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Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centres

606 Campbell Street | Box 129, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
250 725 3919
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Ranked #18 of 42 Activities in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Jamie's is the West Coast's Original Whale & Wildlife Adventure Centre, navigating the waters of Clayoquot and Barkley Sound since 1982. We are... more » Owner description: 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 $2 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! « less
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We caught the 10am zodiac boat and it wasn't long until we saw a beautiful sea otter and then numerous Grey Californian whales in the bay! Our skipper Chris was very knowledgeable and also added a few jokes along the way! Thanks to all the team!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were very impressed by the customer service both in Uclulet and in Tofino. Staff were knowledgable and accommodating. The tour itself was a big highlight of our time in the area. We spent 4 hours on the boat seeing sunfish and a pod of 6 orcas and a sea otter. The September day was amazing and the sea was... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We went on an early morning bear watching trip with Jamie's. The guides were fantastic pointing out all sorts of wildlife en route and slowing down to allow photo opportunities. It took a while to find bears but the crew were tenacious and weren't going to give up....they knew the places to hunt so we cruised for longer than scheduled... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Well organized tour. Our friendly guide, Chris, worked hard to make sure everyone in the Zodiac had good views of the California Grey Whales. Afterwards, we saw a little island full of sea lions and came across a mellow otter who stole the show. Friendly staff back at Jamie's.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went on the first boat trip of the day which should last about two hours and were told that although there were whales out there they could not promise anything, at the start we saw sea otters and seals and due to the efforts of the crew we saw four Orca killer whales which made it a must to... More

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Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My wife, daughter and I went on a 3 hr tour looking for whales. The full body suits kept us warm and dry as we left on our tour. Chris was our guide and took all 12 who were on the Zodiac into some choppy waters . He knew where to go and we enjoyed the ride , which was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We went on a whale trip and a bear trip on 8/9th September. We went on the appropriate trips for our young daughter. Claire was our guide on both trips. She was full of interesting information. We saw a grey whale,seals,bald Eagles,sea lions and sea otter in our first trip. On the bear trip we saw 4 separate bears and... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The trip was organized very well & the staff in the office & on the boat were professional and knowledgeable. Also went to the hot springs that was very good.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Enjoyed the experience. Friendly guide though his level of knowledge could have been improved for our benefit. Felt very safe. Great experience so much so my husband went again the next day and saw more whales. Lots of fun and certainly not an experience to be missed.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had a great tour on Saturday afternoon (21st Sept). The crew were very knowledgable and gave us lots of information about marine life, trees and wildlife around the Clayoquot Sound. The highlight was, obviously, seeing the bears at a reasonably close range (as close as the crew were prepared to get for the benefit of the bears); five in... More

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