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Remote Passages Marine Excursions

#5 of 50 Tours in Tofino Features Animals
51 Wharf Street | Big Red Boathouse Bottom of Wharf St, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3330
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Best in Tofino- Five- count em'- trips!

There are lots of options for excursions in Tofino. We'd done a bit of web searching before... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mikedrd D
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Dublin, Ireland
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Fantastic experience

We went out on 2 different days with Remote Passages. The first day was a 4 hour kayak tour of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Francesca O
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London, 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 3 days ago via mobile

There are lots of options for excursions in Tofino. We'd done a bit of web searching before arriving, and decided Remote Passages looked a good option. Actually, it was fantastic. We went whale watching, bear watching, and to Hot Springs Cove (more whales, and, my...More

Thank Mikedrd D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went out on 2 different days with Remote Passages. The first day was a 4 hour kayak tour of the waters which included a trip to the most stunning rainforest we've ever seen. Our guide - Neil - was fabulous. Knowledgeable about sea life...More

Thank Francesca O
Remote-Passages, Owner at Remote Passages Marine Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your positive response to our programs and your input on our guiding staff. Every day is different on the water but we do try to make every trip an experience to remember. Thanks again for joining us on the water. I will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for an excursion inland for the bear tour and it was great! We saw lots of bears and spent ample time watching them forage and even lay around. The guide was fantastic and well informed about the area. We recommend remote passages very...More

Thank Andriy Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a whale watching trip in a cabin boat. This was a great experience! We saw 4 grey whales, one of them being a mother and calf. Really surreal!

Thank Stijn-ALY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Zodiac tour looking for blackbears and other wildlife....we were not disappointed !!! I know we must have been extremely lucky as we were privileged to see numerous bears and even a cub hiding up the tree. Our guide Alex was so knowledgeable...More

Thank Mandy1963mc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very well protected from the elements with the clothing provided. The team try their hardest to locate bears by looking in different areas and keeping in radio contact. Just as we were about to give up hope a call came in and we...More

Thank trelynn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out in a boat with only two other people making it close to a private trip. Don was our guide. Remote passages provide you with great kit for safety purposes. Whilst en route to the location for where Don believed bears would be,...More

Thank Guy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I did the Bear Watching trip in July 2017. Well organised, friendly and caring staff who briefed us well on what to expect and our requirements. Felt warm and toasty in the red suit. Guide knowledgeable, made sure we saw a lot...More

1  Thank _rayhirons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tyson our captain skilfully manoeuvred the Zodiac boat around the islands and inlets offshore. We were fortunate to have sightings of four adult brown bears and then one cub swimming between the islands to try and find its mother. On our return we saw Bald...More

1  Thank claireablitt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked our trip and leader was Tyson. He was passionate about the wildlife. We very quickly found a bear feeding at the shore. Spent quite a while photographing and watching. Tyson then decided to move on and wow another huge bear clambering over the rocks...More

1  Thank enjoytravel6767
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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
6 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
17 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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