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Adventure Seekers & Nature Lovers, Ocean Outfitters is the perfect place to kick off all of your Tofino activities! Join us for whale & bear watching aboard our luxury covered vessels, or for a real thrill jump aboard one of our Zodiacs and experience the Wildside!

We invite you to cruise through our West Coast Eden. Enjoy miles of spectacular scenery on all our programs. Watch gray whales and black bears, plus opportunities to see humpbacks, transient orca, sea otters, sea lions, eagles, and seabirds. Hot Springs Cove offers all the wildlife plus a rainforest hike and soak in these remote natural pools. Our fishing programs are for those who want to bring home the fresh taste of the ocean.

Oren, one of our lead wildlife tour guides who grew up in Tofino, BC.

Experienced Guides

With fourteen amazing guides on the team, you'll enjoy every minute of your exciting ocean adventure! A number of our guides have grown up on the beaches that surround Tofino, and literally have a lifetime of experience exploring Clayoquot Sound and it’s hidden gems. Get to know all the knowledgeable skippers that will share the West Coast action with you.

One of our covered adventure boats—Miss Chief.

Our Adventure Boats

We have seven fabulous vessels to take you out on the water! Each of our boats was designed and built for the conditions in this area. We also equip all our vessels with hydrophones to enhance your experience.

Photo of Clayqouet Sound and Tofino from the air.

Our Location – Tofino, BC

Tofino is now a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. With a population under 2,000, the village is located at the tip of the Esowista peninsula in Clayoquot Sound, a 350,000 hectare Biosphere Reserve.

Offsetters and Vancouver Island Green Business Certificates

CArbon Neutral & Green Business

We are proud to offer adventure travel while taking action on climate change. Ocean Outfitters is now a carbon neutral company with Offsetters, Canada’s leading carbon management solutions provider. This means we measure our greenhouse gas emissions, are working to reduce them as much as possible and that we’ve offset our footprint by contributing to projects that prevent the equivalent amount of emissions. Offsetters’ projects are verified and validated by third parties to ensure that the emission reductions are real, additional and permanent. By supporting their projects, we prevent the equivalent amount of greenhouse gas emissions that we would have emitted if we didn’t offset.

We have also been awarded the highest certification for green businesses on Vancouver Island. The Vancouver Island Green Business Certification was built to recognize the efforts of local businesses that are reducing their environmental impact.


Three Percent For the Fish – We implement a 3% surcharge to all fishing charters (both fresh and saltwater) to support local enhancement projects throughout Clayoquot Sound. This initiative ensures that clients have hands on participation in the viability of the resource for generations to come. The Tofino Salmon Enhancement Society, and other local enhancement projects will benefit from 100% of the proceeds of this initiative.

Raincoast Education Society teaching about environmental sustainability in Tofino, BC.


Ocean Outfitters supports the Raincoast Education Society’s efforts to help shape an environmentally sustainable future for the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region through education and community stewardship. Our donations enable citizens to participate knowledgeably, effectively and responsibly in the work of shaping this future for our region and for our planet. The Raincoast Education Society delivers a broad range of high-quality educational and interpretive programs, such as guided walks, seminar series, summer camps, school programs, and events focused on the natural environment, cultures, and communities of the Clayoquot Sound region.

Our Tofino Head Office and Cafe.

Job Opportunities

We currently have multiple job openings for the 2018 season. Please see links below for details: