Explore The Wildlife of Northern Vancouver Island

Explore The Wildlife of Northern Vancouver Island

Coastal Rainforest Safaris - Whale Watching and Wildife Viewing Tours

Coastal Rainforest Safaris delivers exciting wilderness experiences rooted in the culturally rich territories of the Kwakwaka’wakw people. Hop aboard “Big Red”, our rigid hull inflatable (RHIB) wildlife viewing boat and explore the diverse wildlife of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, on the wild West Coast of Canada. Departing from Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island, we offer guests an immersive nature experience that explores our connection to the land and sea, the wildlife, and the First Nations people who have lived here since time immemorial.

Climb aboard our vessel and step into a world of rugged and untamed coastal waters and shorelines. Under the surface or around the next cove, nature awaits to inspire and amaze. Experience and connect with the diverse species of wildlife that inspired the myths and legends of the local First Nations, from the giant humpback whale to the vast rookeries of Stellar sea lions.
Enjoy your trip with the peace of mind that our knowledgeable and experienced staff are putting your safety first. Coastal Rainforest Safaris is pleased to offer limited seating for the 2021 season – 8 guests per tour, and up to 12 guests per private charter tour. Smaller tour group sizes and the ability to steer clear of high traffic areas mean each tour is catered to the guests and that no two tours will be the same.

We are unique in our vision of building a team of people from the territory that we are guiding in. We share our local history and culture with adventurous visitors.. Authenticity is at the heart of our company and is present in everything that we do.

Sea otter tours

Departs daily at 10:00 am
From June 1 to October 3
5 ½ to 6 Hour Tour

Humpback Whale Watching Tours

Departs daily at 5:00 pm
From June 1 to August 31
3 to 3 ½ Hour Tour

Killer Whale Watching Tours

Birding Tours
Wildlife Photography Workshops

Port Hardy Whale Watching and Sea Otter Viewing Tours

We are located in Port Hardy at the north end of Vancouver Island.

Well hello 2022! May this year be filled with hope and gratitude. Being on the water makes this happen for us, how about you? ...

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'Walasux̱w ika a̱wi'nagwisa sa T̕łat̕ła̱siḵwa̱la. Such beautiful land and territory we get to take in on our trips. Home and territory of the T̕łat̕ła̱siḵwa̱la! #FirstNationsTerritory #coastalrainforestsafaris #crs #safetrueeducational #gonorthisland #beautifulscenery ...

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Merry Christmas to all of our friends, families, and supports! May your holidays be filled with good memories and peace. G̱ilakas'la from our team! #coastalrainforestsafaris #crs #safetrueeducational #merrychristmas #xmas #peaceful ...

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Surfs up! An afternoon on the open water with good company and of course some goofball sea lions surfing the day away had to make it into the top picks for 2021! #explorecanada #explorebc @coastalrainforestsafaris #surfsupdude #vancouverisland #sealions #sealionsofinstagram #wildlifeofinstagram
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