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 stop and explore historic Yuquot (Friendly Cove).

Half-Day Tour of Nootka Sound

Duration: 5 Hours

Capacity: Up to 4 Guests

Price: $500 CAD + GST

Trip Highlights

This tour includes an exploration of Nootka Sound and Tahsis Inlet where sea otters are frequently spotted. Guests will cruise comfortably around Strange Island and the surrounding area between Maquinna Point and Birdwood in search of whale spouts. Your guide will touch on the region’s history while giving plenty of opportunities for photographs. The tour will finish with a visit to Yuquot, where guests can explore different points of interest such as the historic church, Sanford Williams’ carving workshop, and the fallen totem.

This tour will begin and finish at Moutcha Bay Resort.

Sea Otter in ocean

Full-day Tour of Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet

Duration: 10 Hours

Capacity: Up to 4 Guests

Price: $1000 CAD + GST

Trip Highlights

This longer tour will begin by cruising through Nootka Sound, up Tahsis Inlet, and then to Esperanza Inlet. The guide will take guests around Esperanza by boat, including Nutchatlitz Provincial Park, where whales are often spotted.

Afterwards, your guide will take you back down through Tahsis Inlet while discussing the rich history of Nootka Sound. This tour will finish with a visit to Yuquot, where guests can partake in history lesson from the on-site caretaker, as well as explore different points of interest such as the historic church, Sanford Williams’ carving workshop, and the fallen totem.

This trip will begin and end at Moutcha Bay Resort. Lunch is included.

Friendly Cove on Nootka Island, BC

The Wildlife and Heritage Tour Guide can tailor each tour to the desires of the individual group. The tour itinerary is subject to change due to weather, guest condition, and wildlife locations.

What Do Our Guests Say?

“Highly recommend the wildlife tour at Moutcha Bay Resort. It was one of the best boat tours we have ever been on. Our tour guide Sam was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and area’s history. We had a great time!” - Moutcha Bay Resort Guest, 2018

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A trip with Nootka Marine Adventures is far more than just a fishing trip, it's an adventure.

Moutcha Bay Resort

Our land based resort, designed for families and fishing groups, where fish swim by our front door. The resort is strategically located at the mouth of the Conuma River and is easily accessible by car, boat or float plane.

Nootka Sound Resort

Situated in the protected waters of Galiano Bay, accessible by boat or float plane. This comfortable and relaxing resort caters to individuals or groups of up to 52 guests. Come fish the salmon rich, calm, protected waters of Nootka Sound. Our goal is for every member of your group to leave with an abundant catch and stories of a life time.

Newton Cove Resort

Set in a pristine and tranquil cove, our all-inclusive floating luxury wilderness hideaway awaits in Esperanza inlet. Tailored to the needs of every angler and strategically located just minutes from the entrance to the Pacific Ocean, often the best access for tuna fishing in August and September.