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Address: 390 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Phone Number:
(250) 725-3342
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Black Bear Kayak provides Kayak and hiking-tours around Tofino. Explore the...

Black Bear Kayak provides Kayak and hiking-tours around Tofino. Explore the rugged coasts of the various little islands of Clayoquot Sound and meet the wildlife at its doorstep. No experience required!

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Highlight of our Tofino experience!

We took a 2 1/2 hr tour with TJ on a grey November day and it turned out to be the highlight of our stay in Tofino. As our guide, TJ was very professional, knowledgeable, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2016
Yvette B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We took a 2 1/2 hr tour with TJ on a grey November day and it turned out to be the highlight of our stay in Tofino. As our guide, TJ was very professional, knowledgeable, and thorough. As a person he was friendly, charismatic and just a fun guy to hang out with. Our time flew by but he was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a completely fantastic experience on the sunset kayak in and around the Tofino inlet with our guide TJ and his four-legged kayaking companion Sawyer. :-) TJ is a super knowledgable guide that you will get you comfortable in a single or double kayak in no-time. He takes care in making sure each guest is prepared to enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My friend and I were able to go on a kayak tour to Meares Island this month with Colin and Jon and it was seriously one of the best parts of our stay in Tofino. They shared so many stories about the area and totally made me fall in love with Clayoquot Sound. And the wildlife!! Great Blue Herons, endless... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a great early morning 4 hour kayaking trip with Claire. The sun was shining and the water was totally flat, we couldn't of wished for more perfect conditions. Claire was really friendly and knowledgable. She had some great stories to tell us! I would highly recommend this trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I had the chance to do the 6h kayak tour with Black bear Kayak this summer and it was amazing! We were only 3 people so I went in a tandem kayak with the guide, Hunter. He was the best! The landscape was incredible! Thanks for this wonderful trip!

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Hamburg, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We can't judge the quality of the tours themselves but we had a rather unpleasant experience with our booking: We had a confirmation for an evening tour and arrived on time, only to be informed that they didn't even do these late tours at that time of year and there was no kayaking guide present anymore. As this was our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had a great tour with TJ and Sawyer. We saw Eagles and Kingfisher. I would highly recommend this trip.

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Kelowna, B.C. Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

What a beautiful day in Tofino! Our guide Jon was amazing! We didn't have much experience Kayaking but Jon got us geared up and on our way. We learned a lot about Clayoquot sound and enjoyed the stories of the First Nations people. The scenery was incredible and for a short time a little harbour seal followed us around. Definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to take a last minute kayak trip while in Tofino. We went with Black Bear Kayaking after reading reviews. Both of us were relatively new to kayaking but knew we wanted an tour that was long enough to enjoy being outside in nature and get some exercise. We were the only booking so had a guide to ourselves. John... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

If your looking for a kayaking tour I'd highly recommend Black Bear! We had the pleasure of having John and Claire (hope I spelled that right) as our guides. Our group consisted of 12 people with the majority of us new kayakers. John and Claire was able to give each of us attention and guidance on not only kayaking but... More 

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