Ucluelet Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours
Ucluelet Whale Watching
Come and experience an amazing day on the water discovering more about Ucluelet, the local marine life and Canada's Pacific Coast. Ucluelet boasts some of Vancouver Island's most breathtaking scenery and wildlife, including the Broken Group Islands within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, whales, sea lions, eagles, shore birds, and bears.
A Perfect Whale Watching Experience
At Cameron Ocean Adventures we offer a unique west coast whale watching experience. Although we focus on seeing whales, we also make every effort to encounter the many other predatory species that reside in the ocean or near the waters edge. Our tour is approximately 3.5 hours of exploring, learning and immersion in the untouched nature that our coast has to offer.
During the Spring and Summer the abundance of returning herring and salmon present a feast to the sealions, seals, porpoises, black bears, wolves and eagles that make the Ucluelet area their home. At Cameron Ocean Adventures we know these waters, hidden coves and beaches intimately and we will take you to the best locations to view wildlife. Book now, then grab your camera and come onboard for an adventure to remember.
Whale Watching Tour
Cameron Ocean Adventures whale watching tours are approximately 3.5 hours in length. The tour includes various points of interest within the protected waters of Barkley Sound, and other wildlife areas we'll visit on the way. While viewing whales and other marine wildlife, the vessel will be positioned to provide some excellent photo opportunities.
Please bring the following items for a successful day on the water:
Light jacket to stay warm
Pants or trousers to keep warm
Comfortable shoes with enclosed toes
Waterproof bag for your belongings
Water and snacks
Binoculars if you have some
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.
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, behind the Aquarium, at the end of Main Street.