Whale Watching Tours from Alert Bay & Alder Bay

Departure Times: 8:30am and 12:30pm
Price: $119 Adult, $99 Children(Ages 4-12)

Personal, friendly, small group tours

We offer personalized tours that showcase not only marine mammals and seabirds but also a myriad of tranquil protected waterways. Being intimate yet respectful of nature, we aspire to bring present-moment awareness into your lives while you tour aboard our vessel 'Seasmoke.'

Seasmoke, established in 1986 is locally owned and is the longest standing whale watching company on the North Island. We are environmentally conscious and have 60+ years of guiding and naturalist experience within our team.

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What you may see on our tours


  • Transport Canada marine safety certified vessel and crew

  • 3 – 3.5-hour tours

  • Hydrophone equipped

  • Protected waters

  • Washroom on board

  • Warm, waterproof floatation suits

  • Catering to smaller groups, families and individuals of all ages

  • Tours start approximately mid June through to end of September

  • Our schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.

  • We often operate three tours a day in the peak season of August

Due to the nature of our personalized tours on a smaller vessel, we require five people minimum to run a tour. We may suggest moving guests to another tour that has a confirmed departure.

Alert Bay Morning Tour - 8:00 AM @ Office on 69 Fir Street, Cormorant Island
Alert Bay Afternoon Tour - 12:15 PM @ Office on 69 Fir Street, Cormorant Island

Alder Bay Morning Tour - 8:30 AM @ Alder Bay Resort Dock, Vancouver Island
Alder Bay Afternoon Tour - 12:30 PM @ Alder Bay Resort Dock, Vancouver Island

We reserve the right to cancel a tour for reasons such as, and not limited to - imclement weather, less than five passengers booked, mechanical breakdown. Under these circumstances a full refund would be granted.

We have a 72 hour cancellation policy which enables guests to cancel up to 72 hours’ before tour departure Payment will only be taken if guests cancel with less than 72 hours’ notice prior to their tour.

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