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Take trip to Hot Springs Cove

Adventure Tofino Wildlife Tours

Join our hot springs tour on board our open Zodiac. In small groups and guided by one of our experienced guides, this will be a unique wildlife experience. Enjoy a 2km rainforest hike through the rainforest, a hot soak in the springs and an exciting boat ride with chances of wildlife viewing along the way.

421 Main St.  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

(250) 725-2895  •

Clayoquot Eco-Tours at the Whale Centre

Offering hot springs tours with experienced guides in comfortable vessels, the Whale Centre specializes in teaching about the complex marine ecosystems here in Clayoquot Sound. Stop by our booking office to experience our grey whale skeleton and ask about our calm water bear watching experience. We also specialize in whale watching and bear viewing.

411 Campbell St  •  Tofino, BC

Toll free 1-888-474-2288, Local (250)725-2132

Fax (250)725-2136  •

Jamie's Whaling Station

Jamie's hot spring tours can be entirely via a comfortable boat trip, but they also offer a "Sea to Sky" experience: one direction clients fly to the hot springs on a scenic float plane trip and the other direction features a marine tour. Operating in Tofino for over 30 years Jamies offers a range of hot springs, whale, and bear and other tours.

606 Campbell St  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

Toll free 1-800-667-9913, Local (250) 725-3919

Ocean Outfitters

This perfect day trip is a taste of everything. Scout the coast for whales and bears before a 2 km rainforest walk to a soothing mineral water soak next to the Pacific ocean. Take a dip in these natural geo thermal hot springs with a waterfall! Wildlife sightings are seasonal. Sea to Sky options are available.
Departures year round.

368 Main Street  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

Toll free 1-877-90-OCEAN, or 250-725-2866

Remote Passages Marine Excursions

Guests love our Hot Springs wildlife adventure – whales and sea life, great scenic stops, and lots of time to enjoy the rainforest walk and hot pools. Much more than just transport!

51 Wharf St  •  Tofino

Toll free 1-800-666-9833 (Canada/US), Local & Overseas (250) 725-3330

West Coast Aquatic Safaris

Second generation charter company... First-class boats with a comfortable price!
Our boats - Nanuq and Wasco - provide the best experience on Tofino's waters.

101-A Fourth St  •  Tofino, BC  » View map

Toll free 1-877-5-WHALES (1-877-594-2537), Local (250) 725-9227

Hot Springs Tours at the Whale Centre

Tofino Hot Springs or "Hot Springs Cove"

This is a year-round adventure with most charter outfits leaving in the morning and picking up in the late afternoon.   The best part about this trip is it encompasses everything that you would normally see on a whale watching trip with the Hot Springs thrown in as a bonus.

Hot Springs Cove is actually on the mainland of Vancouver Island about 30 km north of Tofino and it is about an hour and 20 minute boat ride in each direction. You will be dropped off at a boardwalk trailhead that leads 30 minutes through an old growth cedar forest. The geothermal springs come out of the ground at 120°F and cascade down a waterfall into a series of soaking pools naturally cut out of the surf rocks.

Prices for trips to Hot Springs Cove vary by vessel type, trip length and services offered. Contact a charter company or tour operator for current prices and travel conditions.

Departures are in the morning and early afternoon. Hot Springs are less accessible by boat from November-February, but some Tofino whale watching  charter companies do remain open year round. The Hot Springs are accessible year round by float plane.

Consider staying overnight at the Hot Springs

During peak summer months, the springs can be very crowded during the daytime.  To truly enjoy this location, figure out some time in your visit to stay overnight. Camping and fixed roof accommodation are both available in Hot Springs Cove.

Maquinna Campground

Contact the Hesquiaht First Nation
Phone: (250) 670-1100

Hot Springs Lodge

Located across Hot Springs Cove from the Hot Springs trailhead.
Around $100 per night.
Phone: 1-877-232-1100 or 250-670-1100