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the west coast advantage

First Class Family Adventure, Excellent Value! Tour Tofino’s wild side with West Coast Aquatic Safaris! Enjoy the West Coast of Vancouver Island’s premiere wildlife and sightseeing.  Get off the beaten path and experience eco-tourism that is environmentally responsible, safe, and fun for the whole family! See why whale watching in Tofino truly is special, take a bear watching trip from the safety of our boat, visit local Tofino hot springs, and don’t forget our seasonal safaris!

the west coast advantage

First Class Family Adventure, Excellent Value! Tour Tofino’s wild side with West Coast Aquatic Safaris! Enjoy the West Coast of Vancouver Island’s premiere wildlife and sightseeing.  Get off the beaten path and experience eco-tourism that is environmentally responsible, safe, and fun for the whole family! See why whale watching in Tofino truly is special, take a bear watching trip from the safety of our boat, visit local Tofino hot springs, and don’t forget our seasonal safaris!

the boats

the boats

wasco

WASCO is our 12-passenger vessels which boasts three viewing decks, inside seating for all, more available seating than allowable passengers, and a clean restroom. Heated cabin, full walk-around decks, outdoor seating on the roof and ample space for guests to move around throughout the trip.

The name, WASCO, means Sea Wolf, a prominent sea creature from Haida mythical times.  It is described as a giant sea monster, half wolf and half killer whale, but for West Coast Aquatic Safaris, WASCO means a first-class Transport Canada Safety Certified vessel crewed with professional staff.

wasco

WASCO is our 12-passenger vessels which boasts three viewing decks, inside seating for all, more available seating than allowable passengers, and a clean restroom. Heated cabin, full walk-around decks, outdoor seating on the roof and ample space for guests to move around throughout the trip.

The name, WASCO, means Sea Wolf, a prominent sea creature from Haida mythical times.  It is described as a giant sea monster, half wolf and half killer whale, but for West Coast Aquatic Safaris, WASCO means a first-class Transport Canada Safety Certified vessel crewed with professional staff.

nanuq

NANUQ — Polar Bear in the Inuit language — is our 36-passenger All Weather Vessel, built and designed with our guests’ experience in mind! Three viewing decks, inside seating for all, more available seating than allowable passengers, and a clean restroom are just a few of the characteristics that help provide an amazing experience.  In addition, the catamaran design delivers a fast, efficient and stable journey.

Accessibility for all is a priority with us. NANUQ has a boarding gangway to allow wheelchair accessibility, a heated cabin with large windows so all can stay warm while enjoying the wildlife, and is spacious enough to allow guests to move around throughout the trip.

nanuq

NANUQ — Polar Bear in the Inuit language — is our 36-passenger All Weather Vessel, built and designed with our guests’ experience in mind! Three viewing decks, inside seating for all, more available seating than allowable passengers, and a clean restroom are just a few of the characteristics that help provide an amazing experience.  In addition, the catamaran design delivers a fast, efficient and stable journey.

Accessibility for all is a priority with us. NANUQ has a boarding gangway to allow wheelchair accessibility, a heated cabin with large windows so all can stay warm while enjoying the wildlife, and is spacious enough to allow guests to move around throughout the trip.

the crew

the crew

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