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West Coast Aquatic Safaris

#11 of 47 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Tofino Features Animals
101A Fourth Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 877-594-2537
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Very Memorable

I have been told to go whale watching at Tofino for two years but only got chance to visit there in... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2015
Vancouver, Canada
Very lucky

We booked a trip with WCAS early September having done a tour of all options in Tofino. We picked... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2014
cheshire, uk
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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: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
101A Fourth Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 877-594-2537
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

I have been told to go whale watching at Tofino for two years but only got chance to visit there in person recently. The experience was so memorable not only from the perspective of seeing the whales, but also from the many things you enjoyed...More

1  Thank DeniseSY
Reviewed 19 October 2014

We booked a trip with WCAS early September having done a tour of all options in Tofino. We picked this company as they were locals and our guide/driver was born in Tofino. We had an amazing trip .....very fortunate and saw several bears, a bear...More

Thank Bothy2473
Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

We took the bear-watching excursion with moderate expectations. While the desk attendant assured us that recent trips had enjoyed a 100% success rate with seeing bears, we were a little skeptical and feared it might be a brief glimpse of a flash of fur through...More

Thank mtdrpm
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Unfortunately we didn't get to go on a trip so I'm unable to comment on many aspects of WCAS's service (although the jackets in the shop looked first rate!) but what I can comment on is their integrity. We turned up very excited (and slightly...More

2  Thank James F
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We had a great trip! Saw heaps of marine life and the staff onboard had heaps of knowledge on the wildlife plus area. Was pretty cold out on the water so dress warm! Bring your camera we got heaps of really good shots! Overall a...More

2  Thank Steve G
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Amazing service, great knowledge of area plus marine life! We saw a Grey whale, Sealions, Sea Otters and a few bald eagles! Plenty of room and great viewing points from both levels of boat. Had heaps of good photo opportunities. Overall great experience.

1  Thank Bonnie G
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Do not waste your time with this company. They cancelled our fishing trip at short notice and claimed to have tried to telephone us twice (no missed calls on mobile log). Their explanation was very flimsy and it was only by chance that we had...More

4  Thank maccafan11
Reviewed 10 August 2014

From the moment we arrived at the base the service was superb. Brett was so friendly and professional. We loved leaving the harbour and being told interesting things about the wildlife and local area. Both Todd and Brett were extremely enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable. What...More

1  Thank GaynorStAlbans
Reviewed 3 August 2014

A1 Experience! The operations staff were friendly and accommodating. Captain Tony was fantastic. He made sure our trip to the Hot Springs Cove was all the more memorable by taking the time to explain local history; stopping to view the aquatic life; and allow us...More

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We were in Tofino for only a couple of days with another family and our teenage children. One of the days we went with WCAS on their Hot Springs Tour. There were two options for departure, 9:30 and 12:30, we opted for the earlier which...More

2  Thank PittMom2
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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