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“Very friendly and accommodating”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tofino Water Taxi

Tofino Water Taxi
Ranked #1 of 2 Transportation in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Very friendly and accommodating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

We used the taxi twice on the same day. Once to go across to Meares Island (exploring the Old Growth Forest) - where the landing stage is 'interesting' and when we got back we arranged to charter the boat later in the day for some wildlife watching. Alistair found what we were looking for - Sea Otters - and then took us to see a family of Orcas in one of the long inlets North of Tofino - and back to look for more Otters. Very accommodating and also very knowledgeable. A great experience.

Visited September 2012
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ontario canada
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“captain”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Deal - Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited September 2012
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Ganges
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Thanks for a grand excursion, Anné!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited September 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
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“Warm West Coast Welcome!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2012
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