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Use our secure online booking system below to secure your adventure. Pleasured review our Payment and Cancellation Policies below.

For all tours, please arrive at our office 30 minutes before the tour’s departure time to be outfitted in flotation suits and sign a waiver.

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Payment and Cancellation Policies

Payment and Cancellation Policy For Day Tours, Private Charters, and Multi-Day Packaged Tours

  • Full payment is required at the time of booking.
  • If you must cancel your tour with 14 or more days notice of your tour’s departure date, a full refund is provided
  • If you must cancel your tour with less than 14 days of your tour’s departure date the full amount of the tour is non-refundable.
  • All cancellations must be received by email.
  • In the event Coastal Rainforest Safaris has to unexpectedly cancel or delay a tour, for reasons such as high winds or mechanical failure, guests will receive the option to re-schedule or to receive a full refund. Please note, expenses incurred by guests in preparing for a cancelled or re-scheduled tour i.e. travel, hotel. etc. remain your responsibility.

We strongly recommend all customers purchase travel insurance for their trip that includes coverage for cancellations and trip interruptions.

Additional Details to Consider

  • Please do not book before first reading and understanding our Payment and Cancellation Policy. 
  • Please do not book if you expect a refund not provided by our policies. We highly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance.
  • If you book and cannot join your tour for any reason, including vaccination status or travel restrictions, our regular Payment and Cancellation Policy applies.
  • You fully assume the risk concerning entry requirements into British Columbia and Canada.
  • For the latest information on travel to Canada including requirements and restrictions, please visit the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism page.

Port Hardy Whale Watching and Sea Otter Viewing Tours

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

The coastal rainforest of British Columbia, particularly on Vancouver Island, is a lush and biodiverse ecosystem teeming with life. Characterized by towering ancient trees, including Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, and Western red cedar, this rainforest is a vital habitat for numerous species of plants and animals. The mild, wet climate supports the growth of dense vegetation, from ferns and mosses to unique fungi and lichens. It’s also home to iconic wildlife such as black bears, cougars, bald eagles, and salmon, which rely on the rich resources provided by the forest and nearby ocean. The Indigenous peoples of the region, the Kwakwaka’wakw, have inhabited and stewarded these lands for thousands of years, with deep cultural connections to the rainforest and its resources. Despite facing threats from logging, urbanization, and climate change, efforts to conserve and protect this valuable ecosystem are ongoing, recognizing its ecological importance and intrinsic beauty. #coastalrainforestsafaris #crs #rainforest #coastalrainforest #vancouverisland #mystic #mystical #healthyecosystem ...

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Humpback whales, renowned for their majestic presence in the world’s oceans, exhibit fascinating social behaviors that highlight their affinity for companionship and connection. These charismatic giants are known to form intricate social structures, often congregating in groups to engage in various activities and interactions.

One remarkable aspect of humpback whale socialization is their tendency to form alliances and friendships within their pods. These pods, typically consisting of individuals with familial ties, provide a supportive environment where whales can forge bonds through communication, play, and cooperative behaviors.

During the breeding season, male humpback whales are particularly social, competing for the attention of females through elaborate displays of acrobatics and vocalizations. These competitive yet cooperative interactions emphasize the dynamic nature of humpback whale societies, where individuals collaborate and compete for reproductive success.

Beyond breeding activities, humpback whales also engage in communal behaviors such as feeding cooperatively using bubble-net feeding techniques. This cooperative feeding strategy involves a group of whales working together to corral and trap prey within a bubble net, allowing them to efficiently harvest vast quantities of food.

Furthermore, humpback whales are known for their captivating songs, which play a crucial role in socializing and communicating within their populations. These intricate vocalizations are thought to serve various functions, including mate attraction, navigation, and maintaining social bonds within pods.

Overall, the social lives of humpback whales offer a glimpse into the complex and interconnected nature of marine mammal societies. Through their shared experiences, cooperative behaviors, and expressive communication, humpback whales exemplify the importance of social bonds in the vast blue expanse they call home. #humpbackwhales #humpback #whales #gonorthisland #vancouverislandwildlife #majestic
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🦅 Majestic Bald Eagles 🦅 Did you know that bald eagles are not actually bald? Their name comes from the Old English word “balde,” meaning white, referring to the bird’s striking white head. These magnificent creatures are not only a symbol of strength and freedom but also play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems. Let’s celebrate the beauty and resilience of these incredible birds! #BaldEagles #Nature #Wildlife #Freedom #MajesticBeauty 🌿 ...

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🌊🐺 Dive into the fascinating world of sea wolves with these fun facts! 🌟 Did you know...

1. Sea wolves are coastal specialists, uniquely adapted to thrive in the rugged landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. 🏞️

2. Unlike their inland relatives, sea wolves are exceptional swimmers, often traversing between islands in search of prey. 🏊‍♂️🐟

3. Their fur is lighter in color, providing perfect camouflage against the coastal rocks and cliffs. 🌿🌊

4. These coastal predators play a vital role in maintaining the balance of marine and terrestrial ecosystems by controlling prey populations. 🦌🐬

5. While they face challenges like habitat loss, efforts are underway to study and conserve these majestic creatures for generations to come. 🌎💙

Join us in celebrating the beauty and importance of sea wolves in our coastal ecosystems! 🌟🐺 #SeaWolves #CoastalAdventures #WildlifeFacts 🌊🐾 #coastalrainforestsafaris #crs #safetrueeducational
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Capturing moments between two indigenous gems; Coastal Rainforest Safaris and Sea Wolf Adventures! ...

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Sitting there with authority waiting for the right moment. Watching every movement of salmon swimming by making their way up to spawn! #blackbear #wildlifeplanet #bear #vancouverislandwildlife #gonorthisland #explorebc #explorecanada #kwakwakawakwterritory ...

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Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy new year from our team! Looking forward to meeting and greeting you in 2024. Happy holidays! #charliebrowntree🎄 ...

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Many great sightings of whales, while on our safaris. If you’d like to check out our website, please click the link in the bio! ...

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Hanging out in the Great Bear Rainforest can be exhilarating! 🎥 - @taylormichaelburk ...

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Capturing Magical Moments! Hanging out with the brothers was absolutely amazing! @downtofilm @noahshumka @seawolfadventures ...

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