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Multi-day tofino kayaking tours

Discover the wild beauty of the West Coast on a guided multi-day kayak camping adventure. Immerse yourself in Clayoquot Sound’s stunning landscapes, paddle along pristine beaches, savour high-quality cuisine, and experience awe-inspiring wildlife encounters. Join us for an unforgettable multi-day kayaking journey in this coastal paradise.

Discover Vargas Island 

Multi-day kayak vargas island
3-DAY / 3-NIGHT ADVENTURE
$1,120 / person
Fully catered 
All kayaking gear provided

Camp on sprawling white sand beaches beneath the stars or the canopy of the rainforest. Eat delicious, nutritious and fresh meals inspired by the West Coast and prepared by your guide. Watch the sunset as you fall asleep to the sound of gently crashing waves. Wake up as the sunrises over the mountains of Vancouver Island. Explore the rugged coastline of Vargas Island searching for wildlife, big and small. Escape from the routines of every day life and live simply by the tides.

Hot springs cove  

Multi-day kayak flores island
5-DAY / 4-NIGHT ADVENTURE
$2,100 / person
Fully catered
All kayaking gear provided
Return trip via water taxi included
 

Embark on a thrilling 5-day kayak expedition from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove, navigating  pristine waters along the white sand shores of Vargas and Flores Islands. Your journey culminates at the enchanting Hot Springs Cove, where natural geothermal springs await to soothe and rejuvenate. Immerse yourself in the rugged allure of the West Coast on this unforgettable expedition. 

Family tours

family multi-day kayak camping
3-DAY / 2-NIGHT ADVENTURE
$1,200 / person
More protected routes
Fully catered
All kayaking gear provided
 

The Paddling can be customized to suit your experience level and age of your children. You need to come see for yourself the beauty and magic of paddling in Clayoquot Sound. This sea kayak trip is centered around Vargas Island, which is a large Island in the middle of Clayoquot Sound with many large sandy beaches for landing and camping. The East and North side of the Island offers more protection from the elements, while the west side experiences the swell of the Pacific Ocean.

Custom tours

kayak camp flores island
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
Cost depending on trip type
Custom lengths and dates
 

We offer customized day and multi-day sea kayaking tours out of Tofino (Clayoquot Sound) and Ucluelet (Barkley Sound). These tours can be tailored specifically to your groups needs and cater to everyone from families with young children, to experienced kayakers just looking for a local guide to show them the area. 

— FAQ —

MULTI-DAY KAYAKING IN CLAYOQUOT SOUND

If you are looking for the opportunity to escape and explore for longer than a single day, the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound are the place to be — in fact, Clayoquot offers some of the best multi-day kayaking on Vancouver Island. Designed around marine conditions and guest preferences, our tours take place on the white sand shores of Vargas Island, Flores Island, and Vancouver Island. All tour locations offer rugged shorelines, sandy beaches, and sheltered channels — not to mention towering mountains dressed in old growth forest. 

Explore the coastline searching for wildlife, big and small. Camp beneath the stars or the canopy of the rainforest. Eat delicious, nutritious and fresh meals inspired by the West Coast and prepared by your guide. Watch the sunset as you fall asleep to the sound of gently crashing waves. Wake up as the sunrises over the mountains of Vancouver Island. A multi-day kayak trop is an incredible way to escape from the routines of every day life and live simply by the tides

The shores of Vargas and Flores Islands are popular places for grey whales to feed — not to mention nearby Cleland Island Ecological Reserve, home to a variety of nesting birds including the Rhinoceros auklet, Pigeon guillemot and plenty of Black oystercatchers. Transient Orcas and the Humpback whale are known to use the waters off of Vargas and Flores as feeding grounds in the summer as well. Land loving mammals like the black bear and the coastal wolf are also scattered around Clayoquot Sound. The opportunities for wildlife on a multi-day kayak trip in Clayoquot are vast.

Required Paddling Experience

Our multi-day tour requires no previous paddling experience but we suggest that you be familiar with camping in a wilderness setting. It is also recommended that you have the physical ability to sit in a kayak and paddle for four to six hours a day. The paddling is often not strenuous but depending on conditions more physical exertion may be required. The tour and the destination campsites will be determined by the group’s experience and abilities.

What to Bring

Paddle West Kayaking provides all the kayaking and safety gear required for the tour, your guide, wilderness camping fees and West Coast inspired meals.

You are responsible for providing your own camping set up which includes a tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad, personal clothing and other personal items. If you do not have your own camping set up, Paddle West Kayaking rents such items for a reasonable extra cost.

Additional gear for rent

 
TENT
4/2/1 person
SLEEPING BAG
THERMA-REST
 
Guided Multi-Day Tours
$25
$15
               $15  

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