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Remote Passages Marine Excursions

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51 Wharf Street | Big Red Boathouse Bottom of Wharf St, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3330
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Great whales and black bears adventures with Jeff

We visited Tofino in the last week of October and had 2 great experiences with our guide Jeff. On a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wiwiste
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Kuta, Indonesia
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On a beautiful Oct 1st, we embarked on a bear watching 'cruise' with this company. This was our... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
edukate50
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Hamilton, Canada
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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.
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51 Wharf Street | Big Red Boathouse Bottom of Wharf St, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Tofino in the last week of October and had 2 great experiences with our guide Jeff. On a sunny Friday late afternoon, we saw black bears, eagles and lots of seals while driving on a quiet sea. The next day the weather conditions...More

1  Thank Wiwiste
Reviewed 12 October 2017

On a beautiful Oct 1st, we embarked on a bear watching 'cruise' with this company. This was our first time in Tofino, despite numerous visits to the island. Mmm..cruise? well, it was a lot of fun, however be aware you will be in a zodiac...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

The trips were very well organised, they work within the Canadian law which does not allow them to aproach within 100m of the whales, so a good telephoto or binoculars are essential

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We took 2 trips with Remote Passages in Tofino in September 2017, first was the black bear trip where we watched a dozen or more bears turning over the stones after the tide recedes to grab crabs clams and other marine delicacies. Our second trip...More

1  Thank leotony
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I can't say enough about this company and our experience at Hot Springs Cove. Visited Tofino with family from the UK in August and had one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had. The staff are welcoming and knowledgable. Our guide, James, was lots...More

1  Thank Bellecoeur
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Had two trips booked, sea kayak and bear watching. Originally booked on two different days, staff worked with us, due to weather, to do both on same day. Both were great experience with helpful and friendly staff, would highly recommend them to anyone visiting Vancouver...More

1  Thank martin p
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Thanks to all the team for a phenomenal 4 hour kayak experience. Special shout out to Gabriel who was so knowledgeable and engaging, plus he had a very obvious passion for his job and the environment he was showcasing to the group. Do the 4hr...More

1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We used Remote Passages for both a Whale Watching and a Bear Watching trip. We were luck enough to have James guiding us both times. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and you could see his enthusiasm for the animals. The pre-trip video and safety talk...More

1  Thank Wenham
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Went on the whale watching trip in the hope of seeing Orcas and we struck lucky in spades. Several "gangs" of Orcas which eventually gathered together into a pod. We also saw a couple of grey whales bottom feeding in a bay and a sea...More

1  Thank Jambos44
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The guys at Remote Passages were brilliant. I'd done a bear tour before in Quebec, but this trumped that by miles. Seeing bears from the water foraging in their natural habitat is just amazing. Our guide, Andy, was also very informative and warm and welcoming....More

2  Thank Cliff E
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merrilee1968
12 September 2016|
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Response from Remote-Passages | Property representative |
We are often on the water in November but each year it is the weather that tells us when to stay off the open coast. I recommend waiting till you arrive in Tofino before booking your activity. This will give you the... More
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Bob B
5 January 2016|
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Response from Remote-Passages | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Please contact us by phone (toll free N.A. 1-800-666-9833, or local 250-725-3330) or e-mail (direct from our website) and we will be pleased to explore how your dog(s) may be accommodated... More
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retiredgal
16 May 2015|
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Response from Remote-Passages | Property representative |
Thank you for your questions. In late May, we are most likely to encounter Gray Whales – primarily whales feeding on the open coast which are likely to remain in the area through the summer & autumn; we may also encounter... More
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