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Address: 101A Fourth Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0 , Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-594-2537
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Tofino! Wild By Nature…Tour Tofino’s wild side with West Coast Aquatic...
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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Fantastic guide!

Great guide, experienced, full of knowledge and love for the bears, all the animals and nature! bear cups are so cute!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great guide, experienced, full of knowledge and love for the bears, all the animals and nature! bear cups are so cute!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I were really impressed with our trip on the whale watching tour. We saw a number of grey whales fluking (diving with their tales up,) seals basking, and sea lions barking and swimming, hunting for lunch. We were really hoping to see a sea otter but no such luck - the very experienced crew wasn't able to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Took the bigger covered boat out into the pacific to look for whales.saw two pretty close up. These are grey whales so no acrobatics unlike the humpbacks but still fascinating to watch . Saw sea otter, sea lions, and bald headed eagle. It was a warm day but sitting on top deck cool so borrow one of their sea jackets.... More 

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London
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I booked a an early morning bear watching trip with West Coast Safaris several months in advance of our visit to Tofino. My wife and I visited the company's office in Tofino the afternoon before the trip to confirm that everything was in order and we were assured that there were no problems. The weather was beautiful and we were... More 

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AquaticSafaris, General Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

It is most regrettable we must cancel a tour for any reason. Sometimes we are faced with making this difficult decision and it is not something that is ever taken lightly. Out team has a series of protocols that must be followed in order to ensure that we make every effort possible to connect in advance with the guest and... More 

Vancouver, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Since I was a young child, seeing whales has been at the top of my bucket list and my trip with West Coast Aquatic Safaris was more than I could have hoped for. Our captain, Keith, was informative and answered all my questions about the various wildlife we encountered. We saw grey whales, sea lions, sea otters, eagles and a... More 

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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Theresia L, Thank you for the wonderful comment and we're glad your bucket list is one step further to complete. Take care! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Had an awesome trip to Hot Springs Cove, Toni was our captain and made every effort to show is all the wildlife he could both on our trip up to the cove as well as on our return trip. In all we saw grey whales, sea lions, seals and lots of sea otters. He was full of info on the... More 

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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

Good afternoon Gerry, Thank you so much for your review. We're glad that you and your family had a wonderful experience with us. I will certainly pass your kind words to our Captain Tony as well. Please see hi to John and Lexus. All the best! More 

Currumbin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

These black bears are such gorgeous animals, so glad to have seen them from the safety of a boat though. My friend and I took an early morning tour and we managed to see 2 bears. The second was a young male and we spent a good time watching him flip over boulders looking for crabs, I was in awe.... More 

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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

Hi worldwanderer75 Thank you so much for review us and sharing with us the lovely photos! We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your tour with us and regret to learn that other tourists' behaviors were less than appropriate. Just for future reference, should you have any concerns with other patron's behavior, feel free to let our captain know... More 

Silkeborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This trip was amazing! Knowledgable staff. Great sightings of sea otters, sea lions and grey whales. Westcoast Aquatic Safaris seems to have much bigger boats than their competitors.. Plenty of room for everyone to see the beautiful sea creatures

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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

Hi travellingjesper, Great to learn you had a wonderful time with us! Thanks a lot for taking time to review us. All the best and hope there is chance to see you in Tofino again! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The company were fantastic and the naturalist on board the boat was very informative. The boat itself is very comfortable. The only problem was spending too much time with a grey whale that wasn't doing much and barely visible. It felt as though they had met their quota of "one whale" and that was it not bothering to move on... More 

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AquaticSafaris, General Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

Good afternoon Nicola, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We regret to learn that your experience did not meet your expectation. I would welcome you to contact me directly at brent@whalesafaris.com should you like to discuss your experience in further details. Hope there is opportunity to welcome you back to Tofino again! Sincerely, Brent More 

Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

One of the things we came to do was to see whales. West Coast Aquatic Adventures did not disappoint. Right from the time we walked in the office the staff was attentive and accommodating to all of our questions and concerns.When we got on the boat the experience continued to be amazing, an experience we won't soon forget. Thanks to... More 

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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Petesmolders, Thank you so much for taking time to review us. We're delighted to learn that you had an amazing time with us and our team took good care of you. Hope there is chance to welcome you back to Tofino again! Warmest regards, More 

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Additional Information about West Coast Aquatic Safaris

Address: 101A Fourth Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-594-2537
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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