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“Had a whale of a time!”

Remote Passages Marine Excursions
Ranked #5 of 51 Tours in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Tyson gave us an amazing tour! Friendly and professional, and maybe a bit lucky ;)
We had two (some claim 3) grey whales swimming right up to the boat for 45 minutes - blowing snot on us - we had a great time!
Thoroughly recommend it! We saw sea lions, cormorants, and seals too.

3  Thank Mike F
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Weather great on Thursday Oct.17th, sunny calm day in Tofino. My impression was well lets see how they fair towards Victoria, BC Tour boats.... We 4 would do it again...guide James made it so easy in his covered boat to follow all nature, path, with it surprises for a small group to enjoy. He made it fun, interesting . At the office staff is greeting you with interesting,facts, knowledgeable clean, surroundings. The grey whales, bald eagles, and of course hot
spring cove will give us wonderful memories for years to share. Highly to recommend for any time of the year. to visit Tofino and surroundings...

4  Thank Magdalena G
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Staff are a real team working together to make sure all will have a great experience. Equipment is clean and they look like they can handle large crowds! We took off in a Zodiac with our guide James on a quiet ocean and he shared with us a myriad of facts about the geography, the wildlife, the seasons and what we could expect. Starting with Bald Eagles, then sea lions, sea otters and harbor seals, we saw it all! James moved about on the outside (ocean side) of the islands until we saw some whale activity and then it was AWESOME. A half dozen whales in Cow Bay (?) but one that came straight to our Zodiak and played with us for several minutes, in / out and back and forth, under the boat, behind the boat; way too exciting. James was excellent at maneuvering about the local waters to give all of us the best opportunities for great pictures and visibility. This company is my go to company when we return.

3  Thank Steven S
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

The trip of a life time. The whales were plentiful and they would not leave our boat. They were rubbing against the side of our boat for about half an hour being so close you could have touched them. It was a 50 foot Gray Whale. There was also lots of Sea Lions, Eagles, Sea Otters and Seals. This trip was a must do for anyone going to Tofino and is the best for your money. Thanks to James our skipper and guide for all his knowledge. Don't think about it but just do it. You will not be disappointed. We went on October 25 2013.

3  Thank Tonia Louis H
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Enjoyed a full day of whale watching in the morning and bear spotting in the afternoon. Fab warm suits and jackets, knowledgable guide and great value for money. We saw 4 gray whales and 5 black bears. Extremely safe rib boat. Highly recommend.

2  Thank SandraBenn
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