Nature Lives Here Video

Nature Lives Here Video

A recent film project that shows how we connect people with the amazing area we live in. Our programs are not only a ton of fun, but they also encourage stewardship. After joining us, we hope that people see things a little differently and maybe make better choices. Watch our short video now (98 seconds).

Tofino Fishing Report – August 2017

Tofino Fishing Report – August 2017

My good friends, Matt and Oren, and I once planned a remote fly-in excursion to a productive watershed here in Clayoquot Sound.  The plan, as simple as it sounds, was to head up to a remote lake and fish/canoe our way down the outflow river to the estuary, where the same float plane that dropped us off in the morning would return to pick us up at the end of the day. The boys and I have done this dozens of times before, no biggie.

In hindsight, the mitigating factor that made this one particular trip different from the rest of our prior excursions was the appearance and inclusion of Oren's older brother, Matt. And also his dog, Harvey.

The dog didn't worry me, I've known Harvey for years, he's a good dog. What did worry me was the fact that Matt showed up wearing his Canadian Coast Guard Search & Rescue (North Pacific When The Chit Hits The Fan Edition) survival drysuit. That is never a good sign, particularly when you are supposedly just going fishing...

Wildlife Photography Workshop By Boat

Wildlife Photography Workshop By Boat

Suitable for all skill-levels (Beginner to Pro)

Ocean Outfitters photography trips are based around the landscapes and wildlife of Clayoquot Sound. They are taught by our tour guide Kyler Vos who has a diploma in professional photo imaging, is the owner of his own photo gallery locally in Tofino, and shoots a wide variety of photography as a career. Our photography trips are for beginners, intermediates, and professionals. Not only a great learning curve in how to create professional images but to take you in and around Clayoquot Sound giving you information and accessibility to wildlife and beautiful landscapes.

Tofino Fishing Report – June 2017

Tofino Fishing Report – June 2017

In the grand scheme of things, Jackie’s Tofino vacation was going pretty well.  As a wife, mother of two, and full time family bread-winner the simple fact that she had successfully managed to plan, pack for, travel to, and ultimately arrive safely in Tofino for a family vacation was no small miracle.  Navigating the modern family through the planning and travel stages of a summer vacation isn’t easy.  Jackie didn’t so much as herd cats all the way from Boise, Idaho to Tofino, it’s more like she juggled them.

Four days into their holiday, Jackie’s family had exhausted themselves with a string of adventures, mostly tailored to keep their two pre-teen kids occupied, challenged, and happy.  They’d wiggled into wetsuits and braved the cool, foreign waves of the Pacific to the squealing delight of the kids.  They’d wandered through the forest, hugged giant trees, and searched for shells and treasures along the beaches...