Recent ‘WCAS News’ Posts

Kudos to BC for unveiling Accessibility 2024 Plan

Wednesday, 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

Friday, 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

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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Whale Festival Events

Wednesday, 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  

Tofino Wildlife Tour Sightings: April 4th 2013

Friday, April 5th, 2013

What did we see on the water surrounding Tofino today? Well, seeing that you asked…

  • Grey Whales feeding
  • A Pair of Bald Eagles,
  • 25–30 Sea Otters &
  • More Sea Lions Than We Could Count

Book Early & Save Big, the next adventure starts soon!

Are You ready for 2013?

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

The season is almost upon us and we are making the final preparations before getting the boats back into service. The final checks are being completed and equipment is being reviewed to ensure all Transport Canada Safety Certification standards are exceeded as always.

Intertidal Treasures

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The bears have moved on from our beaches as they follow the salmon up the streams however there are still many amazing things to be found during those low tide periods of the day.

Low tides are a perfect time to head to the beach for some shell combing. What you may not know is all the shells you see were actually a home of a creature at some point. Hermit Crabs are found in intertidal zone in tide pools. Salvaging their empty shells, Hermit Crabs will carry them on their backs for protection from predators since they have long, soft abdomens. As the Hermit Crab grows larger, they must abandon shells in search for a larger one.

Accessible Pacific Rim

Friday, April 13th, 2012

West Coast Aquatic Safaris has had the most accessible whale watching vessel in Tofino since NANUQ was constructed just over 2 years ago. Some times good things just keep getting better and it is certainly the case today. We are very excited to announce that our custom fabricated ramp is now operational for all those boarding and disembarking our 36 passenger catamaran.

Speed, comfort and ease of access make this vessel the optimal wildlife vessel for your Pacific Rim experience. The ultimate family vessel just became even better for the entire family of all ages and abilities. Schedule times may vary for this vessel between the seasons so we always encourage those requiring the use of mobility assistance equipment to contact our office for the most up to date schedules and conditions.

Preparing for a Wildlife Trip & What to Bring Aboard

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

We often have people ask questions about what to bring on our trips. While there is, of course, no right or wrong answer here are a few guidelines on what will be good to have when coming out on a trip with West Coast Aquatic Safaris.

What to wear…

And The Winner Is…

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Well it has been one week since the Calgary Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show. Once again West Coast Aquatic Safaris would like to thank all of the people that stopped by to visit us at the show as well as taking the time to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. A Package like this is not possible without the very generous support of Tofino’s finest operators, restaurants and businesses.