Tofino to Hot Springs Cove Challenge

by  Justine

Trip Overview

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 Spring 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 Challenge is designed for intermediate to advanced paddlers looking to refine their touring skills while undertaking an exciting sea kayaking journey. This type of expedition is aimed at guests seeking adventure, learning and challenges not normally offered on the average guided tour. 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. See

Safety Notes

SKILS only employs highly qualified and experienced guides. We are fully insured and always obtain the necessary permits.

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 6/24/2019-12/30/2018
  • Trip Duration: Extended Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, Open Water/Ocean

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