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West Coast Aquatic Safaris

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Looking for Bears???

During our 6 week visit to Canada and Alaska we really wanted to see bears if possible and thanks... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John T
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Melbourne, Australia
Excellent whale watching boat trip from Tofino

West Coast Aquatic Safaris gave me and my friends the highlight activity of our 4 day visit to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael H
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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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 4 days ago

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

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Tara239
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank kimandmike2008
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank LynnGeorge23
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank Ecwilkins0n
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

Thank Emilyg8274
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

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Thanks to the hard work of our driver Jacquie and crew Adam were able to see a grey whale, Humpback and two Orcas in the trip. Well done!

Thank 205kelly .
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

On the plus side the boat and info that the crew hands gave were great. BUT when towards the end of the trip we spotted three amazing bears the captain decided to turn and head for home after just a few minutes. The crew even...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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Carina F
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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