valid postal/zip code Loading... Please wait... Stores loaded View schedule from View sailing status from Discover our routes from to