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Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centres

#4 of 51 Tours in Tofino Features Animals
606 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3919
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We saw grey whales & lots of other wildlife

We booked an early tour tour but with hindsight, we perhaps should have booked a later tour as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Hot Springs Cove - Getting there was half the fun!

We had thought of our tour as basically a ride to Hot Springs Cove but it was so much more than... read more

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Jamie's is the West Coast's Original Whale & Wildlife Adventure Centre, navigating the waters of Clayoquot and Barkley Sound since 1982. We are thrilled to be celebrating over 30 years on the water! We have the largest fleet in the area, offering whale watching & bear watching on larger covered cruisers or zodiacs! Join our experienced and knowledgeable crew as we help you discover this beautiful destination. We also offer tours to Hot Springs Cove (by boat or seaplane), kayaking, water taxi service to Meares Island, scenic flights, and much more. Visit us at our Tofino and Ucluelet locations, where we have gift shops and lots of FREE parking (including RV parking in Tofino). Please note that all Jamie's tours are subject to a $3 research fee, which goes directly to benefit local, non-profit groups involved with wildlife research, rescue and education. We also have complimentary kennels in Tofino for your dogs while you're out exploring with us!
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“grey whales” (165 reviews)
“sea otters” (172 reviews)
“whale watching” (151 reviews)
606 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3919
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked an early tour tour but with hindsight, we perhaps should have booked a later tour as there was sea fog at the start; however it did clear by the time we reached our first place. The staff are really helpful, friendly & polite...More

Thank Lisahereagain
Reviewed yesterday

We had thought of our tour as basically a ride to Hot Springs Cove but it was so much more than that. Our guide, Chris, was definitely the best part about the tour. He was informative, professional, easygoing, and most importantly, personable and funny. He...More

Thank angieduck
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Saw loads of black bears- so why not 5 stars? Well we saw enough bears in first half of tour to satisfy me so I wanted to see anything else but nothing about- views great but skipper could have been slightly more helpful telling us...More

Thank Patrickenfield
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a delightful evening trip out bear watching on their covered boat, and saw our first bear after only 15 minutes. We saw 3 further bears, as well as bald eagles and harbour seals. The boat was able to cut its engines and go...More

Thank Elmac2112
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

From the moment of arrival to drop off the tour is run safely and professionally. This is not a fly by night operation. It has state of the art boats, radios, floater suits and knowledgable local guides. The French Canadian girl handing out suits was...More

Thank mllrz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and our two children aged 9 and 11 did the boat (not zodiac speed boat) and bear trip. Both were excellent. It's a professional well run and conveniently located operation. I recommend it. The whales you can be confident of seeing are incredible...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Zodiac bear watched trip and were amazed at how close we were able to see the bears. Saw several bears foraging for food and even a cub and mother on the rocks. Waterproof clothing was supplies. Best bear viewing we've had!...More

Thank bunchberger
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out on the zodiac, calm sea, blue sky perfect conditions to go out on the water. After a detailed instruction and putting on a protective suit (against water/cold/ keep you floating), Which is a must if temperature drops or wind is picking up....More

Thank Andre O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Professional staff, excellent boats, a warm welcome are just a few words that come to mind describing my experience at Jamie's Whaling station. We were lucky and saw a lot of wild life. Grey whales, ospreys, otters, seals. I would recommend this excursion!

Thank Bartje1965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my parents who were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary and it was definitely a day we won't forget! We booked the hot springs tour knowing that wildlife can be hit and miss so wanted a nice trip regardless of what we saw. But...More

Thank Laura B
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Dominique M
31 May 2016|
Response from JWSAdventures | Property representative |
Bonjour Dominique, C'est possible de reserver un tour de zodiac pour voir les baleines le 1er Septembre, nous avons des departs a 9am, 12pm, et 3pm. Vous pouvez reserver en ligne, ou par telephone: 250.725.3919. Nous ne... More
Melodie B
13 February 2016|
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Response from Michyft | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Jamie's Rainforest Inn, short drive outside Tofino for 3 nights in August as part of a trip around BC and Alberta. Didn't book trips until arrival but reception were able to arrange bear watching trip (larger... More
25 May 2015|
Response from JWSAdventures | Property representative |
Hi Audrey, We offer great, affordable accommodation in a rainforest setting. Jamie's Rainforest Inn offers many room types for multiple budgets and there is a restaurant in the hotel. There are special rates for our... More