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Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centres

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Address: 606 Campbell Street | Box 129, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-725-3919
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Description: Jamie's is the West Coast's Original Whale & Wildlife Adventure Centre...
Jamie's is the West Coast's Original Whale & Wildlife Adventure Centre, navigating the waters of Clayoquot and Barkley Sound since 1982. We are thrilled to be celebrating over 30 years on the water! We have the largest fleet in the area, offering whale watching & bear watching on larger covered cruisers or zodiacs! Join our experienced and knowledgeable crew as we help you discover this beautiful destination. We also offer tours to Hot Springs Cove (by boat or seaplane), kayaking, water taxi service to Meares Island, scenic flights, and much more. Visit us at our Tofino and Ucluelet locations, where we have gift shops and lots of FREE parking (including RV parking in Tofino). Please note that all Jamie's tours are subject to a $3 research fee, which goes directly to benefit local, non-profit groups involved with wildlife research, rescue and education. We also have complimentary kennels for your dogs while you're out exploring on one of our tours!
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Great staff and they took great care of our dog!

The staff here is among the best you can find in any establishment. Over the phone they were very helpful and offered suggestions and answered questions about Tofino in general... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The staff here is among the best you can find in any establishment. Over the phone they were very helpful and offered suggestions and answered questions about Tofino in general. They were able to switch our whale watching time with no problem and very politely. They have a kennel to keep you dog which they showed us before hand and... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Sorry to write so late about our great trip with the big Boat. Lots of Whales, Sea Lions, Sea Otters and Eagles. It was a rainy day and the waves were quite high, so we felt a bit sick, but made it without getting sick. Take Gravol, the Jamies staff were so friendly to tell us about it. The captain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went out on the 65' Leviathon cruiser. Sat under cover near back of boat. Comfortable padded bench seats for 3 hour trip. Lower inside enclosed deck, plus washroom on board. Staff were knowledgeable and we saw quite a few grey whale spouts and tails. Highlight was watching a small orca pod with a very young calf and a male with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went out recently with Captain Scott and spotter Hans. Both were very knowledgable and whetted our appetite before seeing any whales. Fortunately we saw a few Grey Whales which was fantastic. Even if we hadn't see any whales the view of the coastline from the sea was superb. Wouldn't hesitate to go again.

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Marysville, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We spent a few days in Tofino, B.C. for my husband's milestone birthday as it was a place we had read about and always wanted to visit. Since it is storm season we got great hotel rates and it was kind of a scouting mission to see if we wanted to come back. There were 17 of us onboard the... More 

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Agassiz, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We spent an excellent afternoon with Eugene seeking out some blue whales...and they were everywhere! OR so it seemed, Eugene certainly had a way of finding them. Very professional, educational and fun afternoon....thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

A fabulous experience all around. The staff at the office was very helpful, answering all our questions in advance, even about non-whale related things. The crew on the ship was very knowledgeable and friendly. The wildlife and scenery were spectacular. Whales, sea otters, sea lions all with a dramatic, rocky backdrop. The ship kept a respectful distance from the whales,... More 

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JWSAdventures, Visitor Experience Manager at Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centres, responded to this review

Thanks Coldtoez, It sounds like you had a porper Jamie's experience with great sightings and great service! Thanks for sharing. Ryan Visitor Experience Manager ryan@jamies.com 250-725-3919 More 

Vancouver
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

If you're heading to either Tofino or Ucluelet check out Jamie's Whaling Station. We just got back from a whale tour and it was fabulous. We saw at least 10 sightings. Along with the whales we saw otters, stellar sea lions and seals. The staff that go out on the boat with you are very knowledgeable not only about whales... More 

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JWSAdventures, Visitor Experience Manager at Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centres, responded to this review

Thanks freespiritvancouver, March has been great. Glad you had fun :) Hope to see you again! Ryan Visitor Experience Manager ryan@jamies.com 250-725-3919 More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The experience with this trip didn't start out very well as like boat was about half an hour behind. The skipper and the staff on the boat were all very knowledgeable and funny. It was very cool to be out on completely open water. We got to see quite a few animals including sea lions, seals, otters, and even a... More 

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JWSAdventures, Visitor Experience Manager at Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centres, responded to this review

Hi Noëlle M, Thank you for choosing to join us for your whale watching adventure and for taking the time to share your experience. Please accept my apologies for your late departure. Although we always strive to depart on schedule, there are rare circumstances which can delay our tours. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your experience on... More 

Basildon, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

we visited Jamies for both the Bear and Whale tours and were not disappointed, on both occasions we saw exactly what we set out to see and more. The bear guide was great and the large boat was brilliant for photography and felt very stable. we saw numerous bears, seals and otters and made the trip worthwhile, was also very... More 

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