On this spectacular half day adventure you and your guide will explore Vargas Island Provincial Park

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This wilderness destination gives you the perfect chance to quickly escape the crowds of Tofino and explore rugged and breathtaking west coast beaches in search of wildlife and so much more.


The activity level for this tour is recommended for the “Intermediate hikerand is for someone who wanting an educational and wilderness experience. Most of the hiking is relatively easy beach walking and rough rainforest trail.

All of our tours are private which means that our rates are listed on a per person basis.

1 Guest: $450.00

2 Guests: $225.00

3 Guests: $160.00

4 Guests: $125.00

You and your expert local guide will begin this nature tour by sea as you head into Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with your own private boat and captain. Then you will be dropped off on the west side of Vargas Island with your guide where you will begin the land and walking portion of this interpretive tour.

  • Offered: April to October / weather dependent
  • Trail Distance: 4km
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Elevation Loss/Gain: 1-10 meters
  • Quality of Trails: wilderness trail, beach
  • Physical Requirements: good level of fitness
  • Meeting Location: You will meet your guide and boat at First Street Dock in downtown Tofino
  • Local wilderness guide
  • Private boat and captain
  • Use of trekking poles
  • Provincial Park Fees
  • Lightweight hiking shoes
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Gratuity for your guide


“Due to its close proximity to Tofino, Vargas Island Provincial Park in Clayoquot Sound is a very popular paddling and wilderness camping destination. Visitors also come here for the exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities offered, including the chance to see Gray whales in the area around Ahous Bay. Naturalists are drawn to this area every spring as the Gray whales pass by the island on their way to summer feeding grounds in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea.

– BC Parks