We've just returned from an unforgettable morning of crabbing & salmon fishing in the pacific ocean with our three small children, ages 5, 3 and 5 months old. We tentatively arranged this adventure knowing that we might literally be 'in over our heads' trying to manage all the excitement of an ocean adventure while making sure each of our little ones were safe & content! Fortunately Captain Steve's enthusiasm & dedication made our first family ocean experience one that we'll remember happily for years to come! Steve was determined to give our little ones a chance to catch their first salmon, taking extra time to search out pockets of fish until we finally were able to successfully catch not just one, but two beautiful salmon! After sitting and watching Hump Backed Whales off in the distance, we made our way back to shore, hauling up our trap full of crab along the way... the kid's eyes were wide with awe watching all the crab wriggle around inside the trap!
Steve was kind enough to offer his expertise in preparing the fish & crab, even coming to our cabin to show us how to fillet the salmon & clean the crab! We couldn't have asked for a more authentic, real experience! We sure enjoyed a feast of salmon & crab that evening!!
We would enthusiastically recommend doing an ocean trip with Long Beach Lodge during your next Tofino visit. The two hour duration was perfect for our young family, allowing us to have a very full west-coast experience without exhausting ourselves or the kids!
One thing to note... if you plan to fish, make sure to purchase a licence prior to the trip so that you don't waste any time doing this during your allotted time!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our luxury Oceanfront Tofino Accommodations! A luxurious beachfront resort for the discerning traveler, is perched on the edge of Cox Bay, between the pristine beauty of Pacific Rim National Park and spectacular Clayoquot Sound. This cedar-shingled lodge offers 5 star amenities and casual service in a rustic setting, creating a perfect, serene retreat from everyday responsibilities. This area has become a year-round destination for those who revel in unspoiled wilderness. Walk along endless stretches of deserted beach, hike rainforest trails, explore the galleries and shops or simply sit, relax, watch and wonder at it all.Experience the natural beauty, exceptional amenities and handcrafted cuisine at Long Beach Lodge Resort, our luxurious Tofino resort located on a beautiful beach front acreage on Vancouver Island's rugged West Coast. The Resort is set amongst the native coastal vegetation and takes full advantage of the expansive sandy beach and the open ocean with wild west coast surf... in fact it is one of the few Tofino hotels that can claim such a spectacular locale. Come view Tofino's biggest waves from the comfort of our iconic Great Room and partake in some of our award-winning cuisine!Long Beach Lodge is the ONLY resort on Cox Bay Beach offering ANY of these in-house services:full service restaurant & lounge (Great Room) surf instruction & rentals with spa-like change rooms, lockers, hot tub & sauna (Surf Club Centre) boat charter service (Marine Adventures); whale watching, bear watching and other wildlife viewing We are honored to be recognized as the #1 Vancouver Island Resort by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Reader Choice Awards AND a TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2013 winner! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Long Beach Hotel Tofino
- Long Beach Resort
- Long Beach Lodge Resort Tofino, Canada - Vancouver Island