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Ocean Outfitters
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Tofino Marine Tour & Charter Companies

Adventure Tofino Wildlife Tours

We offer Zodiac Tours for whale watching, bear watching and hot springs cove tours. On board our open Zodiac you will feel closer to nature and wildlife and our experienced guides will be happy to share their knowledge and passion with you.

421 Main St.  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

(250) 725-2895  •

Archipelago Wildlife Cruises

For a tour unlike any other join us aboard our spacious yacht to see whales, wildlife and spectacular scenery. We offer scenic Broken Group Islands Wildlife Cruises with optional gourmet lunch, Evening Wildlife Cruises and Private Charters.

Canadian Princess Marina  •  Ucluelet, BC

(250) 726-8289  •

Atleo River Air

We provide scenic float plane and helicopter tours around Tofino and Vancouver Island, including whale watching by air and glacier tours. Looking for a remote drop off somewhere on Vancouver Island? Give us a call, we're glad to help get you where you want to go.

Box 896  •  Tofino, BC

(250) 725-2205  •

Clayoquot Eco-Tours at the Whale Centre

Offering whale watching, bear watching and hot springs tours daily. Make sure to stop in to see the Whale Museum, featuring local marine natural history including a grey whale skeleton and a great selection of gifts.

411 Campbell St  •  Tofino, BC

Toll free 1-888-474-2288, Local (250)725-2132

Fax (250)725-2136  •

Clayoquot Connections Tours

Clayoquot Connections tours have provided safe affordable marine cruising since 2000. We offer trips to the Meares Island Big Tree Trail, a Sunset Cruise to the Lennard Island Lighthouse, a 1½ hr Harbour Cruise, Private Scenic Cruises, and Family Fishing Fun. We also provide Water Taxi service for Island camping, hiking, beachcombing, and remote surfing.

Box 145  •  Tofino, BC

(250) 726-8789  •

Jamie's Whaling Station

Hop abord on one of our many different marine tours to experience over 30 years of service by our professional guides. Our safety-minded crew and captains love to bring close-up wildlife experiences and fun to our guests every tour.

606 Campbell St  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

Toll free 1-800-667-9913, Local (250) 725-3919

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

Ucluelet – Broken Group Islands, Tofino – Clayoquot Sound. Professional certified guides, quality equipment, incredible food. Ucluelet's Original Kayak Company, since 1993. Our goal is to show you wildlife and to ensure that you have a wonderful kayaking experience with us.

1167 Helen Road  •  Ucluelet, BC

Toll free 1-800-889-7644, Local (250) 726-2868

Tofino Resort + Marina

Tofino Resort and Marina has an adventure centre offering whale watching, kayak tours, fishing charters and more.

634 Campbell St.  •  Tofino, BC

(250) 725-3277  •  1-844-680-4184

Ocean Outfitters

Our fun and educational programs offer exciting opportunities to view Gray whales, Humpbacks, Orca, bears, seals, sealions, sea otters, bald eagles and many species of birds. We also offer water taxi drop offs to trails and beaches. Zodiac and Family vessels departing daily.

368 Main Street  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

Toll free 1-877-90-OCEAN, or 250-725-2866

Remote Passages Marine Excursions

Whale or bear observation, an exploratory day tour to Hot Springs Cove, or a gentle day paddling the inlets - your choice. Connecting you with the heart of Clayoquot Sound - our job, since 1986.

51 Wharf St  •  Tofino

Toll free 1-800-666-9833 (Canada/US), Local & Overseas (250) 725-3330

T'ashii Canoe & Paddleboarding School

A serene way to explore Tofino. Join a Nuu-chah-nulth (first nations) guide and paddle to Meares Island in a Dugout Canoe. Or explore new areas of Tofino on a stand up paddleboard; paddle calm inlets or catch waves in the surf.

606 Campbell St (Canoeing)  •  1258 Pacific Rim Hwy (Paddleboarding) • Tofino, BC

Toll free 1-855-883-3787  •  Local (250) 266-3787  •  Tofino, BC

Tofino Fish Guides

Join Lochie MacKenzie aboard the 'Rye-not' a luxury offshore vessel by Pursuit to get your fix of west coast fishing excitement. is a great place to start when planning your Tofino fishing charter. Whether you are an experienced fisher, or just want to give fishing a try, our charters fit your needs.

Toll Free: 1 (877) 537-6444  •  Local: (250) 266-0587

West Coast Aquatic Safaris

Second generation charter company... First-class boats with a comfortable price!
Our boats - Nanuq and Wasco - provide the best experience on Tofino's waters.

101-A Fourth St  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

Toll free 1-877-5-WHALES (1-877-594-2537), Local (250) 725-9227

Jamie's Whaling Stations
Sport Fishing Charters in Tofino
Tofino Whale Centre
Tofino Whale Watching Inc
Tofino Fishing Charters
Tofino Paddle School Canoe Tours

Marine Tours & Charters

Guided tours of Clayoquot Sound's remarkable marine diversity have likely been happening for thousands of years when the local Nuu-chah-nulth groups showed their inland trading partners around their home territories.

In recent history, we know that the Clayoquot Sea Lion Cruise was the first tour company to formally hang a shingle in the area. This adventurous family-run business launched a 21' Boston Whaler in the late 1960s from Long Beach, where waves crashing over the bow would thrill the guests.

Only 40-50 years ago, humpback and grey whale sightings were not very common. The company was called a "Sea Lion Cruise" because seeing whales on each tour was not a guarantee. Thankfully, whale and marine habitat conservation efforts around the world have helped the cetacean population expand to the point where Tofino charter companies guarantee whale sightings.