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“Terrific fishing excursion”

Marina West Marine and Adventure Centre
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Adventure Centre offers a wide variety of marine excursions including Whale Watching, Bear Watching, Hot Springs Tours and fully guided Charter Fishing. Let our fully certified and very experienced guides take you on the trip of a lifetime!
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Just completed a father/son 2-day fishing trip with Graeme as our guide (2 dads, 2 sons -11 years old). He went out of his way to ensure that we all had a great time. He was very good with all of the boys' queries, so much so that we thought that he should have his own television fishing show for kids. With the dads, he was equally hospitable. He took us to great locations for not only fishing, but also for watching all kinds of different wildlife around this incredibly prestine area. We also caught a ton of fish! We weren't avid fishermen before this, but I'm sure that we'll make it an annual tradition with Marina West.

Thank Darren357
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We've been spending a weekend in the summer fishing with Graeme Alexander at Marina West every year for the past five years and we have consistently had a great experience. The fishing is excellent and there is usually always something else to see. This year it was sea otters and a grey whale along with a tote full of springs. Great Value for the money.

Bring a rain jacket and a camera and ask for Sunshine.

Thank Shaun H
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

During our stay in Tofino my wife and I decided to look for a charter to book and off shore fishing trip. We visited the Marina West Marine, met up with Graeme Alexander and booked a trip for a couple of days later. Meeting up with Graeme and fishing with him for the morning was one of the highlights of our trip. Graeme was very professional, friendly, enthusiastic and definitely knows the good fishing locations as we were limited out on chinook and halibut in a few hours. After we hit our limit he took us into some of the bays around Tofino were we caught Coho for the last couple hours. It was our first experience at off shore fishing and the people at Marina West Marine made it one we will never forget and we will definitely return in the future.

Thank Byron B
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Jeff went the extra mile and showed us a wonderful time on our whale watching tour. His knowledge of both the wild life and the area were quickly observed as he answered an array of questions with not only sound information, but enthusiasm as well. Our whale watching tour included much more than just whales... He also took us to some other locations that had sea lions, sea otters, eagles and much much more. He showed great respect for all the mammals and didn't crowd them with our vessel, but instead maintained the perfect distance that gave them their space, and us our opportunity to observe them in their natural habitat, undisturbed. I've gone with this company numerous times and wouldn't consider anyone else. The guides all have a genuine enthusiasm for their jobs and the experience to make it a great and memorable time for anyone looking to see what Tofino is all about.

Thank Carrie B
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Marine_Manager, Manager at Marina West Marine and Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2013

Thanks so much for your review. We strive to make sure our guests have the most memorable experience on the water while maintaining the highest respect and safety of the wildlife we view. Jeff, John and Ike are some of the best guides available anywhere on the coast and their professionalism and knowledge really do make the difference when on the water.

Again thank you and I hope we can take you out on the water for another amazing trip!

Graeme Alexander

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

I have been keeping my boat at Marina West Marine and Adventure Center for the past two years. It is a great marina! The mooring docks are well maintained. They provide lots of ice. They have good fish processing stations and fresh water for rinse downs.
I highly recommend this marina!

Thank Marty M
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