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Tofino Whale Watching

Tofino is an excellent destination for nature lovers. Whale watching is one of the most popular activities among Tofino visitors. Clayoquot Sound, located near the Tofino, is a sandy shoreline with rich rainforest.


Tofino Whale Watching Location

Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is accessible via Highway 4 from Parksville. Driving 40 km (25 miles) north of Ucluelet or 126 km (78 miles) west of Port Alberni, visitors can reach the Tofino area by their vehicle. It takes about 4 hours of travel time by car from Victoria to Tofino.


Types of Whales in Tofino

The most commonly reported whales are Grays. However, humpbacks and orcas may also appear. Orcas are studied widely in British Columbia. These creatures are the most widespread marine mammal on the earth. There are different types of Orcas. Offshore Killer Whales, found off Vancouver Island's west coast, are among the least observable Orcas. Therefore, there may be little chance to watch such whales on any tour.
These mammals travel in large groups. This type of Orcas may eat larger fishes, including sharks. Resident Killer Whales are a different category of Orcas that specialize in hunting salmon. Chinook salmon are among the largest and most critical diet of Resident Killer whales. Transient Killer Whales are the third category of whales that eat only warm-blooded marine mammals such as sea lions, porpoises and dolphins. Transients are the most encountered type of whales witnessed by visitors. Pacific gray whales are mainly found around the island's west coast and southern tip as their annual migratory zone.

Whale-Watching Destinations Near Tofino

Ucluelet Whale Watching

Ucluelet Whale Watching

Tofino Whale Watching

Tofino Whale Watching

Tofino Whale Watching Features

Whale Watching Package Details

What you Can Expect to See Near Tofino

Cape Beale Lighthouse

Cape Beale Lighthouse

Ucluelet

Ucluelet

Wickaninnish Beach

Wickaninnish Beach

Tofino

Tofino

Maquinna Marine Provincial Park

Maquinna Marine Provincial Park

Low Tide Sea Cave

Low Tide Sea Cave

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - Long Beach Unit

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - Long Beach Unit

Kennedy Lake Provincial Park

Kennedy Lake Provincial Park

Tofino Botanical Gardens

Tofino Botanical Gardens

Virgin Falls

Virgin Falls

Gibson Marine Provincial Park

Gibson Marine Provincial Park

Ahousat Hot Springs

Ahousat Hot Springs

Cox Bay Beach

Cox Bay Beach

Long Beach

Long Beach

Kennedy Lake

Kennedy Lake

What you Can Expect to Do Near Tofino

Ucluelet Whale Watching

Ucluelet Whale Watching

Tofino Whale Watching

Tofino Whale Watching

Clayoquot Sound Kayaking

Clayoquot Sound Kayaking

Wya Point Camping

Wya Point Camping

Cox Bay Kiteboarding

Cox Bay Kiteboarding

Wickaninnish Beach Storm Watching

Wickaninnish Beach Storm Watching

Wild Pacific Trail Storm Watching

Wild Pacific Trail Storm Watching

Kwisitis Visitor Centre Storm Watching

Kwisitis Visitor Centre Storm Watching

Long Beach Storm Watching

Long Beach Storm Watching

Cox Bay Beach Storm Watching

Cox Bay Beach Storm Watching

Chesterman Beach Storm Watching

Chesterman Beach Storm Watching

Wickaninnish Beach Surfing

Wickaninnish Beach Surfing

Long Beach Surfing

Long Beach Surfing

Florencia Bay Surfing

Florencia Bay Surfing

Chesterman Beach (North) Surfing

Chesterman Beach (North) Surfing

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