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Remote Passages Marine Excursions

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51 Wharf Street | Big Red Boathouse Bottom of Wharf St, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3330
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Excellent bear watching and sea kayaking tours

We did both the bear watching and sea kayaking tours with this company. Felt very safe and saw 5... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amanda S
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Croydon, United Kingdom
via mobile
Black Bear Watching

This was an excellent trip greatly enhanced by our guide Tyson who found all of the bears on this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
IanS S
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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WHALES, BEARS, HOT SPRINGS, SEA KAYAKING, MEARES ISLAND 'Big Tree Trail'. Small group experience for those serious about wildlife. Remote Passages Marine Excursions is a wildlife viewing operator based in Tofino, BC on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Specialize in whale & bear watching, Hot Springs Cove, Meares Island and sea kayaking tours. Educational programs for all ages gives this company a different feel. From the documentary presentations through the on water experience people are invited to explore the marine environment with their guide. Remote Passages aim is to have participants leave Tofino with lasting memories and an understanding of this remarkable environment that sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
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51 Wharf Street | Big Red Boathouse Bottom of Wharf St, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did both the bear watching and sea kayaking tours with this company. Felt very safe and saw 5 bears on bear watching tour even though it was very misty on our tour. The sea kayaking was great fun and saw bald eagles as well...More

2  Thank Amanda S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an excellent trip greatly enhanced by our guide Tyson who found all of the bears on this trip. Can definitely recommend it if you are in the area.

1  Thank IanS S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing 4 hour tour with Charlie as our guide one week ago. He was full of information and very energetic and passionate about the outdoors. My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed his enthusiasm and his level of knowledge about the area. We would definitely...More

1  Thank Robynrlp78
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went out with my husband and son on a boat. Our skipper and tour guide was Liam. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great morning seeing Whales, Sea Otters, Seals and even a Bald Eagle chick in its nests. A great...More

2  Thank Deborah B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all; thank you Liam for the amazing and unforgettable 2,5/3 hours you gave us! Wish it could have been longer! Two ‘dutchies’ on a zodiac in Tofino, hoping to see some of the wildlife. And oh my god we did! Eagles, sea otters,...More

2  Thank Edith R
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone at Remote Passages were very professional they explained what we would likely see and what to expect our guide Randy a native was the best a very informative gentleman to the area, we had a great time and would highly suggest these folks 5...More

3  Thank Jason S
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We booked the bear watching tour with this company. Kind people, nothing wrong. As we did whalewatching in Sooke, where we only saw one whale; we thought let’s give it a try with bears. I know it is still wildlife, but again: why is everyone...More

1  Thank AVLreisgraag
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Remote-Passages, Owner at Remote Passages Marine Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your thoughts. Finding wildlife can be challenging on some days. Leaving Tofino and venturing into Clayouquot Sound in search of bears or whales is an experience not to be missed. Just the rainforest landscapes captured on a camera or by eye make an...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

I visited Tofino in June this year with my family and we chose remote passages to find all the wildlife. All the staff were extremely cheery and helpful and both Aaron and Randy, who took us on separate days to see bears and the grey...More

2  Thank Alice123louis95
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We’ve been out on the ocean twice for a whalewatchingtour with Remote Passages and once for a bearwatchingtour. We booked the tours with the zodiac. It has been great all teams! We’ve seen whales, seeotters, seals, sealions, puffin, baldeagles, raccoons, bears, porpoises ans I probably...More

2  Thank Jager2014
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

The family of five of us went out bear watching on a RIB with Remote Passages. Dressed up in flotation suites and waterproofs felt a bit ott initially but made perfect sense as we picked up speed. It was great fun. The scenery was fantastic,...More

2  Thank Martin B
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merrilee1968
12 September 2016|
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Response from Remote-Passages | Property representative |
We are often on the water in November but each year it is the weather that tells us when to stay off the open coast. I recommend waiting till you arrive in Tofino before booking your activity. This will give you the... More
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Bob B
5 January 2016|
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Response from Remote-Passages | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Please contact us by phone (toll free N.A. 1-800-666-9833, or local 250-725-3330) or e-mail (direct from our website) and we will be pleased to explore how your dog(s) may be accommodated... More
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retiredgal
16 May 2015|
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Response from Remote-Passages | Property representative |
Thank you for your questions. In late May, we are most likely to encounter Gray Whales – primarily whales feeding on the open coast which are likely to remain in the area through the summer & autumn; we may also encounter... More
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