Coastal Hot Springs Explorer

Whales, Bears & Hot Springs are all possible seasonally in one amazing tour! Hot Springs Cove is an exciting 6 hour adventure where our captains make an effort to find wildlife including whales, black bears, seals, sea lions, puffins, sea otters, bald eagles (aerie too!) and over 20 miles of gorgeous coastline and beaches.

Hot Springs Cove, Tofino, Natural Spring Water, Covered Boat, Nature, Adventure, Tours


float Plane option

Take a guided boat trip up and fly back on a float plane from Hot Springs Cove.  This program is called Sea 2 Sky!

Get a bird's eye view of Clayoqout Sound's incredible wilderness!

250-725-2866 or 1-877-906-2326

Coastal Hot Springs Tour

Fall & Winter Pricing (Oct - Feb)
Adult - $99 / Senior 65+ & Student 13-19 - $89 /
Child 4-12 - $79 / 3 and under FREE!

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*One free infant per departure
on first come first serve basis

Spring & Summer Pricing (Mar - Sept)
Adult - $129 / Senior 65+ & Student 13-19 - $119 / Child 4-12 - $99 / 3 and under FREE!

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*One free infant per departure
on first come first serve basis


Hot Springs Departs Daily:
Spring & Summer (Mar - Sept) 10:00am / 1:00pm

May 1 - Aug 31
7:00 am departures (tend to be a Zodiac)
May 15 - Aug 31
2:30 pm departures (tend to be a Zodiac)

Fall & Winter (Oct - Feb):
Typically 10:30, but check with our office



Our hot springs tours are offered year round (weather permitting). Although we can't guarantee wildlife sightings on this adventure, you have an excellent chance to see everything. Once disembarking at the dock in Hot Springs Cove you will follow the historic cedar boardwalk through an enchanting rainforest (1.5 km). At the end of this incredible walk lies a succession of natural geothermal hot spring pools, a cascading waterfall and a stunning view of the mighty pacific ocean - an amazing daytrip for all ages! Most Hot Springs departures are scheduled aboard our cabin style vessels but Zodiacs are available upon request. During peak summer months we offer early morning departures at 7:00 am and late afternoon departures at 2:30 pm. These departures tend to be aboard Zodiacs.  There are age restrictions for children under 5 aboard Zodiacs so be sure to let us know who you are traveling with.

• A wildlife conservation fee of $3 will be added to each fare in support of maintaining the marine ecosystem in Clayoquot Sound. Ocean Outfitters donates this amount annually.
• We collect a $4 per person BC Parks fee (not for children 6 and under)
• A small Carbon Offset fee applies 

Reserve ahead for the busy summer months.
Simply call us, email us or fill in our secure booking form.


What to Bring
• Dress warmly for the Zodiac (long sleeves, pants, fleece or sweater)
• Dress comfortably for the covered vessel
• Sunglasses/sunscreen
• Good walking shoes
• Warm hats and gloves
• A camera/video/binoculars
• Gum/Mints
• A packed lunch/water/ beverage (no glass bottles please)
• Bathing suit and towel
• Backpack or daypack to carry everything
• Your smile and a true west coast spirit for adventure!