The Adventure

the ocean beckons

From paddling into waves on a surfboard to soaking in ancient hot springs, from catching a 40-pound salmon to watching whales breach and smash back into the sea, Tofino brims with activities for every taste.   

  • The Ultimate Adventure

    4 hours

    The Ultimate Adventure

    Set out for a west coast adventure in your own private boat. Drop some crab traps on the way out, and depart on the quest for an intimate experience of your choice. This trip will not only take you on a journey to find whales, bears or fish, but also is one of the best ways to see the Clayoquot sound. Miraculous coast lines, rugged points and exciting weather make this a trip that you will not forget. Once you have experienced the coast line, retrieve your crab traps on the way back to the dock and if fishing is good enjoy fresh crab cooked at the 1909 restaurant for dinner (additional charge). 

    Choose between the following options
    • Whale Watching + Crabbing
    • Bear Watching + Crabbing
    • Fishing + Crabbing
    • 6:00am
    • 11:00am
    • 4:00pm
    • $ 600 + taxes (for up to 4 people)
  • Whale Watching


    Whale Watching

    Calling all adventure seekers and nature dwellers: this tour connects you with the rugged West Coast waters. Take in scenic vistas on your way to whale-feeding grounds near Flores, Vargas and Long Beach. Spot cetaceans, and learn about the region’s dynamic ecosystems. The Pacific Ocean brims with orcas, grey and humpback whales, as well as harbour seals, sea lions, sea otters and porpoises—plus, an abundance of birdlife from puffins and blue herons to bald eagles.

    Please note, the Zodiac boat is not suitable for children under 145cm or pregnant women.

    • Adults $109
    • Youth $89
    • Senior $89
    • Child (3-12) $79
    Daily Schedule
    • 10:00am
    • 1:00pm
    • 4:00pm
    *Subject to tax.
  • Bear Watching


    Bear Watching

    Traverse along the inlet waters of Clayoquot Sound—minutes from the dock— and track bears as they scavenge for rock crab in their natural habitat. Riding in open-concept boats gives you the best possible opportunity for sighting bears, and our knowledgeable guides are the resource for all your questions. This tour stays in the inlet, so waters will be flat and calm. Great for all ages! Keep your eyes open—you’ll spot so much more than bears alone.

    Please note, the Zodiac boat is not suitable for children under 145cm or pregnant women.

    • Adults $109
    • Youth $89
    • Seniors $89
    • Children (3-12) $79
    Daily Departures
    • Daily schedule is dependent on the tides.
    *Subject to tax.
  • Hot Springs Cove


    Hot Springs Cove

    Hop aboard the Hot Springs Cove Tour to experience these natural pools, fed by ethereal geothermal waterfalls. Take in a scenic 30-nautical-mile boat ride where you’ll see beautiful coastal wildlife, and wander through a majestic old-growth forest on the way to these enchanting hot springs.

    • Adults $139
    • Youth $119
    • Seniors $119
    • Children (3-12) $99
    Spring Schedule (until March 31st)
    • Everyday
    • 9:00am
    • *Groups of 6+ can book anytime
    Summer Schedule (April 1st-Oct 15th)
    • Everyday
    • 7:00am
    • 1:30pm
    *Subject to provincial park fee and tax.
  • Guided Fishing

    4 hours

    Guided Fishing

    For thousands of years, fishing has been the lifeblood of Clayoquot Sound. Today, we can put together a trip to suit whatever you’re after. We offer fresh and salt water charters for halibut, salmon, steelhead, trout and tuna; available by boat, walk and wade, float, heli-fishing, or float plane. Local services can smoke your catch of the day—and you can enlist our talented team of chefs to prepare your prize catch for dinner. Half and full day rates available. Contact the Marine Adventure Centre for more details.

    • $150 per hour
    Custom Trips
    • Full day charters can be booked by contacting us at marine Adventure Centre
    *Subject to tax. Trip can accommodates a maximum of 3 guests.

Named after Tofino’s first post office which opened in 1909, join us in the dining room—or on our waterfront patio—for delectable share plates set against spectacular ocean and mountain views.

Pull up a chair at this local mainstay which happens to be Tofino’s only pub. Relax on the waterfront patio as you share your tales of the day. Bring the kids if you like—minors are welcome until 10pm.

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The Marina

drop anchor & it’s plain sailing

Dock at Tofino’s newest marina, conveniently located right in town. We’ll take care of all your needs while you explore “Tough City.” As the only marina accepting vessels up to 130 feet on the west coast of Vancouver Island, we look forward to having you drop anchor with us.