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Ocean Outfitters

#5 of 50 Tours in Tofino
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Address: 368 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2ZO, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-725-2866
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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Best Trip Ever!

My group of friends went on 4 different excursions from ocean fishing for Salmon/Halibut, mountain lake fishing for cutthroat trout, whale watching, and spectacular hot springs... read more

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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My group of friends went on 4 different excursions from ocean fishing for Salmon/Halibut, mountain lake fishing for cutthroat trout, whale watching, and spectacular hot springs leading into ocean. Each outing was better than the last as captains/guides were extremely knowledgeable about all wildlife and were always looking for ways to exceed our expectations. Front end office was excellent, with... More 

Thank roeberm
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ocean Outfitters definitely delivered. We saw grey whales from a distance, but the best experience was when a grey whale was under our boat and came up right by the motor. We could have touched him. We also saw bald eagles and sea lions. What an experience. Thank you, Trevor. You were a wonderful guide.

Thank Leslie T
OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this review

Glad you had such a memorable experience! I believe you meant our guide Travis :) Thank you for the kind review. We appreciate it! More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled all the way to Tofino just to go on the Ocean Outfitters trips, so our expectations were very high. We took two trips - the whale viewing and the bear viewing. They were both fabulous - everything was so professional: well-organised, very safety conscious, with guides who are so knowledgable. Of course the wildlife is wild, and can't... More 

Thank eliza725
OOutfitters, General Manager at Ocean Outfitters, responded to this review

Very pleased you enjoyed our staff, the programs and our local wildlife. Thank you for the kind review! We appreciate it. More 

Maple Valley, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

My group enjoyed 3 days of fishing, 2 with guide Josh who was fantastic and 1 with Brody who was equally great in finding fish for us to catch. On another day we went whale watching and also visited the local hot springs which was a real treat! Ocean Outfitters is a well run business with an attention towards detail... More 

Thank mooneydl
Whitehorse, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Hot Springs Cove with Ocean Outfitters on a rainy, miserable day, but it was still a great trip. In the office, everything was quick and simple, professional and friendly. On the water, Captain Travis was quite exceptional, both in his boat handling and as a tour guide.

Thank CruiserYT
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with ocean outfitters twice. Once with a covered boat to watch grey whales and we got lucky - a whale came to us and nudged our boat... We saw harbour seals, sea lions lots of bold Eagles, sea birds and of course whales. The guide was amazing he talked us through all kinds of interesting facts. We got... More 

Thank PKP77
Sturgeon Falls, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great adventure, went to the hot springs but beware very slippery rocks, flew back to tofino for lunch then went whale watching, the staff were very knowledgeable, ended up seeing 1 humpback, 10 grey whales, best trip ever well worth the money

Thank kenr377
Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on two excursions over a two day period, bear and whale watching. The whole experience from start to finish was amazing. The watercraft was very impressive and our guide Orann was a credit to the company, at the end of the day thie guide makes or breaks the day. On both days Orann's local knowledge enabled us to... More 

Thank brocqie
Winnipeg, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the hot springs tour in May of 2017. This company is great to deal with, friendly and professional! Only complaint would be we booked under the impression one boat was going on the day, and two ended up being sent...a bit of a hassle since the hot springs are tiny and other companies go too. Will use this... More 

Thank LeGe10
Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Hot Springs Cove tour on May 9 and had a great time. The staff was great, especially Captain Ron! He was very informative and we learned a lot. We will be back for more adventures with Ocean Outfitters!!

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