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

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 July 2013
Jaie L
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Miami, Florida, United States
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Miami, Florida, United States
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31 reviews
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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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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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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Kingston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 

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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 

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Kelowna, Canada
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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 

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Thank BeRix
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

Today, will be a day of magic that I will never forget. Memories for life were made today. It began with a phenomenal experience with Brent and his lovely boxer at the office. He was genuine and knowledgeable about the tour that we wanted. Our captain, Eugene is truly a talented man who loves nature and is committed to its... More 

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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Katrina, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the experience. We are glad you enjoyed yourselve's as much as you did. We greatly appreciate you telling us what you really like about your experience both in our office and on the water. Olive is alway here in the office with me when you come back... More 

Tofino, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

Wow...great time with WC Aquatic Safaris. Professional, knowledgeable driver with an impressive fleet of boats with outdoor and indoor seating, onboard washroom and comfortable. We were headed on a Hot Springs Cove trip so thought we'd be going directly there but had fantastic wildlife viewing en route with two gray whales spouting and showing their flukes, seals, seal lions, and... More 

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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Kathryn, Thanks for your wonderful comments. We are really happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your trip out to the springs this fall. West Coast Aquatic Safaris has worked very hard to create a comfortable envinronment on our vessels and in our office making us an excellent choice for all individuals in all seasons - not... More 

Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

Had a fantastic time bear watching with West Coast Aquatic Safaris - We were able to see bears, seals and eagles. Also we had the choice to sit up on the top deck, up front, or in the warmth of the cabin. The fact that we had a washroom was just a bonus for me! LOL Thanks to Jeff for... More 

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AquaticSafaris, Manager at West Coast Aquatic Safaris, responded to this review

Hi NZ Surf, Thanks for your fantastic review. No matter what type of tour you are on it is all about the view and the comfort. We appreciate your comments about the larger boat as both our vesels have be specially designed for what we do and the conditions we do it in which is very different from most in... More 

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