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.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing 2-3 day lodge based kayak tour or a week long open coast sea kayak adventure; a rustic (backcountry camping where you bring your own gear and cook your own food) or an extravagant (fly to a remote corner of Clayoquot Sound to sin the hot springs, enjoy gourmet food and sleep in a wam bed on a floating B&B); Paddle West Kayaking has the experience, local knowledge and expertise to provide you with the trip you’ve been dreaming about.
Through our affiliation with various local business partners (Wildlife Tour Operators, Water Taxi’s, Float Plane Operators, Fishing Charter Companies, Photographers and Culinary Experts just to name a few) we are able to offer endless possibilities to customize your west coast Vancouver Island kayaking experience.
Paddle West Kayaking is also currently offering a 3-day, 2-night multi-day tour that runs every weekend from July to September. Please see the Multi-Day Tour page for more information on this tour.
Below are just a few of the customized Tofino and Ucluelet kayaking tour options available to you.
Hiking/Kayak Tours in Tofino:
For those looking to explore the pristine temperate rainforest, and spectacular outer coast beaches surrounding Tofino, we can incorporate day hikes (Meares Island “Big Tree Trail” 5km loop) or Multi Day hikes (The 16km Wild Side Trail on Flores Island) as part of your Tofino kayak tour.
Motor Boat & Float Plane Assisted Tours:
If you want to access more remote paddling regions in Clayoquot or Barkley Sound but you only have a limited time (1 to 4 days) we can hire motor boats or float planes to get to areas that aren’t accessible on shorter tours.
Whenever you book a catered kayak tour with Paddle West you can be sure you’ll be treated to excellent food and lots of it; but for those looking for something a little bit extra, we’ve teamed up with local culinary experts to provide a gourmet west coast menu that takes backcountry cuisine to the next level.
Trip Planning and Costs
To enquire about planning a multi-day kayak trip or customized day-trip send us an e-mail or:
*Please include a summary of when you are looking to plan your trip, how many people are in your party, what your budget is and any other details you want to include about the kayaking experience you’re looking for; and we will get back to you with a some ideas about possible itineraries for your personalized kayak tour.
**IMPORTANT** Our enquiries and bookings go through our reservation agent Jamie’s Whaling Station. Be aware that you will likely receive a reply from an e-mail such as [email protected] rather than [email protected]