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Ocean Outfitters

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Tofino's carbon neutral adventure tour company. Join Ocean Outfitters for adventures in Clayoquot Sound including guaranteed whale watching, bear watching, coastal hot springs tours, private charters, sea to sky tours and Meares Island walks, remote...more
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368 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a group tour with Capt. Ron for our company offsite and I really enjoyed it! We were given tonnes of interesting information about the local flora and fauna as well as some history of the ecosystems in and around Tofino. I would highly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the three hour wild life tour by boat in December 2018. In December we were lucky that our group of five were the only guests on the boat. Winter not being the perfect time for the wild life tour we did not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BDZan
Reviewed January 1, 2019

We took the Big Tree Trail tour via Ocean Outfitters' open zodiac boat. Our captain is very knowledgable and welcoming. We took the wrong route and went beyond the boardwalk. The receptionist located precisely via GPS, and the captain found us. Many thanks to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank qianhuigao
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

We booked a day-long tour to Hot Spring Cove with Ocean Outfitters. We had a wonderful day on the water. I was just so impressed with the way our reservation was handled. Selina called us @ home to help us change days ... remembered who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank full-mountie
Reviewed December 3, 2018

I have been to Tofino many times but have never visited the hot springs. I was blown away by the knowledge and engagement of our guide (shout out to Martin) as well as the beauty of the boat ride, boardwalk hike and hot springs. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Tourist665544
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I booked with Ocean Outfitters for our trip to Hot Springs Cove. We were super impressed with their friendly and professional service. Our boat captain Martin was super friendly, knowledgeable, and gave us a smooth ride. I would highly recommend booking this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank X7632WWjoseb
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

This tour was really fantastic, it was all we hoped it would be and more. We lucked out with the weather, and got even luckier viewing all the wildlife. We saw bald eagles, seals, otters, and then there were the whales. Our captain stopped where...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank trevo780
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Amazing experience!!! Was disappointed that my sea to sky experience was hindered due to weather (flight return wasn't possible (third time in a row), but that was due to the airline not Ocean Outfitters). The captain of our boat was phenomenal! He got word there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Alicia W
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We went to go do the hot springs cove tour for my friend’s birthday. I thought our guide who took us out on the boat was awesome! Plus that boat ride was so fun! A bit rough but it had me and my friend laughing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

My friend and I came to Tofino for my birthday and we had such an amazing time. Jesse was super great and knowledgable about the area while taking us to the cove. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 9, 2018|
Response from Leigh B | Reviewed this property |
You would have to get in touch with the company to find out
May 22, 2017|
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Response from nicholal939 | Reviewed this property |
If I were you I would choose bear watching and the whale watching then squeeze in sea plane excursion We did do the hot springs and it was lovely but the best bit was boat ride out
March 17, 2017|
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Response from OOutfitters | Property representative |
Hello Alejandra, Hot Springs is a 6 hour program. 1.5 hours by boat up and 3 hours at the Cove. 1.5 hours return. The board walk is 2 km and takes approximately 30min to walk. We do scout for wildlife along the way! We are... More
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Halifax, Canada
Whale Watching (2 Replies)
Hi Will be visiting in June and we are considering a whale watching trip. Have found two companies so far that look good. Ocean Outfitters and The Whale Centre. Any recommendations on the two. Also will it be worthwhie doing the trip in June as I'm not sure if the whales will have passed through by then. Thanks
April 23, 2007|
Response fromrgilbert|
Any recommendations? Thanks
Winnipeg, Canada
Whale Watching: How to pick between a zodiak and a boat? (9 Replies)
Hi, We're going to Tofino beginning of October and want to go whale watching. I have been before on the boat and am trying to decide if we want to try the boat again or go on the zodiak. Anyone have any advice to help us make our decision? Also, we are trying to decide who to book with and are looking at Jamie's or Ocean Outfitters. Any feedback on the difference between the two companies? Thanks!
August 25, 2007|
Response fromRobyn|
Zodiaks are a lot faster than boats and have a tendency to cut through the waves as opposed to riding them through like a boat would. Very stable, very fast, but you pretty much remain seated, so if you want more of an experience where you can get up and walk around, a zodiak is not for you.