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Address: 368 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
Phone Number: 2507252866
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Description: Tofino's award winning whale watching company- voted #1 Readers Choice...
Tofino's award winning whale watching company- voted #1 Readers Choice Award for six years! Join Ocean Outfitters for adventures in Clayoquot Sound including guaranteed whale watching, bear watching, coastal hotsprings tours, private charters, sea to sky tours and Meares Island walks. Comfortable covered vessels and zodiacs equipped with washrooms. Free parking. On site gallery and espresso bar. Open year round for hotsprings tours. Book online and save!
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THREE GREAT EXCURSIONS

My three children 13,11 and 8 and myself spent 8 nights in Tofino and loved it. We went out with Ocean Outfitters whale watching on the zodiac, sea plane to Hot springs, and trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Tara J
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Stevensville, Canada
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Cologne, Germany
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We booked a tour on the zodiac which was a blast. The ride is a lot of fun, however we only got to see one grey whale and our guide (very knowledgeable and friendly) cut the tour about 20 minutes short. Given we only saw one whale I would have thought we would at least get to have some more... More 

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Stevensville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My three children 13,11 and 8 and myself spent 8 nights in Tofino and loved it. We went out with Ocean Outfitters whale watching on the zodiac, sea plane to Hot springs, and trip to Meares Island. all trips left on time and where with good guides that made our experiences memorable. The zodiac trip was very exciting, crashed thru... More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A group of five of us went on a zodiac whale watching tour. It was awesome. The boat ride itself was a lot of fun. We also saw a California gray whale, eagle, sea otter, seals, sea lions, porpoise, and an oyster catcher bird. The driver was a great host who was very passionate about his work. Would definitely recommend... More 

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Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Customer service at Ocean Outfitters is very poor if you have any issues. The sea to sky was a joke. Plane was late coming to pick us up and I had to call to find out what was going on. Then they sent out two small planes so we had to fly back separate, instead of on the one plane... More 

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OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this review

Dear Kyley Belton, As you know by our continued telephone and email correspondence, we have talked to Tofino Air several times. We definitely do care about your experience. You were not treated without care or compassion. We have made every attempt to investigate this for you. Ocean Outfitters would never separate a family on a booking we made. We were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had hoped to go whale watching with adventure tofino as we had first hand experience of the way in which Jens cares about his paying customers experience unfortunately they were full so they suggested ocean outfitters. The guide was very friendly and looked after us unfortunately he seemed very content with finding just one whale and then took us... More 

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OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is unfortunate that you were disappointed with your whale watch. I can assure you that Ocean Outfitters offers exceptional customer service and that we do care about our guests experiences and the quality of our programs. This is of paramount importance to us. We know Jens and he has been sending us his accommodation guests for years... More 

Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

we set off on a bear watching trip with hopes of seeing one or two bears. We returned two hours later having seen 11 bears, eagles, seals and porpoise. Our driver/guide was incredibly good at spotting the bears and getting us as close as possible without disturbing the animals. He had great local knowledge to share as well as being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Misty was our tour guide and she was excellent. Thirteen years giving boat tours around Tofino, Misty could tell the local history as well as name every bird, fish and whale we saw. When my wife and I come back to Tofino (for the forth time) again, we'll ask for Misty at Ocean Outfitters.

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We booked a trip to hot water spring cove. The trip was amazing. Trip to island over the ocean and Saw sea otter, whales, seal lions and seals. The Islands and Move were great. We flew back with the float plane. An amazing experience!!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We went at 6.30 am with guide Ryan on a Zodiac boat with 6 others. We saw 2 mothers and their Cubs, and a lone male each wandering by the shore of the Clayquot inlet overturning large rocks looking for eels and crabs to eat. It was fascinating. We could hear the Bears grunting and heavy breathing as they ambled... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Our family of six ventured the open ocean to fish with Josh Temple (who my boys have now enshrined as God of Fishing). Although when we booked we didn't know who would take us fishing, the overall experience with Ocean Outfitters was class A - great job Ocean Outfitters in providing all the amenities needed (espresso!). We had great luck... More 

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