HELLO NATURE ADVENTURE TOURS —Hello Nature Adventure Tours

Hello Nature Adventure Tours most conveniently docks out of the Canadian Princess Lodge Marina. Walk steps from your room and join the comfort and convenience of Hello Nature Adventure Tours. Kayaking and hiking tours range from short half-day tours to week-long adventures. Explore the Barkley Sound, the Broken Group Island and the Pacific Rim National Park with Hello Nature Adventure Tours. Whether you are an experienced or novice sea kayaking and/or hiker looking for a new and exciting adventure or someone who is not really sure what the west coast of Vancouver Island is all about, they will find the right experience for you.

Ucluelet Harbour (Kayaking) 

Exploring for sightings of bears, deer, eagles or just relaxing in the Small Craft Harbour while looking at fishing boats and learning about the flora, fauna, and local history. The outstanding scenery, abundant wildlife, and one of the most protected routes anywhere in the Barkley Sound make this one of our favourite tours. You’ll be rewarded with fantastic views as your kayak guide leads you through the historic Ucluelet Harbour.

Departures: 9 am and 1 pm –  All year | Price:  $69.00 per person (3hr tour)

Broken Group Islands Day Trip (kayaking)

The day will be spent kayaking through a vast maze of islands, islets, and rocky outcrops while being surrounded by spectacular scenery. After a few hours of paddling, you will stop for a fully catered picnic lunch on one of the numerous sandy beaches. Throughout the day your guides will talk about the natural and cultural history of the Broken Group Islands the traditional home to the Tseshaht First Nation.

After lunch we will further explore the protected waters of the Broken Group Islands with their hidden ancient middens, fish traps, and canoe runs. There will be plenty of time to lose yourself in the rich and colourful intertidal life as well as the opportunity to see wildlife such as eagles, whales, shore birds, sea lions, seals, mink, river otter, and sea otters.

Departures:  May 15- September 30 | Price: $290.00 per person

Coastal Waters (kayaking)

We will first explore the sights in the Ucluelet harbour including a variety of wildlife that frequent this area. We will then paddle out into Barkley Sound and experience the open Pacific Ocean. Your guide will point out some spectacular views of the rocky shores, gigantic kelp beds, and perhaps an ancient First Nations whaling beach. Sea lion colonies, black bears, seals, and whales may all be spotted by kayak on this day trip.

Departures: 8:30 am daily – April 1 – September 30 | Price:  $169.00 per person

Coastal Explorer (hiking)

Challenge yourself to a wilderness hike.  Trek beneath the canopy of an old growth forest, walk on sandy beaches, explore tidal pools, and discover mysterious rock formations. The coastal rainforest and windswept beaches hold countless stories of ancient trading routes for local First Nations.  Eagles, seals, sea lions, mink, sea otters, and even whales are in abundance at varying times of the year. Expert guides will escort and interpret the natural and cultural history of the area . Our guest carry only a bottle of water, a light but delicious snack, and any needed personal gear.  Safety equipment will be provided and carried by your guide.

Departures: 9 am and 1 pm – All year | Price:  $60.00 per person

Vargas Island (hiking)

This trail winds across an amazing stretch of Vancouver Island’s western coastline.  The day begins with a relaxing boat ride to a remote beach on Vargas Island.  From there hiking the beautiful beaches, trails, and headlands provides a great way to truly experience this amazing coastline. There will also be plenty of time to take in the rich and colourful intertidal life and view eagles, whales, shore birds, sea lions, seals, mink, river otter, and sea otters.

Departures: May 15 – September 30 | Price: $160.00 per person

Wildside Trail (hiking)

The Wild Side Trail is 11 km of beach, trail, and boardwalk providing an escape into the remote wilderness of Flores Island and Clayoquot Sound. This trail has been used for thousands of years by the Ahousaht First Nations to connect the tiny First Nations village of Maaqtusiis to the beautiful sandy beach at Cow Bay.

Departures: May 15- September 30 | Price: $210 per person

PADDLE WEST KAYAKING– Paddle West Kayaking

Ucluelet is the hidden gem of the West Coast Vancouver Island Kayaking scene. While most paddlers head to Toquart Bay in order to access Barkley Sound and to kayak in the famous Broken Group Islands; Ucluelet sits on the fringe of Barkley Sound where paddlers seldom go. Launching from Ucluelet allows access to the spectacular open coast scenery and abundant sea life that has made Barkley Sound famous, but without having to contend with the crowds often found in the Broken Group Islands.

Discover the Harbour (Ucluelet Kayaking Tour):

A relaxing get away in the sheltered water’s of the Ucluelet harbour. A great tour for first time kayakers and wildlife watchers. Seals, Sea Lions, Bald Eagles and Black Bears (at low tide) are sometimes seen on this trip. 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; our Discover the Harbour tour is the trip for you.

2.5 hours … $59.00 (plus HST)

Discover the Coast (Ucluelet Kayaking Tour):

Leave the shelter of the Ucluelet Harbour and explore the beautiful coastline of Northern Barkley Sound! This tour offers excellent opportunities to view both marine and terrestrial wildlife as you paddle along shorelines and through island channels & reefs that can only be accessed by sea kayak. This trip involves a bit more paddling than the 2.5 hour tour but also includes a brief stop on land to explore and have a snack. Suitable for beginners and intermediates alike.

4 hours – $75 (plus HST)

Open Coast Explorer (Ucluelet Kayaking Tour):

Experience what it’s like to paddle a kayak in the open ocean! Head out into the open waters of Northern Barkley Sound where you’ll feel the thrill of paddling in ocean swells while exploring the rugged shorelines and open coast islands this area is famous for. Great opportunities for viewing wildlife such as seals, sea lions and bald eagles (and if you’re very lucky, even the occasional whale!). Includes a stop off on a secluded island or beach for lunch.

6 hours – $99 (plus HST)

MAJESTIC OCEAN KAYAKING– Majestic Ocean Kayaking

They have many different tours you can choose from. Their company started here in Ucluelet in 1993. The Pacific Rim National Park has preserved much of the wilderness area around Ucluelet. You don’t see high-rise hotels when you paddle around here. Kayaking day trips through Ucluelet’s historic harbour or day trips (or several days) to the Broken Group Islands which is part of the Pacific Rim National Park.

Kayak Ucluelet Harbour 3 Hours
Multiple daily departurees

Barkley Sound Day Trip
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Outside Waters
Whale Watching Day Trip, Boat Cruise & Kayaking
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Whale Watching – Kayak Trip
Broken Group Islands, Boat Cruise & Kayaking
8:00 am to 4:30pm

Private Custom Kayaking Tour
Tofino & Clayoquot Sound. For groups of 4 or more.
10:00 am to 1:00pm or 9 am to 4:30 pm