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Ocean Outfitters

#4 of 50 Tours in Tofino Features Animals
368 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
+1 250-725-2866
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Tofino Big 5!

Ocean Outfitters exceeded my expectations in every way. Highest quality equipment and boats, kind... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brooke L
New York, New York
via mobile
Best kayak tour in Tofino

Designed by our guide, Spencer, this kayak tour is unlike all others. A private remote locale, an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sandra L
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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 good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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368 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
+1 250-725-2866
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ocean Outfitters exceeded my expectations in every way. Highest quality equipment and boats, kind and friendly staff and the best ocean guide we could have asked for. Captain Ron was welcoming, experienced, informative and made the entire experience. He wants every guest to have the...More

Thank Brooke L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Designed by our guide, Spencer, this kayak tour is unlike all others. A private remote locale, an abundance of wildlife, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and small groups are some of the things that make this tour a must-do in Tofino. We chose this over the...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This tour is very special. You can paddle on very calm and quiet ocean with a very nice local guide, Spencer! He took us to a inlet by a boat. On our way to his kayak dock, we could see a wild bear, too! He...More

Thank springinmountain
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow! My partner and I did the 2:30 pm hot springs cove tour yesterday--what an experience full of Tofino's MAGIC! The zodiac boat ride was so fun, guided by our lovely tour guide, Jesse. Jesse was extremely knowledgable about the area, took us weaving through...More

Thank Soapie83
Reviewed 6 days ago

If I could rate this more than 5 stars, I would. Kayaking with Ocean Outfitters was easily the highlight of my trip to Tofino. Clayoquot Sound is stunning and, as the only operators with a remote dock, we had it virtually to ourselves to explore...More

Thank uphillrun
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was ace! If you want to get up close and see Bears in a natural setting this is the tour for you! We saw around 7 different black bears including a mother Bear and two Cubs climbing around high in a tree! We...More

Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot Springs tour, good activity for a rainy day. We saw various animals on the trip to and from the springs, a grey whale, sea lions, seals, eagles, sea lions and a black bear. It was not a problem doing the trip in the rain...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great bear watching trip with Travis. Went in a covered boat as we were with children. Spent around two and a half hours, saw 4 black bears in 3 different locations including a mother and cub. Also saw bald eagles and seals. My...More

Thank REFC22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a fantastic experience with Ocean Outfitters and would highly recommend them to anyone! At the very start of our day (6:30am) we were greeted by friendly and knowledgeable office staff. With a hot cup of coffee in hand they went through safety and...More

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OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. We hope you'll join us again in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I went on a bear watching adventure with Ocean Outfitters a few days ago. It was evident from the start the passenger safety is a key focus for this organization. We really appreciated how knowledgeable Captain Ron was and how respectful he...More

Thank kneeves
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Hi, I'm planning to stay for 2 nights in Vancouver Island in early Aug. We're interesting in whale watching, bear watching, hot spring cove and fishing too. But due to the time limit, we have to choose some out of the above four. Please advise if there is a whole day trip for whale watching and hot spring cove. Furthermore, please advise where to gather as I may not staying in Tofino but Parkville. Besides, please advise the rates for different trip. Many thanks.
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
How long does the tour last and how much is it? Easy to find?
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
I will go visit Tofino in the end of January and I'm wondering is that ok to take a boat trip at that time? Thanks
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