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The Whale Centre & Museum

#2 of 4 Museums in Tofino Features Animals
411 Campbell Street | PO Box 111, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-2132
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Bears

We had a great trip right from the reception in the museum through to the boat ride out to see the... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2015
Liz R
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Baby Bear Triplets - What a Sight!

We spent a morning this past week on a bear viewing tour arranged by the Whale Center in Tofino and... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2015
EWL42
,
SeaTac, Washington
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411 Campbell Street | PO Box 111, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

We had a great trip right from the reception in the museum through to the boat ride out to see the bears. Arty was full of interesting information and really seemed to care about the bears. Good value, a great trip.More

Thank Liz R
WhaleCentre, Front Office Manager at The Whale Centre & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Liz R, We have had such a good season viewing black bears and have still seen them on 100% of our trips! We're very happy to hear that you really enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again in Tofino one day soon! Regards,...More

Reviewed 23 September 2015

We spent a morning this past week on a bear viewing tour arranged by the Whale Center in Tofino and had a wonderful time even though it was spitting rain and foggy. The highlight was watching a mama bear and her three cubs as they...More

Thank EWL42
WhaleCentre, Front Office Manager at The Whale Centre & Museum, responded to this review

Dear EWL42, It's wonderful that you had a chance to see cubs on your Bear Watching Tour. They are so cute! Artie is a great asset to our team and truly enjoys the opportunity to show visitors to the area the black bears as they...More

Reviewed 14 September 2015

We had a great experience all around. Lindsey at the front desk was awesome. Our Captain was Arty. It was a little windy when we left at 7 AM but we were in a whaler and I knew it was going to be fine We...More

Thank kysara
WhaleCentre, Front Office Manager at The Whale Centre & Museum, responded to this review

Dear kysara, Thank you for taking the time to review your trip. It's great to hear you had such a positive experience. We hope to have you back out with us soon! Regards, The Whale Centre

Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

We wanted to do the hot springs tour and we really lucked out in getting a great guide with captain Tim. He was a great gudie and very knowledgeable with the areas and the waters because it was a bit rough out that day but...More

Thank Deper10
WhaleCentre, Front Office Manager at The Whale Centre & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Deper10, Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy to hear that you had such a special day out on the water with Tim and were able to see an orca on the way back. Orcas are not every day sightings in...More

Reviewed 1 September 2015

This was my second trip to Hot Springs Cove (the first was 20 years ago), so I knew the ride would be rough. What I didn't anticipate was how much it would affect me. Despite Gravol and a covered boat (I'd previously gone in a...More

Thank Andrea B
WhaleCentre, Front Office Manager at The Whale Centre & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Andrea B, We're sorry to hear that you were so affected by motion sickness during your tour that you weren't able to enjoy what sounds like a very special day out on the water. The sea conditions in the Pacific Northwest can vary greatly...More

Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Maybe it was just an off day and the conditions did seem a little rough but only saw one grey whale briefly and a sea lion. The reason I was disappointed though was less this but the lack of information and guiding given by the...More

Thank Kim-Neil
WhaleCentre, Front Office Manager at The Whale Centre & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Kim-Neil, Thank you for the feedback on your Whale Watching Tour. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your tour as we always want to ensure that each of our guests has a memorable experience out on the waters of Clayoquot...More

Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Just to be fair, I have to say that the day prior I had probably the BEST tour guide in Tofino for a hot springs tour. He set the bar extremely high. If I had not had such a stellar experience, I would probably rated...More

Thank Case_n_Court
WhaleCentre, Front Office Manager at The Whale Centre & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Case_n_Court, Thank you for taking the time to review your Whale Watching Tour. We're sorry to hear that your experience with your guide did not meet your expectations. Howie was born and raised in the area and has an outstanding knowledge base of the...More

Reviewed 15 August 2015

Second time we've booked a tour with The Whale Center. Knowledgeable staff Tim was a great boat captain with lots of local knowledge. We saw whales, sea otters, eagles, sea lions, and porpoise's on the way to the hot springs. The hot springs themselves are...More

Thank Jason D
WhaleCentre, Front Office Manager at The Whale Centre & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Jason D, It's great to hear that you had such a fun day out with us. Tim is one of a few of our skippers who were born and raised in the area which has really given him an amazing knowledge base of the...More

Reviewed 15 August 2015

There are so many whale tours to choose from, I chose this company because I got a discount through the hostel. At first I had concerns that the tour wasn't going to be very good, 13 of us squished onto a boat wearing huge red...More

Thank Alix L
WhaleCentre, Front Office Manager at The Whale Centre & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Alix L, Thank you for taking moment to review your Whale Watching Tour. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the tour and were able to see so much wildlife in one excursion. There is so much to see here that is really makes...More

Reviewed 4 August 2015

Did the Hot Springs Tour due to a recommendation of the lodge I was staying in. They also managed the booking. Everything was organized just perfectly. We were very lucky with the weather that day...could enjoy the boat ride outside all the time. The hike...More

Thank derflieger2003
WhaleCentre, Front Office Manager at The Whale Centre & Museum, responded to this review

Dear derflieger2003, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on your Hot Springs Soak Tour. It is a great combination tour which allows you to experience so much in one day; wildlife, rainforest and natural hot springs! It sounds like you had...More

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