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F R E Q U E N T L Y   A S K E D   Q U E S T I O N S

What is included?
Guest Responsibility
How large are the groups?
What is the minimum age limit?
What kind of kayak will I be paddling?
Do I require previous experience?
What is the difficulty level?
How much paddling will we do each day?
How is the weather?
Is there any other activities?
Will I see wildlife?
Do you provide alcohol?
Can I fish or harvest shellfish?
Are there bathrooms and how do I wash?





What is included?
  • Driftwood Adventures provides virtually everything you will need for your sea kayaking adventure;
  • professional, certified guides
  • all meals, snacks and hot beverages starting with lunch on the first day through to lunch on the final day
  • touring sea kayaks (fibreglass single & doubles) along with all the required paddling equipment
  • all necessary safety equipment
  • all the necessary wilderness kitchen
  • tents and sleeping pad safety equipment and communication equipment
  • library with guidebooks and books of relevance
  • pre-trip information providing comprehensive information on suggested outdoor clothing for your trip. Your pre-trip information outlines suggested quantities to bring along to make your trip enjoyable for any weather conditions that could be encountered.
  • all public land and BC Park use permits
  • FUN! Included at no extra cost.


Guest Responsibility
  • Guests need to supply their own clothes, footwear, sleeping bag.
  • Guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from the trip point of departure, Tofino, BC.
  • Accommodations, and meals prior to or after your trip, are not included. A pre-trip information package, which is provided to you upon receipt of your trip deposit, provides local accommodation and dining suggestions. It is advisable to make accommodation reservations in advance.
  • Please check with your health care plan administrator to ensure that you have sufficient coverage while participating on one of our tours. Driftwood Adventures Inc. is not responsible for any medical or evacuation costs should they be incurred for your safety or health during the course of the tour.
  • Each guest will be required to sign a Driftwood Adventures Inc. ' Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumptions of Risk, & Indemnity Agreement' and complete a 'Medical Form', prior to the trip departure date. Any trip participant under the age of 19 years will be required to have a legal guardian sign an Indemnity Agreement.

How large are the groups?

Driftwood Adventures caters to groups ranging from 2-6 people. Larger groups may be catered to if there have been some previous arrangements with Driftwood Adventures Inc.

What is the minimum age limit?

Children from the age of 10 and up are welcome on the trips. Sea kayaking is a great way to spend some time in the outdoors with the whole family. With prior arrangement with Driftwood Adventures Inc., it may be possible to bring younger children.

What kind of kayak will I be paddling?

Driftwood Adventures is proud to offer single and double Seaward sea kayaks. Seaward kayaks are built on Vancouver Island and set the benchmark for quality and seamanship in the kayaking industry.

Do I require previous experience?

No previous paddling experience is necessary. Our certified sea kayak guides will be pleased to introduce you to the sport and help you develop the primary skills to efficiently operate a sea kayak.

What is the difficulty level?

Our tours are not meant to be strenuous but if a wind should be blowing the wrong way, or we can't catch a "co-operative" tide, good general physical condition will go a long way in ensuring you have a more enjoyable experience. You don't need to be a strong, athletic person, but you must be physically capable of moderate exercise for a few hours each day. What is more important is that you bring along a positive, adventurous spirit.

How much paddling will we do each day?

The amount of paddling will entirely depend on the group's needs and ability. You can expect to paddle between 3-6 hours a day. Time is also dedicated to exploring the beautiful white sandy beaches and the breathtaking forests.

How is the weather?

The weather in our area is generally quite pleasant. Our trips take place in Clayoquot Sound which is a temperate rain forest; with the bulk of the precipitations occurring between the months of November and March. The summer months are generally dry. Temperatures range between 15 and 25 degree Celsius. The ocean breeze tends to keep things relatively cool.

Is there any other activities?

We use the sea kayaks to travel and explore the waters of Clayoquot Sound. The area also boasts some of the best beachcombing in Western Canada. Depending on the time of the year and the conditions, hiking, kite flying, bird watching, fishing, swimming and relaxing can also be done.

Will I see wildlife?

Clayoquot Sound is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora. It is not uncommon to encounter: harbour seals, river otters, sea otters, stellar and California sea lions, porpoises, gray whales, humpback whales. This area is also home to a multitude of sea birds. Your guide will discuss special protocols which Driftwood Adventures Inc. adheres to in order to view wildlife without disturbing its natural environment.

Do you provide alcohol?

Some alcohol is included with the tour. If guests want to bring extra, it is dependant on available space. Once alcohol has been consumed, the paddling for that day has ceased.

Can I fish or harvest shellfish?

Some fishing is possible on the trip depending on the time of the year. Fishing licenses are mandatory and can be purchased in Tofino. Shellfish is not harvested for safety reasons.

Are there bathrooms and how do I wash?

Our lodge based trips have warm showers and flush toilets. The camping trips take place in a wilderness setting. Outhouses are available at most beaches. In the months of July and August, it is common to bathe and wash in the ocean using biodegradable soap.



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