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Unreal Kayak Adventure!!!

I haven't been to B.C. since the spring but I took my first trip out to Tofino to cross it off the... read more

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Amazing experience! Highly recommended.

We had such a special outing to view black bears by kayak! I can’t recommend it enough. It’s such a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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390 Main Street | with Storm Light Outfitters, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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I haven't been to B.C. since the spring but I took my first trip out to Tofino to cross it off the bucket list! I did a tour with Karly and she was the most splendid, charismatic, and energetic guide I could have asked for!!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a special outing to view black bears by kayak! I can’t recommend it enough. It’s such a simple yet elegant set up: the 6 of us on the tour boarded a small boat loaded with kayaks, and after a 20-minute, scenic ride...More

3  Thank Marion D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While on vacation in Tofino with our daughter and family, our teenage grandchildren chose the 4 hour bear watching kayak tour with this company. Being of a "mature" age I was a bit worried about a 4 hour tour and wondered how easy it would...More

2  Thank LeisureLe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great guides, small groups giving it an authentic local feel. Never kayaked before but they made the process very easy. Saw 3 bears in different locations, very unique experience. especially enjoyed beautiful scenery and quietness

2  Thank Inna P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival we were greeted by Carly who was bubbly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We booked the half day wildlife kayak trip and we were taken out in a motorboat by Paul. We arrived in the chosen area and Paul and Carly got us into the...More

1  Thank bjw33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing tour with Hunter and TJ. We saw a couple of bears up close and hung out with each bear for about 20 minutes or so. We also saw a seal swim around our kayaks, and saw porpoises and a bald eagle...More

1  Thank Swamy N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While I was a bit reluctant to embark on this tour to pry upon bears and their meal, it proved a fantastic experience as the silent approach by kayaks does not seem to impact the animals, who do not seen boats and paddlers as a...More

2  Thank XianPR
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We were lucky enough to get Markus and Carly as our 2 kayaking tour guides when we took the 4 hour trip with 2 adults and 3 kids (14, 11 & 8). They were very informative, gave us all the tips we needed as complete...More

2  Thank Clare H
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Right from the go it was a fantastic experience, very unique as no other company puts kayaks in the water to view bears. Both our captain TJ and Adam our guide were very informative and passionate about the area and it’s wildlife. A short boat...More

3  Thank WendyBateman
Reviewed August 3, 2018

My wife and I had a great adventure paddling along a stretch of rugged, remote coastline to Freedom Cove. After a quick and thorough kayaking/safety briefing from captain TJ and our guide Marcus, we started the scenic boat ride north of Tofino. Pretty soon, we...More

2  Thank Arya T
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james g
September 10, 2018|
Response from Marion D | Reviewed this property |
The price for us last week (Sept 1st) was $129 CD per person for a 4-hr excursion.
Julie H
July 19, 2018|
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Response from wanderlust1811027 | Reviewed this property |
They only run this tour at low tide as that’s when the bears come out onto the rocks. So the tour time moves each day - anytime they have a tour will be great. Low tide for us was the 5pm tour which had the bonus of sunset... More