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Coastal Bear Watching in Tofino

It's rare to see bears in their natural habitat however the chances are good on this tour which explores the stunning fjord inlets of Clayoquot where Black Bears are often tempted to the shores to hunt for their favourite food.

This fascinating excursion will take you to beautiful fjord inlets and sheltered bays of Tofino's gorgeous coastline in search of the magnificent but reclusive Black Bear.

Departing from Tofino itself, the peaceful cruise aboard a comfortable zodiac vessel lasts around 2.5 hours and covers many of these amazing mammals favourite feeding locations.

At low tide, the bears regularly emerge from the rainforest to forage for crab, clams and barnacles along the shoreline affording rare sightings in a natural environment.

What's more, your experience will be enhanced by the enthusiastic commentary of your knowledgable guide and also the opportunity to see bald eagles, harbour seals, porpoises, blue herons, sea eagles and more!

Please note black bear sightings cannot be guaranteed however the success rate is extremely high.

Experience Includes

  • 2.5 hour bear watching cruise
  • Rare opportunity to spot these magnificent animals in the wild
  • Flotation equipment, hats and gloves for the duration of the tour
  • Hot drink on return to harbour
  • Informative, knowledgable guide

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities
  • Additional refreshments


Daily from 01 April to 17 October.

Departure location

Marine Centre, 51 Wharf St, Tofino.

Start times

Departure times are keyed to daily tides; exact departure time will be confirmed upon reconfirmation locally.


2.5 hrs.

Terms & Conditions

  • The exact departure time is based on tidal times and will be advised locally upon reconfirmation.
  • Present your voucher to the guide at the start of the tour.
  • The exact route is subject to change depending on local conditions.
  • Minimum child age is 5 years old.
  • Sightings of bears cannot be guaranteed.
  • Participants should dress warmly, bring a camera, binoculars, sun glasses and sun screen.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.