Clayoquot Connections

Fun, Affordable, Family Oriented Marine Tours

Value & Private Tours

'Big Tree Trail' Meares Island (unguided)

Take a short cruise to Meares Island for an unguided walk on the Big Tree Trail. The boardwalk winds through the lush old growth temperate rain-forest highlighting some of Canada's biggest and oldest trees. You can find more info on this tour in the 'Island Hiking Drop Offs' page. 

This is not the biggest tree, I have a pciture of it on the next 'page'.

This is not the biggest tree, I have a pciture of it on the next 'page'.

Adults $30.

Youth (4-12) $20.

Seniors & Students $25.

Babies Free

To Book this tour on-line click button, it will take you our booking agent's secure site. We book and work from Jamie's Whaling Station in Tofino, the same page can be found at Jamies.com.

NOTE; Adults & Students pay an additional $5.00 

trail access fee to Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations. Seniors & kids are exempt.

Departures are on demand; min. 2 Adult fares.

There is an optional 3km (2 mile) 'loop' hike beyond the boardwalk; if its wet bring your gum-boots.

Duration approx.1.5 hrs for the 1.2 km. boardwalk and 2.5 hrs for the longer 'Loop Trail'.

Thank you for supporting First Nations and their efforts in maintaining and sharing old growth forests.

Sunset Cruise

NOTE: To ensure safe cruises during the Winter season Sunset Cruises will depart 1.5 hrs before Sunset and will be returning just after Sunset. You will be in the safety of the Tofino Harbour and back before dark.

Photo courtsey of Wayne Barnes.

Photo courtsey of Wayne Barnes.

Adults $45.00

Seniors/Students $40.00

Youth (4-12) 30.00

Babies Free

Note: Tour requires a min. $120 threshold payment to depart, if other guests join the tour you will be refunded to the above rates.


To Book this tour on-line click button, it will take you our booking agent's secure site. We book and work from Jamie's Whaling Station in Tofino, the same page can be found at Jamies.com.

Sunset cruise picture of 'KLECO' courtesy of Wayne Barnes.

Sunset cruise picture of 'KLECO' courtesy of Wayne Barnes.

Departure time is 1.5 hours prior to sunset, weather permitting and dress warmly.

Voyages are subject to weather conditions and may be altered to the skipper's discretion.

Duration 1½- 2 Hours

Harbour Tour

Get the best view of the Tofino waterfront, a hub of history, culture, and wildlife with incredible scenery! Checkout the active Eagle's nest at Strawberry Isle as we cruise through the passages of this unique harbour while hearing of Clayoquot's rich history and the wonders of nature.  

We often get close enough to several Bald Eagles and Harbour Seals for incredible photo opportunities;

however, from September through October Eagle sightings are less common. Sea Lions are often seen during the Spring and Summer right at the wharf where we operate from. On rare occasions both Grey Whales and Orcas (Killer Whales) pass through the harbour.

Looking across Tofino harbour to Meares Island.

Looking across Tofino harbour to Meares Island.

Adults $45.00

Seniors/Students $40.00

Youth (4-12) 30.00

Babies Free

Note: Tour requires a min. $120 threshold payment to depart, if other guests join the tour you will be refunded to the above rates.

Klelco cruising into Lemmens Inlet on Meares Island, courtesy of Wayne Barnes..

Klelco cruising into Lemmens Inlet on Meares Island, courtesy of Wayne Barnes..

To Book this tour on-line click button, it will take you our booking agent's secure site. We book and work from Jamie's Whaling Station in Tofino, the same page can be found at Jamies.com.

Prepare by dressing in warm outdoor clothing, and come prepared with all your unanswered questions

about the coast!

Duration approx. 1.5 Hours

Specialty Tours (2.5 hrs)

Special Price Offer; 3 guests can go for $200

#1 Freedom Cove (aka. Catherine's Garden) There is an additional $10 fee per person.

Beautiful Catherine's floating garden just North of Meares Island.

Beautiful Catherine's floating garden just North of Meares Island.

We journey North of Meares Island to hidden Freedom Cove for an unforgettable ’out of this world’ experience. You’ll meet Catherine & Wayne the renowned artists who have built a stunningly awesome floating home/garden complex featured in a number of magazines and TV shows throughout the world. You’ll feel their warm and genuine hospitality as they guide you through their own personalized Shangri-La and tell you about their ‘off the grid’ lifestyle; simply inspiring!

#2 Lennard Island Roundabout

Established in 1904, this legendary Light-House has stood as the guardian to the Tofino harbour entrance for over 110 years! We’ll navigate the rugged outer islands of the harbour to pass under Lennard Island’s famous light-tower, then enter an amazing calmer tidal lagoon full of sea-life and home to a harbour seal colony. Spectacular views of Clayoquot, wildlife, and the Light-Tower provide fantastic photo opportunities.

Lennard Island Light-house in Clayoquot Sound,.

Lennard Island Light-house in Clayoquot Sound,.

#3 Lemmens Inlet Excursion

This tour is full of local history. Cruise by local oyster farms in sheltered Lemmens Inlet within Meares Island and listen to Dennis as he tells you all about Adventure Cove. Learn about how American explorer John Gray’s actions late in the 18th century at Fort Deviance in Clayoquot Sound led to major historical and political consequences. Bring your camera!

Cruising through island passages near Tofino.

Cruising through island passages near Tofino.

#4 Beach Combing Adventure (guided)

We Cruise to a remote beach within pristine Vargas Island Provincial Park to anchor in a sheltered remote cove, Sink your toes in the sand, investigate tidal pools, find exotic sea-shells, and just relax. If you want bring a lunch, its a great opportunity for an unforgettable picnic. This is the skippers favourite adventure. (I gotta get some more pictures.)

Beachcombing on Vargas Island.  The photo below is the same point at sunset.

Beachcombing on Vargas Island. The photo below is the same point at sunset.

All Specialty Tour prices

$75 per person, $200 min threshold to go.

Special Price Offer; 3 guests can go for $200; call for more details. 250 726-8789


Departures are on demand; require a min. $200. fare threshold to depart.


Prepare by dressing in warm outdoor clothing.

Duration approx. 2 ½ Hours.

Note: For the Beach Combing Tour, Ahousat First Nations is asking for a voluntary payment to access their traditional territories. It is $10 per day per person or a max of $40 per day for groups of 4 or more, you would receive a receipt.

Sunset at Lennard Island in Clayoquot Sound.

Sunset at Lennard Island in Clayoquot Sound.