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Subtidal Adventures

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Ucluelet, Canada
About Subtidal Adventures
Ucluelet’s most respected, respectful and experienced marine wildlife watching company. Whale and Bear watching surrounded by incredible scenery. Small group cruising since 1978 in Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands. Choose our “fast and fun” Zodiac or our slower paced cabin cruiser. Mainly Gray, Humpback, sometimes Orca whales. Sea Lions, Seals, Eagles, possible Sea Otter. Exciting, innovative boat tours include: spring, summer and fall "Whale Watching"; summer and fall "Bear Watching Harbour Tour"; summer and fall "Islands and Sea Things"; winter Sunset Islands and Harbour tours.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Capt Brian told us he usually sees bears. Within 5 mins we saw four! A mother and her 3 young cubs. The bears did not react to us and carried on feeding on sand eels, worms and crabs. Later we saw around 7 bald eagles...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BillM007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a bear watching tour on the faster zodiac boat and were very lucky to see 6 adult bears and 3 cubs, some of them close-up, seeing how they turned stones and rocks to find yummy sea food. The tour went mostly around the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank diba31
Reviewed July 28, 2019

Subtidal adventures comes highly recommended. With its great captains and amazing views. I went on a whale watching tour along with a bear watching tour the day after and both were exceptional. I saw all I was wanting to see. The Captains were very carful...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Owen-the-adventurer
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

We did the bear watching tour with Brian and really enjoyed it. Though slow paced, it made for a fantastic afternoon and we saw 6 bears in total. Along with other wildlife like raccoons and bald headed eagles, it was just a fantastic way to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank VanBoyAbroad
Reviewed July 14, 2019

We went on a bear watching your with Brian. They were equipped to make sure our 11 month old baby had a life vest - unlike some of the other tour operators. The your was nicely paced throughout Barclay Sound and we saw bald eagles,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Martymusmaximus
Reviewed July 12, 2019

We opted for the wildlife tour around the Ucluelet Harbour and were really surprised at the extent of wildlife in this area. Brian our tour guide is very experienced and a lot of knowledgeable of this area. Our 'siting's' included; a black bear with three...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank GeoffB1
Reviewed June 10, 2019

SubTital Adventures Whale Watching tour was amazing! The staff was friendly, very knowledgeable and convenient. Our tour guide, Brandon, was very informational about whales, seals, eagles and any other type of animal we saw. We got to see a beautiful female humpback whale and her...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Melissa L
Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

Initially we went on a whale watching tour with Yarro in a zodiac boat ( speed boat). We were provided with insulated coveralls which kept us warm. Yarro did a great job of driving the boat and with her eagle eyes she spotted a whale...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Nancy R
26BrianC26, Owner at Subtidal Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

Thank you Nancy for your kind words. We appreciate the feedback.

Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

Went on the bear trip. Unfortunately we only saw one shy young bear. But we did see bald eagles, sea otter, racoon, sea lions and seals. Thanks for the experience captain Brian!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank beaudegraaf
26BrianC26, Owner at Subtidal Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Thank you Beau for your comments. I too would have liked to have a higher quality bear for you. I was pretty happy though that we saw a sea otter; not a common sight on our Bear Watching tour. Thanks again.

Reviewed May 21, 2019

We only had a few short days in Ucluelet, and wanted to see as much as we could of the area. We started our first morning with a bear watching trip on Dixie IV. After a very clear (and witty) safety briefing and after donning...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank maartjecanada
26BrianC26, Owner at Subtidal Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! It is always exciting to us to show our guests around our town and wild life from the comfort of our vessels. The Broken Group Islands are very spectacular and what luck to...More

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