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Remote Passages Marine Excursions

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Tofino, Canada
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About Remote Passages Marine Excursions
WHALES, BEARS, HOT SPRINGS, SEA KAYAKING, MEARES ISLAND 'Big Tree Trail'. Small group experience for those serious about wildlife. Remote Passages Marine Excursions is a wildlife viewing operator based in Tofino, BC on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Specialize in whale & bear watching, Hot Springs Cove, Meares Island and sea kayaking tours. Educational programs for all ages gives this company a different feel. From the documentary presentations through the on water experience people are invited to explore the marine environment with their guide. Remote Passages aim is to have participants leave Tofino with lasting memories and an understanding of this remarkable environment that sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went kayaking with our guide Cesar. He is an absolute expert and just a great bloke. Overall an amazing experience! Thanks Cesar!!

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank dancingy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Mac and Caesar were fantastic guides, safe and fun around the islands, saw seals. Trekking through the old forest, very knowledgeable and interesting guides! Fantastic morning out!

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Judyev
Reviewed 5 days ago

The sea kayaking excursion consists of a kayak out towards mears island, then a hike around the beautiful island, and a kayak back. Both of our guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the traditions, folklore, wildlife and plants. We saw a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to see seals, bears and bear cubs on our 2 and a half hour trip around the inlets of Vancouver island. Safety briefing and information about the bear watching was very good beforehand as were the suits given to keep you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Remote Passages provided a great experience. We went on the 2-3 hour whale watching trip and saw whales, seals, sea lions, sea otters and eagles. Great trip for people with limited time. The company has an boat with an indoor cabin and outdoor deck. This...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used this company after a recommendation and weren’t disappointed. Very professional and welcoming, we were taken out and saw plenty of wildlife as promised. A must use company if you are in Tofino.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The receptionists were really welcoming and very excellent sales people. As a party of 6 we partook in the whale tour and the bear tour. We had 2 very interesting guides that knew lots about the area. In total we saw 1 Grey Whale, 5...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jenna T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were with Rumi, a wonderful guide who seemed to know exactly where to go to see bears. We saw 8 in all, including a cub. The trip felt both safe and comfortable and we were in good hands. Don’t be put off by rainy...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out at 07.45 for a bear watching trip and it did exactly what it said on the can - we saw bears, eagles and seals. Our guide was informed and pleasant girl. It is nature so you can’t be assured of anything so...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We done the whale watching and hot springs tour for my wife’s birthday with Rumi as our guide, he was amazing and very knowledgeable about the island and it’s wildlife, also gave some good recommendations for dinner in Tofino. While booking I asked what was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Remote-Passages, Owner at Remote Passages Marine Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your observation about your trip. I have checked with your guide and he reported stopping in two different places to observe whales. He said the biggest factor was that it was windy and difficult to observe the whales. Normally he would make...More

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merrilee1968
September 12, 2016|
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Response from Remote-Passages | Property representative |
We are often on the water in November but each year it is the weather that tells us when to stay off the open coast. I recommend waiting till you arrive in Tofino before booking your activity. This will give you the... More
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Bob B
January 5, 2016|
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Thank you for your enquiry. Please contact us by phone (toll free N.A. 1-800-666-9833, or local 250-725-3330) or e-mail (direct from our website) and we will be pleased to explore how your dog(s) may be accommodated... More
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Sharon J
May 16, 2015|
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Thank you for your questions. In late May, we are most likely to encounter Gray Whales – primarily whales feeding on the open coast which are likely to remain in the area through the summer & autumn; we may also encounter... More
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