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Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Ucluelet’s original, and most respected, wildlife tour company, Subtidal Adventures has the experience to lead you to a great adventure. Every day is a surprise so be observant and you will be rewarded.

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Whales, Bears, Birds & Islands

We have it all, and more. Humpback whales, Gray whales, Orca (Killer Whales), seals, Steller and California sea lions, eagles, sea birds, sea otter, river otter, deer and the occasional wolf at various locations and seasons, the Broken Group Islands in Pacific Rim National Park. Tell us what you want; we will try to find it for you.


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Subtidal Adventures is a leader in Barkley Sound excursions

From Ucluelet or Tofino, Ucluelet is the perfect location to launch your west coast adventure, and you can count on Subtidal Adventures for safe and affordable fun. Our guides live here and understand the local waters, so let us show you this wonderful place the whales, bears and eagles also call home. Superb photo opportunities. Wedding and private group tours available.

Otters playing in Barkley Sound

A tour for every season, open all year

March and April – “Gray Whale Adventure” during the northern migration from the calving and breeding lagoons in Mexico to the feeding waters off Alaska.

May through October – “Islands Whales and Bears” in this amazing see-it-all tour in Barkley Sound. A photographer’s dream.

November to February – “Broken Group Islands Sunset Cruise” featuring low angle light, sunset, sea lions, eagles, and no crowds. “Perfect Storm/Sunset Cruise”. A harbour tour in the winter with eagles, sea birds, sea lions, fish boat activity and either a sunset or a little rough water action. You can choose the boat that suits your style, a fast and fun adventurous zodiac or a cosy enclosed cruiser that was once a coast guard rescue boat.