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West Coast Aquatic Safaris

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101A Fourth Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 877-594-2537
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We booked for Whale watching via our hotel. Wasn't sure what to expect, we were provided with all... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Claire N
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Six bears and more;-)

What a great trip! As we slowly pulled out of the dock the majestic Meares Island and family of... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
JPWorldTour
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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101A Fourth Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We booked for Whale watching via our hotel. Wasn't sure what to expect, we were provided with all weather coats then walked down to the boat. This was a large boat and we had a safety talk and all give a life vest to wear...More

Thank Claire N
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

What a great trip! As we slowly pulled out of the dock the majestic Meares Island and family of other peaks surrounded us with calm and awe. A gentle 5 minute sail to the main waterway then turned into a speedy zoom to our first...More

Thank JPWorldTour
WhaleSafaris, Business Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Wow, you must be a writer - what a beautiful description of your bear tour! Thanks so much for coming out with us on the excursion and for taking the time to post a review. Enjoy the rest of your summer and hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We went for the bear watching tour. It was great. We saw 6 bears, including a cub. Royce (one if the staff) was amazing and full if information. Well worth it.More

Thank Kitcrazy
WhaleSafaris, Business Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi there! The bears have been out in full glory this season and we never get tired of seeing them - the cubs are especially adorable! I shared your review with Royce and he was beaming with pride to be mentioned in your comments :)...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Comfortable boat with inside seating if you got cold. On the inflatables you just have to sit still for the whole trip. I liked being able to move around. Very friendly staff from the person in the office who booked us to the Captain and...More

Thank 702cba
WhaleSafaris, Business Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello! Many thanks for joining us on not one but two tours! We are always pleased too when guests comment about our vessels as we are very proud of the fact that they are purpose-built in the Pacific Northwest to do wildlife touring in these...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Our hotel booked us with this group for a hot springs trip and whale watching trip on two separate days. Greetings at the office were friendly and professional and both trips were very well run. The hot springs trip was most excellent (6 of us...More

Thank berkshireshomeowner
WhaleSafaris, Business Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thanks so much for choosing to come out with us on both tours! I personally also love the option of taking the boat to the springs and float planing back as it offers great views from two different perspectives. Bringing water shoes for the hot...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

If you are looking for a safe and enjoyable tour, West Coast Aquatic Safaris are the place to book. I was not only impressed with the beauty of seeing the incredible coast that surrounds Tofino, but the crew also went above and beyond to make...More

Thank JayCee7450
WhaleSafaris, Business Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello JayCee! Thank you so much for coming out with us and for taking the time to post a review. We agree that Tofino and surrounding environment is breathtaking and not to be missed. We love all the wildlife that live in the region and...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

My friend and I went on a bear watching tour with aquatic safaris in July on their nice 2 decks boat. The boat was so confortable, the crew professional, knowledgeable and polite. I recommend it to anyone.More

Thank Mathieu G
WhaleSafaris, Business Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Mathieu, thanks for joining us on our bear tour while you were visiting Tofino and for taking the time to post a kind review. We love to hear feedback on your experience on our vessels as we agree that they offer superior comfort and...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017

We had booked a hot springs trip 3 days in advance with this place, prepaid and they had my cell phone number. We were told to arrive at 10:45 am which we did and the young man at the desk tells us we must have...More

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WhaleSafaris, Business Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We have looked into the specifics of what happened on the day of your hot springs tour and learned that the vessel that was scheduled for the trip had an unforeseen mechanical issue that arose only when...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Boat and crew excellent. All weather jackets provided. Safety features excellent.Boat roomy, Viewing from bow area and upper deck. Saw whales-a splendid sight. A very good trip.More

Thank Leonard L
WhaleSafaris, Business Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello Leonard! Thank you for coming out with us on the whale safaris when you were visiting Tofino and for taking the time to post a kind review! We are always so pleased to read comments about our vessels and safety features as we are...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

It was an absolutely magical experience! Very friendly, helpful staff that knew lots about the local culture and area!!

1  Thank Airies H
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Susanxu131
11 January 2017|
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Response from WhaleSafaris | Property representative |
Hi there! We do not operate tours at this time of the year due to unpredictable seas. We will be starting up again for all trips in March when the whales start migrating back to our region (weather cooperating!). If you... More
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