Wildlife and Heritage Tours

Explore Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet on the water in the comfort of our 24’ Osprey. The rich history and abundance of wildlife in our region means there is something wonderful to discover around every corner. Humpback whales, stellar sea lions, sea otters and marbled murrelets are just some of the marine species frequently spotted on our ocean tours. This trip also offers a chance to explore the National Historic Site of Yuquot (Friendly Cove).

Half-Day Tour of Nootka Sound

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Maximum group size: 4 persons
  • Price: $500 CAD + tax/tour

This fascinating on-the-water tour of Nootka Sound and Tahsis Inlet accommodates up to four guests onboard our comfortable Osprey. Our certified guide and marine naturalist will introduce you to our local marine life including the many playful sea otters that frequent our local inside waterways.

 Your cruise will take you around Strange Island and between Maquinna Point and Birdwood in search of whale spouts and sea lions. You will be on the lookout for black bears, cougars and wolves on-shore. Your guide will illuminate the diverse marine life that make the shoreline their home.  

Your half-day tour will also take you to the National Historic Site of Yuquot (also known as Friendly Cove), the ‘birthplace of British Columbia’. Explore the many points of interest including the historic Catholic Church, Sanford Williams’ carving workshop, and fallen totem.

This tour begins and ends at Moutcha Bay Resort.

Full-Day Tour of Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet

  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Maximum group size: 4 persons
  • Price: $1,000 CAD + tax/tour

This longer tour embarks from Moutcha Bay Resort and takes guests on a comfortable cruise through beautiful Nootka Sound, along the shorelines of Tahsis Inlet and into spectacular Esperanza Inlet. Our certified guide and marine naturalist will introduce you to the diverse wildlife and fascinating landmarks that we have near to Moutcha Bay Resort

The fascinating history of Nootka Sound will intrigue history buffs – learn about Captain Cook’s travels, the Nootka Crisis between Britain and Spain, the traditional territory of our First Nations peoples, and much more. 

 Your tour will take you alongside Nutchalitz Provincial Park, where a variety of whale species are often spotted. The wilderness of Nootka Sound is home to playful sea otters, bears, sea lions, wolves, whales, and a huge variety of bird life. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

You will also visit the National Historic Site of Yuquot (also known as Friendly Cove), the ‘birthplace of British Columbia’. Explore the many points of interest including the historic Catholic Church, Sanford Williams’ carving workshop, and fallen totem.

This full-day tour includes a boxed lunch and snacks. A head is available on-board. The trip begins and ends at Moutcha Bay Resort. This longer itinerary route is subject to change per weather and wildlife locations.

Wildlife and Heritage Tours
Wildlife and Heritage Tours
Wildlife and Heritage Tours
Wildlife and Heritage Tours