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Remote Passages Marine Excursions

#6 of 50 Tours in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 51 Wharf Street | Big Red Boathouse Bottom of Wharf St, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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+1 250-725-3330
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00


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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Great tour, we saw killer whales 🐬

We were recommended our whale trip with remote passage and they did not disappoint. The staff were so helpful when we were deciding what trip to take and we were so incredibly... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended our whale trip with remote passage and they did not disappoint. The staff were so helpful when we were deciding what trip to take and we were so incredibly lucky to have James as our guide. He was so knowledgeable about the area, it's history and the ecosystem. He was so passionate about it and made sure... More 

2 Thank karinaleahy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They take you along the whale watching sites so if you are lucky you can see whales on your way there. The hot springs are just beautiful and the walk to go there through the woods is really nice.

2 Thank nathy09
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went on a bear watching excursion. Felt very safe and well equipped for the fast zodiac boat. Good and knowledgeable captain (Fraser). Most importantly saw 5 different black bears including a mother and cub. Also saw Bald Eagles and Harbour Seals.

1 Thank Sussextourists
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide found 2 bears for us to see and photograph. It was a very rainy day but thanks to the suits and rain coats we remained dry even though we were in a zodiac. We stayed a respectful distance from the bears but close enough to take photos on with a zoom on my camera. If raining take a... More 

1 Thank Anne A
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This company absolutely made our trip. A friendly welcome from the lady on the front desk. Fantastic tour guides on the bear watching. Saw a grey wolf and a brown bear. The Hot Springs Cove journeys turned into a whale watching expedition with our guide, Alik, giving us plenty of time to spot them. Lovely time at the hot springs... More 

3 Thank Rachael L
Burnaby, Canada
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had an incredible whale watching trip. Our guide, Randy, was incredible. We hit the herring spawn season and it was just beautiful. Plus grey whale. So that was nice.

3 Thank czeschky
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

After two unsuccessful Maritime excursions, my daughter feared she would once again, not see any whales..but this time her wish, all our wishes, came true! Our captain knew where to try, and told us how to spot, our first grey whales. It is soo cool to know that in that huge ocean, in just a short jaunt, you are looking... More 

2 Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Had an awesome trip out with Randy and Jeff guiding us. Might need your sea legs if you take the outside passage to the springs but we did see whales!

2 Thank Ryan L
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Had a very enjoyable trip this past weekend with Remote Passages to the Hot Springs! Was most impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of our boat drivers and guides Alex and Jeff!. They were competent, funny, informative. There was a level of comfort with both Alex and Jeff right form the get go. You just knew you were in good... More 

3 Thank katrinao351
Duncan, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Two friends and I traveled to Hot Springs Cove with Remote Passages this past weekend on their covered vessel. Before departing, the staff ensured we had everything we needed to be comfortable on our trip, lent us raincoats and outfitted us with hats & gloves. The boat itself was very comfortable, the guides (Alex & Jeff) were friendly & attentive,... More 

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