Whale Watching - Tofino and Ucluelet, BCJamie's offers tours in Tofino and Ucluelet on state of the art high-speed, exhilarating zodiac-style vessels (also known as Rigid-hulled inflatable boats) for those who crave adventure, or find comfort and relax aboard the west coast's largest cruiser style whale watching vessels, the 65 foot, 'Leviathan II' in Tofino or 'Lady Selkirk' in Ucluelet.
TOFINO Whale Watching 65' Cruiser65' Cruiser - View the whales aboard the MV Leviathan II in Clayoquot Sound! Learn More
UCLUELET Whale Watching 65' Cruiser65' Cruiser - Experience Barkley Sound aboard the MV Lady Selkirk! Learn More
TOFINO Whale Watching - ZodiacFor the Wild at Heart - Experience the adventure with some wind in your hair! Learn More
UCLUELET Whale Watching - ZodiacFor those wanting some fast paced adventure, the zodiac is what you're looking for. Learn More
In Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds, we most often view Pacific Gray Whales. The Gray whale migration from Baja California, Mexico begins to arrive along the west coast of Vancouver Island in early February and continues through late April. From April through November, we have over 200 'Resident' Gray whales that stay feeding in our waters. Humpback whales are seen throughout our season, with the heaviest sightings in February and June through September. We also see Orcas (Killer whales), about once every 2-3 weeks throughout the year.
While you are exploring with us on open ocean waters, please be advised that it is often a lot colder on the water than on land. We recommend several layers of warm clothing for all tours, as well as a waterproof layer, and sunglasses. Large, full body ‘cruiser suits’, as well as toques and mittens, are provided for tours aboard our open, zodiac-style vessels.
These tours are conducted in sheltered inlet waters as well as in the open ocean. If you are prone to sea sickness, please use your favourite motion sickness medicine beforehand or ask to purchase a set of 'Sea Bands' (available in the gift shop) which work well for some people.