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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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Great Trip, Great Boat (katamaran), Great Staff!

I had the pleasure of lucking into the katamaran, I am not sure of the price difference between... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2015
graceinhim
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Calgary, Ab
Hot Springs Cove Whaley good time!

We visited the hot springs on a family trip at the beginning of August which was something my... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2015
Lorraineabee
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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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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  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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101A Fourth Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 13 August 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...More

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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2015

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...More

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Reviewed 12 August 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...More

Thank Lorraineabee
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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2015

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...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Comfortable boat, knowledgeable crew but a "barebones" experience. Some beverages, snacks or the option to buy them onboard would be appreciated.More

Thank AK111
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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2015

Hi AK111, Thanks a lot for taking time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're glad that you enjoyed the trip. At this moment, we do have complimentary hot tea available for our patrons in our shop. Nevertheless, we appreciate your feedback as it helps our...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2015

Great guide, experienced, full of knowledge and love for the bears, all the animals and nature! bear cups are so cute!

Thank Snabholz
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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2015

Hi Snabholz, Thanks a lot for the review. Glad you had a wonderful time. Take care!

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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were really impressed with our trip on the whale watching tour. We saw a number of grey whales fluking (diving with their tales up,) seals basking, and sea lions barking and swimming, hunting for lunch. We were really hoping to see...More

Thank Morgan T
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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2015

Hi Morgan T Thank you so much for taking time to review us. We are glad to learn that you and your boyfriend had a great trip. Indeed Diane's expertise is the pride of West Coast Aquatic Safaris and we'll pass your kind comment to...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Took the bigger covered boat out into the pacific to look for whales.saw two pretty close up. These are grey whales so no acrobatics unlike the humpbacks but still fascinating to watch . Saw sea otter, sea lions, and bald headed eagle. It was a...More

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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2015

Hi wordlywise, Thank you so much for taking your family on a trip with us. We're happy to learn that you have enjoyed the whale watching as well as the stunning scenery. We are committed to bring the safest and most environmental friendly trips to...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2015

I booked a an early morning bear watching trip with West Coast Safaris several months in advance of our visit to Tofino. My wife and I visited the company's office in Tofino the afternoon before the trip to confirm that everything was in order and...More

3  Thank Gunner127
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AquaticSafaris, General Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2015

It is most regrettable we must cancel a tour for any reason. Sometimes we are faced with making this difficult decision and it is not something that is ever taken lightly. Out team has a series of protocols that must be followed in order to...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2015

Since I was a young child, seeing whales has been at the top of my bucket list and my trip with West Coast Aquatic Safaris was more than I could have hoped for. Our captain, Keith, was informative and answered all my questions about the...More

Thank Theresia L
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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2015

Hi Theresia L, Thank you for the wonderful comment and we're glad your bucket list is one step further to complete. Take care!

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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Had an awesome trip to Hot Springs Cove, Toni was our captain and made every effort to show is all the wildlife he could both on our trip up to the cove as well as on our return trip. In all we saw grey whales,...More

Thank Gerry E
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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2015

Good afternoon Gerry, Thank you so much for your review. We're glad that you and your family had a wonderful experience with us. I will certainly pass your kind words to our Captain Tony as well. Please see hi to John and Lexus. All the...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

These black bears are such gorgeous animals, so glad to have seen them from the safety of a boat though. My friend and I took an early morning tour and we managed to see 2 bears. The second was a young male and we spent...More

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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2015

Hi worldwanderer75 Thank you so much for review us and sharing with us the lovely photos! We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your tour with us and regret to learn that other tourists' behaviors were less than appropriate. Just for future reference, should...More

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Susanxu131
11 January 2017|
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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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