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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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Incredible boat trip

We took the bear watching trip on 7th April, although we realised that it may well be too early in the season to see any bears. The office were highly professional in booking us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

April 25 was a perfect day in Tofino. One of those rare warm sunny days you dream about. My wife and I (experienced hikers with plenty of backwoods experience) decided to hike the loop trail on Meeres island with our three kids and a second couple, also experienced hikers. I phoned a water taxi service who quoted a price of... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We took the bear watching trip on 7th April, although we realised that it may well be too early in the season to see any bears. The office were highly professional in booking us onto the trip, giving us lots of information. As a family of 7 we were lucky to have the boat to ourselves, which was great. Our... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Ocean Outfitters provided a safe, informative and unforgettable trip from Tofino to the Hot Springs last week. The boat's captain (Jessie) was professional and made us feel secure in the boat ride to the Hot Springs. He even managed to find a pod of Orcas on our return trip. He spent extra time showing us the whales and other wildlife... More 

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Courtenay, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My husband and I are up in Ucluelet and Tofino for a few days at the end of January. We were incredibly lucky with our weather and on impulse, phoned to see if we could work something out. Ocean answered our call and got in communication with Kyler, the boat pilot, and within five minutes we'd worked out a time... More 

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Hesperia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great boat ride over to the hot springs with the skipper showing us wonderful wildlife on the way. We saw seal, a rock island with a huge group of sea lions and sea otters. Even saw a grey whale in the distance. He took his time to allow us to experience the wild life and take photos. Great!

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

our Captain Oren was amazing. Very polite, helpful and equipped with a wealth of knowledge about the area and sea life. His boat driving skills were incredible as he darted us between rocky outcrops and even put us nose first into a cave. I have never felt more safe on a boat.

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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We headed to Tofino for the weekend from Victoria and decided to book in for the Hot Spring trip. On the day we were scheduled to go we showed up to find there was no enough people so they weren't going. They did try and reach us by phone but we had already left the hotel to head to the... More 

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

Hello and thank you for the opportunity to reply to your comments. We do appreciate your business and your feedback. Yes, you are correct, we reserve the right to cancel last minute due to inclement weather (safety first!) or, inability to meet our minimum number of passengers. This is only a concern during the winter months when traffic slows considerably.... More 

Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We very much enjoyed Captain Jesse's adventure in October 2014. We were showcasing our west coast to Australian visitors who had limited exposure to seeing whales in the wild. Despite a glooming prediction due to sea conditions, Jesse was able to find whales to the delight of the visitors on board. He looked very hard for all kinds of wildlife... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. They are appreciated. Our staff work hard in all conditions! Best, Mgr. More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Loved it. Our tour guide, Captain Oren (sp!?) was awesome. Very knowledgeable about the environment, wildlife, and how to handle the ocean in a boat filled with tourists. That last one could be the most important part of the review, because it seems like a lot of people have had complaints about the guides. I had heard some horror stories... More 

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

Captain Oren is very popular. Born on a local beach and growing up in a boat we know our guests are in very capable hands! We are glad you enjoyed our local wildlife. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it! More 

Vancouver
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The tour company did a great job making sure we were to and from the Hot Spring Cove island on time. We chose the sea to sky route so that we got to enjoy the trip both from the air and on the ocean. Apparently there was a whale when we were on the way back - the captain quickly... More 

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

We're all about sharing this amazing place with people like you! Our guests aren't 'just a number'. We strive to look after you. Thank you for sharing your positive experience. We really appreciate it. More 

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