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Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centres

#4 of 51 Tours in Tofino Features Animals
606 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3919
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Awesome Tour!

From the moment of arrival to drop off the tour is run safely and professionally. This is not a fly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cobourg, Canada
via mobile
Highly recommended for Tofino whale watching and bear watching

My wife and our two children aged 9 and 11 did the boat (not zodiac speed boat) and bear trip... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David F
via mobile
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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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“sea otters” (172 reviews)
“whale watching” (151 reviews)
606 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3919
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the moment of arrival to drop off the tour is run safely and professionally. This is not a fly by night operation. It has state of the art boats, radios, floater suits and knowledgable local guides. The French Canadian girl handing out suits was...More

Thank mllrz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and our two children aged 9 and 11 did the boat (not zodiac speed boat) and bear trip. Both were excellent. It's a professional well run and conveniently located operation. I recommend it. The whales you can be confident of seeing are incredible...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Zodiac bear watched trip and were amazed at how close we were able to see the bears. Saw several bears foraging for food and even a cub and mother on the rocks. Waterproof clothing was supplies. Best bear viewing we've had!...More

Thank bunchberger
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out on the zodiac, calm sea, blue sky perfect conditions to go out on the water. After a detailed instruction and putting on a protective suit (against water/cold/ keep you floating), Which is a must if temperature drops or wind is picking up....More

Thank Andre O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Professional staff, excellent boats, a warm welcome are just a few words that come to mind describing my experience at Jamie's Whaling station. We were lucky and saw a lot of wild life. Grey whales, ospreys, otters, seals. I would recommend this excursion!

Thank Bartje1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my parents who were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary and it was definitely a day we won't forget! We booked the hot springs tour knowing that wildlife can be hit and miss so wanted a nice trip regardless of what we saw. But...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to have clear blue sky and saw a distant baby grey whale. The tour was very informative about the local wildlife and the view is worth it even if you do not see many whales! They have a ton of options for...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got back from Tofino, and we had a delightful day at the Hot Springs with Jamie's Whaling Station. Our boat was captained by Marla, a lovely woman who could not have made our tour more memorable. She was enthusiastic about the area, super knowledgeable...More

1  Thank 1968kim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with Jamies Whaling on the Tofino Hot Springs visit. The organisation at Jamies was first class - we were expected, had everything explained to us and the boat ride out was comfortable and had great views of the surrounding area - so picturesque! On...More

1  Thank J6917XZpault
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fun. Went near watching on Clayoquet Sound on a comfortable, safe, fast jet boat. Saw lots of bears and learned more about them and the area from knowledgeable guide and captain.

1  Thank Beverly K
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Dominique M
31 May 2016|
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
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
25 May 2015|
Response from JWSAdventures | Property representative |
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