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T'ashii Paddle School

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“dugout canoe”(18 reviews)
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T'ashii Paddle School leads Cultural Canoe Tours in a traditional cedar dugout canoe with a cultural first-nation guide. T'ashii also runs Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tours and lessons with certified Paddle Canada Instructors
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1258 Pacific Rim Hwy | Right hand side of Jamie's Rainforest Inn, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-266-3787
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All reviews canoe trip dugout canoe first nations meares island paddling experience nuu chah nulth aboriginal culture superb guide personal stories took pictures unique experience old trees perfect weather whole family river otters his passion hour trip
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

I super strongly recommend trying the T'ashii paddle tour in Tofino!! Not only was the landscape absolutely beautiful, but hearing our guide Thomas' stories about the First Nations history, traditions, captivating tales, and in-depth knowledge of the surrounding nature was so beautiful and humbling. Not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TorieT2
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Despite a deluge of rain during the bulk of our trip, my wife and I loved every minute of our Meares Island Canoe Tour. We've previously taken kayak tours whilst on holidays, but were very happy with our choice to go with T'ashii Paddle School...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Haribo442
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on our paddle with the T’ashii tour. The canoe was huge—800 lbs!—and it was a beautiful paddling experience. Tyrrel was our guide and he was knowledgeable about the area and being on the water. It was a good experience to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fschwartz1
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We had such a wonderful experience on the Meares Island Canoe Tour. Our guide, Terrell, was very friendly, knowledgeable and a great storyteller. It felt like a real privilege to paddle in the traditional canoe and learn the history of the area, the indigenous culture...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We really enjoyed our canoeing trip to Meares Island. The tour was fun and informative, where our guide Thomas helped us with our paddling technique and told us lots of interesting stories about his tribe and about the area. A different way to experience Tofino...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We had such high expectations for this tour. Firstly we thought we would be in smaller canoes but 12 of us were put in a large dugout. We were told how to paddle and asked what our expectations were of the tour. Many wanted to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane S
Tofino S, Owner at T'ashii Paddle School, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Hi Jane, Thanks for taking the time to give us this feedback. We take pride in the unique way to explore Tla-o-qui-aht territory that we offer. We find most of our guests really enjoy the experience of being on water in the same canoes Tla-o-qui-aht...More

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We loved this trip....the harbour is very beautiful; the canoeing lots of fun; Meares Island and the trees awe inspiring. But what makes the trip special and unique are guides who share a small snippets of their culture with joy and passion Thanks Tyrell &...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Words can’t explain the experience of being out on the water with our guide, Terrel, hearing his family stories while having to paddle hard to beat the winds and current. Highly recommended, and my thanks.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 391dawnb
Reviewed June 25, 2018

This is an essential tour to do if you want to learn about the history of the area. Our guides Thomas and Tyrell were excellent as they told very informative and very personal stories about their families and the land. It was the highlight of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kelly P
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour for the whole family. Our guide Thomas provided lots of interesting history and local stories. Paddling the dug out canoe through the currents and seeing 1000 year old trees was a unique experience we will never forget.

Date of experience: June 2018
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April 5, 2018|
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Response from Tofino S | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Our dugout canoes do have seats, everyone is sitting not kneeling. The kayak tour you are talking about travels in the same area as our Coastal Canoe tour. Our tours add a unique touch with a... More
May 13, 2015|
Response from brhyzer | Reviewed this property |
This tour operator is based out of Tofino, on the west side of vancouver island. Which is a 5 hour bus ride from victoria.