Intro to Tofino

With so much to do, it’s nearly impossible to cover it all. The Intro to Tofino package, however, does a pretty good job of providing a small taste of the basics that make the coast such a special place to be.

Available from March 1 – April 30


One night’s dinner featuring a menu designed and prepared by a local chef using the freshest ingredients and showcasing local seafood and foraged finds in a private venue.

Group Surf Lesson

3hr group surf lesson with certified surf instructor at one of Tofino’s stunning beaches.


A 2.5hr group kayaking excursion through the stunning waters of the Clayoquot Sound with a trained and knowledgeable kayak guide – no experience required.

Whale or Bear Watching

Choose between a 2.5hr Whale watching and a 2hr Bear watching excursion. Both are thrilling adventures lead by knowledgeable guides in either a covered family vessel or zodiac boat.

Hot Springs Cove

A 6hr adventure, fit with wildlife spotting opportunities during the boat ride to the amazing, natural geothermic Hot Springs Cove.

Scenic Flight

Taking off from the Tofino Harbour, you’ll soar above Clayoquot Sound, getting a bird’s eye view of the rainforests and beaches of the area for 30 minutes.

Day-by-Day Breakdown + Descriptions

Day 1:

Welcome to Tofino! After getting settled into your accommodation, a delightful dinner awaits. All the freshest and local ingredients are turned into tasty meals by a chef just for you at a private venue. Afterwards, back to rest and relaxation for the adventures to come.

Day 2:

Tofino is the surf capital of Canada: It’s only natural the first full day kicks off with giving it a try. A 3hr group lesson with a certified instructor puts you right into the action of Tofino’s number one pastime. There’s nothing more satisfying than a day playing in the ocean, catching waves, standing up for the first time and struggling in and out of wetsuits. After all that work, you’ll get to take a break soaring high above the beaches you just surfed in a 30 minute, scenic floatplane ride. Afterwards, you can boards for the rest of the day, or head out on any of Tofino’s hikes. Of course, shopping and exploring the quaint town is also a great option.

Day 3:

Its time to stretch back out those surfing arms with another type of paddling – Kayaking! The waters surrounding Tofino make for a fantastic spot to master the basics and explore the endless islands and features the area has to offer. A 2.5hr kayaking tour is the perfect introduction to the area. Your knowledgeable guide will be able to help you improve your technique and teach you about the area and the plethora of marine animal that call the Clayoquot Sound home. Afterwards, it’s time to continue the wildlife spotting and lessons with a bear or whale-watching excursion. Take to the seas in either a covered vessel or zodiac and get first-hand views of these incredible creatures yourself.

Day 4:

If the Pacific Rim wasn’t unique enough, you’ll get the incredible opportunity to experience Hot Springs Cove – a slice of nature’s finest works. Cruise by boat to the location and revel in a quick, forest hugged walk along boardwalks. Soon enough you’ll arrive at the naturally heated, geothermic hot springs. Carved directly into the rocks, there are plenty of pools to pick from with stunning views and sets of falls to accompany them. 6 hours won’t feel like enough time!

Day 5:

It’s time to pack up and bid farewell to Tofino.

Pricing Table

2 People$1164$1089$864
3 People$974$924$774
4 People$879$841.50$729
5 People$790$790$790

**Prices are per person based on a 2-person minimum
**Prices include dinner for 1 evening of the package
**Prices may vary depending on accommodation availability + season
**5 person packages are all Silver accommodation due to room capacity


Whale/Bear Watching:

Both bears and whales are fundamental creatures in the unique ecosystem of the Pacific North West. Seeing them in action is truly breathtaking. If you wanted the opportunity to do both excursions, it can be added on to nearly any day of your package, or onto an extra day if you need more time.
Cost: $111.45

Hot Springs Cove:

Nothing beats a day of relaxing in a natural, geothermic hot spring. Not to mention the journey there is nearly unbeatable. Indulge in the unique 6hr adventure by plane or boat. If it’s already included in your package but you want to fly instead, you can easily upgrade the experience as well.
Cost: $147.15 (boat), $252.15 (flight)

Meares Island Kayaking Trip:

If only paddling isn’t quite your style or 2.5 hours feels too short, upgrade to the Meares Island Kayaking Trip to experience a blend of hiking and kayaking for 4 hours.
Cost: $83

Private Surf Lesson:

Upgrade to a private surf lesson for some small-group or one-on-one instruction. Being the only student in the water with the instructor gives them plenty of time to find exactly where you can improve in technique. If there’s a small group of you, it might be nice to not have to share the time and experience with strangers. Regardless, a private lesson will have you riding those waves in no time!
Cost: Varies depending on number of people in the private lesson.

Scenic Floatplane Ride:

Take off from Tofino Harbour aboard your own private floatplane. Explore the nooks and crannies of Clayoquot Sound from Tofino Peninsula to Flores Island. Get a birds eye view of the spectacular rainforests and beaches that make this Sound a worldwide destination! In 30 minutes you will experience the local area around Tofino including harbours, bays, mudflats and beaches, you’ll fly over our local lighthouse and explore Flores and Vargas Islands. Keep your eyes out for the abundant wildlife including eagles, seals, sealions, sea otters and three types of whales!
Cost: $325 (per plane – up to 4 people)

Lone Cone Hike – Meares Island:

If hiking is a priority, set out on one of the area’s most notorious hikes – Lone Cone. Located on Meares Island, you will see it looming above as the water taxi approaches. A grueling but rewarding adventure, views like the ones from Lone Cone remain uncontested in beauty.

Helicopter Charter:

Experience the spectacular wilderness of Clayoquot Sound by Helicopter. Join us on a three hour journey above dense coastal rainforest, pristine sandy beaches and rugged glacial peaks. Taking off from Tofino cruise up the inlets into the mountains of Vancouver islands interior, make a stop in the alpine for a hike or a picnic lunch. Then jump back into the helicopter to tour miles of Clayoquot Sound’s remote islets and beaches before stepping out on one of them to feel the sand between your toes. Keep an eye out for wildlife as you tour this magical coastline on your way back to Tofino.
Cost: $1500 (per helicopter – up to 4 people)

**Add-ons are subject to availability and Itinerary time restraints – some may require an extra night’s accommodation.