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 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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The Black Fish

Our spacious 12 seat boat ensures 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 to the Hot Springs unforgettable.

The Black Fish is a covered boat with a little viewing platform. So, you don’t need to worry if the weather is a little wet.

Tour Facts

  • Tour Duration 6 Hours
  • Availability Year-round
  • Guests up to 12


  • Per Person $229 + fees*
  • $16 fuel surcharge
  • $17 stewardship
  • $3 access fee (all funds go to the hosting nation, Ahousaht)
  • 1% Tribal Park Allies supports the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation in the restoration and guardianship of their lands.
  • 1% eco fees supports the protection and conservation of wild salmon populations in Clayoquot Sound.
  • 5% GST

Hot Springs Cove FAQ

What to bring
  • Water shoes or shoes with grip — the springs can be very slippery
  • Warm clothes (layers are best) 
  • Bathing suite / towel
  • Bathrobe (nice to have item)
  • Lunch (we have picnic lunches available for purchase, inquire at or through the booking platform) 
  • Water 
  • Camera 
  • Binoculars  
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.