"Tofino Expeditions provides the opportunity to kayak in some of the most stunningly beautiful waters around the world. Locations that we wouldn’t or couldn’t access on our own. By virtue of the fact that we are in kayaks we are able to get far from the usual travel crowds and experience each of these special places in a unique and personal way. You are not a passenger on a Tofino Expeditions trip, you are a participant. Just imagine, what more magical way could there be to see Venice, a floating city, than by kayak? What better way to be absorbed by the Amazon than to float silently down its waters in a kayak listening to the sounds of tropical birds and bugs? There is also a nice balance of water and land activities. If there are “must see” attractions and cultural experiences on land you get to enjoy those as well. Needless to say, food and drink are abundant, local and delicious.
The groups are small with just around 10 participants with two guides usually. We have met the most interesting people, shared stories of our lives and adventures and made new friends. The guides are local with vast knowledge of the area that you are seeing and they add another level of depth to the experience. They also demonstrate and provide education on kayaking skills so that even an inexperienced kayaker is able to feel confident and safe on the water.
We are experienced kayakers and know the incredible amount of work that goes into planning and outfitting an expedition so we have great appreciation for the way that Grant has everything set up to create a unique and adventurous yet comfortable and carefree trip. So the Italian Lakes will be our fifth trip with Grant, but not our last!"
Peg Gerlock & Phil Johnson
Friday Harbor, WA
Tofino Expeditions was founded in 1988 as a single fleet sea kayaking tour company in the small fishing town of Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. It has grown into one of the top ranked international sea kayak outfitters and remains a family owned and operated company. We are committed to wilderness ethics as well as the quality of our adventures.
Our team members are passionate about wilderness and the sport of sea kayaking. They are mature individuals expert in guiding tradecraft, many hold degrees in the natural sciences and all are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and skills. We go to extraordinary lengths to meet or exceed our guest’s expectations on every trip and want them to leave refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated.
Tofino Expeditions features a range of kayaking journeys worldwide designed to meet the needs and desires of novice and experienced kayakers. We offer value to guests by providing them with extraordinary experiences and unparalleled service at competitive prices. And despite all we do, we constantly challenge ourselves to surpass our own high standards and expand our commitment to our guests.
Our Commitment to Quality
- We operate trips that benefit our clients and the communities in which we work.
- We are passionate about the experiences we offer and enjoy sharing them.
- We evaluate every trip itinerary carefully for value, quality and safety.
- We are committed to preparing food that is fresh, wholesome and, whenever possible, made from locally sourced organic ingredients.
- We actively support wilderness preservation and operate all of our trips with this as an over-arching principle
Our main office is in beautiful Bend Oregon
1567 NW Elgin Ave
Bend OR 97703
Tel: 800-677-0877 or 541-389-6091