Whale Watching

Whale Watching on Vancouver Island, BC

An Unforgettable Experience Waiting to Unfold Travel & Leisure magazine in 2010 chose Vancouver Island one of North America’s Best Whale Watching areas. A trip to Vancouver Island is definitely not complete without watching, up close, the magnificent beauty of whales, weighing thousands of pounds, enjoying a day of fun and frolic in their natural habitat. If you have seen this particular attractio...

Vancouver Island Whale Watching: the Best Time for Amazing Sightings

If seeing whales in their natural habitat is something you have always wanted to do, then planning a trip to do so is easier than you might think. During your trip to Vancouver Island, it is well worth taking in one of the many tours available along the coast of Vancouver Island and keeping your full attention on the water. The tours range in price from about$100 to $130, and some even include lun...

Pacific Rim Whale Festival, March 16-24, Kicks Off Famed West Coast Vancouver Island Whale Watching Season

Guest Blog: Tofino, Ucluelet, B.C., January 29, 2013 – The Pacific Rim Whale Festival today published the calendar of culinary, cultural, musical and educational events — many of them free — planned for the 27th Annual Whale Festival being held in Tofino, Ucluelet and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, from March 16-24, 2013. The Pacific Rim Whale Festival ma...

Cruise Into Fall

Guest Blog: We are now well into the fall season and continue to have magnificint sightings on a daily basis. This is such a wonderful time of year for visiting Tofino for the first time or returning to one of your favourite spots. This is the time in the season when things start to move a little slower, the morning air is a little more crisp and there are few things better than a nice walk on the...

Access For All!

Guest Blog: West Coast Aquatic Safaris has always been focused on providing the best experience to everyone.This has been evident through the design of the vessels being specifically for wildlife viewing. As we mature as a company and have taken the knowledge gained from previous years experience, support from the Accessible Wilderness Society and there has been even further thought put towards th...

Taking Care of Our Oceans and Wildlife

Guest Blog: We hate to think that we are in any way responsible for the injury of any wild animals of even worse the elimination of a species.Even if we are not directly responsible we see things on a daily basis that greatly effect the lives of creatures on land, in the sea and in the air.When you travel with West Coast Aquatic Safaris, you will see us haul garbage out of the water, report injure...

Dolphins learn to speak in whale song

Guest Blog: While West Coast Aquatic Safaris continues preparing for the season we are simultaneously looking for more stories from around the world that we find interesting and think you will enjoy as well.Today we share with you a piece about Dolphins that learn to speak in whale song. We have always know Dolphins to be very clever and they have been the subject of great study.It is fascinating ...

Whale advocates sue Navy over sonar exercises

Guest Blog: Over the past couple of years we have heard comments from captains from various companies state that they felt military air exercises have perhaps scared off the Humpback Whales or that Humpbacks had not been spotted for several weeks coinsiding with a period when there has been training going on.This article on “Whale advocates sue Navy over sonar exercises” is and interesting one tha...

Check Out Popular Vessels For Vancouver Island Whale Watching

Guest Blog: People choose Vancouver Island as a vacation spot for variety of reasons – the beaches, botanical gardens, parks, museums, and black bears among them –and very few pass up the opportunity of including a Vancouver Island whale watching adventure in their plans. The waters of the Island attract orcas, or killer whales,as well as humpbacks and other whale species to the area all year, but...

Get The Most Out Of Your Whale Watching Experience

Guest Blog: Among the famous destinations for whale watching today is Vancouver Island, BC, with tourists from all over the globe coming in droves to see whales in their natural habitat. People love to take whale-watching excursions to experience the thrill of seeing these enormous sea creatures only a few yards away. Whale watching started in North America about 1971 with attention directed prima...

Book A Vancouver Island Whale Watching Tour In A Favorable Month

Guest Blog: Tourists and locals alike look forward with excitement to Vancouver Island whale watching expeditions.The waters surrounding the island serve as a playground to many types of whales, including orcas, humpbacks, and grays, which we normally get to see only in the movies or in ocean parks. On a good day, it is possible to see dozens of whales, and watching these giant mammals play in the...

See Killer Whales at Alert Bay on Northern Vancouver Island

Guest Blog: The oldest community in northern Vancouver Island, BC, is the little fishing village of Alert Bay on Cormorant Island, and the sea around is home to large pods of Orcas, or killer whales. Alert Bay is a key destination for people seeking a great whale watching adventure.Close by are Knight Inlet and Kingcome Inlet on the mainland, which are also popular whale-watching destinations. Ale...

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