There is nothing more relaxing than spending time soaking in a natural geothermal hot spring with a view of the Pacific Ocean! Hop aboard the Hot Springs Cove Tour on a Covered Cabin Cruiser Boat to Maquinna Provincial Park, 27 nautical miles north of Tofino. Once your driver delivers you at the dock, you walk 2 km (30 minutes) on a cedar boardwalk trail through old growth forest. At the Hot Springs, you have two hours to soak your worries away in the succession of pools. As the tide comes in some pools get cooler while others are far enough away to stay pleasantly warm. Be sure to splash around under the waterfall. After two hours of some serious soaking you walk back to the dock to and meet your driver. You boat back to Tofino. Whales are not guaranteed on this tour but we often see Grey Whales, Sea Lions and Sea Otters on this tour and we will do our best to show you as much wildlife as we can. The Hot Springs Cove Tour is offered year round, depending on weather and sea conditions. We also offer a Sea to Sky Hot Springs Tour for guests who want to boat up and fly back to Tofino. Looking for more adventure? Ask about our open vessel options to boat up to Hot Springs Cove!

HOT SPRINGS COVE TOUR RATES

  • $138.00 – Adult 

  • $128.00 - Senior (65+)/Student(19+)/Youth(13-18)

  • $99.00 - Child (4 - 12)

  • Free - Ages 3 + under

Prices do not include tax (5% GST) + fees

HOT SPRINGS DEPARTURE TIMES 

Summer (July & August): 9:00 am & 12:00 pm

TOUR DURATION: 6 hours

*Read our Cancellation Policy.

*Read our Guarantee for Sightings.

Tour Details:

Our Tofino Hot Springs Tours departures are scheduled aboard our heated cabin style vessel the Hootla Kootla, but open Boston Whaler boats are available upon request in the spring and summer. Be prepared for some walking! The Hot Springs are accessed via a boardwalk that winds through old-growth rainforest for just under 2 km, please allow 30 minutes to walk both ways from the dock to the springs. There are some stairs but the boards of the walkway are carved with the names of ships that have visited the park, making for an entertaining walk. When you arrive at the Hot Springs there is a washroom, change rooms and a covered seating area. Be prepared for a little rock scrambling. The Hot Springs mineral pools are nestled in a rocky shoreline, fed by a cascade of warm water running from the forest. Once you are in the hot springs, you have your choice of several pools, that decrease in temperature the closer you get to the ocean. From the waterfall splashing into the pools, to the trees towering on cliffs all around, to the view of the ocean and wide, open sky above – it is truly a special place. Don’t forget to arrive with you lunch or snacks and water to drink for the day.

What you need to know:

  • This exciting 6 hour Hot Springs Tour departs daily from Tofino on our heated 30' covered cabin cruiser.

  • Experienced, qualified and passionate skippers to answer all your questions.

  • Departure times are daily at 11:00. Summer Month (July + August): 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.

  • We provide a Mustang Survival Inflatable PDF to wear on the vessel.

  • This tour is not suitable for women who are pregnant and people with serious back or neck injury's. Please let us know of any conditions when you book your tour.

  • How hot are the Hot Springs: 50 degrees Celsius!

  • There are 2 composting toilet facilities at the springs - one at dock and another at the Hot Springs.

  • A change room is available and provides guests a dry place to leave your belongings.

  • The Hot Springs Cove boardwalk is 2 km and can be slippery and wet so wear good footwear and be mindful of the boardwalk conditions. The boardwalk includes numerous sections of stairs and has many steps that could be physically challenging for some visitors. Access to the pools is through a rock strewn area and may also pose challenges due to the uneven footing.

  • There are no stores or facilities to purchase items or food so please come prepared for a 6 hour Hot Springs Cove adventure.

  • There is no garbage pick up at the park, anything you bring with you must be packed out with you.

  • Occasionally, in the spring and summer our Hot Springs Tours are operated aboard an open Boston Whaler vessel. You are provided with protective floatation suits, gloves and toques.

  • The Tofino Hot Springs are naturally sulphurous, so expect a natural aroma.

  • During winter high tides at Hot Springs Cove, we avoid times of high tides and high swells for your safety. Be advised that tours could be cancelled due to sea conditions. 

  • Dogs are not permitted in the Hot Springs park.

What to bring on your Hot Springs Tour:

  • Good Walking shoes.

  • Picnic lunch and water, there are no stores at Hot Springs Cove.

  • Bathing suit and towel.

  • We like to wear Teva Sandals or water shoes in the springs, rocks can be slippery.

  • Backpack for your gear.

  • Please bring your rain gear if the weather is wet.

  • A watch or timepiece so you can be back from the hot springs to the dock for your ride back to Tofino.

  • Warm layers for the boat ride.

Important Information

  • Make sure you read our booking policies before processing your reservation.

  • Check in time for the Hot Springs Tour is 30 minutes prior to departure time at our office at 411 Campbell Street. 

  • An eco wildlife conservation fee of $3 will be added to each fare in support of maintaining the ecosystem in Clayoquot Sound.  

  • We collect your $3.00 per person BC Park Fee (children under 6 are free).

  • Add 5% GST tax to all tours. 

  • We reserve the right to add a fuel surcharge (currently $6.00).

  • Multi-tour discounts, 10% off second and additional tours

  • Group rates available for 10 or more. 

  • Reservations are recommended. 

  • When booking online you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of your booking. 

  • This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. 

  • Prices are subject to change.

  • Parking is available on our property but if the lot is full here is some parking information. 

Vessel Information

A 30 foot deluxe custom built covered cabin cruiser with extra wide padded seats, a heater, state of the art navigational equipment and an extra large stern viewing deck to spot wildlife.

We recommend advance reservations on all our tours Call us 1.888.474.2288

Want to boat one way and take a float plane other way? Check out our Tofino Sea to Sky option.

Read about Sunset Magazine’s epic adventure up to the Hot Springs with us!


HOT SPRINGS COVE TOURS


GUEST TESTIMONIALS

Hoping your entire staff knows that Jerry and I had the most wonderful time of our lives sailing out to the mineral hot springs with our fabulous Captain Tim! He totally MADE THE DAY for us with his chit chat about the area and it’s history! He actively scanned the horizon for surfacing whales spouting their mist through their blow holes. We probably saw 9-12 whales that day! Between the convivivial conversation and various wildlife sightings, i was the most happy and content of passengers! Thank you, thank you! This trip was the highlight of our vacation! WE WILL BE BACK!!
— Cathy
We went out with a great skipper, who did everything he could to let us experience wildlife on the way to the hot springs. We saw two bears, plenty of bald-headed eagles and a grey whale and her calf. Wonderful day. Really good value for money despite the fact that it is a bit of an investment.
— Tobias