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Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centres

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606 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3919
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Hot Springs

Wow Chris and Alex were great ! The hike to the springs is awesome! Take your time and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John B
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Hermiston, Oregon
Fantastic hot springs cove adventure!

Warren did an excellent job bringing us out to hot springs cove! We took the inside passage as it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
planted84
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Victoria, Canada
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Jamie's is the West Coast's Original Whale & Wildlife Adventure Centre, navigating the waters of Clayoquot and Barkley Sound since 1982. We are thrilled to be celebrating over 30 years on the water! We have the largest fleet in the area, offering whale watching & bear watching on larger covered cruisers or zodiacs! Join our experienced and knowledgeable crew as we help you discover this beautiful destination. We also offer tours to Hot Springs Cove (by boat or seaplane), kayaking, water taxi service to Meares Island, scenic flights, and much more. Visit us at our Tofino and Ucluelet locations, where we have gift shops and lots of FREE parking (including RV parking in Tofino). Please note that all Jamie's tours are subject to a $3 research fee, which goes directly to benefit local, non-profit groups involved with wildlife research, rescue and education. We also have complimentary kennels in Tofino for your dogs while you're out exploring with us!
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606 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow Chris and Alex were great ! The hike to the springs is awesome! Take your time and enjoy the forest. Chris showed us around the area and we saw Jake.

Thank John B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warren did an excellent job bringing us out to hot springs cove! We took the inside passage as it was the safer route. We were advised we wouldn’t see much wild life, however we saw wild cows, a few bald eagles and 4 transient orcas!...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the boat ride out to the hot springs then flew back. The staff were really friendly and the boat captain was excellent. The boat ride was pretty speedy and the captain did a good job of warning us abiut the rough bits! They...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Great company! We had a wonderful boat tour, with beautiful views! We saw many whales, and other wildlife such as sea lions!

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We booked the 8am hot springs trip on a busy week in June. The landscape/seascape is amazing, and we saw a bear searching for crabs on the beach (we booked close to low tide hoping for this), and had some porpoise sightings too.The boardwalk through...More

Thank Peteclark87
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

My husband and I had a great day venturing out to the the hot springs. The Springs were warm and naturally beautiful, The board walk to the Springs was picturesque and Chris our boat guide made the boat trip so interesting and humorous. Chris went...More

Thank MoniqueP2383
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Returned to Tofino again after the summer of 2015 where we had a great trip on the Bear Tours. Was really looking forward to it but found the customer service to be lacking! I had requested at the time of booking an early morning boat...More

Thank heliwood
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Not the best whale watching tour we've been on. Another tour company advised, up front, that we were unlikely to see whales on this trip. The view of the orca could have been improved, but there was a definite reluctance to follow them any nearer...More

Thank Stevethearchitect
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We booked this trip online with no fuss for a day trip out to Hot Springs Cove. Check in was seamless and we were quickly onboard our boat where we were met by our Capatin, Chris, who was knowledgeable about the area and wildlife -...More

Thank nwc50
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful boat trip to and from the Hot Springs. Chris had much knowledge of the area and First Nation history which was very interesting. Chris also suggested other things to do like climbing that I will look at during my next visit to the area.

Thank Russell P
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Dominique M
31 May 2016|
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Response from JWSAdventures | Property representative |
Bonjour Dominique, C'est possible de reserver un tour de zodiac pour voir les baleines le 1er Septembre, nous avons des departs a 9am, 12pm, et 3pm. Vous pouvez reserver en ligne, ou par telephone: 250.725.3919. Nous ne... More
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Melodie B
13 February 2016|
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Response from Michyft | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Jamie's Rainforest Inn, short drive outside Tofino for 3 nights in August as part of a trip around BC and Alberta. Didn't book trips until arrival but reception were able to arrange bear watching trip (larger... More
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AudreyTM11
25 May 2015|
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Hi Audrey, We offer great, affordable accommodation in a rainforest setting. Jamie's Rainforest Inn offers many room types for multiple budgets and there is a restaurant in the hotel. There are special rates for our... More
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