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Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centres

606 Campbell Street | Box 129, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3919
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Ranked #20 of 48 Activities in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Jamie's is the West Coast's Original Whale & Wildlife Adventure Centre, navigating the waters of...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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 $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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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Back in mid October my husband and I and another couple had the good fortune to take a 3 hour whale watching tour with Jamie's team. Our guide, Jenn had a wealth of knowledge. We learned so much from her! We highly recommend checking this out.

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We booked the sea to air tour to the hotsprings and also the bear watching tour. Both were fantastic experiences and can be recommended. The sea to sky tour took off with a wild zodiac ride as the sea was not really calm (notwithstanding the fact that the sun was out). It was great fun but not recommended if you... More 

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Coombs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It was off season so we had the place to ourselves. Dennis gives a lot of history and information about the area and even though we live on the island we still learned things. The trail on Meares island is undergoing some maintenance it appears, so the boardwalk was quite bad in some areas, hopefully it will be fixed by... More 

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Chania, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Tip: Check your operator's adherence to the wildlife guidance for national parks before booking. If you are told you'll get real close walk away. We had a very good trip to bear watch with Jamie's Whaling and Adventure Centres in Tofino. We left in very atmospheric mists and it was cold but the rib kept us well sheltered and seeing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had a great couple of trips with Jamie's whaling station, one to see whales and one to see black bears. We saw both:) If you are unlucky and miss out seeing them, you are able to get a 'rain check' ticket to go back again. Our guides were great, enthusiastic and friendly.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Whilst in Tofino we planned to take a whale watching trip and Jamie's seemed the company to use. We left in heavy fog and although it provided a great atmosphere I was anticipating disappointment. Fortunately we were taken to a bay where not only did the fog clear but we were able to watch six grey whales from a distance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was on a field trip with 30+ people, and they helped us out a lot. With finding the right tour to take, to helping us book it, find the place. We went on the Whale Watching Tour, which was amazing! The kids had a ton of fun. We saw a whale, sea otters, birds and seals. The younger kids,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Very nice trip with professional explanations from the staff. In addition to 8 whales spotted, we saw a sea otter and a couple of sea lions.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We did their zodiac whale watching tour. What a great adventure. Our first task was putting on the full-body suites that are both waterproof and flotation devices. Next comes the fleece hat and gloves, finally the bright orange rain jacket.Trust me you need all of this on a zodiac in open waters. We were fortunate to have a local First... More 

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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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