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Jamie's Whaling Station

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Authentic, family-friendly eco-adventures since 1982

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Jamie's Whaling Station & Adventure Centres
Great family day at the Hot Springs!

We are a family of 8 plus a baby and had a great experience on our day trip to the hot springs. The customer service from the front desk staff was excellent and they answered all our questions and booked us in easily. Chris was our captain on the 12 passenger covered vessel and did a fantastic job throughout the day. He was friendly, informative and ensured we knew plenty about the surroundings and the local wildlife. We saw lots of whales, enjoyed the hot springs and had a relaxing trip home!

– Dovetall | Tripadvisor
Jamie's Whaling Station & Adventure Centres
Super fun and one of a kind experience

The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the bears. We encountered so much wildlife and saw 5 bears including a mother and her cub. The boat was comfortable and safe, the staff on the boat were very friendly and even shared some brilliant photos of the animals they had taken on our trip! Definitely worth every penny to see these beautiful creatures in the wild.

– Jess W. | Tripadvisor
Jamie's Whaling Station & Adventure Centres
Great guides

We went on a whale watching tour and saw a mama and baby gray whale and a humpback whale. The captain and guides were very informative. The guides took the time to approach all the guests to talk to them and share some facts. They went out of their way to make my 5 year old comfortable on the boat and also knew my oldest was big into birds so pointed out the different kinds of birds along the way. Great experience. We would definitely book a tour with them again

– Carrie K | Tripadvisor
Jamie's Whaling Station & Adventure Centres
Great time bear watching

We had a great trip bear-watching with our young children (4 and 5) on a covered boat trip. Our captain and guide were friendly, professional and informative. They were so enthusiastic and keen to point out all kinds of wildlife as we left the harbour. They showed a real love of the area and it was great to see this beautiful coastline from a different perspective, even without the bears! We were lucky enough to see loads of bears feeding along the shoreline at different points. The boat stayed a reasonable distance from the bears so as not to disturb them, and it seemed our guides had a real respect for the animals. We saw herons, eagles, seals and much other wildlife on our trip and it was a really memorable experience.

– NatsyGJ | Tripadvisor
Jamie's Whaling Station & Adventure Centres
Once in a lifetime experience!

What an incredible, once in a lifetime experience! We were very impressed with how much our guides knew and how they respected the ocean and its creatures. We got to see some humpback whales and grey whale. And if that wasn’t enough we spent almost half an hour watching a beautiful humpback whale breach over and over again! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. You guys have officially ruined whale watching for us because you have set the bar so high on our first whale watching trip ever! Thank you for everything!

– Chris Z. | Tripadvisor

About Jamie's Whaling Station


Since 1982, Jamie’s Whaling Station has been offering authentic, family-friendly eco-tours to adventure seekers from around the world. Whether it’s whales, bears, or hot springs, Jamie’s has an adventure for everyone looking to enjoy a true West Coast experience when visiting Tofino or Ucluelet.

Authentic, Family-Friendly Eco-Adventures Since 1982


Covid-19 Safety Pledge

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At Jamie’s Whaling Station, we are committed to not only giving you the most enjoyable tour but also the safest experience regarding Covid-19. We have put together extensive Covid-19 Policies & Procedures to keep you and our staff safe throughout your entire experience.

Guaranteed Sightings

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With almost 40 years of experience operating tours in Tofino & Ucluelet, our guides know exactly where to find the wildlife you’ve travelled to see. We see whales & bears on 95% of our tours. If you do not see the wildlife you came to see we’ll take you out on another tour FREE of charge.

Community Commitment

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In 1997, Jamie’s started collecting $3 from every guest for our Research, Rescue, & Education program. Since then, we’ve given over $1 million to local environmental-based researchers and organizations that protect the beautiful ecosystems that surround Tofino & Ucluelet.

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