Watch plumes of salt spray as the sun sets on the horizon. Listen to an orca mother and her calf exhaling in the dark near a fireside dock. Find yourself too close for comfort but just the right distance to witness something that feels like a primordial secret.
This sublime beauty borders sacred–you will never feel so small as when a humpback swims up to your boat and exhales with a life force more incredible than you’ve ever encountered.
Responsible whale watching is not invasive, it is inclusive, and the guides themselves are more like siblings than spectators of the whales.
They are there to introduce you to their family, teach you about house rules, and share life memories on the water with these magnificent creatures.
Whale Watching | Fishing | Hot Springs Tour | History Tour
Clayoquot Wild specializes in custom and wildlife tours in local Ahousat waters. Hosted by elder Moses Martin, these small-group tours depart from the dock in Tofino. Discover the wild of Clayoquot Sound with our local experts. 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.
📍 Port Hardy
Whale Watching | Wildlife Watching | Grizzly Bear Tours | Otter Tours
Coastal Rainforest Safaris Coastal Rainforest Safaris delivers exciting wilderness experiences rooted in the territories of the Kwakwaka’wakw people. Explore the diverse wildlife of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest from rigid hull inflatable viewing boats. Their current Whales, Otters, and Grizzly Bears package combines a six-hour sea otter viewing and whale watching tour from Port Hardy, a day of grizzly bear viewing from Port McNeill, and two nights accommodation at the Kwa’lilas Hotel in Port Hardy.
Whale Watching | Grizzly Bear Tours | Cultural Tours
Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours and its staff have been the stewards of the grizzly bear population in their traditional territory of Bute Inlet for over a decade. The community welcomes tours to view the bears, learn about our connection to the land and wildlife, and become immersed in the beauty of the inlet. Tours depart from the Coast Marina in Campbell River, BC.
Grizzly Bear Tours | Whale Watching | Otter Viewing
Sea Wolf Adventures offers grizzly bear viewing and whale watching tours through the Broughton Archipelago and the Great Bear Rainforest on Northern Vancouver Island, with opportunities to learn about the traditions and history of Kwakwaka’wakw People. Local Indigenous guides share their deep-rooted knowledge and historical insight as you experience the past through song and story.
Sidney Whale Watching operates on WSANEC First Nation territory and the Salish Sea, home to transient and resident orca, humpback, grey, minke, and fin whales. Porpoises, sea lions, seals, river otters, a huge variety of seabirds, and some very exotic land mammals that have been imported to the Gulf Islands are just a few of the many marine animals you may see.
Combine this firsthand awe as a witness with the lifelong learning and transgenerational knowledge of local Indigenous guides.
Your experience will be out to the wide and wholly grounded. Indigenous whale-watching guides in BC are true ecologists, always prioritizing systems and practices that place the highest value on the wellness of the home and the family members who live in it.