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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 #23 of 40 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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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Our family did the bear watching tour at 6 am. It was pouring out and but the bears didn't care. In 2.5 hours we saw 5 bears on 4 different inlets. The boat was warm and dry and our guides were very knowledge.

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Whole family really enjoyed our zodiac whale-watching trip with Eugene. Extremely fortunate to see several orcas and then have a grey whale circling the boat and coming up to say hello! Magical indeed. Also saw lots of sea otters, thanks to our guide's great spotting, as well as seals and sea-lions. Thoroughly recommend the zodiac trip to see the whales,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our family of four took the hot springs / wildlife tour and it exceeded our expectations. The whole trip lasted 6.5 hours and we took the afternoon sailing (left Tofino at 2.30pm, returned at 9pm). We had a small group, fine weather and an excellent skipper for the boat ride. Saw a whale, sea otters and sea lions on the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There is a little hut next to Jamie's Whale Watching Station and I'm not sure what it is called but I am reviewing it. We went on the 4 hour trip to the island with our two boys (ages 7 and 10). Our guide was SAM and he was fantastic. He patiently taught us how to do the basic strokes... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very friendly staff and knowledgable. We had a botanist on-board and the skipper clearly had 'nature' in his blood!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My family took a tour in July as we were staying in Tofino and had hoped to see whales during our stay. Tofino is beautiful as is the whole area ( we spent time in Ucluelet too and it is just as fantastic! ). The tour was busy but not too full, there was room on top deck and it... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very informative crew ,of marine biologists saw Bayline whales,Stella seals ,sea lions and the sweet sea otters all I can say is WOW !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We did two trips in a day with these guys. The first was bear watching which went out in the morning and chalked up 11 bears as well as a bald eagle and also some seals on the way back. Very easy to see, whilst keeping a respectful distance. Small enough boat for everyone to see and nice and smooth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We took a trip on the Zodiac from Uclulet with an extremely knowledgable guide. A fantastic experience, which gives you a a really close up view of the wildlife. We didn't see any whales, but we really didn't mind - being on the zodiac was such good fun, it was worth it! Plus, we knew we were looking for wild... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went on the hot springs tour where you aren't guarenteed to spot whales but saw several on the way! One came right up by tge zodiak. Went on the first tour of the day which I would recommend and our tour guide was fabulous!

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