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West Coast Aquatic Safaris

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Address: 101A Fourth Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 877-594-2537
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Took the tour to the Hot Springs Cove, great time! We chose this tour operator because we wanted a two story boat (I get sea sick and didn't want to Zodiac out). The boat was very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 July 2013
St. John's, Canada
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St. John's, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Took the tour to the Hot Springs Cove, great time! We chose this tour operator because we wanted a two story boat (I get sea sick and didn't want to Zodiac out). The boat was very comfortable and there was a bathroom on board, sit on the second story great views! The guide Josh was super friendly and very accommodating,... More 

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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

This was one of the reasons for visiting Tofino. I had looked up several of the operators and thought WCAS sounded pretty reliable. I e-mailed Brent before leaving UK to check out prospects and availability - he gave an honest assessment for the time of our visit and I left the booking late until we knew better how the weather... More 

Thank stanmansurrey
Wantage, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

We've wanted to watch whales for many years and this tour delivered as promised. We also saw bald eagles and sea-lions. The best part was seeing a mother and calf grey whale on the way home, close to Tofino. Only shame was not seeing other types of whale than the 7 different grey whales we saw

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

There's several whale-watching companies in Tofino to choose from, I checked out 3 of them before choosing West Coast Aquatic. They did not disappoint! From the moment I walked in the door, everybody in this company was super-personable, friendly and enthusiastic about what they were offering. The boat was in great shape and very comfortable. We saw 7 whales, about... More 

Thank Jaie L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

Whilst visiting tofino we wanted to take a whale and a bear watching tour. We weren't sure which tour company to chose but went for west coast as they provided boats that provided you with the choice of in and outdoors on board. We where glad we did. They provided a very professional and friendly service finding many different animals... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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293 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

First of all you cannot be 100% sure of seeing wildlife or having nice weather on your trip for this is nature but with this tour operator you can be sure of receiving a very personalized service with high standards! We took a whale watching tour and from booking till check out after the tour everything worked out fine in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

I recently went on a bear tour with West Coast Aquatic Safari in Tofino. We took a boat that had an indoor, HEATED area as well as three small outdoor areas....our boat was the perfect size, small enough to get really close to the wildlife and yet large enough to offer both comfortable indoor seating and fresh air and exposure... More 

Thank MsLeopardFrog
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

I was in the area on business and had brought my young daughter with me, It was a day off and we were looking for something to do that would be educational and entertaining- Both my daughter and I had an amazing day on West Coast Aquatic Safari's tour- We were able to learn about the wildlife, see some whales,... More 

Thank Cdntravel1976
Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

We chose to do our tour with West Coast Aquatic Safaris and were blown away with the service we were provided. First of all, the boats are huge and not your typical small whale watching boat- enough room for everyone and we were extremely comfortable the entire time. There was even a bathroom on board which was extremely important to... More 

Thank BeRix
Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

I thiought I was a seasoned veteran of whale watching in Tofino,until I was a guest of WCAS. I have been out on many times on Zodiak boats (which require servival suites to wear) and to be honest, I never saw to many whales on those tours. On Friday May 10 2013 I had the privilage of enjoying a tour... More 

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