We made 2 trips with West coast Aquatics: whale watching and bear watching. You get a nice discount when booking more trips, but look out for discount vouchers in the brochures, they give you an even better discount!
Both boats used are very nice and clean, great viewing areas both inside and outside. The staff is very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
The whale watching was very exciting, saw lots of them around the boat. You also pass some rocks with lots of giant sea lions and another one with harbour seals. We also spotted 3 sea otters just next to the boat and few puffins. Awesome experience.
The bear watching was also very nice and much more 'relaxed' than the whale watching since you stay in sheltered waters. We had the small boat all to ourselves and saw some 4 adult black bears and 3 cubs! An harbour seal and a small dolphin accompanied us for a portion of the trip.
The captain really takes his time to let you enjoy the view and knew exactly where to go.
On both trips we also spotted bald eagles.
We had a very positive experience with West coast aquatic and their price was actually of the lowest on the market there while the quality was definitely very high!
I would book with them again in an instant.
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