Wildlife Tours

Traverse along the inlet waters —minutes from the dock— and explore the sights and sounds of Clayoquot Sound. Riding in covered boats gives you the best possible opportunity for sighting wildlife while staying warm and dry on rainy winter days. You may come across a variety of wildlife including sea lions, seals, otters, a variety of bird life and our knowledgeable guides are the resource for all your questions. This tour stays in the inlet, so waters will be flat and calm. Great for all ages! 

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Lanny, July 2021

“Captain John was an amazing and very knowledgeable with the area we were in. He hit everything we had hope to see from catching crabs for our meal to seeing whales, sea lions, seals and otters. Also was able to get a close up of an eagle. Highly recommend.”

The Black Fish

Covered Boat

The whales don’t mind it when it is a little wet outside and neither do our boats. If you prefer, you can enjoy the trip in our covered boat.

crabs and clams

This is the best value if you can gather up 3 of your buddy’s. You get your own little boat, drop some crab traps on the way out, and depart on the quest for an intimate experience with the local wildlife. This trip will not only get you up-close and personal with seals, otters, and more, but also is also one of the best ways to see Clayoquot Sound. Miraculous coast lines, rugged points and exciting weather make this a trip that you will not forget. Once you have experienced the inlets, retrieve your crab traps on the way back to the dock and if fishing is good enjoy fresh crab cooked at the 1909 restaurant for dinner. 

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Tour Facts

  • Tour Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours
  • Availability Year Round


  • Adults $99 + fees*
  • Senior + Youth $89 + fees*
  • Children (3-12) $79 + fees*
  • *Fees: 2% Clayoquot Sound Eco Fee per person + Fuel surcharge $5.50 per person

Daily Schedule (Nov 1st - March 31st)

  • 10:00am

Tour FAQ

What to bring
  • Warm clothes (layers are best) 
  • Lunch or your own snacks  
  • Camera 
  • Binoculars  
What you'll see


  • Fish Life
  • Seals
  • Sea Lions
  • Eagles
  • And a lot more

If you want to get intimate with the natural surroundings of Tofino you will not be disappointed. 

Trip Timeline
  • 20-minute boat ride up Tofino inlet 
  • 2-hours of wildlife viewing up Tofino Inlet 
  • 20-30 minute boat ride back to Tofino Resort and Marina 
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Wildlife Tour + Crabbing + Cook Your Catch

Let us know once you’ve booked that you would like to add a Cook Your Catch for an additional $49 per person. Contact our marine adventure centre team at 778.841.0186 or email marina@tofinoresortandmarina.com.