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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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Amazing Adventure

I had a great time in Tofino thanks to the team of Aquatic Safaris. Beside the successful whale and bear watch tour with plenty of wildlife, the beautiful surrounding and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Leipzig, Germany
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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I had a great time in Tofino thanks to the team of Aquatic Safaris. Beside the successful whale and bear watch tour with plenty of wildlife, the beautiful surrounding and a delightful crew I got plenty of information and help from the office staff about the city and its activities. Thanks again and see you next time Aquatic!!!

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Powerview - Pine Falls, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had an awesome time! Got on the boat and we were off! We saw 4-5 Orcas actually hunting a seal for real! After that two bald Eagles arrived and swooped down to try and retrieve a left over lung but it was too heavy and it dropped it. We all were amazed and I'm sure I am not the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We took a whale watching tour with West Coast Aquatic Safaris out of Tofino. Wow, what an adventure! We observed numerous gray whales, sea lions and close-up views of sea otters with pups. The crew were friendly and knowledgeable about the wildlife. We also enjoyed the views of Vancouver Island and the countless islands and bays from the sea. Some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went on the afternoon tour. Once we got out on open water the sea was quite rough with big swells, but their boat handled it very well, more than I can say about my family. The guys were very considerate to the ill feeling people. It didn't take very long to see some whales, porpoises and sea lions. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The boat was awesome and the crew were very knowledgeable about the area. Four kids (12 & under) had a terrific time, and so did the adults!

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We took a whale watching tour on Canada Day. The boat had to move to several locations in its search for whales but we finally struck gold and were thrilled to see four gray whales playing in the waves, and dozens of sea lions lounging in the sun. We sat on the top deck for most of the ride which... More 

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Calgary, Ab
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had the pleasure of lucking into the katamaran, I am not sure of the price difference between other charters but when I saw the difference in boats when we were out on the water it was clear. NO SURVIVAL SUIT NEEDED! Nuf said. I was a blue bird day and through the local "network" of tour operators we were... More 

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

Hi graceinhim, Great photos! Thanks so much for your kind review. We're glad to know that you enjoyed the trip as well as our boat! Indeed we'd like to provide our valuable patrons with extra comfort when they're on the sea. All the best and hope there is chance to welcome you back to Tofino! More 

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited the hot springs on a family trip at the beginning of August which was something my Canadian sister had always wanted to do and suggested for us on our trip from the UK. The boat trip there was beautiful - helped by the lovely weather - and we had pauses along the way to look out for eagle's... More 

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

Hi Lorraineabee, Thank you so much for sharing the lovely review and pictures with us on TripAdvisor. Very happy to learn hot springs tour turned out to be a great idea! We'll definitely pass your kind comment to Captain Ryan and we'd like to thank you on his behalf. Please pass our warmest regards to your family. Enjoy your time... More 

West Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Comfortable boat, knowledgeable crew but a "barebones" experience. Some beverages, snacks or the option to buy them onboard would be appreciated.

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

Hi AK111, Thanks a lot for taking time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're glad that you enjoyed the trip. At this moment, we do have complimentary hot tea available for our patrons in our shop. Nevertheless, we appreciate your feedback as it helps our team constantly improve customer service at West Coast Aquatic Safaris. Feel free to message me... More 

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

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

Hi Snabholz, Thanks a lot for the review. Glad you had a wonderful time. Take care! More 

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