Advanced Expeditions: 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.

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. Leaving from the small surf town of Tofino, and returning to our launch spot via an entirely different route, paddlers will discover new spectacular spaces on each leg of the trip, while also having the opportunity to learn key kayaking skills on an educational paddling adventure.

The program is based in Clayoquot Sound which was designated an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2000, and for good reason: the area exemplifies the beautiful, wild, West Coast of BC, with an abundance of whales, sea otters, eagles, sea stars, and other natural wonders. Long, wide, sandy beaches dominate the exposed coastline, while further back from the water’s edge, old growth forests and mountainous terrain fill the vistas.

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!

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.

Upcoming Trips

June 21-27, 2020 (7 days), June 18-24, 2021 (7 days)
Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island
$1400 CDN 

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Booking and Payment Notes

A deposit of $600 is required at the time of registration in order to secure your spot. 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.

Expedition Photo Gallery

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.