In Response to COVID-19

Due to community concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 to the Hesquiaht First Nation village in Hot Springs Cove, Maquinna Marine Provincial Park will be closed until further notice as per the request of the Ahousaht First Nation and the Hesquiaht First Nation. During this closure there will be no access to the park, to the hot springs and park facilities. BC Parks will continue to monitor the situation and will make updates to the Tofino Resort + Marina website as needed. Your cooperation is appreciated to keep the members of the local community safe.

Hot Springs Cove

We are currently not taking bookings for the Hot Springs Cove Tour at this time. If you would like to contact us for more information on what our Hot Springs Tour entails, you can email us. We look forward to welcoming all guests again when Hot Springs Cove reopens.

Description of the Hot Springs Cove Tour Experience

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 along a 1.5km cedar boardwalk through majestic old-growth forest on the way to these enchanting hot springs.

Be sure to review our FAQ section at the bottom of the page before booking.

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Carl, June 2018

“The Hot Springs Tour was amazing. Our guide Ike was great and very knowledgeable. So much wildlife on the way to the Hot Springs. We even saw a whale on the way back. Would definitely recommend!” 

Tofino Whale Watching

We invest in your experience which means we have brand new vessels. Our spacious 12 seat boats ensure you are not fighting the crowds to take in the coastal of the views. We guarantee a stress-free and intimate experience making your trip unforgettable.

We have both uncovered and covered options. So, you don’t need to worry if the weather is a little wet.

The Black Fish

Covered Boat

The whales don’t mind it when it is a little wet outside and neither do our boats. If you prefer, you can enjoy the trip in our covered boat.

Tour Facts

  • Tour Duration 4.5 - 5 Hours


  • Adults $139 + fees*
  • Senior + Youth $129 + fees*
  • Children (3-12) $109 + fees*
  • *Fees: Salmon Enhancement $2.50 per person + Fuel surcharge $5.50 per person + Park Fee $4.00 per person

Daily Winter Schedule (March-October)

  • 7:00am
  • 1:00pm

Hot Springs Cove FAQ

What to bring
  • Warm clothes (layers are best) 
  • Bathing suite / towel
  • Lunch (snacks provided) 
  • Water 
  • Camera 
  • Binoculars  
  • Water shoes (not required but might be a nice to have item)
Trip Timeline
  • 1-hour boat ride to get to destination.
  • 30-45-minute boardwalk into the hot springs (for persons of average fitness).
  • 2-hour Soak in hot springs/enjoy the view from the point of Hot Springs Cove.
  • 30-45-minute boardwalk back to the dock for pick up.
  • 1-hour boat ride back to the dock. 

Although the 1.5 km board walk is well maintained and considered an easy hike, persons with mobility issues should take note of the length and stairs within the trail. In general, most people have no trouble completing the hike in, which can take between 30-40 minutes for persons of average fitness. The Hot Springs Cove hike is not suitable for wheelchairs. The natural rock descending to the hot spring pools can be slippery and uneven, please be cautious. This section may be difficult for people with mobility issues.


Hot Springs Cove is a remote destination within Maquinna Marine Provincial Park. There is no potable water access or services. Hot Springs Cove does have out houses and changing rooms. The water is very hot, please be mindful of the time spent within the pools and be sure to stay hydrated. The boardwalk and rocks can be slippery at times, please take caution.