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Ocean Outfitters

368 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
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Ranked #18 of 40 activities in Tofino
Type: Tours
Owner description: Tofino's award winning whale watching company- voted #1 Readers Choice Award for six years! Join Ocean Outfitters for adventures in Clayoquot Sound... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fabulous trip with knowledgable captain on the Zodiac boat. Warm and cosy in suit they provided, needed the wooly hat and gloves. Saw Orca and humpback whales, also sea lions, seals, sea otters. Great value for money.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was my 2nd time heading to the hotsprings as I wanted to take my bf from out of town there. the first time was with jamie whaling a few yrs ago. although that was a great experience also, what made ocean outfitters stand out was the experienced and knowledgeable guide, Ron, we had for our tour. You can ask... More

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Stinson Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Experienced captain, knew exactly where to go to find bears hunting for breakfast along the rocky shoreline. Had the amazing experience of seeing two small cubs literally scampering up a tall doug fir battling with each other all the way to the very peak of the tree. Unless it is really wet, take the zodiac if that option is available... More

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Calgary, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Would have been great, but our guide used his position to give us his (one-sided) views of "the government". Peter went on a tirade about what a blood-letting government we have and how they allow this and that to be slaughtered. No real facts, just rhetoric and as an ambassador of this country, he needs to be mindful of the... More

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OOMgr, Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your comments are appreciated. We know Peter is very passionate about the environment and the goal of each program is to encourage some stewardship, however, the tour should not be of a political nature. A lot of British Columbians are currently discouraged and don’t feel represented by this government’s... More

Ringoe
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I can speak to Customer Service at Ocean Outfitters. July is a super busy season for all in Tofino. We are 2 weeks away from starting a 10 day return visit to the area we fell in love with. We have a specific wish list for how we want to spend our time. Wildlife (especially sea lions), hiking remote trails... More

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Early June my girlfriends and I went on the bear tour and it was amazing!! We saw seven bears, which included a mama and her two adorable cubs. We also saw a bald eagle and some porpoises, but the bears were the highlight of course. The tour guide Misty was extremely knowledgable and made the trip fantastic! I really liked... More

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Tofino, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

my sister and i did the hot springs tour yesterday. we had such a fantastic time! we learned a lot - our boat driver was very knowledgable about the wildlife. we saw grey whales, otters, sea lions and eagles. the walk to the springs was gorgeous. the hot spring water was so relaxing. today we still feel wonderful. we highly... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I went on the whale watching tour in early June on a partially foggy day. The tour lasted about 2.5 hours. We did see a whale, and our guide had us hang around long enough to see the whale surface several times. We also went out to some of the smaller islands and saw some Sea Lions and Sea Otters.... More

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Powell River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Our kids gave us a whale watching expedition for Christmas. What an amazing gift! We went on an excursion with our guide, Ron. He was an incredible host, competent and informative. We were blessed being able to follow a pod of Orcas. At one point they passed under our boat! We were then treated to the sight of two Grey... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My friends and I went whale watching and had the time of our life! It was a 2.5 hour tour. The guide was very experienced and patient in waiting for the whales to appear. We saw a few of them and a couple came closer to our boat. We took many great photos and videos, although it was difficult to... More

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