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Address: 606 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-725-3919

Jamie's is the West Coast's Original Whale & Wildlife Adventure Centre,...

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 in Tofino for your dogs while you're out exploring with us!

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These are pro's, the whales are doing the rest

We took the trip out for whale sightings on the zodiac. We gad a great trip with our family : we saw three whales, one of them jumped two-three times out of the water, some sea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Peter L
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the trip out for whale sightings on the zodiac. We gad a great trip with our family : we saw three whales, one of them jumped two-three times out of the water, some sea lions and an otter. The guide was clearly very knowledgeable and the organisation is run very pro. Off course the weather and the animals... More 

Thank Peter L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful experience from start to finish with Jamie's. Their staff went above our expectations to accommodate our last minute trip plans. In particular, Chris our skipper for the trip out to the hot springs and who also picked us up was exceptionally knowledgeable and enthusiastic which made our experience out on the water a real treat. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the zodiac whaling experience with our Skipper Chris! Would highly recommend! Saw whales, seals, sea lions, Eagles and had some joy riding the big waves!

Thank Christina M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our guide gave us so much to see within our tour! Whales, otters, islands, sea lines, and intertidal ecosystems!

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Burleson, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was knowledgeable and able to find some whales and otters as we headed to the hot springs. Affordable and able to book for a single traveler.

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Didsbury, Alberta, Canada
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the 2:30 whale watching trip with Captain Chris. Great tour - Chris and the staff on board were very knowledgable about the area and the various wildlife we saw. They were very invested In making sure we saw at least 1 whale. We ended up seeing 3 Grey Whales. We also saw some Sea lions and a sea... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a whaling trip today captained by Shaun he took us to see a humpback whale which is a rare occurrence. He has fantastic knowledge of whales and the area, showed the upmost respect to the whale giving it the space but also managed to give us great trip following the humpback. The boat ride was great fun, an all... More 

Thank M M
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service which the sales staff provided left a lot to be desired. They bordered on being rude! Our boat was also delayed by 45 minutes That said, our captain was nice and he managed to get us to our destination in half of the time it should have taken which meant the initial delay was not an issue.

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JWSAdventures, Front Office Manager at Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centres, responded to this review

Hello GluxUk, Thank you for your recent review. We are a passionate team, both on the water and in the office and I’m very happy to know that you experienced that passion on the water. Our service standards are very high at Jamie’s and we take your feedback seriously. I have sent you a private message and would really appreciate... More 

Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Claire and Chris should get raises - were excellent - saw 5 bears and cub - kept us entertained with facts and "jokes" - would recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the morning we went for the Bear watching tour. Skipper Benj: Nice professional who spots alll activity (seals, baldEagles and of course bears). The other crew member was Etienne. Speaks several languages and has a lot of humour. Of course he knows a lot about the bears and the other animals which he enthousiastically told us about. We saw... More 

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