Private Charters

Book our entire boat for a private tour for your family and friends. For private charters we can accommodate up to twelve passengers.

You can easily book our regular Whale Watching and Wildlife Viewing, Sea Otter and Wildlife Viewing, or Evening Wildlife Viewing tours as a private charter online. If you want to book a charter outside our regularly scheduled tour times please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.


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  • Tours depart from our Port Hardy office. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before the tour’s departure time to be outfitted in floater suits and sign a waiver.
  • Your guide will provide a safety briefing plus an overview of the tour and area we will be exploring at the office
  • Our boat is docked a short one minute walk from our office
  • Our open zodiac style vessel  has comfortable seating for 12 passengers and has a small on-board toilet. Due to COVID, we are limiting our 2020 tours to only 8 passengers
  • Minimum age of 8. All passengers 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Please dress warmly. We provide flotation suits, toques (warm hat) gloves, and binoculars
  • Plenty of wildlife photography opportunities are available but please do not bring tripods on board

Tour Details

Minimum age of 8 years old. All passengers 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tours depart from Coastal Rainforest Safari’s office at 7185 Market Street in Port Hardy, BC on Northern Vancouver Island.

Please arrive 30 minutes before the tour’s departure time to be outfitted in floater suits and sign a waiver.  At the office, your guide will provide a safety briefing plus an overview of the tour and area we will be exploring. The boat is docked a short one minute walk from our office.

The open zodiac style vessel  has comfortable seating for 12 passengers and has a small on-board toilet. Due to COVID precautions we are only allowing a maximum of eight guests per trip in 2020.

Zodiac style boats are not suitable for people with a history of back or neck injuries, recent surgery, or are pregnant.

Please dress warmly. You will be provided with flotation suits, warm hats, and binoculars.

Plenty of wildlife photography opportunities are available but please do not bring tripods on board.

Port Hardy Whale Watching - Lunge Feeding Humpback Whale

Port Hardy Wildlife Viewing - Pacfic White-sided Dolphins

Port Hardy Wildlife Viewing - Bald Eagle in Tree

Port Hardy Whale Watching - Orcas