Whale Watching & Nature Tours in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

Family Friendly - Locally Owned and Operated

Ucluelet Whale Watching Tours

Cameron Ocean Adventures is a locally owned and operated tour company located in the small town of Ucluelet on Vancouver Island. Owner Caleb Cameron was born and raised in the Ucluelet/Tofino area. "Growing up in a commercial fishing family we lived, worked and played on the water as we fished for salmon all up and down the coast of Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii - our family was quite literally raised on the water". These experiences sparked a love for the ocean, nature and the wildlife within it. Now, we have taken this knowledge and experience and turned it into a passion that we can share with everyone aboard our boat. Your crew, Captain Lynette, naturalist Rachel and or Caleb will take you on an adventure full of great stories, good laughs, beautiful scenery  and of course searching for whales!

What To Expect On Your Whale Watching Tour

Our tours take place on a 43-foot covered vessel, with indoor and outdoor seating.  We limit our capacity to only 14 people, so the vessel is NOT over crowded. We believe in making your experience the best it can possibly be! We also offer binoculars on our tours for all our guests. 


The most common whales sighted in the Ucluelet area are gray whales, humpback whales, and the occasional killer whale (orca). On this 3 to 4 hour whale watching tour we will do our absolute best to show you whales, seals, sea lions, sea otters and any other marine wildlife that may be in the area during your tour. 

Experience some the best whale watching Vancouver Island has to offer as you step outside Ucluelet's front door and explore one of the most beautiful places on Canada's Pacific Coast. Ucluelet boasts some of Vancouver Island's best whale watching plus breathtaking scenery and wildlife, including the Broken Group Islands within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Please note, at Cameron Ocean Adventures we follow all rules and guidelines regarding safe viewing distance with marine wildlife in their natural environment as we are nature's guests. We do our very best to have a successful whale watching tour, but cannot always guarantee sightings. Our success rate is generally around 90% or better, as we work very closely with all local tour companies for whale reports to maximize our chances.  Book now, then grab your camera and come onboard for an adventure to remember!




  • Adult: $159
  • Senior (65+): $149
  • Youth (12-18: $139
  • Children (4-11): $129
  • Children (0-3): FREE

Prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to 5% sales tax

Cancellation Policy - Whale watching tours are fully refundable up until 24 hours before departure

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Please bring the following items for a successful day on the water:

Hat to cover your head

Jacket to stay warm

Pants or trousers to keep warm

Comfortable shoes with enclosed toes


Mask - Optional

Water and snacks


Are whales seen on every trip?


While we make every attempt to locate whales, we can not guarantee 100% that whales will be spotted. However, the likelihood of seeing whales on our whale watching tours is very high, as Ucluelet is one of the most densely populated areas on Vancouver Island for marine life. We do our best in every way to make sure you have a fun and successful whale watching experience.

Can anyone go on your trips?

Yes, most can go on whale watching tours. All ages from babies, young children, adults, and seniors are welcome. We do recommend caution to pregnant women and/or people with injuries/disabilities particularly with back/neck problems as the movement of the boat may cause injury. The captain will have final decision before departure.

Are there bathrooms on the boat?

Yes there are bathroom facilities. It's advised to use restroom facilities prior to boarding.

Can we hear whales?

Yes, if our boat is close enough to the whales you can hear them breath as they come up for air.

How do you locate whales?

Locating whales is a combination of distant whale spout sightings, spotting information shared by other boats and by understanding the behaviour and migratory routes of whales in the area.

What is the proper attire?

Guests are advised to dress warmly for their tour. Wear pants or trousers, and bring a sweatshirt. Please bring a jacket to protect against the wind. Even on a warm sunny day on land, it can be much cooler out on the water. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes with an enclosed toe for walking around the boat.

What's the best time of day to see whales?

There is no best time to view whales as they can appear at any time.

What happens if I get sea sick?

Local pharmacies sell a range of medications and herbal remedies for use before travel that might help you manage your symptoms. If you do start to feel seasick onboard, we recommend that you seat yourself at the back of the boat and watch the horizon. We will make every effort to ensure the boat journey is as smooth as possible, however we cannot guarantee smoothness of ride due to the changeable nature of waves and weather conditions.

Who takes care of us on the boat?

The boat captain and the fully trained, experienced crew of Cameron Ocean Adventures will be taking care of you.

Where are you located?

We are located at the Whiskey Landing Dock, beside the Aquarium, at the end of Main Street.

Contact Us

Phone:    250-726-4181
Email:     [email protected]

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