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Experience Kayaking Like Never Before

Kayaking on Vancouver Island with Paddle West Kayaking offers you an experience of the west coast that is truly unforgettable! Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Clayoquot Sound and Barkley Sound, while getting up close and personal with the nature and wildlife that has made the west coast of Vancouver Island one of the worlds premiere kayaking destinations.

Operating out of two waterfront locations in both Tofino (Clayoquot Sound) and Ucluelet (Barkley Sound), Paddle West Kayaking offers a series of professionally guided kayak day tours, as well as kayak rentals and customized overnight tours designed for everyone from beginners to veteran paddlers.

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Tofino Tours Include: 

On our “Islands” kayaking tour you’ll explore beautiful Tofino shorelines and island channels while enjoying the breathtaking sights of Tofino’s surrounding waterways. This is the perfect kayak tour if you only have a couple hours but still want to experience the scenery and wildlife Tofino is famous for.
2.5 hours

On our “Rainforest” kayaking and walking tour, dip your paddle into the pristine sparkling waters of Clayoquot Sound on route to explore the Meares Island Tribal Parks “Big Tree Trail”. While on Meares you’ll take a guided walk through the lush temperate rainforest to view ancient (1000+ year old!) red cedars and stand in awe amongst some of Canada’s largest trees. If possible we recommend booking this tour well in advance as this is our most popular Tofino kayak tour!
4 hours

Our “Clayoquot Sound” kayaking tour is the perfect way to escape the crowds and discover the breathtaking natural beauty of Tofino’s Clayoquot Sound. Whether kayaking along the beautiful sandy shores of Vargas Island or paddling up Lemmens Inlet surrounded by the towering old growth of Meares Island; our Discover Clayoquot trip will leave you with a sense of awe for one of the worlds premiere sea kayaking destinations. Highly recommended for those with a decent level of fitness who are looking for a bit more time to explore this amazing environment. Each trip involves about an hour on land to rest, have lunch, and explore.
6 hours