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Ocean Outfitters

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368 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
+1 250-725-2866
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Bear watching - great trip

We went on a very wet early morning to hopefully see some bears and we wern't disappointed. Ocean... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deborah B
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Kirkbride
Meares Island trip and Bear tour

We completed 2 tours with Ocean Outfitters. The first was a trip to Meares Island where Martin... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
2016GJ
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Brisbane, Australia
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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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368 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
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368 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
+1 250-725-2866
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a very wet early morning to hopefully see some bears and we wern't disappointed. Ocean outfitters are a great professional company with good guides. Due to the weather we were on the small enclosed boat which made visibility a bit difficult due...More

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We completed 2 tours with Ocean Outfitters. The first was a trip to Meares Island where Martin dropped us off and returned approximately 2 hours later to collect us after we had completed a short walk by ourselves. Martin was fabulous explaining everything before and...More

Thank 2016GJ
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We spent a day with Ocean Outfitters, in the morning we took a boat to go bear watching, we were about 1.5 hours into the trip until we saw a bear. We stayed far enough away not to frighten off the bear but close enough...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We went for whale watching on a rainy day in October. Our trip initially got cancelled due to wind and weather situation but we found a solution later in the day. Staff was very helpfull and all gear and zodiac felt safe and new. We...More

Thank Ida_Was_Here
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Among the numerous offerers we chose Ocean Outfitters and were not disappointed. Took a boat for bear and for whale watching. Very experienced guides, lot of information, safe boats. As you can't influence nature the guides took us a long way into the sound so...More

Thank Autumn2010_11
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We went on the Miss Chief, a covered vessel, for a whale watching tour and captain Satch did not dissapoint us. We saw 4 grey wales, a breeding couple bold eagles, sea otters and sea lions. The vessel is very comfortable, easy to sit inside...More

Thank Vince210_210
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The hot spring cove tour was a highlight of our holiday. We had an amazing experience with Ocean Outfitters Tours company. Really professional, easy to communicate and really accommodating. Oren was our tour guide and he was really good and knowledgeable! He knew where to...More

Thank brise1936
OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Fabulous experiences are what we strive to provide. Thank you for choosing us!

Reviewed 15 October 2017

We wanted an on the water adventure during a recent visit to Tofino so opted for a bear watching excursion with Ocean Outfitter. They have many different excursions like whale watching as well so go to their website and see what interests you. The excursion...More

Thank Chukrok
OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for the lovely review!

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We went bear watching with our two kids. It was a pretty good vessel, islands are great to see anyway. After seeing a bear for about 10 seconds, our guide Ryan really took the time exploring different areas. It almost failed, but on our way...More

Thank thomas_vangils
OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hello Thomas, We're glad your trip was a success in the end! Occasionally, things take some time as we are viewing wild animals in their natural environment. Happy you enjoyed the trip and our guide Ryan :)

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We loved the tour to hot springs cove! Our guide, Misty, was very knowledgeable and had extremely keen eyesight spotting lots of wildlife for us. We saw grey whales, bald eagles, sea lions, a harbour porpoise and a bear! We were very lucky on our...More

Thank Melanie O
OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Ha! I wonder what the Jay will do with the credit card?! Great story and great review. Thanks for taking the time to write one. We're stoked you enjoyed your day with us!

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elleray1996
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
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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
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Susanxu131
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
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