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Seaboard Wonderland

Several years ago, I accompanied a group of Boys Scouts on a weeklong sea kayaking trip in... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Olympia, Washington

The beauty is breathtaking and the people are friendly. It is a trek to get to Tofino and beyond... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Calgary, Canada
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“bald eagles”(8 reviews)
Clayoquot Sound is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Major inlets include Sydney Inlet, Shelter Inlet, Herbert Inlet, Bedwell Inlet, Lemmens Inlet, and Tofino Inlet. Major islands include...more
331 Neill St, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Several years ago, I accompanied a group of Boys Scouts on a weeklong sea kayaking trip in Clayoquot Sound. We had a wonderful time. The seas were kind, the scenery was stupendous and the wilderness camping was astounding! This is a beautiful, near-pristine part of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

The beauty is breathtaking and the people are friendly. It is a trek to get to Tofino and beyond and it is worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DCE77
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Clayoquot means the people who changed or the people who are different... This refers to two distinct First Nations groups with different traditions and languages who joined together to become one group. This is the body of water you'll travel on for bear spotting. You'll...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We had two great boat trip in the sound, one to see bears and the other to see whales. In fact we saw both bears and orcas on our first trip, but no whales on the second, but we did see sea otters and lots...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diana089
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful trip through the Sound. While not as lucky as others in terms of wildlife sightings the scenery is truly magnificent. Get on a boat and go and explore!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Matvl
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We sailed along the inlet watching bears eating seafood from under the rocks. It was magical. We saw a deer swimming, porpoises circled our boat. The seals played together and the sea lions honked noisily. A group of sea otters dived beneath the surface when...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank ilovetouring
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We kayaked through Clayoquot Sound. It is peaceful and a beautiful piece of nature. A place to spend some time and take it all.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Takingeachroad
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We went out on a RIB. Loads of fun. Saw several bald eagles in the tops of trees and sitting on rocks. Watched a couple of black bears on the shoreline foraginng for food. Views were fantastic. Had a great time.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank martinbP1686NO
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Take a trip out into the Sound to see wildlife. It is quiet and beautiful and you will see bears, and eagles.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MaryEllenTravels
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Very nice views with beautiful trees, water and birds. We did not have time to boat in the area, but enjoyed the very relaxing views.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SUE H
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Response from April Joy B | Reviewed this property |
Unpredictable. Dress in layers . Water is always cold. Anyone I have ever observed in water paddle boarding or surfing definitely had a wet suit on even in summer months. Gorgeous place!
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Response from Douglas W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, although the ocean is noted for being rough there are protected coves. It should be a great place to kayak and has every possible convenience.