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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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Winter Hot Springs visit

Very professional outfit, clean and modern safety equipment, and clear instructions in the case of difficulties during the trip. Very knowledgeable captain (Sachs), who obviously... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Fraser D
Victoria, Canada

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very professional outfit, clean and modern safety equipment, and clear instructions in the case of difficulties during the trip. Very knowledgeable captain (Sachs), who obviously felt completely at home in the local waters around Tofino and further out on the ocean. A great trip, hot springs on a cold winter day!

Thank Fraser D
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our day trip via Ocean Outfitters based on thier reviews, sure glad we did, they were very perfessional, polite and made our experience well worth it. Our quide was very knowledgeable about the area, islands, nature, fish farms and the local tribes in the area. Thank you for a wonderful experience and returning my red glove :-)

Thank Teresa C
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic trip today with Ocean Outfitters to Hot Springs Cove. Though it is winter, the trip was comfortable in the heated cabin of the boat. The hike to the Hot Springs was a bit icy, but was totally worth it. To top off and already amazing day, we were lucky enough to see orcas on our return... More 

Thank PolarLawyer
Kamloops, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What began as a drop in and check it out ended up being a great time. We originally dropped in to see what it was about, spoke to Ocean and she had us booked in on the same day. Unfortunately we had to cancel within the hour and she said no problem. She then put us on a call list... More 

Thank ReviewbyMargaret
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Took the 15 minute boat ride over to Meares Island and walked the boardwalk for an hour. The forest is gorgeous and peaceful and the view of the surrounding islands is lovely, especially on a clear day. The boardwalk is a bit unsteady in some places and slippery if it rains (as it did for us) so sensible shoes essential.... More 

Thank Jay R
Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Ocean outfitters did an excellent job organizing this day trip. I was worried about a boat trip and visit to a hot springs in January but I'm so glad I went. The 30' boat (Miss Chief) was roomy, enclosed and heated. The captain was knowledgeable and gave an interesting running conversation about the area, history and traditions as we went.... More 

Thank jowelsh
Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The people of Oceanoutfitters are very nice and very well organised. We did a whale watching trip with them. They did their very best to find whales for us and they did. Unfortunately we only saw grey whales from a distance and in shallow water so you could sometimes see a part of their back but never a tail as... More 

Thank traveladdict3500
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Friendly and capable staff, We thoroughly enjoyed this 6 hour experience to Hot Springs Cove which consisted of a 2 km hike on a boardwalk, wonderful hot springs and a boat ride (1.5 hours each way) with stops to take pictures of sea otters, Eagles and other sea life. Because of the time of year" the boardwalk was very icy... More 

Thank Kimmopa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We booked a last minute trip with ocean outfitters to Hot Springs Cove and had a fabulous time. We went on their second trip of the day and there were only 4 of us on the boat plus the skipper. The boat was small but comfortable (I can imagine even at full capacity it would be comfortable) and undercover and... More 

Thank Hope G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Great boat, awesome captain, whales, seals, otters, beautiful scenery and the hot springs (+ the trail) where amazing!

Thank Floris K

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