TOFINO HOT SPRINGS TOURS
There is nothing more relaxing than spending time soaking in a natural geothermal hot spring! Hop aboard the Hot Springs Cove tour to Maquinna Provincial Park, 27 nautical miles north of Tofino. Travel by boat to Hot Springs Cove or ask about our sea-to-sky trip. Once arrived at the dock, walk the 1.5 km boardwalk trail through old growth forest. The walk in is half the fun, the trees are so beautiful and the path is a cedar boardwalk with carved out ship names and messages from previous guests. 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. Enjoy the vast Pacific Ocean views and the crash of the waves as you relax in the Hot Springs pools. Bring your picnic lunch!
The Tofino Hot Springs Tour includes soaking in the Hot Springs, walking through the rainforest on a cedar boardwalk, viewing marine wildlife and a scenic boat ride through Clayoquot Sound. This tour should be on your Tofino Must do List!
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HOT SPRINGS COVE TOUR RATES
Spring & Summer Rates (April 1, 2019 - September 31, 2019)
$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
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HOT SPRINGS DEPARTURE TIMES
Winter & Spring: 11:00 am
Summer (July & August): 9:00 am & 12:00 pm
Our Hot Springs Tours are offered year round (weather permitting) from Tofino, British Columbia. 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 (1.2 mi) or allow 30 - 40 minutes. 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 are outhouses and 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’ve got 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’s truly a special place. After some serious soaking, head back to the dock to catch your ride home. The return trip home is no ordinary boat ride. Often times wildlife can be seen, such as grey whales, killer whales, bald eagles, sea otters, sea lions and wolves along the coastal shores of Clayoquot Sound.
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.
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.
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.
Online bookings must be made 24 hours in advance, to book a tour in the next 24 hours please call our office to book (250) 725-2132.
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.
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.