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Marina West Marine and Adventure Centre

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Address: 634 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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The Marina West Marine Adventure Centre offers a wide variety of marine...

The Marina West Marine Adventure Centre offers a wide variety of marine excursions including Whale Watching, Bear Watching, Hot Springs Tours and fully guided Charter Fishing. Let our fully certified and very experienced guides take you on the trip of a lifetime!

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spot the bears

we took the Bears excursion and we saw this amazing animals it was great and we did it with te boat, an attraction.

Reviewed 3 October 2016
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Opglabbeek, Belgium
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Opglabbeek, Belgium
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

we took the Bears excursion and we saw this amazing animals it was great and we did it with te boat, an attraction.

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Beaconsfield, Canada
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

My husband and I went on a whale watching tour with Sean, who is a skilled captain and an interesting guide. We saw several whales and Sean was able to get us very close to a large group of sea lions who were an amazing sight. We also saw an otter. There was a young boy (maybe 5 years old)... More 

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Thank Louise S
Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went on a whale watching trip with the Adventure Centre. We went in August when all of the Orcas have moved on, but we did see three gray whales off of long bear in the zodiac. I have been on countless whale watching trips, and this one was low on my list. It was disappointing on how little we... More 

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Marine_Manager, Manager at Marina West Marine and Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Dear Kelly, We are very disappointed to hear that you did not fully enjoy your excursion with Marina West Adventure Centre and thank you for allowing us the opportunity to address some of your concerns. The orcas we are lucky enough to see in Tofino are actually transient to the area rather than resident. Peak visitation of these transient Orcas... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

There are a couple of activities you can do in Tofino: surfing, fishing, kayaking on sea, whale spotting, bear spotting and the hot springs. We picked the hot springs, which was the same price as the bear and whale spotting seperately. But we were promised a 6 hours trip, while the bears and whales were 2 hours each. So we... More 

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Thank Hannah V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We had a marvelous afternoon. We saw whales, seals, sea otters and orca's. Our guide waited to see the male orca jump and when it happened it was amazing. The guide knew a lot about what we saw and made the tour an hour longer than we paid for. It was an fantastic experience.

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Thank Jeroendeb
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

My family enjoyed the open air zodiac whale watching tour. I was hesitant taking this vessel, but in the end I think it was the best option to maximize our experience and get some great pictures. We saw Killer Whales which were absolutely amazing. The longer we followed them, the more they surfaced and put on quite a show. It... More 

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Thank T R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We went on a hot springs trip. What an experience, we saw so much! Jerry was a fantastic guide and also is a fantastic wildlife spotter. We saw grey whales, humpback whales, porpoise, otters, seals, puffins and even a black bear. The hot springs were also a great excursion. Highly recommend

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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This adventure centre offers three activities: whale watching, bear watching and a trip to the hot springs cove. Compared to other agencies in the neighborhood offering the same excursions, Marina West was cheaply priced. All three activities have about the same price of around 100$ p.p., with a discount if you are staying at the Marina West motel. From the... More 

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Thank Robin D
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing saw orcas, humpbacks, grey whales, sea lions, puffins, harbour seals, bald eagles, black bear and sea otters. Hot springs amazing! Eugene is an amazing guide. Thanks

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Thank Picsology
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Great location. Right at the hotel. Next to the pub. Friendly service. Saw 5 whales, one with a calf! Numerous sea lions and a (rare seen) sea otter. Guide (Sean) was really good and informative. BUT we book at 1pm, assured it would be in the open air (zodiac style) boat. But that changed with no explaination, to the closed... More 

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