enjoy a hot soak in the springs and wildlife viewing along the way
Hot Springs Cove
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the Hot Springs Cove remains closed until further notice. At this time no pre-bookings are accepted for this tour.
This 6-6.5 hour day trip will give you a deep impression of the beauty of Tofino’s West Coast and its wildlife.
A 1.5 to 2 hr boat-ride will take you to the remote Hot Springs Cove, located in the Maquinna Marine Provincial Park. Hike a 2km Boardwalk through the impressive rainforest with its old growth trees. The trail will lead you to the springs where you can enjoy the geothermal pools, the waterfall and the incredible view of the ocean. Have a relaxing bath in the hot water (42C) or a refreshing bath in the cool ocean water.
We also get the chance to watch wildlife along the way to the springs. Sightings may include whales, sea lions, seals, sea otters, bald eagles and other sea birds. It is a great bonus to this trip and we are always excited to see which wildlife we might come across.
You get all in one trip: exciting wildlife, impressive rainforest and relaxing hot springs.
30 minutes before departure.
Please be ready and prepared for your trip (already have everything you need with you) when you get to us.
What to bring:
For the hot springs: bring enough food and water for the trip, bathing suit and towels, comfortable shoes with good grip for the board walk and optional are water shoes for inside the hot pools. For the boat ride: be dressed in warm clothes (long pants, long sleeve shirt, warm sweater or jacket, long pants, closed shoes, NO flip-flops or sandals), Sunglasses & Sunscreen, your Camera!
Children must be at least 8 years old.
The maximum weight and body measurements to fit our largest flotation suit:
Weight: 125kg-160kg, Chest: 137cm-147cm, Waist:122cm-127cm
The 2km trail to the hot springs includes numerous stairs (about 800 steps) which may be physically challenging for some people. To get into the hot water pools can also be challenging for some people as there are large slippery rocks you have to climb over. Some level of fitness is required.
! Because this tour goes out onto the open ocean it is not suitable for people with serious medical conditions including but not limited to, back or neck injuries, recent surgery, and/or current or suspected pregnancy.
Adults (19+): $179
Seniors (65+): $169
Youth (13-18): $169
Children (8-12): $159
The following Tax and Fees will be added to the above listed price:
5% GST (goods & Services Tax)
$10 Fuel Surcharge per person
A $3 Park Entry Fee which every guest has to pay for visiting the hot springs cove which are located in the Maquinna Marina Provincial Park. This fee will be collected by us.
A Wildlife and Ocean Conservation Fee of $2 per person in support of protecting marine wildlife and the waters of Clayoquot Sound.
Multi-tour discounts available!
We give a $10 discount per person for a second tour and $20 for a third tour. This discount will be applied at the time of payment which is in our office on the day of your tour.
Hot Spring Pools