Aerial view of Port McNeill and Broughton Strait
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Port McNeill

Bird Watching

Bald Eagles in a tree

In a realm of misted seas, uninhabited bays and beaches, lush temperate rainforest, sea lions, bears and whales, it's all too easy to ignore the beauty and diversity of Port McNeill's bird life.

Bird Species

So step right up and meet the winged superstars of the Broughton Strait. Say hello to bald eagles, black oystercatchers, great blue herons, great horned owls, red-tailed hawks, marbled murrelets and short-eared owls. In total, 90 different species greet visitors by the tens of thousands. Bring the binoculars, the camera, and a sense of wonder.

Bird Watching Sites

No bird-watching tours are available yet in Port NcNeill, but it's easy enough to locate the best sites nearby. A premier bird-watching location is the Cluxewe River Estuary, a cluster of sites about 14km/9mi north of town.

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Seasmoke Whale Watching - Alert Bay


An eco-tour with the viewing of orcas, humpback & minke whales, numerous other marine mammals & seabirds while touring through the protected waters of Johnstone Strait & the Broughton Archipelago.

Departures are from: Alert Bay on Cormorant Island & the Alder Bay Resort on Vancouver Island. Our 4-5 hr "Sail with the Whales" tour offers exceptional service & value to individuals, families & small groups & includes fresh baked muffins & Devonshire Tea.

If you are looking for a unique & eco-friendly experience, join us, our carbon footprint is very small. There is no other whale-watching tour like it on the BC coast!

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