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“Trip of a lifetime”
Review of Ocean Outfitters

Ocean Outfitters
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This trip was long overdue and while every day we commented that the day's experiences could not be topped along came ocean outfitters. The company is carbon neutral and displayed significant respect for the beautiful creatures we observed. We followed a pod of orcas from a respectful distance, saw sea sunfish, Eagles and whales feeding. The trip was supposed to be 2.5 hours long but with the agreement of passengers on the zodiac skipper Ron kept us on the ocean with memorable experiences to last a lifetime for a total of 3.5 hours all for the same price. Value, respect for nature , respect for the department of fisheries and oceans , excellent navigation skills and strong focus on safety.

Thank Patricia B
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"captain ron"
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"hot springs cove"
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"whale watching"
in 63 reviews
"grey whales"
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"sea lions"
in 74 reviews
"miss chief"
in 7 reviews
"covered boat"
in 23 reviews
"boat ride"
in 26 reviews
"see whales"
in 19 reviews
"hot springs were great"
in 6 reviews
"great trip"
in 21 reviews
"life jackets"
in 7 reviews
"sea conditions"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful animals"
in 4 reviews
"knowledgeable guide"
in 9 reviews
"zodiac trip"
in 6 reviews
"great bear"
in 7 reviews

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We went for the zodiac 3 hours whale watching tour. Despite the rainy weather we had so much fun to ride the speed-boat and listen to the our very knowledgeable guide while watching otters, seals, grey & humpback whales, eagles and sun-fish

1  Thank KaiKi2015
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

What a trip! We took a Zodiac boat out to look for bears from ocean outfitters. When we booked the staff were very helpful and helped us choose between the zodiac boat and the cabin cruiser. I can highly recommend the zodiac boat as it offers the thrill and excitement of speeding across the water combined with the calm serenity of gently bobbing on the water whilst watching a bear. The other boat is also slower so you get less time bear watching as it takes longer to travel back.

On the trip we saw 6 bears in total which included a mother and a cub. The boat takes you close enough to the bears to get some stunning photographs. Our coxswain/guide, Travis, was highly informative and he interacted with everyone on the boat really well. He knew lots about the bears ad we all enjoyed his tales. We also saw seals and a bald eagle which Travis stopped for so that his passengers could photographs it and see it better. I

The trip was very reasonably priced and it lasted over 2 hours. This trip comes highly recommended and it is very easy to enjoy as it requires very little effort from you. The only challenge is squeezing in and out of the flotation suits. I would highly recommend this trip for families especially with children.

Thank James S
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Thank you Ocean Outfitters for the most amazing whale watch and with sea lions and otters thrown in as well. We had most enjoyable afternoon. Our boat was a nice size (just 7 passengers) and our guide/driver was very informative and went out of his way to ensure we saw whales on this trip. Job well done!

1  Thank Hendricks62
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great day fishing with Brody from Ocean Outfitters today. Family of 4 with 2 kids 10 and 11 yrs old. My 11 yo son is crazy about fishing and brings a rod nearly everyplace we travel to. This is our 5th summer in a row in Tofino and have fished with 2 other guides in the previous yrs.

Brody turned out to be a fantastic recommendation as he had an efficient plan before we started as winds were to pick up in the afternoon ( dropped some crab traps, went out to where the salmon were running and later moved to an area for Halibut). He also had a back up plan (hot springs if we got blown out).

Day went off well. Had 5 double headers ( 2 fish on the lines at the same time), 4 or 5 popped off the hook, we let 4 back and had 5 nice ones in the boat at the end of the day.

Brody was really engaging to the kids and allowed my son to help him whenever possible. Showed him how to make a whole new leader from scratch,
Allowed him to pick tackle and fishing depths etc. And finally how to clean the fish when back at the dock.

Super low key and really easy guy to be with all day!

Highly recommended! Nice Work Brody!



Thank Cory L
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