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.

$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!

$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.

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



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.


Boat and Guide time


Wear sunscreen, bring a hat and/or sunglasses.

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


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.


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.


  • 50% of the full charter fee will be charged to your credit card* upon confirmation of your booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to your departure date.
  • If your departure date is less than 60 days away, 100% of the full charter fee will be charge to your credit card* upon confirmation of your booking.
  • Cancellations/Refunds. 90% of the deposit amount if trip is cancelled 60 days before departure date. NO REFUND if trip is cancelled within 60 days of departure date.
  • Confirmation is sent out by email, usually within 48 hours after booking. The email will confirm your booking, departure date/time, number of guests, and meeting location. The email will also include information on where to get fishing licenses and what to bring on the trip, etc.
  • Please let us know your cell phone number, your accommodation in Ucluelet or Tofino, and your approximate date/time of arrival, in case we need to contact you.
  • Charters of 6 or more people is subject to additional fees and availability of additional boat and guide. Please contact us for pricing and availability for groups of 6 or more people.
  • Safety First. Our guides are very knowledgeable about local waters, tides and weather patterns. In rare occasions, we may need to cancel a departure due to to dangerous weather conditions. In such cases, you will be given priority to reschedule your trip or collect a full refund. Also to ensure safety, please let us know how many children under 12 years old will be accompanying you in the boat.

*For Payments – We process only Visa and Master Card.