Find a Water Taxi to Meares Island:
Big Tree Trail: Enjoy a scenic 15 min cruise to an enchanting boardwalk trail where you can stroll amongst some of the hugest and oldest life forms on the planet.
Lone Cone Hike: This water taxi offers you access to a 6.5 km (round trip) hike. The summit affords surreal views of Tofino and our surrounding islands.
368 Main Street • Tofino, BC » View map
Toll free 1-877-90-OCEAN, or 250-725-2866
51 Wharf St • Tofino, BC
Toll free 1-800-666-9833 (Canada/US), Local & Overseas (250) 725-3330
Meares Island drop offs available - please inquire for more information.
Different Types of Water Taxis in Tofino
Getting around on the waters surrounding Tofino can be complicated and dangerous if you are unfamiliar with the area. Luckily, there are many two safe and reliable types of water transportation options available to visitors and locals.
Local Water Taxi
This is your best bet if you are planning a hike on the Meares Island Big Tree Trail. A water taxi is also a good idea if you need a drop-off with your kayaks somewhere around the "inside waters".
Covered Water Taxi
If you need a ride to the Tofino Hot Springs or the Wild Side Trail on Flores, then you will likely need to jump aboard a covered aluminum water taxi. There are many different people who run these taxis – your best bet is to wander down to the First Street Dock near the Tofino Hostel and ask when the next boat to your destination is leaving.