Sea Otter Special


Join us for an amazing sea otter eco-tour, guided by an expert in the industry.

The former owner of the Knight inlet lodge Blair McLean is a familiar face in Port Alice.

The tour is a very unique opportunity to see the sea otter in their natural habitat, arrive the evening before the day trip, enjoy a seafood dish and listen to the stories.

The next day it’s an early rise, in the marina you will board the vessel that will show you these magnificent animals.

During the day, there is time to go see the Bald Eagles up close and personal, do some fishing, Crabbing, Prawning and enjoy the rafts with the magnificent Sea Otters.

Day Trips

CAN $499/person per day –  With lodging and a seafood dinner, All inclusive*

CAN $299/person per day – Lodging not included**

Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Almost hunted to extinction for their thick, luxurious fur, the sea otter remains listed as threatened on the “Species at Risk” Act in Canada. The fact that their diet includes the northern abalone, a shellfish that has been over-harvested resulting in the closing of the fishery, has not made the otter any more favorable to those who relied on the industry commercially. Reintroduced to Alaska and British Columbia, in particular, Vancouver Island in the early 1970’s, the northern sea otter is now thought to have a population of 2500 to 5000. A species is considered endangered if their population numbers 2500 or less.

Besides abalone, the sea otter also enjoys eating mussels, crabs, clams, mollusks, and crustaceans. They use tools to crack open their prey’s shells; this is rarely seen in the animal world and suggests a certain level of intelligence. It is quite common to see them feed while floating on their backs. Sea otters also like to anchor themselves on floating kelp to keep from drifting and occasionally do so in large groups, side by side, creating large rafts.

Sea otters are a keystone species; meaning they keep their environment balanced by keeping certain populations under control that would otherwise run amok and devastate the ecosystem. By keeping the sea urchin population in check they are preventing the loss of kelp forests that are imperative to a healthy coastal ecosystem.

Unlike the river otter, sea otters live mostly in the water. Their natural predators are primarily transient Orca and sea lions. Sea otters only live about 15 – 20 years. They weigh anywhere between 13 and 45 kg (30 – 100 lbs).

Like river otters, they have a special process in their reproductive system called delayed implantation, where the egg, once fertilized, enters a dormant stage and only develops once environmental conditions are favorable. Pregnancy then occurs with gestation lasting 4-5 months


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Eagle Eye Adventures is involved in helping scientists track the location and progress of animals in our area. Not only do we educate our guests, but we take high definition photos of the animals to share with our guests and with the scientists studying these creatures. We help keep track of the animals and their progress and maintain catalogs to document feeding habits, location, health, and reproduction.


Each year we support a different project, and through your generous donation, we help educate others and assist scientists in their research. We share this knowledge through trade shows, special events, websites and speaking opportunities.

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Your friendly and experienced guides of Eagle Eye Adventures will show you some magnificent encounters with wildlife which may include transient Orcas, minke whales, pacific white-sided dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, seals, black bears, cinnamon bears, and perhaps grizzly bears, all in their natural environment and Wildlife Adventure Tours.