Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centres

Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centres

Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centres
4.5
Boat ToursHiking & Camping ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife ToursKayaking & Canoeing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Jamie's Whaling Station has been offering authentic, family-friendly eco-adventures since 1982. We are your connection to Whales, Bears, and Hot Springs Cove in Tofino & Ucluelet. Join us for one of many adventures on our larger family-friendly vessels or on our fast-paced Zodiac vessels. We also offer Kayaking tours through our partner Paddle West Kayaking and Water Taxi services through Clayoquot Connection. Whatever West Coast adventure you're looking for we're ready to get you out on the water to create some lifelong memories.
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Meets animal welfare guidelines

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Jonathan T
Bedford, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Another excellent trip with Jamie’s ( this was our fourth trip), this time to see sea otters. They are always professional on check in, and clear with instructions. We saw a big group of sea otters, a number of harbour seals and a bald eagle. Our naturalist on board, Sarah, we really good; very knowledgable, friendly and chatty. We would always use Jamie’s when in this area.
Written 13 June 2024
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Lynn R
Cambridgeshire, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Amazing Hot Springs Tour - would highly recommend. The boat trip is the perfect length, looking for wildlife on the way. We spotted 2 bears on the beaches and a couple of sea otters.
Once at the island, there is a boardwalk through the most incredible forest to the Hot Springs. The walk itself is magical. I have never been in a forest like this before, it was amazing. We were lucky to arrive at the springs with few other people so it was a pleasure.
The whole trip was made really special by our skipper, Chris who had so much knowledge of the wildlife and some great stories about the area. Brilliant day!
Written 10 June 2024
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Julie R
Manchester, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
An amazing experience with our guide Willow. We were booked on a zodiac, but due to the poor weather they switched us to a covered boat, which we were pleased about. The boat was a good size and we had great views across the water. Safety was covered well and Willow did an amazing job explaining about the wildlife we saw and knowing where to look. We were on the bear watching tour and saw Bald Eagles, Sea Lions, seals, numerous sea birds, a sea otter and 3 black bears one with two cubs.
Willow was very considerate of the animals and gave us excellent views being respectful to the wild animals.
On the return we spotted a humpback whale, and we watched it for about 20mins before we needed to get back. It was incredible and the best experience. Highly recommend this company.
Written 9 June 2024
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Mai Britt Romme C
Falster, Denmark4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The Tofino Bear Watching cruise was amazing! We encountered 5 bears on the coast fishing for crabs on the beach and also sea otters, seals and sea lions (10 May 2024). Both the guide and the captain provided lots of info (as well as bad jokes from the captain ;-)) during the tour, and as we were only a small group on the boat, we moved freely around inside as well as outside and generally just had a fantastic time.
If you consider going on this cruise, just do it! You will not regret it :-)
Written 9 June 2024
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Krista S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
My husband and I did the Zodiac outing with Greg as our captain for our 25th anniversary. He was AMAZING! He knows so many interesting facts, but also knows when to just enjoy the nature around us. The outing was SO FUN and we were lucky to see a jellyfish before we even left the harbor! We also saw couple grey whales, some sea otters, sea lions, and a plethora of birds! A day to remember.
Written 8 June 2024
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c0linmckinlay
Canmore, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Business
Saw lots of coastline and one grey whale. Staff were very informative and helpful. Good value for your money. Would go again
Written 6 June 2024
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epaste
Berkeley, CA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
We went on the bear tour with Jamie’s, on the covered boat out of Tofino. It was a lot of fun, educational and joyful. Captain Warren and Sarah were great guides and worked hard to find us bears to watch, even staying out a little longer to make sure it was a great experience. The boat was comfortable and even though fully booked, plenty of room for everyone to get a lot of good sightings. Go!
Written 2 June 2024
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Jennifer S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Celine was an amazing guide! We were able to see all types of sea animals. We would definitely do this tour again!

Thank you for an amazing time!!
Written 1 June 2024
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MHJ_Engel
Leiden, The Netherlands93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Super tour, with great care on board. We saw several humpbacks, sealions ansd sea otters.
We went out for more than 3 hours, money is well spent.
Written 28 May 2024
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Peter R
Bamberg, Germany9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Great tour and even better team, which gave us valuable and sound information about the ecosystem around Vancouver Island. It was really worth the trip. Kids loved it and the team replied to all there questions that they really understood the circle of life out there.
Written 28 May 2024
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