Whale Watching - Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts

Whale Watching

About 4,000 endangered humpbacks migrate annually

Virtually every whale watching expedition produces sightings of grey, humpback or killer (orca) whales. And always, guests return grinning from ear-to-ear from the sheer joy of riding aboard the resorts' dual Merc-powered pontoon boat.

The combination whale and bear watch includes a visit to Cow Bay, a summer feeding ground of so-called resident grey whales, a trip to 'seal rock' to view hundreds of stellar seals and a neighbouring colony of majestic, and very vocal sea lions.

Seals and Sea Lions

En-route, marine guides will stop at eagle nests and monitor the airwaves and on-board hyrdophone for signs of orca and humpback pods.

And always, the resort mandates a strict hands-off approach to wildlife viewing - maintaining a on-threatening distance and ensuring that guests do not feed or otherwise disturb the animals.