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Ucluelet Wildlife

Ucluelet has become a popular saltwater fishing destination, home to the best early-season Chinook Salmon and Halibut fishing on Vancouver Island.

Anglers often visit Ucluelet to experience boat fishing in the tidal waters of Vancouver Islands West Coast. 

Our private charters allow guests to view other wildlife on the shores or in the water of Berkley Sound. On a tour, you may encounter bears, whales, seals and sea lions, and incredible species of birds, all from the comfort of our boat.

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Diverse Fishing

Depending on the depths and tour scheduled, guests are likely to encounter a variety of fish, including chinook salmon, pacific halibut, coho salmon, lingcod and several species of rockfish.

Chinook Salmon, also known as king salmon, start their life cycle in the gravel of freshwater rivers or creeks, where they mature for a year before making the trek downstream and into the ocean.

Pacific Halibut are a large species of flatfish and have diamond-shaped bodies. Halibut spawn during the winter months in the deep waters of the ocean. 

Coho Salmon are often called silver salmon due to their metallic blue or green backs and silver sides. Coho salmon spawn in freshwater before migrating into the ocean.

Lingcod are found on the bottom of the ocean occupying rocky areas at depths of 10 to 100 m. They are abundant throughout British Columbia's coast, and spawning occurs between December and March.

Rockfish have been occupying the coast of BC and are considered slow to grow and reproduce. With over 38 species of Rockfish found in British Columbian waters, these fish are considered bottom dwellers and are often caught in the same areas as Lingcod.

Bear Watching Tours

During low tides, Black bears have been known to visit the coastlines around Ucluelet and Barkley Sound in search of Rock Crabs. While we can't promise you will see a black bear on our tour, our private boat charters offer a great opportunity to safely experience a bear in its natural habit. 

Whale Watching Tours

While there are plenty of opportunities for public whale-watching tours in Ucluelet, your private tour means you and your crew are in for an incredible experience. Guests can view Grey Whales, Humpback Whales and Orcas depending on the season and the charter length.

Grey Whales begin to arrive on the west coast in February and stay until late May. Humpback whales are seen throughout the season, with peak sightings reported from June through September and Orcas throughout the year. 

Guests will likely encounter other sea mammals, such as sea lions, otters, porpoises, and seals year-round, and get amazing views of bald eagles, great blue herons and other birds.

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