A relaxing get away in the sheltered waters of the Ucluelet harbour. With the possibility of viewing Seals, Sea Lions, Bald Eagles and Black Bears. At low tides we'll explore the shoreline while learning about the unique creatures and ecology of the intertidal zone. If you're a family with young children or are looking to explore the quaint fishing village of Ucluelet but only have a limited time; this is the trip for you.
Fully guided by professional, certified sea kayak guides. Listen to stories and learn about the incredible wildlife, and natural environment of Barkley Sound.
Tour length: 2.5 hours. Enjoy approximately 2 hours on the water.
(Ucluelet kayak tours are available June 1st to September 30th)
Suitable to all experience levels.
*2 passenger minimum to confirm tours, all passengers must be 5 years or older
What to Bring (The Quick and Dirty):
Water, snacks, camera and make sure you are comfortable and prepared for the weather.
Please do not bring any valuable items you do not want to be as a sacrifice to the ocean.
light layer, warm layer and rain jacket (or wind breaker)
Jeans and cotton clothing are NOT recommended. Synthetic and natural fibres that do not loose insulation when wet (ex. Merino wool and fleece) or other quick dry materials are recommended.
sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
Due to glare off the water it is important to bring sun protection. Often overcast and foggy days are the nastiest days for UV exposure.
2.5 hour tours: any comfortable footwear (sneakers, running shoes, sandals, etc)
All of our tours launch from a floating dock allowing feet to stay dry on our 2.5 hour tours which do not involve getting out of the kayaks.
We do our best to keep your feet dry but we do paddle in a marine environment so there is potential for your feet to get wet. The Big Tree Trail on Meares Island is mostly boardwalk but sections are a forest trail which can be challenging in flip flops.
PROVIDED BY PADDLE WEST
waterproof dry bag
all necessary paddling and safey equipment
It is not necessary to bring a backpack with you. Anything that needs to stay dry can be packed into a dry bag, and all else is best stored in a a grocery bag. Backpacks can be accomdated and will be stored in a water-tight hatch that cannot be accessed while on the water.