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Paddle Wild Coast & Protected Inlets

Tofino’s wild beauty offers a paddler’s paradise unlike any other. Challenge yourself with exhilarating ocean kayaking along the exposed Pacific Coast, keeping your eyes peeled for migrating whales and breaching orcas. For a more serene experience, explore the calm inlets of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve teeming with diverse marine life like playful seals and curious otters. No matter your paddling style, Tofino offers unforgettable adventures with stunning scenery and endless opportunities to witness the wonders of nature up close.

Featured waterways in Tofino

Here are some of the area’s best bodies of water to dip into.

Meet the specialists Tofino

From guides and instructors to marina owners and sales reps, here are the people who will ensure you’re not sent up the creek without a, well, you know. 

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Tours
Black Bear Kayaking

Experience the thrill of kayaking among black bears in Clayoquot Sound with expert guides.

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Tours and Rentals
Paddle West Kayaking

Paddle West Kayaking offers guided tours and rentals in Tofino and Ucluelet for a memorable kayaking experience on Vancouver Island’s west coast.

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Tours
Remote Passages Marine Excursions

Discover breathtaking wildlife adventures in Tofino with Remote Passages. Enjoy whale watching, bear watching, and more.

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Lessons and Tours
T’ashii Paddle School

T’ashii Paddle School offers unique cultural canoe tours led by indigenous guides.

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Rentals, Tours & Lessons
Tofino Paddle Surf

Tofino Paddle Surf offers private surf lessons, SUP tours, and quality beach rentals.

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Tours and Rentals
Tofino Sea Kayaking

Discover Tofino Sea Kayaking, offering guided tours and rentals for exploring Clayoquot Sound.

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