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Review of Tofino Water Taxi

Tofino Water Taxi
Ranked #1 of 1 Transportation in Tofino
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Taxi was recommended to go whalewatching and visit hot springs cove. Our captain Allistair was very informative about everything we saw and the surrounding area. Did not rush when whales were spotted but spent extra time to make sure we "got our fill'. Took us to unexpected places and shared his knowledge of local folklore. Thanks to him we had a superb day.

3  Thank Sandi B
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Annie booked an awesome trip for us at a great rate - to the Tofino Hot Springs, reachable by air or water! We shopped around and the Tofino Water Taxi was the best deal, especially for what we got – some other companies merely did the hot springs direct & for twice as much $$. With Alistair we got fantastic service (paying particular attention to make sure someone travelling with a back injury was comfortable at all times), going out of his way to give us every opportunity to see whales/seals/otters/bald headed eagles/a black bear/a sea lion/etc and his knowledge of the area and surrounding islands was tremendous. A 10am-4pm day was perfect and gave us a good amount of time to enjoy the beautiful old growth forest hike and time spent at the hot springs right on the coast of Vancouver Island. We had a very memorable day and already recommended them to several families that were travelling to Tofino, and I also copied the company I work for should they wish to add Tofino Water Taxi to their list of potential suppliers – it was a great tour and I will book with them again!

3  Thank Trey W
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

What a wonderful ride we had to Meares island & around the neighbouring islands, as well..Anné was a wonderful guide as she shuttled us around, taking the time to tell us the history of the islands & people..She made our journey so very interesting & both my husband & i would absolutely recommend Tofino Water taxis to everyone..Great customer service!
Thanks so much, Anné

4  Thank Jan M
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Thank you Annie for a wonderful trip! We took advantage of the Groupon offer to see a beautiful part of Canada. The electric boat was out of service and Annie was disappoint and super apologetic that we could not enjoy the ride on it but she made up for it whole heartedly. We took a trip to Meares Island to see the big trees. The boardwalk throughout the massive forest was unbelievable especially to Manitobans. After our visit to Meares Island Annie took us on a tour around the islands near Tofino. She was very knowledgeable about the islands history and folklore. She took us to see an Oyster farm and explained how it works. I would highly recommend Tofino Water Taxi for its quality equipment, knowledgeable staff and welcoming atmosphere.

4  Thank Janiepp
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We were recently on a family vacation in Tofino and decided to go on an adenture to Hot Springs Cove. We called Tofino Water Taxi and were impressed with how friendly they were and were happy to learn they had three spots for us on the tour leaving the next morning. We were greeted at the dock by our captain & guide Alistair, along with about 8 other people. The boat was comfortable and it was nice to know their was a toilet on board, although we didn't need to use it. We liked that you could sit indoors (away from the wind) or go outside. Alistair was amazing with his knowledge of the area and the sea life. On the 1.5 hour drive up to the Hot Springs we saw dozens of sea otters, seals, and a handful of grey whales. The walk into the Hot Springs along the boardwalk was lovely and the springs were so refreshing! On the boat ride back to Tofino we saw a raft of 70 sea otters all together! Alistair told us it's not that common, so we felt privileged! We also saw a bunch of sea lions, more grey whales and a humpback whale that was breaching! Technically our tour time was over, but Alistair took his time allowing us to watch the magnificent whales a little longer. It was a magical experience for the entire family. Without a doubt we recommend Tofino Water Taxi!!! We've also done their shorter trip to Meares Island to see the big trees. They drop you off and you get to stroll along a boardwalk to veiw the biggest cedars ever! It's great to pack a snack and relax in the forest until it's time for pick-up. This is a good trip if you're short on time or have young kids. The boat ride to Meares Island is less than 10 minutes. If you're in Tofino and want to get on the water and explore the islands, definitely call Tofino Water Taxi!

5  Thank Shelly S
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