Tofino & Whale Watching
Trip Start Sep 13, 2008
15Trip End Oct 04, 2008
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The Rain Forest trail is just south of Tofino and comprises two one kilometre loops through the rain forest. It's best to allow between 20 and 30 minutes for each loop.
The next stop in the Pacific Rim National Park was Schooners Cove, which comprises another one kilometre walk through the rain forest to the Cove and beach. The tide was out so we were able to walk along the beach.
Once back in Tofino we decided to have a good look round this small mainly tourist town
Our whale watching trip was booked with Jamie's Whaling Station. We were asked to arrive half an hour before the 3pm departure time in order to sign our lives away and get kitted out in our waterproof inflatable suits. We had decided to do the 'Zodiac' trip which consists of heading out to sea in a 29ft Rigid Inflatable Boat. These boats can literately fly! The Zodiac trip is not recommended for those with pre existing back or neck problems as there can be some pretty harsh bumps.
We headed out into the Pacific Ocean. On our trip we saw a Humpback Whale, a Grey Whale, Sea Lions and a couple of Sea Otters. We were out for about 2hrs 45mins and on return were given a hot drink to warm us up.
Dinner tonight was a take away Pizza from Tony's pizza and an early night ready for a long drive to Port Hardy at the North end of Vancouver Island.