Explore The Wildlife of Northern Vancouver Island

Explore The Wildlife of Northern Vancouver Island

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 Sea Otter and Whale Watching 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.

Sea Lions

Private Evening Wildlife Viewing

3 to 3 ½ Hour Tour
$1150 CAD private charter

Private Sea Otter and Whale Watching

5 ½ to 6 Hour Tour
$1925 CAD private charter

Up to 8 passengers are included in the base price. Add $20 per person for each person over 8 passengers to a maximum of 12.

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 bench seating and has a small on-board toilet.
  • While there is comfortable seating for 12 passengers, our scheduled tours are limited to only eight guests – two people per bench seat so no one needs to sit in the middle. On private charters, you may choose to have as many twelve passengers.
  • 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 and Sea Otter Viewing Tours

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

Ḵ̓asa-Sea Otter. It’s great to see these wonderful beings come back to repopulate our homeland. We will see the ecosystem come back to how it used to be, in time! #coastalrainforestsafaris #crs #seaotter #cuteness #gonorthisland ...

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repost from @jenn.the.explorer who saw lots of great wildlife in a Sea Otter and Whale Watching trip with us last week, " ya just never knows what’s around the next bend."

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repost from @jenn.the.explorer 👋🏼

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repost from @jenn.the.explorer who joined us on a tour last week, "a steller sea lion with a glance over its shoulder. this one was smaller, but the big boys can weigh up to 1,000kgs. 😯"

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