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Whale Watching Tours

Hop aboard for a coastline cruise along the North Pacific Ocean. Here in Tofino, you'll have a chance to encounter three primary species of underwater giants while on a wildlife tour; gray whales, humpback whales, and orcas; otherwise known as the infamous killer whale.

In addition to whales, you may see porpoises, harbour seals, sea otters, stellar and California sea lions, and a variety of coastal bird species.
The annual northern migration between March and May brings thousands of gray whales up the coast through Clayoquot Sound from Baja Mexico to the Bering Sea. From June to November, view resident species that stick around our Pacific paradise. Each tour offers something new with unparalleled scenery and an experience unique to every excursion.

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Photo Credit: Josh Lewis   Photo Credit: Josh Lewis  



Pacific Rim Whale Festival
Annual Event ~ March
On site events include the popular Build-a-Whale workshop and specialized Wildlife Tours aboard the Blue Pearl. A full calendar of family-friendly events are happening around town. This is a great time to visit and learn about our expansive and magical ecosystem.

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All Aboard:

Each Wildlife Tour includes approximately 2.5 hours on the water. The Blue Pearl is a covered, heated vessel with full washroom facilities. Enjoy a fast and comfortable ride on cushioned seats and an open deck for full viewing opportunity. *The Blue Pearl will be on land for the 2020 season. Please contact guest services to assist you with adventure coordination.



Meet Captain Josh:

Our Lead Captain and professional photographer, Josh Lewis, has years of experience as a naturalist and ocean adventuring. The rugged wild of our coast and abundance of nature offers a new and different experience on every tour. 

The years have taken Josh all over the world but the Canadian coastline always drew him back. It’s this waterfront where, from a young age, he studied ecosystems and wildlife behavior, recognizing patterns and rhythms of nature. In a desire to learn more about this special part of the world he now calls home, Josh attended the Hooksum Outdoor School in the traditional territory of the Hesquiaht First Nation. It was here he gained a deeper appreciation for, and understanding of, environmental education. Through traditional indigenous knowledge and modern skills he developed his respect and connection to the natural world, giving him the foundation to begin his career on the water. Read on...



You may want to take a snack along with you on this adventure. Long Beach Lodge Resort offers Lunch-to-go, contact Guest Services or the Great Room for Pre-Orders. To accommodate your requests we appreciate advance notice.

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