Parking while on your Ocean Outfitters tour
We are often asked where to park in Tofino when taking a tour with us. Finding a free parking spot in the summer months can be a challenge. As parking is limited, we encourage our guests to leave your vehicles at your resort and to take advantage of the free shuttle to town or/ to ride bikes.
Tofino is a very bicycle friendly town and there are two fence lines along side the building so you can lock your bike while on a tour with us.
If you do not want to bike, and would rather not pay for parking or deal with trying to find a free spot in town, the Tofino Bus offers free shuttles all summer long. The shuttle bus runs from 7:30am - 9:30pm. Please check their shuttle schedule for pick-up times.
Parking while on your Ocean Outfitters Tours:
Free day parking in the “shore” building parking lot, directly in front of our office. There is no time limit for parking here, as long as you are in a designated Ocean Outfitters spot and on a tour with us. This is suitable for our longer tours — Hot Springs Cove, kayak & SUP tours, fishing charters, and more. No RV's are allowed in this lot.
There is free 4 hour parking (between the hours of 10am – 4pm) located along Main St directly in front of our office. This is suitable for our bear watching and whale watching tours. (See map at bottom of page for details).
As the parking restrictions are only between the hours of 10am and 4pm, if you are on one of our longer tours (such as an 8am kayak tour, or a half-day AM fishing charter), consider when your tour departs. For example: if your tour departs at 8 am, and you return at 12:30pm, your car will have only been in a timed spot for 2.5 hrs).
If all of our designated free parking spots are occupied in the “shore” building lot, then there is paid parking half a block away on the corner of 3rd & Main. ($3 for 12 hours. See image below for all rates).