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Tofino's Ultimate Wildlife Safari

Tofino, CanadaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Josh

6 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Tired of crowded mixed-group tour boats that run tours on a tight time schedule? Looking for something special that gives you the personal service that makes this adventure truly extraordinary? Well we don't call this Tofino's ULTIMATE Wildlife Safari for nothing! Experience the thrill of Humpback, Gray, and Orca Whales in remote coves, listen to the crunching of a Black Bear as it munches on mussels in the intertidal zone, marvel at the great Bald Eagle as it swoops to snatch a fish from the water right beside the boat. Want to knock the socks off of your family or lover with something truly extraordinary? Want to see the REAL adventurous side of Tofino that only locals know? Our Ultimate Wildlife Safari takes you to most spectacular regions of Clayoquot Sound, beyond the reach of regular tours. Yeah, the cost is steep...but trust us every penny is worth it. Interested in a rejuvenating soak in the natural springs at Hot Springs Provincial Park? We're happy to accommodate a detour to the springs during the day as well - just let us know!
Other things to note
Bring your camera and your desire for adventure! We guarantee wildlife sightings and promise you'll enjoy one of the most exciting wildlife experiences in the world!
Tired of crowded mixed-group tour boats that run tours on a tight time schedule? Looking for something special that gives you the personal service that makes this adventure truly extraordinary? Well we don't call this Tofino's ULTIMATE Wildlife Safari for nothing! Experience the thrill of Humpback, Gray, and Orca Whales in remote coves, listen to the crunching of a Black Bear as it munches on mussels in the intertidal zone, marvel at the great B…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    We provide life jackets, safety gear and equipment. (Bring your bathing s...
From $616
/ person
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Meet your host, Josh

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 5 Reviews
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Capt Josh Temple, Capt Brody Pigeau, Capt Spencer Binda and Capt Jon Versteeg are some of Tofino's most iconic characters. They have a lifetime of maritime knowledge and a wonderful reputation for sharing Tofino's adventures with distinguished travellers from around the globe. A day on the water with Capt Josh, Capt Brody, Capt Spencer or Capt Jon is full of excitement and fun for all ages. They welcome children and families!
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Where you'll be

Visit the remote corners of Clayoquot Sound, beyond the beaten paths of tour companies and guide books. Experience the pristine beauty and undisturbed wildness of the secret fringe. Intimate wildlife viewing experiences don't happen in the middle of tourist crowds. Go beyond the throngs with us on the Ultimate Wildlife Safari!!! Ask us about visiting Hot Springs Provincial Park for a rejuvenating soak as well.
Andrea
August 2019
Great experience. Brody was fantastic and knowledgeable. Saw a mother and baby otter, and some wolves, caught a few salmon, and had a great lunch. All in all, a great day
Rodney
September 2018
Had an extraordinary day on the water with Capt Brody. Sea otters, seals, seal lions, and whales plus a visit to the hot springs before the crowds. Brody’s enthusiastic attitude, knowledge of the area and friendly manner really added to our enjoyment of the day. A really beautiful place to experience. Thanks again Brody. Rod and Helen Young. Australia.
Had an extraordinary day on the water with Capt Brody. Sea otters, seals, seal lions, and whales plus a visit to the hot springs before the crowds. Brody’s enthusiastic attitude, k…
Felix
August 2018
Intimate setting with very knowledgeable guide! Great background Information about surroundings and its habitants. However, you might land up at the same spots as all other tourists as all operators are organized as a network with its pros and cons.
Intimate setting with very knowledgeable guide! Great background Information about surroundings and its habitants. However, you might land up at the same spots as all other tourist…
Grady
August 2018
The description is completely overblown. Brody (our captain) had never seen the description and laughed when I read it out loud to him. There was no wet gear or binoculars as promised - and no water provided either. There was also almost to zero chance to see bears during this time of year as they stay inland with the berries - but that was not explained in the description. Having said that, despite the crap marketing, we did have a private charter of a sport fishing boat and a very knowledgeable, friendly captain. Brody was great - but marketing needs to temper expectations. You don't need to embellish this much to sell an experience like this. Just focus on the length of time we're getting on the boat and the variety of experiences the captain will try to provide - this alone sets it apart from the other tours and justifies the cost. I would also recommend listing the seasonal constraints (ie. berry season, rarety of whale sightings, etc.). I specifically brought a 600mm lens to photograph bears, but was told upon boarding that we had very little chance of seeing one.
The description is completely overblown. Brody (our captain) had never seen the description and laughed when I read it out loud to him. There was no wet gear or binoculars as pro…
Kieran
July 2018
Had an amazing time with my family. Did it all, loved it all and had the very knowledgeable Capt Brody guiding us through it all.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Layered clothing. We provide Life Jackets.