Sea kayaking in Clayoquot Sound near Tofino

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Remote Passages Sea Kayaking

Tofino & Ucluelet Sea Kayaking Companies

Black Bear Kayak at Storm Light Outfitters

Black Bear Kayak's guided sea kayak trips are the alternative Tofino adventure that promises plenty of enjoyment for you and your family! Our kayak tours are ideally suited for novice or intermediate paddlers. Jump in a kayak and dive into what others only see from afar.

360 Main Street (at the corner of 3rd street)

Booking Phone: (250) 725-3342 •

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

Ucluelet – Broken Group Islands, Tofino – Clayoquot Sound. Professional certified guides, quality equipment, incredible food. Ucluelet's Original Kayak Company, since 1993. Our goal is to show you wildlife and to ensure that you have a wonderful kayaking experience with us.

1167 Helen Road  •  Ucluelet, BC

Toll free 1-800-889-7644, Local (250) 726-2868

Paddle West Kayaking

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, as well as kayak rentals and overnight tours designed for everyone from beginners to veteran paddlers.

606 Campbell St  •  Tofino, BC Canada

168 Fraser Ln  •  Ucluelet, BC Canada

Toll Free (Canada / US) 877-479-3232*, or in Ucluelet: 250-726-7444*

* Your phone call is answered by our booking office at Jamies Whaling Station

Remote Passages Marine Excursions

51 Wharf St  •  Tofino

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

Guided day paddles. Introductory lesson included - no experience necessary. Knowledgeable guides lead fun, educational programs on inlet waters. Meares Is. Big Tree Trail tour daily.

Tofino Sea Kayaking

Tofino's Kayaking Centre providing daily sea kayaking tours and kayak rentals since 1988. Expresso coffee and goodies served from our waterfront deck. Pick up books and supplies for the west coast lifestyle.

320 Main Street  •  Tofino, BC Canada

Toll free 1-800-TOFINO-4  •

Remote Passages Whale Watching

Sea Kayaking in Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island

Much of the water in Clayoquot Sound is protected from the open ocean by island barriers and offers exciting opportunities for everyone to enjoy the tranquil and engaging art of kayaking.

Most outings on Vancouver Island's West Coast are guided by professional guides and offer safe and informative journeys. No experience is required when with qualified guides.

Tofino has a new self-kayak launch at the bottom of First Street to the left of the dock. Long term parking is available in the lot north of the district office. Please be a responsible Kayaker and practice "Leave no trace ethics." Ask your guides or kayak rental outfit for more info.

If you are planning a kayaking trip around Tofino, please remember a few important safety notes:

  • The tides are constant and can their speed can be extremely surprising. Luckily they are predictable, as long as you remember to bring a tide chart and a watch.
  • The currents can be fierce. We've watched many an unsuspecting kayaker magically move backwards despite a strong forward paddle stroke. If you're inexperienced with ocean currents, It's best to get a few pointers from folks at the local kayak shop.
  • Bears and wolves are common in Clayoquot Sound. Thankfully, there have been very few incidents where animals have become pests in our lovely wilderness. We prefer to keep it that way, so please make sure to take care with your food and garbage. Quite simply, if you pack it in -- pack it out.