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West Coast Aquatic Safaris

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101A Fourth Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 877-594-2537
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Fantastic experience

We went on the Hot Springs Cove Tour last week and had a wonderful experience. The place has its... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Claire P
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Long Island, New York
Great whale watching trip

We booked online the day before, which was seamless and easy. We're given shell jackets on check-in... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Ines W
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Tofino! Wild By Nature…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 will make your Tofino experience one to remember. Get off the beaten path and experience ecotourism that is environmentally responsible, safe, and fun for the whole family with West Coast Aquatic Safaris. We look forward to welcoming you aboard! First Class Adventure, Excellent Value.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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101A Fourth Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We went on the Hot Springs Cove Tour last week and had a wonderful experience. The place has its own parking lot, but space can be tight later in the day, so be prepared for that. The staff that checked us in was very friendly....More

Thank Claire P
WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for the review - I will make sure to pass on your kind words to Aaron! It pleases me about your fantastic day with West Coast Aquatic Safaris and Aaron, not to mention the grey whales, the board walk and of course the...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We booked online the day before, which was seamless and easy. We're given shell jackets on check-in which turned out to be a lifesaver although we had dressed warm to begin with. Very friendly staff, they took care to make sure everyone gets their fill...More

Thank Ines W
WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for the review! Our guests and our team loves the convenience and ease of online booking. Even though our vessels provide inside seating for all and outside view for all, we believe it is best if everyone is dressed for the weather -...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Drizzly day... 7 year old thought it was nice to have a nice big cabin with a heater to warm up in between sightings. My 10 year old appreciated the washroom when on a boat an hour and a half into our 3 hour Whale...More

Thank Chris M
WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for the review and I agree, it is best to have a nice big cabin with heater! Oh, and the restroom is key when you are out on tour for over an hour. Our entire team loves when guests are interested and have...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

I went out on an early morning boat cruise to see black bears. They come down to the shore in search of food. The boat was large and comfortable and we were all equipped with warm Helly Hansen jackets. We were able to get very...More

Thank Aurea W
WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for the review. I could not have said it better in my description of a West Coast Aquatic Safaris bear tour. Hope to see you aboard again! Cheers, Keith

Reviewed 28 August 2017

We took the 10:00 a.m. Hot Springs tour with West Coast Aquatic Safaris and it was a terrific experience. The company was very professional and our skipper, Aaron was awesome. The boat had an interior cabin, but we could stand/sit on the boat deck and...More

Thank Elisabeth S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We took the early morning bear watching trip with West Coast Aquatic Safaris. It was a wonderful experience. We got so close to the bears as the boat could run in very shallow waters. We saw 5 or 6 bears foraging for food, lifting boulders,...More

Thank Lottiegirl_13
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We were fortunate to take a trip out with West Coast Aquatic Safaris over the weekend and had an amazing time. We sailed out on the Nanuq with Keith as our very knowledgeable skipper, and were treated to an up-close view of several grey whales...More

Thank cpalmer177
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We're a family from the UK and wanted to enjoy 'real' adventures on Vancouver Island and decided to visit Tofino as we'd checked out websites and reviews, as you do from a real distance and came across West Coast Aquatic Safaris. Their website was well...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I am a bit late reviewing my tour but had a great adventure on this whale watching tour, saw whales which was even better. The staff is the best - they are knowledgeable and friendly. I am not a big fan of the ocean but...More

Thank G6575VXdebbie
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We booked for Whale watching via our hotel. Wasn't sure what to expect, we were provided with all weather coats then walked down to the boat. This was a large boat and we had a safety talk and all give a life vest to wear...More

Thank Claire N
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Susanxu131
11 January 2017|
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Response from WhaleSafaris | Property representative |
Hi there! We do not operate tours at this time of the year due to unpredictable seas. We will be starting up again for all trips in March when the whales start migrating back to our region (weather cooperating!). If you... More
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