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West Coast Aquatic Safaris

#11 of 46 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Tofino Features Animals
101A Fourth Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 877-594-2537
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BEYOND THE BEST!

If you are looking for a safe and enjoyable tour, West Coast Aquatic Safaris are the place to book... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JayCee7450
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Sooke, Canada
Amazing bear watching!!

My friend and I went on a bear watching tour with aquatic safaris in July on their nice 2 decks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mathieu G
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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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Mathieu G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

4  Thank buddiweaver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Leonard L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Airies H
Reviewed 16 June 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a well-organised early morning boat ride to several remote beaches where we saw a total of eight black bears. The boat was a motorised vessel with an enclosed cabin and a toilet. A safety talk was given and we were...More

1  Thank geoffs609
WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

8 Bears spotted - Now that is a way to start a great day! Thank you for the review and compliments. We aspire to provide a well organized eco-tour and glad it shows. Hope to see you two again. Thank you Best, Keith

Reviewed 12 June 2017

We went on two outings with West Coast Aquatic. The first day was in rough seas, but nice sunshine. We found a pod of gray whales and stayed with them quite a long time. Unfortunately, they weren't very active, just breaking the surface every now...More

Thank John G
WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Right on team!! Thank you for the review - I could not agree with you more the Crew makes the tour along with superior vessels to handle some rougher seas and the sometimes rainy conditions. West Coast Aquatic Safaris loves to have photographers aboard, helping...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Our trip to the hot springs was fabulous. We saw quite a lot of wildlife on the trip.. A sea otter, some seals, eagles, a black bear and two grey whales.. Jackpot! The boat was really great because the main sitting area is a closed...More

Thank Mykel M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We booked our tour with West Coast Aquatic Safaris and had a jammed pack schedule prepared. They DID NOT disappoint!. We wanted to see the waters surrounding Tofino, a visit to Stubb Island, the Hot Springs and then do some bear watching. There were 7...More

2  Thank 87nancym87
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Warm coats, an indoor cabin and an onboard washroom made for a comfortable trip. In addition to seeing three gray whales we had a front row seat to see 5 killer whales hunting sea lions. Tony and Dani where great guides and the experience has...More

Thank AJ Mc B
WhaleSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you for the review! West Coast Aquatic Safaris prides itself on safety, comfort and amazing guides. Your tour sounds like one for memories - 2 different species of whales: Greys and Orcas. And the Orcas were hunting - now that is real West Coast...More

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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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