Wildlife Tours

Come aboard with us and explore the Barkley Sound on a private charter out to the playground of the Pacific Ocean. Learn the cultural significance of our wildlife to local indigenous culture and enjoy historical interpretation as you cruise along the archipelagos that create the desirable feeding grounds for a variety of wildlife.

Here on the West Coast we are surrounded by rugged beauty and are treated to the wonders of nature’s great events year round. In March we see the return of 25 000 pacific gray whales that make the great migration from southern Mexico to the northern waters of Alaska and can be seen throughout the summer. This great migration is followed by the return of the herring spawn in late spring, which turns our coastal waters murky blue and attracts marine life in extraordinary numbers. Frolicking among the pacific gray whales there are humpback whales, transient orcas (mammal hunters), porpoises, sea lions, seals, bald eagles, bears and an astounding variety of sea birds. All of which can be seen visiting Ucluelet through-out the summer and fall seasons.

Our friendly naturalist guide will answer all the questions you have about the wildlife you see and make sure your group is comfortable along the way.

This trip is fishing optional. Should you wish to fish, please refer to our Saltwater Fishing section for what to expect.

2 HOUR
SCENIC WILDLIFE TOUR
OF UCLUELET HARBOUR
$360.00 + GST ( up to 4 persons)

bear picture

Explore Ucluelet harbor at cruising speed and receive historical interpretation from our guide.

Experience coastal life and learn about black bears, wolves and eagles as they scavenge for crustaceans and fish at low tide.

We will visit the sea lion colonies on a cruise out to the open ocean and take in the view of Amphitrite Lighthouse from a different angle in sight of broken group Islands.

This is a short, low-impact trip, perfect for people who get seasick, young families, and the elderly.

Bear watching occurs at low-tidal times only.

LBC offers this trip for evening sunset cruises. Bring your camera to capture that perfect sunset!

3 HOUR
SCENIC WILDLIFE TOUR
THROUGH THE BARKLEY SOUND
$460.00 + GST (up to 4 person )

whale picture

We will visit the sea lion colonies on a cruise out to the open ocean and take in the view of Amphitrite Lighthouse from a different angle in sight of broken group Islands.

Making our way through the Barkley Sound we will find and visit the variety of cetaceans (whales and porpoise) which visit our coast and if we’re lucky stumble upon a sea otter. On this trip we also often see eagles.

If departure time is synced at low tide, we have the opportunity to bear watch. This part of the tour is not guaranteed.

This trip may take us offshore slightly within sight of land. Please inform us if you get seasick so we may provide you with preventative instructions.

4 HOUR
1/2 Day
Wildlife & Saltwater Fishing Safari
$610.00 + GST(up to 4 persons)

This private charter is a combination between our scenic wildlife and saltwater fishing tours.

 

An excursion that provides you with the full West Coast experience! Have a chance to view the Barkley Sound archipelagos at it’s most wild, then toss your line in the water to catch salmon or rockfish.

 

There’s no other charter like it in Ucluelet!

 

Please see our Saltwater Fishing section for charter details, including where to obtain your Pacific Tidal Waters Fishing License.

 

 

 

Our rates are based on 1-2 persons occupying the vessel with guide.

$75.00 + GST

Charge per additional guest will apply

 

CHARTER DETAILS

Have a desired species you want to direct for? Let our experienced guides know. We’ll focus our time making sure you go home with your desired catch.

ALL TRIPS INCLUDE:

Boat and Guide time

WHAT TO BRING & WHAT TO AVOID:

Wear sunscreen, bring a hat and/or sunglasses.

Come dressed for the weather with layers to adjust to weather.

Binoculars

Avoid coffee and heavy meals prior to departure.

If you get seasick you can pick up “The Patch” or gravol from any local drugstore and take 12 hours prior to departure to increase effectiveness.

DEPARTURE TIMES

2 Hour – 3 Hour Charters

Flexible departure times and may vary to accompany seasonal marine weather and tide changes. If adding an optional saltwater fishing experience, please allow an additional 2.5 hours as we fish, fillet and prepare your catch for travel at the dockside cleaning station.

Latest departure time is 6:00pm.

BOOKING INFORMATION & POLICIES

Fishing Charters more than 5 persons require an additional boat and is subject to contractor availability and not guaranteed. An additional charter charge may apply to accompany sub-contractor daily rates. Please inquire when booking 6 persons or more for an accurate quote.

Your credit card will be charged upon confirmation of the booking for 50% of the full charter amount. The remainder of the balence will be invoiced and due 60 days prior to your departure date.

Customers are eligible for a 90% refund of the deposit 60 days before departure date and subject to lose the full deposit if cancelled after the 60 day period.

Any bookings made between the departure date and the 60 days will be charged the full charter amount upon booking.

We only process Visa and Master Card. 

You will receive a brief message by e-mail confirming you made a booking that displays the number of passengers, date, departure times, where to meet, where get fishing licenses, what to bring etc.

Our staff emails you this official confirmation typically within 48 hours of your booking. Please let us know if you will be traveling with a cell phone, as that number can be useful in-case we need to contact you. Also, the name of your accommodation in Ucluelet or Tofino and your arrival and departure dates/times are helpful to know.

If there are any small children in your group please tell us how old they are.

Your safety is our priority. Our guides are very knowledgeable about local waters, tides and weather patterns. We will check Environment Canada weather reports before heading out on your charter. In the event that Long Beach Charters must cancel a departure due to weather conditions, you will have first opportunity to reschedule your trip or to collect a full refund. If you decide to change your plans andwish to cancel your adventure, you can cancel by phone up to 72 hours prior to the appointment.