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Remote Passages Marine Excursions

51 Wharf Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0 , Canada
250-725-3330
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Ranked #10 of 41 activities in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Remote Passages Marine Excursions is a wildlife viewing operator based in Tofino, BC on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. They specialize in whale... more » Owner description: Remote Passages Marine Excursions is a wildlife viewing operator based in Tofino, BC on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. They specialize in whale watching, bear watching, Hot Springs Cove, Meares Island and sea kayaking tours. Educational programs for all ages gives this company a different feel. Starting with documentary presentations through the on water experience people are invited to explore the marine environment with their guide. Remote Passages aim is to have participants leave Tofino with lasting memories and an understanding of this remarkable environment that sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. « less
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We did both the cruise in a closed boat to the hot springs and the bear watch on a Kodiak. The staff were friendly and helpful. The guides were knowledgeable and I felt safe in their hands. I believe it is locally owned and they represent their town very well! They went out their way to be sure we got... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Plus to the hot springs, very professional, very keen on security. Our guide Ryan was very good. The walk to the hot springs in the rainforest was beautiful, a nice walk of 2.2 kilometers.

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Hampshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My dad and I did the 2.5 hour kayaking tour with our guide (Donald) and a couple of others, We went in two-man kayaks and this was brilliant on the water when it got harder to paddle. Donald was superb; he knew lots about the area and was funny and a brilliant guide. A great opportunity to find out about... More

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Remote-Passages, Owner at Remote Passages Marine Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you to all the reviewers who have recently shared their experiences on the water. Whether it is a beautiful Lion's Mane jelly fish, as observed by the most recent reviewer or the whales and bears that live near Tofino, it is these animals that make Clayoquot Sound a special place to visit. Our staff really appreciates your input and... More

Calgary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I went on the hot spring tour which includes some whale watching. We saw a whale very close to the boat and the views of Clayoquot Sound were stunning! The hike to the hot spring is amazing and the spring itself was such a treat. One word of caution, we hit some bad weather on the way back. Our experienced... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We went on a 4-hour kayak trip today with Dan, a very capable and fun guide. We had excellent instruction and lots of wildlife and nature tips along the way. We had plenty of time to poke along the shore in our boats and the island walk through the giant trees was a nice break from paddling. Well worth the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Went with remote passages, while we had family over from the UK. Amazing! Ryan & Dylan(??) we're really informative.......believe it was Dylan we went out with. So much fun. Eagles everywhere, plus bears bears and more bears. I would not hesitate to recommend! The best! Thanks guys for making Tofino an even better vacation, for my family and myself.

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Leicesteshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We went on the bear watch and whale watching tour. The outfit and guides were well organised with an emphasis on safety. Both tours delivered views of the relevant fauna plus a few more animals thrown in so to speak.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Wow! Wow! Wow! A great trip bear watching! The Zodiac boat is the only way to go. We got so close to the wildlife you could hear the bears turning the rocks over! Our guide was excellent, totally respectful of the environment and wildlife. Clearly a conservationist at heart working hard to support and sustain the beautiful Clayoquot Sound. It... More

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Ringoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

From my first phone inquiry, through the planning of itinerary to meet our wish list, to the guides who led us through our adventures - EXCELLENT in every way. Our group of 4 did a whole day marine expedition by zodiac on one day and a kayak, hike and picnic on another day. Our guides outfitted us expeditiously yet with... More

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I am paddling around Vancouver Island and needed foam to help fix parts of my kayak. Don (one of the owners) stopped what he was doing to find me materials. Shop is well kept and well stocked-and the staff working there quickly helped me get in touch with him. Thanks!

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