5-day Hot springs cove adventure
scratch Tofino’s hot springs off your bucket list
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. This coastal adventure promises awe-inspiring scenery and wildlife encounters as you paddle through the untouched beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Feel the exhilaration of the open sea, witness breathtaking sunsets, and explore hidden coves along the way. Camp on sprawling white sand beaches or under the canopy of the rainforest. Eat delicious West Coast-inspired meals, prepared by your guide. 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.
For groups larger than 4, alternate dates and trip lengths can be requested. We speak with every guest before booking to get the details correct, answer your questions, and get you excited to go on a sea kayak expedition in Clayoquot Sound.
- 5-day professional guiding service
- All meals and snacks
- Water, plus bottomless tea and coffee
- Return water taxi from Hot Springs Cove to Tofino
- All kayaking gear (kayak, PFD, spray skirt, paddle, safety gear, dry bags)
- Camping gear at additional cost
- Daily $15/person Ahousaht Stewardship Fee
What’s on the menu?
At Paddle West, we pride ourselves on providing mouthwatering expedition meal options — savour high-quality cuisine with your toes in the sand. Your guide will keep you smiling with filling meals and snacks to fuel your kayaking adventure. To start your day, enjoy breakfasts like egg and avocado sandwiches, french toast, or granola with yoghurt and fresh fruit — and of course, bottomless tea and coffee. Common lunches include hearty sandwiches, wraps, and salads, or salmon chowder and fresh biscuits. After setting up camp at the end of the day, snack from a West Coast-inspired charcuterie board as you lounge on the beach. Dinners will be sure to help you recharge, and keep you asking “Wait — they can make food this good on the beach?” Examples include:
- Pulled chicken tacos with fresh veggies, Paddle West’s famous refried beans, handmade guacamole & salsa
- Locally caught wild salmon pasta packed full of veggies
- Fire-roasted shrimp, chicken, beef, and veggie skewers
Evenings are always capped off with tea, and dessert from a local Tofino bakery. Tea and coffee are always available.
Meals are not the same on each expedition — we choose from a rotating selection. We can accommodate all dietary restrictions.
Outstanding multi-day kayak trip
7 friends and I did a 5 day 4 night kayak trip with Paddle West. Most of us have been on several multi day kayak trips but this was the first with paddle west. And it was outstanding! The food was fantastic and plentiful. The guides were great — Cam and Morgan worked very hard to keep us happy and safe and they were a lot of fun. And of course, the scenery was great — wolves howling and running on the beach; a gray whale 200 metres from us; otters, eagles etc. Ryan, the owner, was easy to work with and very organized. I highly recommend Paddle West!
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.
Please see the Packing List page for a detailed list of what to bring with you on your tour.
Additional gear for rent
|TENT (4/2/1 person)