Tofino to Hot Springs Cove Expedition

Are you seeking adventure, learning and challenges not normally offered on the average guided tour? This is the expedition for you.

Explore the world famous Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver island with a week long journey from the surf town of Tofino to a natural hot springs. Weather dependant, we explore the swell-pounded west coasts of stunning offshore islands, camping on some of the area’s famous sandy beaches. Our neighbours in this largely road-less wilderness are black bears, wolves, bald eagles, whales, seals, sea lions and otters. We’ll spend at least 1 night camping at ’Hot Springs Cove’ where we can relax in some natural hot springs after a day of paddling through breath taking scenery. On the return journey, we explore old growth rainforests, waterfalls and more sheltered inlets.

Hot Springs Cove itself is a magical place with amazing natural hot springs and trails through old growth rain forest. Kayaking is the best way, and one of the only ways, to visit the area. We will also spoil you with gourmet food!

Our Tofino-Hot Springs Cove Expedition is designed for intermediate to advanced paddlers looking to refine their touring skills while undertaking an exciting sea kayaking journey.

We have paid and reserved campsites at Surf Junction Campground In Ucluelet for the night before the expedition as well as the last night of the expedition so you have secured accommodation.

Rentals are available.

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Upcoming Trips

August 26-September 1, 2024 (7 days)
Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island
$1850 CDN (additional charges for some dietary restrictions) 

Course Notes:

We have paid and reserved campsites at Surf Junction Campground In Ucluelet for the night before the expedition (night of August 25) as well as the last night of the expedition (September 1) so you have secured accommodation.

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Trip Prerequisites

  • Participants must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Considerable personal paddling experience including overnights.
  • Participants must be able to maintain a speed of 3 knots.
  • Participants must feel comfortable in gentle swell of 1 to 2 meters high and in winds of up to 15 knots.
  • Please note that this program is not for beginners. If you are unsure of your ability to take this program, please call us to discuss your concerns prior to registering.
  • Participants should be a team player within a group of expedition paddlers.
  • Participants must follow Good Expedition Behavior Guidelines

Booking and Payment Notes

If you would prefer to pay a deposit in order to secure your spot, a deposit of $1000 is required in order to register. The balance of your payment is due at least 30 days before the start of the program. Payment can be made by Interac E-Transfer, cheque, money order, or cash. You can also pay the full amount with a credit card using the online registration system on our website.

SKILS Food Photo Gallery

We take great pride in the quality of the food that we serve on our trips and expeditions. Below is just a small sample of what you can expect.