Tidal Bear Watching
Clayoquot Sound offers the most incredible coastline for viewing black bears. These adventure tours cruise through the protected and calm waters surrounding scenic Meares Island.

These resident bears come down to the beaches at low tide to forage for such beach delicacies as rock crab, starfish and even a bit of kelp. They are an absolute pleasure to watch from the boat and thanks to their poor eyesight they are usually unaware of our presence so long as we keep quiet and a respectable distance up wind.

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You will also have grand opportunities on this tour to view an eagle aerie, harbour porpoises, seals, river otters, blue herons and other species of wildlife!

Our tours are offered as soon as the bears wake up from winter hibernation. Approximately May. The bear viewing season winds down when the bears travel up river to feast on salmon around October.

"Very nice bear watching! First bears we saw after travelling through Canada for 16 days and up close too! Thanks especially for the mothers and cubs. " . . . The Weisers Holland

"We had a wonderful time seeing the momma bear and her little baby! What an adventure! Thankyou " . . . The Pole Family Germany

"We had two great boat trips: Mother bear and cubs in the morning and humpback and grey whales in the afternoon with eagles on both trips. Thanks to Peter and the friendly staff! " . . . Cheerio from John Leeds, England

"It was a great day! First we went on the boat to see 7 bears and then in the afternoon we saw whales, sealions, seals, eagles and a lot of birds. It was amazing! " . . . Laura and Remco Holland

Bear watches depart around the low tide which changes daily. Please contact our office for specific departure times.
Price Guide for both Zodiac or Family Vessel:
Bear Watch
(2 - 2.5 hours)
Adults Seniors/Students Child 12 and under Infants 3 and under 
April to October $99 $89 $69 Free

• A wildlife conservation fee will be added to each fare in support of maintaining the marine ecosystem in Clayoquot Sound. Ocean Outfitters donates this amount annually.
• Fuel Sur Charges may apply

Reserve ahead for the busy summer months.
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What to Bring 
• Dress warmly (long sleeves, pants, fleece or sweater)
• Sunglasses/sunscreen
• Enclosed shoes (sandals not recommended)
• Warm hat and gloves
• A camera /video /binoculars
• Gum/Mints
• Your smile and a true west coast spirit for adventure!

Ocean Outfitters, 368 Main Street, PO BOX 919, Tofino, BC V0R2Z0 Canada 1.877.906.2326 / 250.725.2866
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