Kayaking & Canoeing

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    Tofino Botanical Gardens
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    Adrian Dorst

See the world differently. Experience a Tofino sea kayak adventure. 

This year-round activity allows an up-close and personal experience within our watery realm, no matter your skill level or age. Previous experience is not required - and it's a wonderful way to see the bustling life around Tofino's harbourfront and blend into the natural environment.
Novice paddlers can take in a guided sea kayak tour of Tofino Inlet's calm waters, or even an excursion to Meares Island with a walking tour of its Big Tree Trail. Along the way, seasoned guides will share their knowledge of the ecology and natural history of the region while you discover the beauty and biological diversity of this wondrous place.  Experienced kayakers can rent a kayak or you can bring your own boat. Before venturing out on your own, make sure you are prepared for Clayoquot Sound’s potentially dangerous waters, including powerful tides. 
Guided overnight trips in Clayoquot Sound are popular with those who have had a taste of sea kayaking, and just want more. Speaking of more, the waves off our Tofino beaches are an enticing challenge to colourful surf kayakers, who can be seen paddling right alongside surfers.
We'll see you out on the water!

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