We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ucluelet Aquarium

834 Reviews

Ucluelet Aquarium

834 Reviews
Get the full experience and book a tour
Recommended
Our most popular tours and activities
Nearby Experiences
Other experiences in Vancouver Island
Full view
Location
Contact
180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia Canada
Get to know the area
Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise
Dolphin & Whale Watching

Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

280 reviews
Get up close with the killer whales on the Salish Sea with this guided, 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise from Victoria. Climb aboard a covered or open boat equipped with hydrophones to hear the whales and bring the underwater experience to light. Every voyage is led by a certified marine naturalist with a passion for the area’s marine wildlife. In addition to humpback, killer, minke and gray whales, see other wildlife like porpoises, sea lions, seals, otters and marine birds. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
$116.15 per adult
834Reviews3Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 537
  • 227
  • 57
  • 10
  • 3
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Nitin M wrote a review Sep 22
15 contributions1 helpful vote
We appreciated the staff, enjoyed the displays, appreciated the catch-and-release model, bought gifts at the shop. I would like to see a bit more conservation and ecology signage. What are the roles of the creatures in the ecosystems? What do they need to thrive? What about human impacts? What can people do? It's big enough that there's lots to see, and small enough for a 1 hour visit and so that it's not overwhelming. The temperate oceans off the west coast have so much diversity that we don't hear about.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
CourtneyJB92 wrote a review Sep 16
Calgary, Canada17 contributions2 helpful votes
I’ve always been skeptical of aquaria because as an ocean conservationist I prefer to see animals in their natural habitat as opposed to in tanks. This aquarium was wonderful because they have a “collect and release” attitude whereby the animals are collected at the beginning of the season, and released to their original locations at the end of the season. They also pump water straight in from the ocean, through the tanks, and back out to the ocean so the animals have as normal an environment as possible. I love this! The animals were so beautiful and well taken care of, and the staff were helpful and knowledgeable. Megan was working at the time and she and I got on really well - she was so friendly and clearly enthusiastic about where she worked and about ocean life. Would definitely recommend!
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
Mike_Thib wrote a review Sep 11
Port Moody, Canada56 contributions14 helpful votes
We went to the Aquarium with our 2 kids (age 2 and 4) and really enjoyed it. We had to wait in line due to COVID, but that is understandable. Better safe than sorry. Once inside, the staff was very nice and knew what they were talking about. It is small which is perfect for our young kids as we went around before they got tired. They really enjoyed all the fishes and sea animals and as adults, it was great to discover how much life exists right there in the water.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2020
Helpful
Share
wine_travels0690 wrote a review Aug 2020
Harrow, Canada38 contributions17 helpful votes
Great little aquarium with many interesting tanks of Pacific sealife. The staff were very friendly and helpful with lots of information. We went as soon as it opened and it wasn't very crowded but there was a line to get in as we were leaving, so best to go early. I would recommend visiting this unique aquarium.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2020
Helpful
Share
Georgynn wrote a review Jul 2020
Calgary, Canada25 contributions6 helpful votes
What a great place to see tide pools and the lovely creatures in the sea. Great experience for kids too.
Read more
Date of experience: July 2020
Helpful
Share
Previous
Frequently Asked Questions about Ucluelet Aquarium