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“This boat departs early for the Hot Springs” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tofino Water Taxi

Tofino Water Taxi
Main Street | North Sea Pier, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #19 of 48 things to do in Tofino
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west coast
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“This boat departs early for the Hot Springs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The boat is a bit of small, but the operator was excellent. He could sneek between rocks and around little short cuts. The stops at wildlife ( sea otters and sea lions) could be called wildlife harassment, but the animals lived. The walk to the hot springs on boardwalk was worth the fee, the soak with very few people in the springs was delightful. I noticed our walk back to the boat was alot slower. We loved it.

Visited March 2013
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Very friendly and accommodating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We used the taxi twice on the same day. Once to go across to Meares Island (exploring the Old Growth Forest) - where the landing stage is 'interesting' and when we got back we arranged to charter the boat later in the day for some wildlife watching. Alistair found what we were looking for - Sea Otters - and then took us to see a family of Orcas in one of the long inlets North of Tofino - and back to look for more Otters. Very accommodating and also very knowledgeable. A great experience.

Visited September 2012
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ontario canada
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“captain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Taxi was recommended to go whalewatching and visit hot springs cove. Our captain Allistair was very informative about everything we saw and the surrounding area. Did not rush when whales were spotted but spent extra time to make sure we "got our fill'. Took us to unexpected places and shared his knowledge of local folklore. Thanks to him we had a superb day.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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“Great Deal - Great Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Annie booked an awesome trip for us at a great rate - to the Tofino Hot Springs, reachable by air or water! We shopped around and the Tofino Water Taxi was the best deal, especially for what we got – some other companies merely did the hot springs direct & for twice as much $$. With Alistair we got fantastic service (paying particular attention to make sure someone travelling with a back injury was comfortable at all times), going out of his way to give us every opportunity to see whales/seals/otters/bald headed eagles/a black bear/a sea lion/etc and his knowledge of the area and surrounding islands was tremendous. A 10am-4pm day was perfect and gave us a good amount of time to enjoy the beautiful old growth forest hike and time spent at the hot springs right on the coast of Vancouver Island. We had a very memorable day and already recommended them to several families that were travelling to Tofino, and I also copied the company I work for should they wish to add Tofino Water Taxi to their list of potential suppliers – it was a great tour and I will book with them again!

Visited September 2012
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Ganges
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“Thanks for a grand excursion, Anné!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

What a wonderful ride we had to Meares island & around the neighbouring islands, as well..Anné was a wonderful guide as she shuttled us around, taking the time to tell us the history of the islands & people..She made our journey so very interesting & both my husband & i would absolutely recommend Tofino Water taxis to everyone..Great customer service!
Thanks so much, Anné

Visited September 2012
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