Many whale-watching cruises stick close to the shoreline, but this small-group tour increases your chances of seeing whales by heading out onto the open ocean. Cruise by the Carmanah lighthouse, Sea Lion Rock and the West Coast and Juan de Fuca Trails while keeping your eyes peeled for telltale blows, as well as black bears, deer, bald eagles and other wildlife.
Whale-watching boat tour from Port Renfrew, British Columbia
Small-group tour (maximum 12): A more personal experience
Look out for whales and other wildlife as you sail along the coast, onto the ocean
Learn all about whales and their habits from your crew
Food and drink
Meeting And Pickup
17293 Parkinson Rd
17293 Parkinson Rd, Port Renfrew, BC V0S 1K0, Canada
Wild Renfrew Seaside Cottages Guest Services
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Valerie_J, Sept 2022
Amazing! The boat ride was a roller coaster, fun and scary and wet. Then we were surrounded by 14 whales. Matt was a great captain and this was a lifetime experience i will rememenber.
Markus_R, Jul 2022
Very friendly and competent skipper. We saw a lot of whales and the tour lastet longer than scheduled because of the great sights.
denise_d, Jul 2022
Absolutely the highlight of our trip to BC! Matt was a fabulous tour guide. We saw breaching whales, sea lions, lots of amazing scenery, and the elusive puffin! We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day and were able to go to Cape Flattery which was stunning. The drive from Victoria to Port Renfrew is 2 hours so plan ahead! Thank you Matt!
An absolutely unmissable experience! The most professional whale watching outfit ever!
Tim_W, Jun 2022
The whole trip was an adventure, from getting kitted out with specialist warm jackets and trousers that contained flotation devices to the clear and precise briefing. The boat was developed for the purpose and was as comfortable as possible for the journey we were going on. Matt the captain was a font of all whale knowledge and all at this time wondering if we’d de a whale at all!
We’ll, Capt Matt came up trumps and there were whales aplenty. Certainly more than any of us expected. We felt truly blessed. Capt Matt sure knows we’re the whales are. Don’t miss this amazing experience. Port Renfrew isn’t the easiest place to get to but it’s so worth it. Five stars + as far as we are concerned.