Our Tofino bear viewing tours explore the fjords of Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and provide us a chance to see these legendary animals in their natural environment.

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Our bear viewing excursions venture into the protected fjords of Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, offering us a unique opportunity to witness these iconic creatures in their natural habitat. Departing daily from Tofino, our tours are strategically timed to align with low tide, optimizing our chances of observing black bears as they search for food along the shoreline. Our team of CBVA bear guides are exceptionally well-trained, ensuring that your experience is both informative and enjoyable.


|     Tofino's only CBVA certified operator|     Knowledgable bear guide/naturalist|     Exciting RHIB marine wildlife safari

Our Zodiac Hurricane 733 is a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) seats up to 8 passengers. RHIB's are often used for various military, police and rescue applications. Depending on the engine and load, the Zodiac Hurricane 733 can achieve speeds of up to 50 knots or more. These boats are typically constructed with a durable, rigid hull made of fiberglass or aluminum. The inflatable tubes, often made of Hypalon or PVC, provide stability and buoyancy. These boats are extremely agile and provide an excellent platform for wildlife viewing and tourism. In an open boat like this, you get close to the elements. Even on hot summer days, it still can be cold out on the water and weather conditions can change rapidly. All guests must wear our provided waterproof jacket, pants and lifejacket while on board our vessel. These lifejackets (certified by Transport Canada for commercial use) are suitable for those weighing 40kg/88lbs or more. If you are pregnant, have back problems, or weigh less than 40kg; we recommended other activities.


Please arrive at our office 30 minutes prior to get fitted with our outerwear before heading out on the tour. Our office location will be provided to you in your tour confirmation email.


Activity Rating: LIGHT Travelers should be in good health and comfortable sitting in an open boat for extended periods of time. Given the dynamic nature of sea conditions and the rapid fluctuations in daily weather forecasts, you should be prepared for a variety of conditions. Wildlife Sightings We will be actively searching for wildlife for the full 3 hours of this tour. During the summer months we almost always see black bears along the coast but viewing duration and numbers of animals fluctuate everyday. We will not approach a bear in our vessel closer than 50 meters. We cannot guarantee that we will always find bears within the 3 hours but we definitely will do our best and see what Mother Nature provides us. With a little luck and patience we might just have the best viewing of a lifetime!


Prior to confirming your booking, please review our Terms & Conditions.


You will also be required to read and agree to our Waiver of Liability during the booking process and signed prior to arrival.


|     Dress in warm clothes in serval layers (long pants, long shirt, sweater or jacket).|     Bring your own mittens, gloves, shoes according to the conditions of the day.|     A buff/scarf is recommended no matter the weather when you go out on an open boat.|     It’s also a good idea to pack sunscreen, at hat, sunglasses, water and a snack.|     And a camera of course! If you are missing anything, all of these items are available for purchase at our office.


|     Sailing jacket & pants|     Lifejacket|     Goggles|     Binoculars


To learn more about our fees, what they are and why we add them to our tours, CLICK HERE.


Adults: $149Youth/Seniors: $139 Private Charter: $895

Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars + 1% Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Fee+ 1% Ahousaht First Nation Fee+ $10 Fuel Surcharge Fee+ 5% GST

Duration: 3 hours

Starts/Ends: Tofino

Activity Level: Light

Group size: 1-8 people

Season: May-September

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We are proud members of the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of British Columbia (CVBA). The CVBA is dedicated to conservation, supporting research, and guide training. As a member company we adhere to the CBVA Best Management Practices and Code of Conduct. We ensure that as a commercial operator, we do not disturb bears from daily activities. Our small boats are designed with a low impact visual profile and to view bears quietly with minimal engine noise. To learn more about the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of BC and which companies are certified, visit their website here:

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