Baby Boom in Tofino!

July 22nd, 2015

The Pacific Northwest is experiencing an exciting baby boom – an orca baby boom! Five baby killer whales have been born between last December and June of this year – terrific news for whale watchers.

Baby orca births:

  1. December – orca mama J-16 “Slick” (42 year old) gave birth to baby girl J-50
  2. February – orca mama J-19 “Schachi” (36 years old) gave birth to a baby boy J-51
  3. February – orca mama L-94 “Calypso” (20 years old) gave birth to baby L-121
  4. March – orca mama J-36 “Alki” (daughter of J-16) gave birth to baby J-52
  5. June – transient orca baby T-121-A1 is born

A Special Gift for Dad

June 16th, 2015

FD2015There are many ways to show your appreciation to Dad on Father’s Day – a tie, a watch, a bottle of wine…Fine ideas, also could be a bit mundane.


How about share a fabulous adventure together? Explore wildlife in Tofino side by side, spend quality time together between sky and sea, make beautiful memories last forever. As well as a special souvenir for Dad to mark the wonderful occasion at end of the trip!

Use Promotion code FD2015 or call 1-877-594-2537. Book Today!

How will it work?

Date range: June 15-21

Online Promotion Code: FD2015

Eligibility: Any customer

Adventure Season Begins in Tofino

February 24th, 2015
Comfort, speed and views in one.

Comfort, speed and views in one.

March 1st is just around the corner and we can’t wait to get started.  Tours of the Pacific Coast and Clayoquot sound are about to begin.  Starting Sunday we will offer regularly scheduled Whale watch Tours as well as trips to the incredible Hot Springs Cove. While much of the country has been experiencing temperatures far below zero, Tofino has been clear and balmy with more to come.

We know that it can’t be perfect everyday so just in case we had our tour boats designed to offer the most comfort and weather protection available.  Check our specials page for great opportunities, book online with our easy to use booking widget and get on board!

Hot Springs Cove, Tofino BC: Tips

February 19th, 2015

Hot Springs Boardwalk2The Journey to Hot Springs Cove is a fantastic one.  There are truly very few things in Tofino that compare to the experience of the natural Hot Springs in Maquinna Provincial Park.  There are a few things that every traveler should know about the tour and the springs themselves so that you can make the most of your day.

1. The round trip is typically 6.5 hours.  This includes approximately 1.5 hours each way by boat, about 3o minutes for the 2km hike in and roughly 2 hours to soak, relax and explore

Kudos to BC for unveiling Accessibility 2024 Plan

June 18th, 2014

Everyone Welcome

We applaud the Province’s new plan to make BC the most progressive place in Canada for people with disabilities by 2024.  West Coast Aquatic Safaris is committed to ensuring all guests have the opportunity to come out with us on a tour and view our region’s spectacular wildlife.  Our office and 36-passenger all weather boat, NANUQ, are wheelchair accessible.





Dine Up The Inlet featuring Wolf In The Fog

April 18th, 2014

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Dine Up The Inlet

Wolf In The Fog Restaurant is the hot new spot in town about to open up.  Before they do West Coast Aquatic Safaris has Chef Nick Nutting lined up for our 2nd Dine Up The Inlet event as a part of Feast BC.  Saturday May 17th we will drift up Lemmon’s Inlet for a couple of hours while we are entertained by the music of Smalltown Empire and enjoy some delicious food prepared for us by Chef Nutting and his team from Wolf In The Fog.

Access Upgrades Make Tofino More Accessible

March 27th, 2014

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Whale Festival Events

March 12th, 2014

Here is the line up for all of the great events and activities for this years festival.  Things can change or be added so be sure to visit the official website at for up to date details


 Check out these great events happening daily. * Times and Details Subject to Change

Artsplash! Pacific Rim Arts Society’s Annual Spring Art Show
Showcasing the talents of West Coast Artists and Artisans
Saturday March 15- Sunday March 23 / Black Rock Resort, Ucluelet, B.C.
10:00am – 10:00pm Daily  

Canis Lupus Crassodon (The Coastal Grey Wolf)

March 8th, 2014

Coastal Grey WolfThe Information provided below was assembled by Diana Lukinuk at the request of West Coast Aquatic Safaris and various other members of the community.  Diana Was recently featured in the Tourism Tofino Blog, Tofino Today. “Diana earned her Bachelor of Science in animal biology at the University of Alberta, then headed west to British Columbia to put her education into practice.  The journey to Tofino can be be windy and adventurous, as Diana spent two years working toward wolf conservation at the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre in B.C.’s ski-friendly East Kootenay region.  With the recent re-emergence of the endangered coastal grey wolf (Canis lupus crassodon) in Tofino, Diana is a strong advocate for seeking better understanding of this intelligent animal and is especially thrilled to spot a wolf on a marine excursion”.

Another Great Season

November 22nd, 2013

BSC_0272 - Version 2It has been another spectacular season for whales, bears and as always Hot Springs Cove.  2013 provided us with ideal conditions for so much of the season and as usual there were also many days that highlight just how well thought out these vessels are and why West Coast Aquatic Safaris boats are the most suitable vessels for everyone.

We had the pleasure of and increased number of days when Orca viewing was possible including numerous days when the Southern Resident pods where in the area.  We had many days with sightings of Minke Whales which is always a treat and a healthy dose of Grey and Humpbacks as well.