Paddle Boarding

Paddle the Unesco Biosphere Reserve with our unique and private paddle boarding experience. Depart from Tofino Resort + Marina aboard your private boat, drop crab traps on your way out, and prepare for yourself for an S.U.P experience like no other. Take a scenic boat ride up the calm inlet waters surrounding Tofino. Once the boat is safely on anchor, deploy your S.U.P. and cruise the shallow waters in search for wildlife. On your way back to our docksretrieve your crab traps and if fishing is good, enjoy fresh crab which can be cooked at the 1909 restaurant as part of the cook your catch dinner option. 

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95% of our tours result in a whale or bear spotting. Considering the wild and unpredictable nature of Vancouver Island’s West Coast, we are proud of this.

Although this adventure is designed around the paddle boarding experience itself, there is a good chance you will see some wildlife along the way. Whales, bears, eagles and otters are very common in the water’s surrounding Tofino and with a little luck, you will get to experience these animals in their natural habitat.

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We invest in your experience which means we have safe and reliable vessels suited to your needs. Our 20.8’ Grady White Overnighter Hard Top boasts a full enclosed cabin, with heater and a 225HP Yamaha outboard motor is the perfect partner for your Paddle Boarding Adventure.

Crabbing Tofino

This is the best value if you can gather up 3 of your buddy’s. You get your own private boat, drop some crab traps on the way out, and depart on the quest for an intimate paddle boarding experience that you will remember forever. This trip will not only take you on a journey to find wildlife but is also one of the best ways to see the Clayoquot sound and surrounding area. On your way, you are may spot some whales, like Grey Whales, Humpback Whales, Proposes and Orca also Known as Killer whales. Spectacular rivers, rare waterfalls and remote lakes make this a trip that you will not forget.  Keep an eye out for bears, eagles and fish as you paddle at a safe distance from wildlife. Once you have experienced the coastline, 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.

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Tofino Fishing

Retrieve your crab or prawns traps on the way back to the dock and if fishing is good, enjoy your fresh crab cooked at the 1909 Kitchen restaurant for dinner with the only Cook Your Catch option in town. Let our chefs create a meal with your own sport caught fish + seafood. Please help us sustain future fish stocks by retaining only what you need. Includes sides + sauce.

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Tour Facts

  • Tour Duration 4 Hours

Choose between:

  • Paddle Boarding + Wildlife $600 + fees* for 4 guests
  • Paddle Boarding + Crabbing $600 + fees* for 4 guests
  • Remote Float Plane or Helicopter Call for pricing
  • *Fees: Salmon Enhancement $2.50 per person + Fuel surcharge $5.50 per person

Paddle Boarding Adventure FAQ

What to bring
  • Warm clothes (layers are best) 
  • Wet Suit (also available for rent)
  • Towel
  • Lunch (snacks provided)  
  • Camera 
  • Binoculars  
What you'll see

Although we can not guarantee the wildlife sightings below, they are very common in the water’s surrounding Tofino. With some luck, you will get to experience these animals in their natural habitat.

  • Black Bears
  • Grey Whales
  • Killer Whales
  • Humpback Whales
  • Fish Life
  • Seals
  • Sea Lions
  • Eagles
  • Dolphins (porpoise)
  • And a lot more

If you want to get intimate with the natural surroundings of Tofino you will not be disappointed. 

Will I get wet?

Maybe. We have rental wet suits available for $25. The ocean and remote lakes & rivers can be very cold so we do encourage you to wear a wet suit.

Paddle Boarding Adventure

+ Cook Your Catch

Retrieve your crab or prawns traps on the way back to the dock and if fishing is good, enjoy your fresh crab cooked at the 1909 Kitchen restaurant for dinner with the only Cook Your Catch option in town. Let our chefs create a meal with your own sport caught fish + seafood. Please help us sustain future fish stocks by retaining only what you need. Includes sides + sauce.

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Paddle Boarding + Crabbing + Cook Your Catch