Welcome to Paddle West Kayaking!
Kayaking on Vancouver Island with Paddle West offers you an experience of the west coast that is truly unforgettable! Our kayak tours out of Tofino and Ucluelet BC allow you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Clayoquot and Barkley Sound, while getting up close and personal with the nature and wildlife that has made the west coast of Vancouver Island one of the worlds premiere kayaking destinations.
Operating out of two waterfront locations in both Tofino (Clayoquot Sound) and Ucluelet (Barkley Sound), Paddle West Kayaking offers a series of professionally guided kayak Day Tours, Multi-day Tours as well as kayak rentals and customized overnight tours designed for everyone from beginners to veteran paddlers.
Best Paddle Experience Yet!
We did a multi day paddle out of Tofino. Everything surpassed my expectations! The food with delicious, healthy, fresh and lots of variety and some of the best desserts I’ve had on a paddle trip. Both our guides were professional, personable and went above and beyond to make sure our group was having a great experience. PaddleWest equipment was also top notch making it all that much more enjoyable. From the initial contact with Ryan at Paddle West to the final day on the water it all went like a dream. I can’t recommend Ryan and Paddle West highly enough. And you are in the most beautiful area of the world. . .
Kayak trip to Meares Island rainforest – pure magic!
We joined the Meares Island Rainforest tour and went sea kayaking from Tofino. There were 360-degree views of snowcapped mountains, green-blue waters, ancient forests, colorful boats and islands dotting the landscape. Eagles were soaring high above and seals playing and splashing nearby. Landing the kayaks at Meares Island, we walked through the rainforest on a raised boardwalk, listening to stories about the land and history, checking out salamander eggs and gawking at the giant cedar trees all around us. It was pure magic! We’d never sea kayaked before and found it was really easy to learn, and had a great time.
Great Experience in Clayoquot
We had a wonderful time paddling in Tofino. We rented two doubles from Paddle West Kayaking, along with all the gear. The boats were in great condition and the gear was organized in a very thoughtful and useful manner. For example, a survival kit in a dry bag had been prepared ahead of time, and the owner of the company went through everything with us prior to launch. We were able to rent a VHF radio, too. We have rented boats from other outfitters, but PWK went that extra mile!
Fantastic Paddling on Vancouver Island
My wife and I had the good luck to join Paddle West for (separate) day paddles to Barkley Sound and to Vargas Island. Both six-hour tours provide the chance to paddle in pristine locations along the coast of British Colombia. Our guides were super knowledgeable and fun while being attentive to the safety of the group. All in all, these tours are among the best day paddles we’ve ever experienced.