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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 trip to hot spring cove

Boat ride to the hot springs was super fun, saw seals, sea lions and even a whale! Hot spring was a little crowded but really beautiful. Very friendly staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Boat ride to the hot springs was super fun, saw seals, sea lions and even a whale! Hot spring was a little crowded but really beautiful. Very friendly staff.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We went on a whale watching trip and a bear watching trip at Jamie's and both were brilliant with lots of sightings and nice tour guides who were very knowledgeable :)

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Loved being out on the open water - saw whales, sea lions and otters (and a plethora of birds) Staff were well informed as to the location of the whales. Very accommodating - they changed our reservation at the last moment - no worries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

What can I say but thank you to Chelsea, Claire, Etienne, and Spencer (Paddle West) - our trips were great. The guides were all so well-informed. Whale, sea otters, sea lions, bears and cubs - and stunning scenary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Spent the day kayaking with Kyle the tour guide. He was fantastic answered all of our questions with expert knowledge, taught us things about the flora and fauna that we would have never known. Overall a fantastic experience, the best experience of the holiday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Saw many bears along the coast; 2 mothers and their babies a few loan bears and a couple. Plenty of room on the boats and was a good "gentle" thrilling ride too. Lovely part of the world

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We've been out with a Zodiac and we saw Orcas. 8 in total. Very good, highly recommended! Guide was very good, always close to the whales and resourceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Do the zodiac trip. Little adventure and goes a LOT faster. Saw grey whales, sea lions, sea otters, eagles and harbor seals. Great experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Hot Spring Excursion was a trip that my family and I will never forget. It is so refreshing to go to a place that is left so natural that you have to boat or fly to get to! Unlike most hot springs which are basically just man made pools, this is in the rocks; in nature! I can hardly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Took the 10am tour to see some Whales today. Although the weather could have quite easily stopped us from even leaving port.... Captain Chris checked and rechecked all his contacts and decided to take us out and find some whales. The crew and captain did a great job. We ended up having to take a longer route through the inside... More 

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