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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
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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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Saw something every time!

When we visit Tofino we make sure to take our little family on a whale watching tour because it creates fun, excitement and education into our young kids! This company is great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Giang P
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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

When we visit Tofino we make sure to take our little family on a whale watching tour because it creates fun, excitement and education into our young kids! This company is great because they provide a nice comfortable catamaran for their guests. We saw whales each time we went out with this company. The only con about their boat is... More 

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1 Thank Giang P
AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Giang P Thank you so much for your reviews and we do appreciate you coming back with us each time. Next time should you plan to visit Tofino, feel free to give us a call and we'd like to see what we can do for you. At WCAS, we dedicate to provide best possible experiences to our valuable patron.... More 

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We loved the hot springs tour. Knowledgeable and entertaining crew and we saw some great wildlife on the way back to tofino!

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

Hi Magicgrl, Happy to know that you enjoyed the hot springs tour! Thanks for the review and take care! More 

Leipzig, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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

Hi Sascha H, Many thanks for your wonderful review. We'd certainly be thrilled to welcome you back again! More 

Powerview - Pine Falls, Canada
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank kimberley39
AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

Hi kimberley39, So glad to know that you had a wonderful time with us! We'll pass your kind word to our captain for sure. All the best! More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank Obmit2014
AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Obmit2014, Thanks a lot for the lovely review. Sorry to learn some of your family member weren't feeling well in the trip. Just for future reference, maybe you'd like consider consulting your family doctor and taking pills in advance. It could probably help you enjoy the trip more! Again thank you for choosing West Coast Aquatic Safaris. More 

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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

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

Hi Ken P, Thanks a lot for the review. Same thing happened to me when I was on the sea for the first time. The water was rough but the view was totally worth it. And the trick is, the more aquatic safaris you take, the more ease you'll be. Hope you and your family enjoy next trip more, no... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank Finn B
AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Finn B, Thanks so much for the great review as well as the endorsement on our Google+ page. So glad you and your family enjoyed the time with us. Hope there is chance to welcome you back to Tofino again! More 

Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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1 Thank dalep1956
AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

Hi dalep1956, Thank you so much for the lovely review and great photos! Glad that you enjoyed Canada Day with us! Please take care and all the best! More 

Calgary, Ab
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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1 Thank graceinhim
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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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Lorraineabee
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 

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