Kayaking in Ucluelet and the Broken Group Islands

Below you will find a list of different tour operators that
we recommend to go out with while exploring the West Coast.


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


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)


West Coast Kayak & Surf

They are very excited to bring another option to your stay on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island. From Clayoquot to Barkley Sound, Ucluelet to Tofino, West Coast Kayak & Surf is here to make your visit as accommodating as possible with the convenience of pick up and drop off guided kayak tours.

Ucluelet Harbour 3 hr
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Grice Bay 3 hr or 5 hr
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Barkley Sound 5.5 hr
10 am

They will also make a custom tour for you!


West Coast Wild

This paddle is an excellent way to get a true WestCoast Wild adventure. No matter what your paddling experience, river kayaking is a rewarding and exhilarating way to travel. Our professional interpretive guides will be with you to point out the many ecological wonders of this beautiful river and to help you to enjoy the trip to the fullest. Whether we’re teaching kayaking tips or sharing the true stories of the valley’s history: both First Nations and logging, we always do our best to give you a trip to remember.

The Kennedy River and the valley it flows through is a lush and picture-perfect west coast rainforest setting. Mountainous, temperate and still wild, the water here is clean and green as it makes its way towards Kennedy Lake where it eventually meets the Pacific Ocean in Clayoquot Sound.

The 3 hour paddle will take you on an amazing eco tour through wilderness rich with fresh mountain air and the calming sound of moving water.