Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers. If you are wondering about anything specifically and you do not find your answer below, do not hesitate to drop us a line at

Do I have to buy my tickets in advance? Can I pay by cash or cheque?

Tickets are only for sale in advance and it’s easy thanks to the EZtix kiosk on this website.

Buying tickets in advance means you are 100% guaranteeing your spots on our tour.

You can pay by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. We do not accept cash or cheques. You can also call EZtix at 1.800.656.0713.

Can I get a refund or reschedule?

Through our Ticket Guardian program, you are able to get a full refund of your ticket purchase if you can not make the tour for a variety of reasons. You must let us know prior to the beginning of the tour that you will not be attending the tour in order to make a claim.

When booking a tour, you have the option to opt-in or out of the Ticket Guardian program.

Read more about policy and Terms & Conditions here:

Please email: if you need to cancel or reschedule your tour.

If a tour gets cancelled can I get a refund?

It would be rare for us to cancel a tour. We run our tours through typical Vancouver Island weather. If we do cancel a tour for whatever reason you will get a 100% refund.

Do you have a wait list if a tour is sold out?

No, we do not have a wait list, as it is such a rarity that someone would cancel. We do hope you can find a date that will work for you while you are in Tofino. Because of the limited amount of tickets per day, we recommend you book in advance.

What is included in the price of the tour?

The price includes food, beverage tastings and taxes.

Gratuities for your tour leader are not included or compulsory, however, our tour guide would be grateful for your tips.

Tipping Advice: The industry standard is 15 – 20% of the cost of the tour.

Is there a discount for seniors?

No, sorry, there is no discount for seniors. The amount of food prepared is the same for all adults and the ticket price pays for the salary of your tour guide.

Are kids allowed on the tour?

Because there is alcohol served on the tour, guests must be 19+ years of age. If you look 30 or younger, we may ask you for two pieces of identification.

Mothers nursing babies are welcome however strollers would take up too much room in some of the smaller vendors we visit and therefore, are not allowed on the tour.

For parents with children who wish to take the tour, we have a special partnership with Grandma Marg’s Clubhouse who provides local childcare for your kids while you’re on tour.

Grandma Marg takes children ages 6 months and up.

Rate is $15 per hour for a 4 hour minimum.

Call 250-266-2194. Open 7 days a week

What if I have special dietary concerns or allergies? Is a food tour still a good idea for me?

Due to the incredibly busy nature of our vendors during the peak season, we can not make arrangements for gluten-free, vegans, vegetarians and food allergies.

If you have severe food allergies to seafood, nuts, wheat, or dairy, a food tour may not be the best idea for you and we ask that you take responsibility for protecting yourself at all times.

How much food will I eat on the tour?

The tastings on a tour definitely add up to a meal and we hope you will leave feeling very satisfied.

We’ll be visiting Tofino’s finest food businesses and vendors that specialize in handmade, locally sourced and high-quality food.

You will receive 6 tastings and a full dessert portion. Some vendors provide a demonstration on the tour and/or a sample for you to take home and enjoy later.

How much will I drink on the tour?

There will be tastings of various beverages on the tour – usually coffee, local craft beers, sparkling wine, ciders, and water. If you tend to be thirsty, please bring a refillable bottle of water with you.

Will I be able to shop on the tour?

Please think of the tour as a fun & delicious introduction to visit with various food vendors.

There will be one location where you can spend 15-20 minutes shopping and/or looking local art work. We are on a tight timeline so any other shopping will have to be done during your own time.

What should I wear on the tour?

We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and if there is any chance of rain in the forecast bring along a rain jacket. The tour goes during any weather conditions so please dress accordingly for your own comfort. If it is a warm day, you must wear shoes and a shirt as we are going into restaurants that have health regulations.

Where and when do I meet my tour leader?

You will meet with your tour guide in front of Rhino Coffee House at 430 Campbell St.

Please arrive five to ten minutes before the start of the tour so that we may start on time. The tour will leave at the scheduled time. Due to the limited amounts of parking in Tofino, it’s best to arrive well in advance of the tour to assure you can find a parking space before meeting with your guide.

How many people are usually on the tours?

We love for our tours to be as engaging & personal as possible and because of that, we have a maximum of 6 guests per tour.

If you have a larger group we’d recommend you book a private tour by emailing

Are the tours wheelchair accessible?

Most but not all of the venues are wheelchair accessible. We will be covering 1.5-2km throughout the tour which also includes some steep hills. Please use your own discretion in regards to this manner.

Can I bring my camera?

Absolutely! Throughout the tour, you’re going to be constantly surrounded by the picturesque surroundings of Clayoquot Sound which you will definitely want to capture. We also love social media and will retweet, share and like your photos, too.

Are washrooms available on the tour?

There will be at least one to two opportunities for washroom breaks throughout your tour.

Your tour leader will always point out these opportunities as the tour progresses.

Are gift certificates available?

Yes, Tofino Food Tours offers gift certificates. A gift card for a food tour is the perfect gift for any occasion and will surely be highly appreciated. Click the Gift Certificate tab at the top of the page to proceed.

Where can I park?

Parking is limited in the town of Tofino. It can be extremely difficult to secure a spot during the busy summer season. We would recommend you walk into town, ride a bicycle, or be dropped off. If you do need to park, these are the suggestions from the Town of Tofino… “There is a paid parking lot on 3rd & Main. $3 for 12 hours. There is also free but limited parking at the Tofino Community Hall on Arnet Road.”

Can we book a private tour?

Absolutely! Check out our Private Tours page for further details.

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