Tofino is a favourite getaway spot for British Columbians and is world famous for surfing! Come with us to discover the Beautiful and Wild west coast. With options to go surfing or whale watching, this tour promises to be a unique and unforgettable weekend! Plus, because we offer a 3 day tour, you have the option to visit the natural Hot Springs Cove for an amazing experience.
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Day 1 – Travel from Vancouver to Tofino
We will leave Vancouver at 7:00 am to begin our journey to Tofino, located on Vancouver Island. Catch the ferry at Horseshoe Bay and head to Nanaimo, with a chance to see orcas and dolphins along the way. We’ll drive through Nanaimo and stop in Port Alberni to buy lunch. At the next stop you have a chance to stretch your legs at a gorgeous glacier fed river and then a beautiful West Coast beach. At approximately 5:00 pm we will arrive in Ucluelet and check into our hotel. Next is an evening in Tofino with the option to try Sunset Surfing – with a lesson and experienced instructors. We end the day with a beach campfire and marshmallow roast.
Day 2 – Tofino
The day is yours to take part in some of the optional activities or explore the beaches of Tofino on your own. There are SO many GREAT options that you will be glad for the extra time that this tour gives! You can rent a kayak to try your hand at sea kayaking as you explore the local coves and inlets, you can go surfing, get some friends together for a very affordable scenic plane ride over the coast and crashing surf, go whale or bear watching or even take a boat to Hot Springs Cove to soak in some natural hot springs beside the ocean! Return back to Ucluelet for the night and go out to a bar to eat dinner and play some games.
Day 3 – West Coast to Vancouver
Before we leave Ucluelet we’ll take a leisurely hike along the Wild Pacific Trail, past some amazing rock formations, to an active lighthouse. On our way back to Nanaimo to catch the ferry we will stop at Cathedral Grove where you can walk amongst forest giants plus a stop at Cameron Lake. Our last stop before the ferry will be at Coombs Market, with their famous gelato and ice creams and the Goats on the Roof Market! The bus will arrive in Vancouver at approximately 9:30 pm and your trip to Vancouver Island will come to an all-too-soon end.
- BC Ferry Ride
- Cathedral Grove
- Coombs Market
- Long sandy beaches
- The Wild Pacific Trail
- The quaint Village of Tofino
- Port Alberni
- Beach campfire
- Surfing (optional)
- Hot Springs (optional)
- Whale watching (optional)
- Bear watching (optional)
- Kayaking (optional)
- Scenic Float Plane Tour (optional)
- Scenic Helicopter Tour (optional)
- Two nights accommodation in a hotel
- Beach campfire and marshmallow roast
- All tips, taxes, and park fees
- Deluxe coach transportation
- Round trip BC Ferry Ride
- A fantastic guide
- Amazing sightseeing
- Meals other than listed above
- Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, hairdryer, etc.)
- Medical and travel insurance
- Any other expenses
- Optional Activities (See “Prices and Dates” for details)
What to Bring:
- All weather clothing
- Swimming suit & towel
- ID / Passport / Student ID
- Proof of medical insurance
- Good walking shoes
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo etc)
- A water bottle with a lid
- Your camera!
Student rate – $460
NOTE student card required at departure for student rates booked online.
Adult rate – $480
NOTE – participants must be 15 or older unless accompanied by an adult / parent / chaperone. Due to the nature of the tour, we can not take children under 5.
Room Upgrade Costs
All prices are based upon four people sharing one room and two queen sized beds.
- Double room upgrade (2 people in a room with 2 queen beds) – $85
- Triple room upgrade (3 people in a room with 2 queen beds)– $35
- No solo traveller room upgrades available
- June 29 – July 1
- July 27 – 29
- August 24 – 26
- September 7 – 9
For optional activities, passengers under 18 years old need to have waivers signed by parents / caregivers prior to the tour.
The opportunity to see bears, whales and soak in the natural hot springs all in one tour! Exit the vessel and hike to find hot springs on a quiet coastal island. Allow 6 hours. Underage Waiver.
Cruise among the pristine coastal wilderness in search of these magnificent animals. Choose between seeing Grey, Orca (killer) and humpback whales, or looking for black bears and bald Eagles along the coastline! Allow 3 hours. Underage Waiver.
Kayak out through the island of Tofino, stoping along the way at Mears Island for a picturesque hike through an ancient forest. Keep an eye open for wildlife! Allow 4 hours. Underage Waiver.
Take a scenic flight above the coastal mountains and islands near Tofino. This flight includes a takeoff and landing in a float plane! Allow 30 minutes.
Experience the magic of surfing as the sun lowers in the sky or in the peak of the day. This includes an awesome instructor – beginners and experienced surfers are all welcome! Allow 3 hours. Underage Waiver.