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West Coast Aquatic Safaris

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Tour Tofino’s wild side with West Coast Aquatic Safaris! Enjoy the West Coast’s premiere wildlife and sightseeing tours aboard our All Weather Boats, WASCO and NANUQ, both Transport Canada safety certified. Our professional and knowledgeable staff...more
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101A Fourth Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Heading to Tofino my girlfriend and I decided to rate what we thought our trip would be out of 10. Got there went out for some amazing food amazing food. Amazing people went to a amazing concert the next morning we decided to go on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

The weather was so wet but undaunted we set off. It was so exciting standing on the bow as we sped through the sea. I had come to see whales but I was having such fun I stopped caring whether I did or not. However...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for the review. Yes, the west coast can often be confused for WET coast;) And, yes cruising through the ocean is a blast! I am happy to read that the tour was success with with whales and otters. West Coast Aquatic Safaris is...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

During our 6 week visit to Canada and Alaska we really wanted to see bears if possible and thanks to West Coast Aquatic Safaris we did!! Three days in Tofino so booked our tour with this company. Fast boat got us to the viewing area...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for the review and happy that you choose to see bears with us, West Coast Aquatic Safaris!! And a mother and cub - perfect - that is favorite when we get to see them. The cubs are sooo cute! Glad you mention not...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018

West Coast Aquatic Safaris gave me and my friends the highlight activity of our 4 day visit to Vancouver Island. Very fast boat found us a couple of feeding whales and several seal lions feeding in kelp. Trip lasts 3 hours and is exhilarating going...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank yo for the review! Glad we could be part of your visit to Vancouver Island. West Coast Aquatic Safaris prides itself being steps above the rest and I am happy to hear that both our friendly staff and fancy boats did their job. Hope...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Wow, what an experience - we saw 2 grey whales on our trip. Very well organised from start to finish, staff happy and helpful throughout.

Date of experience: August 2018
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WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Wow - Thank you for the review;) The entire team at West Coast Aquatic Safaris is happy to show guests the west coast and all of the wildlife! Hope to see you aboard again Cheers, Keith

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

West Coast aquatic safaris is our top choice for tours in Tofino. We have been out with them 5 times. Always a safe fun adventure! Today we saw orcas, grey whales, humpbacks, otters, seals....amazing day!! The best part was the crew! Will be back for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hat Trick (3 species of whales) - awesomeness!! It makes me smile to read you have toured with us 5 times. Looking forward to welcoming you aboard soon;) Thank you for the review Cheers Keith

Reviewed 24 August 2018

Very informative, and helpful guides. Saw 5 Black Bears and Seals. Comfortable boat with 3 decks where you can spot the bears

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LynnGeorge23
WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Glad you were able to hop on - 5 bears in couples hours - amazing!! Thank you for the review and hope to see you on board again;) Best, Keith

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Went on a tour early last week with Adam and Aaron. We saw a humpback whale rolling around the top of the ocean and showing it’s back to us while blowing. It was incredible. We also saw some sea otters on a small rock island....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Amazing review - thank you! It is wonderful to hear about the wildlife and how the whales were rolling around. And it puts a smile on my face, making me feel proud to I read that the crew made you feel like you were at...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We went our early in the morning and we're lucky enough to spot some whales, sea otters (so cute) and eagles! The staff was super knowledgable and friendly and the boat ride was beautiful over all. We had lots of fun, would definitally go back...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Otters are sooo cute!! Thanks for the review and glad you were able to join a tour with West Coast Aquatic Safaris. Yes, please come again next time you visit our little town on the west coast;) Thank you for the review Keith

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Great bear watching trip today, we spotted a mother and cub feeding on the shore, another bear in a different spot and then somehow the captain spotted one more on its back legs eating/pulling at branches on a tree - we spent plenty of time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you for the review. I love when I get to see mother and cubs out on the bear watches. Then you got to see more - amazing!! Bears sure are big when see them on their hind paws standing up - awesomeness!! I will...More

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Terri B
5 July 2018|
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Response from DiondraA | Property representative |
Good afternoon Terri, Please contact the office to discuss group options; our office number is 250 725 9227. I am in the office 9am to 5pm PST tomorrow, Friday July 6th. Kind regards, Diondra Operations Manager
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carinaf527
12 June 2018|
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Response from WhaleSafaris | Property representative |
Good morning Carina, We are excited to have you join us in October. We will need you to book both of you to tour onboard. Thanks Keith
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sms753
26 March 2018|
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Response from DiondraA | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes, we can offer you 10% off your whale watching tour when you book a hot springs tour with us. If you would like to add on the second tour, please call our offices at 250 725 9227. September is one of my... More
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