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Ocean Outfitters

#2 of 51 Tours in Tofino Features Animals
368 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
+1 250-725-2866
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Two great trips

We booked two excursions with Ocean Outfitters, one to look for whales, the other bear watching... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Misty was great - bad weather though

Went whale watching with Misty - she is fantastic and full of energy!!! Had great knowledge of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Tofino's carbon neutral adventure tour company. Join Ocean Outfitters for adventures in Clayoquot Sound including guaranteed whale watching, bear watching, coastal hot springs tours, private charters, sea to sky tours and Meares Island walks, remote kayaking, remote SUP, salt and freshwater fishing. Comfortable covered vessels and zodiacs. Free parking. Organic espresso bar. Open year round for hot springs tours. FUN and educational. Book online and save!
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  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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368 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
+1 250-725-2866
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked two excursions with Ocean Outfitters, one to look for whales, the other bear watching. Satch, our guide on the whale trip, was great, full of information, and consistently positive despite the fairly dense fog that made whale spotting very difficult. However he found...More

Thank carolinegant9
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went whale watching with Misty - she is fantastic and full of energy!!! Had great knowledge of everything. Weather was really bad and foggy with poor visibility so while we saw whales, they were difficult to make out in the distance. No fault of Ocean...More

Thank laintalainta
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the zodiac bear watching tour. Not expecting to see any - just wanted a ride through the nearby waters. Though our excellent guide found three for us to see, still found blasting around in the zodiac to be the most enjoyable part of the...More

Thank applegar
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the most fantastic trip out of Tofino with Travis to see Whales. Not only was he passionately informative about our surroundings and the wildlife we saw, he was great with everyone on board from old to young. We were incredibly lucky to see...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique sea kayak venture around remote islands in Clayquot Sound. You are taken by boat to remote dock to get in a brand new top quality kayak. We then enjoyed kayaking in and out of the islands and inlets. Our guide, Spencer, was informative, knowledgeable...More

Thank SammamishSeattle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was amazing! Our guide was great he took the time to time to up the coast to see if we could see a bear, then we got 3 hours at the hot springs and went whale watching on the way back, we seen...More

Thank ashleyyy87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This company never fails me or my clients at getting us right in on the action to take great photographs. Every year I return to photograph sea lions, otters, grey whales and black bears. Our AM trip was packed solid with many black bears at...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to go on a 7.00 am trip to the Hot Spring Cove with Orin ( sorry if the spelling is incorrect) with our friends. Had the most amazing morning! Orin was fantastic at spotting wildlife and pointed out Bald Eagles, River...More

Thank Megan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the 6h trip to the Hot Springs. Along the way and back we saw many wildlife in their natural habitat: grey whales, porpoises, sea otters, harbour seals, sea lions and jellyfish! Our tour guide Trevor was fantastic! The hot springs were great. Make...More

Thank mizdot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ocean outfitters is well run, well organized tour company that ensures that the guest experiences this area of the west coast to the best of its abilities. We wanted to kayak in this beautiful west coast area and experience the tranquility and grandeur of this...More

Thank Travellingthree-o
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22 May 2017|
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Response from CruiserYT | Reviewed this property |
The Hot Springs Cove tour is pretty much all day (6 1/2 hours). The captain also does a search for bears, whales, sea otters, and sea lions. Staying in Parksville isn't reasonable to do a tour in Tofino, which is almost 2... More
Alejandra N
17 March 2017|
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Response from OOutfitters | Property representative |
Hello Alejandra, Hot Springs is a 6 hour program. 1.5 hours by boat up and 3 hours at the Cove. 1.5 hours return. The board walk is 2 km and takes approximately 30min to walk. We do scout for wildlife along the way! We are... More
10 January 2017|
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Response from OOutfitters | Property representative |
Ocean Outfitters offer winter Hot Springs Cove programs year round plus taxi service to the Big Tree Trail on Meares Island. We still have whales in the area however it is not whale or bear season. Call the office 2507252866... More