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    What to Expect

    As the tour starts, you’ll enter the eclectic Rhino Coffee House where you’ll get to sample their freshly brewed coffee. Not only will you get to perk up with some coffee, you’re going to get to try a sample of one their signature doughnuts which are freshly made in-store each and every day.

    Tasting 2: SOBO

    As the tour continues, you’ll find yourself dining at the award-winning restaurant – SoBo. It’s here where you will taste Crispy Shrimp & Cod Cakes paired with Hoyne Brewing Co. Dark Matter beer. 


    The Schooner Restaurant is Tofino’s oldest restaurant dating back to the 1960’s when it was first opened by the Bruce family. Here you’ll get to sample their Old School Clam & Bacon Chowder. 


    On Main Street, you’ll get a chance to view Clayoquot Sound from the spacious back deck of Tofino Sea Kayaking. It’s here where you’ll be presented with samples of heavenly meats, cheeses, and other treatsthat are made in-house at the renowned Picnic Charcuterie. 


    Here you’ll get to taste locally caught salmon that has been smoked and flavoured in a few different tasty varieties. Trust us, after you try a couple of bites, you’ll be hooked and wanting more.

    After your tasting, you’ll also have an opportunity to walk around the House of Himwitsa First Nations art gallery and store.


    As the tour winds down, you’ll find yourself at a true Tofino gem that will have you wanting return again and again. The Ice House Oyster Bar offers an uninterrupted view of Clayoquot Sound in a historic warehouse that is still an operational ice facility for local fisherman.

    Here you’re going to get a real treat – a full-sized serving of their special Umami Tsunami Oystercombined with a glass of crisp sparkling apple cider. During your tasting, the views of Clayoquot Sound will have you wanting to park yourself at the Ice House Oyster Bar for the remainder of the day. It’s truly a magical place.


    Goodbyes don’t always have to be sad. As the tour wraps up and we say our goodbyes, you’ll be given a voucher for a heavenly scoop of gelato from Chocolate Tofino. You can pop into Chocolate Tofino at your convenience and enjoy this delicious treat that will surely put a smile on your face.
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    Departure Point
    Rhino Coffee House, 430 Campbell St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    Departure Time
    Departure Time: 2:30pm 
    Tour Dates: Tuesday thru Sunday

    Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the beginning of the tour.
    Return Details
    Ice House Oyster Bar, 81 West St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    • Beverages - water, spritzer, sparkling cider & beer
    • Food tasting - Samples from 6 restaurants plus a voucher for gelato
    • Local English Speaking Guide
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup/drop-off
    • Additional food purchases outside of tastings
    • Food substitutions for food allergies or dietary preferences ie. vegetarian, gluten free, etc.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Minimum age is 19 years old
    • Operates in all weather
    • Maximum group size: 6 people
    • Food menu is subject to change
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 16 April 2019

    This tour was a wonderful opportunity to not only learn the history of Tofino, but also taste the myriad of the true essence of the town. For its size, Tofino has a population dedicated to a variety of flavours and cultures. Within a four block...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    TofinoFoodTours, Owner at Tofino Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2019

    Thank you so much for your super kind words! I'm extremely happy to hear what a wonderful time you both had on the tour. We take a lot of pride in providing our guests with not only some of the best food in Tofino but...More

    Reviewed 30 March 2019

    So glad we did this! This was our first food tour ever, and it was SO worth it. Adam was a fantastic guide - he was engaging and entertaining, with great anecdotes and stories. He combined history and culture in such a charming way. And...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Christina B
    TofinoFoodTours, Owner at Tofino Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2019

    Thank you for your kind words, Christina! It was an absolute treat to tour you both around Tofino showing you the sites & bites! I'm happy to hear that you really enjoyed all of the history & culture stories also included on the tour. We...More

    Reviewed 29 October 2018

    My oh my . . . what a way to enjoy a beautiful sunny day in Tofino! Our enthusiastic tour guide Kate, met us and the other participants at the Rhino Coffee House where maple bacon donuts and a stellar coffee started us off on...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Passenger34344166415
    Reviewed 11 October 2018

    Great way to spend your first day in Tofino. Got to meet new people, tour the town and learn some fun facts about Tofino and the hot spots we got to visit. Adam was a friendly and informative host who really knows his stuff. I...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank getrealtofino
    Reviewed 8 October 2018

    We had a great time touring the culinary and historical delights of Tofino - Adam was incredibly knowledgeable and a fantastic host! Thank you so much for a fabulous experience.

    Date of experience: October 2018
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    I would say it's appetizers or snacks. Most people would probably want a meal after a spell.
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