Our Year-round Adventures

Black Bear munching grassWhale Watching

“It’s all about the food”. Our season starts with the longest migration of any mammal, the Gray whale. Over the winter they breed and calve in warm Mexican waters then, mid-February to April (moms and calves till June), migrate close by our shore on the way to cold Alaskan waters, where the food is. Some feed all summer along our coastline. Humpback whales, most of which migrate from Hawaii to Alaska, have become more common in Barkley Sound since about 2000. One female has been sighted every year since 2006. The Orca (Killer whales) are seen occasionally but are less predictable. We will also do our best to show you some of the other marine mammals, or even a bear if we can.


 

DISCOVERY (faster zodiac style boat): 2.5 to 3 hours — mid-February to mid-November

Adult: $109Child (4-12 yrs.): $89

 

Date: Departure Times:
February 15 - 28: 1:00 pm
March to May: 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
June to September: 8:30 am, 12:00 am & 3:30 pm
October to mid Nov: 1:00 pm Monday to Saturday

 

DIXIE IV (slower cabin cruiser): 3 to 4 hours — mid-February to April

Adult: $109Child (4-12 yrs.): $89 (under 4): $69.00

 

Date: Departure Times:
February 15 - 28: 1:00 pm
March 1 - April 30: 9:00 am and 2:00 pm

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Our Guarantee - We know you want to see “everything”, but we cannot control nature. We offer as much as we can on our trips and we do our best. We can guarantee that if you do not go on a “whale watch”, “bear watch”, or a ”marine mammal watch”, you will definitely not see a whale or a bear or a marine mammal. Unfortunately, you will miss the other amazing things our tours have to offer.

 


 

humpback whale breechingur

Islands and Sea Things

The focus of our marine “Islands and Sea Things” on the Dixie IV is Sea Lions, Seals, maybe a Sea Otter, and Bald Eagles. It will include a whale if one is nearby. Land mammals, like Deer or Black Bear are also possible. The coastline and island scenery is pretty amazing as well; yes, even in the fog. We may get to the Broken Group Islands in Pacific Rim National Park.

Because of its relaxed pace, the Dixie IV is well suited to general scenic photography.

 

DIXIE IV (slower cabin cruiser) 3 to 4 hours — May to October

Adult: $109Child (4-12 yrs.): $89 (under 4): $69.00

 

Departure times:

Most afternoons, some mornings.  Departure times vary.
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Note: All departure times may be subject to change. Make enquiries early.

 

 


 

Black Bear munching grassBear Watching

In Ucluelet Harbour, low tide is usually the best time to find a Black Bear as they wander the shore looking under rocks for a meal. This trip is timed to take advantage of that. That’s not to say bears are never seen at higher tides, because they are, just not as often. Sometimes we do not see a bear even at low tide. The Dixie IV Bear Watch is a pleasant, easy going, harbour tour with quite an assortment of birds, Bald Eagles being the highlight. See the commercial fishing fleet activity, seals and sea lions looking for a free meal. We may have time to visit "raccoon island", see a fish boat wreck, or go past the harbour mouth for some more-dramatic coastal scenery. The Discovery Bear Watch may also leave the harbour to look for bears in other areas.


DIXIE IV (slower cabin cruiser): 3 to 4 hours — May to October

Adult: $109Child (4-12 yrs.): $89 (under 4): $69.00

 

DISCOVERY (faster zodiac style boat): 2.5 to 3 hours —Limited departures.

Adult: $109Child (4-12 yrs.): $89

 

Departure times:
Most mornings, some afternoons.  Departure times vary, depending on low tide.

 

Check on-line booking or phone for availability.

 

See Book Now page:

Book now!

 

 

 

Our Guarantee -
We know you want to see “everything”, but we cannot control nature. We offer as much as we can on our trips and we do our best. We can guarantee that if you do not go on a “whale watch”, “bear watch”, or a ”marine mammal watch”, you will definitely not see a whale or a bear or a marine mammal. Unfortunately, you will miss the other amazing things our tours have to offer.

 


 

Subtidal Adventures sunsetIsland Sunset

Sunsets here are glorious and each one is different. This trip is in a photographer’s paradise featuring low-angle light and no crowds. Departure is timed to have the sunset near the end of our tour. Island scenery, eagles, sea lions, seals, winter sea birds, and of course, the sunset, are the main highlights of this cruise.

 

DIXIE IV (slower cabin cruiser): 4 hours

Adult: $109Child (4-12 yrs.): $89 (under 4): $69.00

 

DISCOVERY (faster zodiac style boat): 3 hours

Adult: $109Child (4-12 yrs.): $89

 

Departures — mid-November to mid-February:

Afternoons.  Varies with sunset time. See Book Now page.

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Subtidal Adventures sunsetHarbour Sunset

The same sunset but this shorter trip goes only just past the mouth of the harbour. On the way we will enjoy the harbour activity, eagles, sea lions, seals, winter sea birds, and, of course, the sunset.

 

Departure is timed to the sunset, which will be about the middle of our trip.

 

DIXIE IV (slower cabin cruiser): 2 hours

Adult: $79 Child (4-12 yrs.): $59 (3 & under): $39.00

 

DISCOVERY (faster zodiac style boat): 1.5 hours

Adult: $79 Child (4-12 yrs.): $59

 

Departures — mid-November to mid-February:

Afternoon departure time varies with sunset time. See Book Now page.

 

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All Prices in Canadian Dollars, GST tax not included, prices subject to change without notice.
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Our Boats:

zodiac tour

DISCOVERY

Cruise in Zodiac Style

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cruiser tours of whales

DIXIE IV

Relaxing Cruise

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Subtidal Adventures bear watch info

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