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Hot Springs Explorer from Tofino

The Hot Springs Explorer tour is the ultimate adventure for nature lovers and hikers of all ages showcasing an array of secret coves, waterfalls, abundant wildlife and, of course, a natural hot spring.

This action-packed tour combines a visit to some hot springs with a whale watching excursion (weather conditions permitting) and a selection of other scenic highlights.

Hot Springs Cove, a natural hot spring, is located in Maquinna Provincial Park at the remote north end of Clayoquot Sound, 32km away from Tofino.

The journey there, passes through remote passages and takes in sea caves, an eagle's nest, a seabird nesting island (dependent on time of season) and maybe even the chance to see a black bear or two, feeding at the coast.

Once you arrive on shore, a magical 2km hike through ancient rainforest is where you will find the amazing natural hot springs which, in places, reach temperatures of 50C/110F.

After this sensational experience you will head out to sea in search of whales and other marine life.

With a friendly and knowledgeable guide leading the way throughout, you will certainly connect with your stunning surroundings throughout this tour.

Experience Includes

  • Invigorating tour exploring Maquinna Provincial Park
  • An incredible soak in the natural hot springs
  • Scenic covered or Zodiac boat ride with plenty of wildlife viewing opportunites
  • Zodiac tour includes mustang floater suit, toque and gloves.
  • Covered tour includes mustang floater vest, toque and gloves.
  • Guided walk through magnificent rainforest
  • Friendly, expert guide

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel transfers
  • Tips and optional gratuities
  • Refreshments


Daily, April to September.

Departure location

51 Wharf Street, Tofino, British Columbia.

Start times

Departure times are keyed to daily tides, exact departure time will be advised upon reconfirmation locally.


Around 6.5 - 7 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • If cancelled 14 day or less - 100% non-refundable.
  • The exact departure time is based on tidal times and will be advised locally upon reconfirmation however it's normally an early afternoon departure and a sunset return.
  • The exact route is subject to change depending on local conditions.
  • Minimum child age is 3 years old.
  • Sightings of specific wildlife cannot be guaranteed.
  • Please note there is a $4 + GST BC Parks Fee to visit the Hot Springs payable locally.
  • The tour may be cancelled or schedules altered according to weather conditions and tides.
  • Hotel transfers are not included.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.