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“Wildlife tour with o/o of Adventure Tofino B&B”

Adventure Tofino - Wildlife Tours
Ranked #1 of 51 Tours in Tofino
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Owner description: WHALES, BEARS, HOT SPRINGS. Adventure Tofino offers personal wildlife tours in small groups for an unfogettable wildlife experience! Enjoy a scenic boat ride on the calm waters of the Clayoquot Sound inlets to watch the Blackbears turning over rocks to feed on crab. Join us on an adventurous boat-ride out on the pacific ocean, in the search for the west coast's most majestic animals, the Whales. Relax in the warm pools of the remote Hot Springs. Our 26ft open Zodiac takes only up to 12 people, which ensures a more private trip. Ready for your Adventure? Tours in English and German.
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Jens Kalwa, o/o of Adventure Tofino B&B, offers three wildlife viewing trips from his own comfortable boat: bear watch, whale watch, and hot springs. Bear watch (all black bears): We saw a mother with 3 cubs, and—further along—two separate juveniles. Hot springs: Fantastic wildlife sightings, including grey whales, a pod of transient killer whales, and one minke whale, Steller and California sea lions, harbour seals, sea otters (note the plural!), and beautiful seabirds. Much of this was because Jens is an experienced and safety-conscious sailor and knows where wildlife is likely to be observed. He was careful not to frighten the animals by approaching too closely, and shared his considerable knowledgeable of their natural history. As I am a marine biologist and my husband is a self-taught naturalist, we had a great time. BTW, early May is a great time: migratory birds everywhere, few people as it's the start of the season.

Thank Abby S
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

My family and I spent a few days in Tofino last summer and we got the recommendation to go on a tour with Adventure Tofino. We went on a Hot Spring tour which took about 7 hours and was a good choice for our last day here in Tofino. My father who usually doesn’t like to be on the water soon forgot about it when he saw all this amazing wildlife. We saw Killer whales, sea lions, those cute little sea otters and many more. After the boat ride we walked through a rainforest and got to the springs where we enjoyed a hot soak. Jens the tour guide (I think also the owner) knows a lot about this area with its animals and it was interesting listening to him. A big advantage was that Jens also speaks German and could translate for my parents who have some difficulties with their english. I also liked the fact that we were only a small group of 6 and that made it really personalized. Thanks again to Jens. I will be back one day.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

What an amazing day! We have been on larger whale watching tours before and loved them. But, a tour with a small group was much more personal. Our captain, Jens was very knowledgeable and seemed to know the best places for wildlife sightings. We saw grey and humpback whales, sea lions and otters. The final destination of the tour was a hike on the boardwalk through old growth forest ending at beautiful natural hot springs overlooking the Pacific Ocean! I would suggest packing a picnic lunch and wearing water shoes as the rocks in the hot pools are quite slippery. We loved Tofino and this tour was definitely a highlight of our trip!

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