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Black Bear Kayaking

390 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3342
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Bears by kayak trip

My husband and I went on the 4 hour bears by kayak tour and it was great. Our guide (Kevin) was... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Emily K
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Amazing experience

We booked a 4hr paddle with a visit to the Meares Island boardwalk. Our trip was to start at... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
James S
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Black Bear Kayak provides Kayak and hiking-tours around Tofino. Explore the rugged coasts of the various little islands of Clayoquot Sound and meet the wildlife at its doorstep. No experience required!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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390 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went on the 4 hour bears by kayak tour and it was great. Our guide (Kevin) was really helpful and had loads of interesting local knowledge. The kayaking was absolutely beautiful and we managed to see 3 bears (male adult, female...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We booked a 4hr paddle with a visit to the Meares Island boardwalk. Our trip was to start at 12:30. Shop staff were super pleasant. We called ahead as had some questions regarding clothing foot wear. We arrived 10 minutes early as requested and were...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

My 2 sons went in the afternoon trip including kayaking and a visit to a nearby island where they walked the old cedar trail. They had a great time and would certainly recommend Black Bear to anyone seeing to kayak!

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I loved this trip, the 2 guides were very helpful, knowledgeable and very importantly made us feel safe at all times. The kayaking can be tiresome as often paddling against currents and waves caused by boats, so I wouldn't recommend for anyone...More

Thank Baz N Suze C
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Happy we chose the kayak trip over the boat trip. The boats may get to the bears quicker, but scare them away. Because our kayaks were quieter, we were able to enjoy prime bear watching. We even saw a male territorial fight which we were...More

1  Thank Carmen M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

After i checked several kayaking companies in tofino i decided for black bear kayak and i didnt regret it! We had an awsome tour on some of the prettiest islands around tofino. The guides were really caring and also letting you enough space to paddle...More

1  Thank Fabian M
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I came from Ottawa to visit Tofino and decided to do the 4-hour tour at Black Bear with my 7 year-old daughter and my 75 year-old mother! TJ and the guide (Matt?) were both great. Knowledgeable and friendly. It helped that the weather was spectacular...More

2  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The largest act of disobedience in Canadian history took place on this island in protest of clearcutting in the 1990s. It's cool to see the place where all the people gathered in such a huge protest. The kayaking was great, along with our guide; Mat...More

1  Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Great kayak to end our vacation with. Couldn't decide if we wanted to see the bears or go kayaking and this way we got both + a seal, sea lion, and a couple of lion's mane jellyfish from the water. Made my day. If you're...More

1  Thank Kegan S
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I signed up for a 4hr bear watching kayak tour on a windy but sunny evening. The tour takes you on a boat deeper into the Clayoquot sound and then you start kayaking from there. Very shelteted and No wind! Still glassy...More

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