Water activity

Port Renfrew: Whale and Wildlife Watching Cruise

Water activity

Port Renfrew: Whale and Wildlife Watching Cruise

From US$ 139.88 per person

Experience the wild aboard a 12-passenger zodiac, cruising along glacier-carved shores. Take a 3.5-hour nature cruise, and look out for blows in the distance and rustling on the shores.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • View sea lions at Sea Lion Rock near Carmanah Lighthouse
  • Learn about the region while watching for whales, sea lions, and marine birds
  • Cruise the waters of the Juan de Fuca Strait aboard a 12-passenger zodiac
Full description
Join your guide on a west coast wildlife tour where you can find whales around every corner. Escape the day-to-day bustle of the city to the serenity of the open ocean. See sky-high trees and awe-inspiring shorelines where nature is totally wild. The west coast of British Columbia is known worldwide for its whale watching and marine wildlife viewing opportunities. Develop a deep passion for the environment and wildlife during this 3.5-hour cruise. Don’t miss out on the chance to see humpback whales, black bears, deer, resident and transient orcas, bald eagles and other wildlife playing hide and seek in the majestic old growth forests nearby. Routes may vary depending on whale sightings and weather.
  • 3.5-hour whale watching tour
  • Certified marine naturalist Zodiac driver
  • Full flotation cruiser suits
  • Dry storage under seat during the tour
  • Food and beverages (light snacks are available to purchase in the office)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

17293 Parkinson Road, Port Renfrew, British Colombia.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Thermal clothing

Not allowed

  • Drones
  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • The local partner is gold-certified with Green Tourism Canada, and continually looks for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and increase green initiatives
  • The local partner reserves the right to cancel or postpone any trip due to inclement weather, insufficient passenger numbers or events beyond their control
  • Remember to dress warmly as it is always cool on the water
  • This tour is unfortunately not available for guests under the age of 6, pregnant women, and those with pre-existing injuries or health conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Port Renfrew is a special place to see humpback whales. The captain of the zodiac is really passionate, he knows a lot about these creatures. He knows how and where to look for them. It could get cold, especially as you go through the fog when there is, the waters of the Strait and the Oceao can be rough. However, the zodiac is very comfortable. Experience I will never forget, thank you!

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August 18, 2022

Fabulous experience. We had the opportunity to observe several whales. Matt is a passionate guide and captain who shares his knowledge of the marine world with a lot of good humor. Really we recommend

July 26, 2022

An incredible, unique experience! An absolute must if you spend your holiday here, definitely recommended. The tour is worth every penny!

July 17, 2022

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