Intermediate Expeditions: Tofino to Hot Springs Cove Expedition - August 2024

Are you seeking adventure, learning, and challenges not normally offered on the average guided tour? This is the expedition for you!


August 26 - September 01, 2024




Box 727
Ucluelet, BC


Explore the world-famous Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island with a week-long journey from the surf town of Tofino to a natural hot springs. Weather-dependent, the group will explore the swell-pounded west coasts of stunning offshore islands, camping on some of the area’s famous sandy beaches. Our neighbours in this largely road-less wilderness are black bears, wolves, bald eagles, whales, seals, sea lions, and otters. The group will spend at least 1 night camping at ’Hot Springs Cove’ where everyone can relax in some natural hot springs after a day of paddling through breathtaking scenery. On the return journey, the group will explore old-growth rainforests, waterfalls, and more sheltered inlets.

Hot Springs Cove itself is a magical place with amazing natural hot springs and trails through an old-growth rainforest. Kayaking is the best way, and one of the only ways, to visit the area. SKILS will also spoil you with gourmet food!

SKILS's Tofino-Hot Springs Cove Expedition is designed for intermediate to advanced paddlers looking to refine their touring skills while undertaking an exciting sea kayaking journey. Rentals are available at

SKILS has paid and reserved campsites at Surf Junction Campground In Ucluelet for the night before the expedition as well as the last night of the expedition so you have secured accommodation.

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Intermediate Skill Level Participants must be 16 years of age or older Considerable personal paddling experience including overnights Participants must be able to maintain a speed of 3 knots Participants must feel comfortable in gentle swell of 1 to 2 meters high and in winds of up to 15 knots Please note that this program is not for beginners. If you are unsure of your ability to take this program, please call us to discuss your concerns prior to registering Participants should be a team player within a group of expedition paddlers Participants must follow Good Expedition Behavior Guidelines

Course fee:

$1850 CDN (additional charges for some dietary restrictions)

How to register:

Register with SKILS through the link below!