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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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Bear watch

Our family recently went on a bear watching trip with West Coast Aquatic Safaris - we had an amazing time! Staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the wildlife. We didn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Tofino, Canada
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Tofino, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Our family recently went on a bear watching trip with West Coast Aquatic Safaris - we had an amazing time! Staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the wildlife. We didn't have to travel far to watch a mama bear and her newly born cub foraging in the shoreline. What a treat! Thank you all so much for a trip of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

These guys are the best! My friends and I had an amazing trip to the hot springs. Our Captain (Ian, I hope I remembered correctly) was one of the nicest people we ever met and he wanted us to have the best experience. We got to see some sea life on the way, many otters and we even got to... More 

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Toronto
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the entire day. There were eight of us, in two groups, on the boat. Excellent captain with very good knowledge of the area. Very solid boat with a heated cabin. Great sight seeing and we saw some whales in the afternoon on the way back which was a bonus. The trail to the hot springs is beautiful.... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time to review us! We are glad to learn that you have enjoyed your hot springs experience. Thanks again for choosing us. Hope there is opportunity to welcome you again in Tofino! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 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 in between. When you were on the sea, the gorgeous view of the mountains and... More 

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cheshire, uk
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 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 chase between males and mum with a cub. In addition to this we had the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 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 the trees-kind of experience. To our delight, we enjoyed four extensive, extremely close-up views of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 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 late) to be given the sad news that they'd been out twice so far that... More 

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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 well enjoyed experience!

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Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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 not already paid online for our fishing licences. AVOID.

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