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Ocean Outfitters

#6 of 49 Tours in Tofino
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Address: 368 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
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+1 250-725-2866
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Tofino's award winning whale watching company- voted #1 Readers Choice...

Tofino's award winning whale watching company- voted #1 Readers Choice Award for six years! Join Ocean Outfitters for adventures in Clayoquot Sound including guaranteed whale watching, bear watching, coastal hotsprings tours, private charters, sea to sky tours and Meares Island walks. Comfortable covered vessels and zodiacs equipped with washrooms. Free parking. On site gallery and espresso bar. Open year round for hotsprings tours. Book online and save!

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Glad I did it!

There's nothing but awesome things to say about this outfit. From the conversation on the phone to the absolutely breath taking adventure, it was 100% satisfaction the whole way... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melanie B
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There's nothing but awesome things to say about this outfit. From the conversation on the phone to the absolutely breath taking adventure, it was 100% satisfaction the whole way. I was seriously contemplating even going since I'm a scardy cat but the staff made me feel so relaxed and comfortable I actually stepped out of my comfort zone and had... More 

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Thank Melanie B
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a really great time. We did the boat trip out to Hot Springs Cove. Saw whales and eagles from the boat and had a great time in the springs. Our captain was very knowledgable about the area and the wildlife that we saw.

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Thank William H
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A local shopkeeper recommended this tour company. We were impressed by the friendly service and their commitment to be carbon-neutral and respectful of the environment. We booked our tour on short notice. We took a short boat tour to two different points on Meares Island. We walked the "Big Tree Trail", with spectacular old-growth forest. It is maintained by the... More 

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Thank Keith S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful day in Tofino so we popped in to see about whale watching. There were no afternoon trips booked, but there were others who wanted to go so they put on an extra departure for us. Yani in the office was cheerful and helpful and got us all geared up, then we spent over 3hrs on the... More 

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Thank Ashley S
OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this review

Exciting! Thanks for the beautiful review. We appreciate it! More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spencer was a great help and the boat captain (sorry I forgot your name) was very knowledgeable and provided lots of information. We saw one whale up as close as they could get for about 20 minutes. Great trip all around.

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Thank Mike D
OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this review

Very happy you had a memorable experience! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We had the best experience going to the Hot Springs Cove with Ocean Outfitters! Everything from their west coast vibe waiting area, their quick and easy booking system, the incredibly nice staff, the best tour guide Oren, and of course the amazing beauty of Hot Springs Cove! It was so worth every minute having the opportunity to see 6 killer... More 

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1 Thank Allison C
OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this review

We live in paradise - Thrilled you found us... We are bucket list worthy! More 

Okanagan Valley, Canada
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Well organized & very good value ~ professional, comfortable and informative! I've been to Hot Springs Cove 20 years ago with our own boat, but opted to go and visit this gem off-season with this tour company. I felt compelled to write this review because I was sooooo impressed! Ronny was our tour guide and he is by far thee... More 

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Thank Lilleah Q
OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! We aim to provide unforgettable days on the water! More 

Victoria, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very professional outfit, clean and modern safety equipment, and clear instructions in the case of difficulties during the trip. Very knowledgeable captain (Sachs), who obviously felt completely at home in the local waters around Tofino and further out on the ocean. A great trip, hot springs on a cold winter day!

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Thank Fraser D
OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Ocean Outfitters! We love to adventure! More 

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7 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We booked our day trip via Ocean Outfitters based on thier reviews, sure glad we did, they were very perfessional, polite and made our experience well worth it. Our quide was very knowledgeable about the area, islands, nature, fish farms and the local tribes in the area. Thank you for a wonderful experience and returning my red glove :-)

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Thank Teresa C
OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We are happy you had a wonderful experience with us! More 

Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic trip today with Ocean Outfitters to Hot Springs Cove. Though it is winter, the trip was comfortable in the heated cabin of the boat. The hike to the Hot Springs was a bit icy, but was totally worth it. To top off and already amazing day, we were lucky enough to see orcas on our return... More 

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OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this review

We appreciate your review! Hope you can visit us again! More 

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