Experience The Joys Of Summer By Kayak

Experience the joys of summer by kayak

A season suited for adventure and making memories


Ahhh, summertime . . . longer days, warm weather, time with friends and family, a chance to get away and unwind. The season offers so many reasons to love this time of year. And with a wide range of trip locations and opportunities, it’s not too late to book your own great summer escape with Tofino Expeditions.

Looking for a change of pace and scenery, time in the wilderness or even a bit of romance? We have some spectacular trips that will transport you from the everyday and make this a summer to remember.


Time for adventure – explore Haida Gwaii 

For many of us, summer is synonymous with camping. But we bet you’ve never camped like this! Amazing wildlife, remote wilderness, gourmet camp meals and remarkable cultural experiences are all yours for the enjoying on this spectacular camping adventure in Haida Gwaii.

Located 80 miles off British Columbia’s extreme northwest coast, these islands offer an amazing blend of singular ecology, unspoiled wind-battered beaches and powerful Indigenous connections. Drift past sea lions lounging on rocky haul-outs and gulls, petrels and tufted puffins perched on cliffs. Share the channels with humpback and orca whales as bald eagles soar overhead.

From the spectacular Burnaby Narrows that teems with the highest levels of intertidal life on the planet to the secluded and sacred SGang Gwaay First Nations village with its standing totems (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), our award-winning, eight-day wilderness camping kayaking tour will transport you into the heart of this enchanting land.


Time for romance – experience the Italian Lake District 

Lakeside appeal, sumptuous scenery and romantic allure – ever since the Romans settled the area in second-century BC, the Italian Lake District has long been a favorite destination of celebrities and the not-so-famous alike. Da Vinci, Verdi, Wagner, Hemingway, Churchill and Clooney are just some of its admirers. And who can blame them? The area exudes charm and natural beauty. With its brilliant blue glacial waters, picturesque old-world villages, mild climate and lush vegetation, you’ll fall in love with the region, too.

Our unique nine-day kayak tour highlights the very best of the District’s cuisine, scenery and historical attractions. Plus, exploring Lagos Como, Lugano and Maggiore from a kayak allows for an intimate and unique view of all the region has to offer. We even get the chance to slip into a corner of Switzerland and enjoy their hospitality – and cuisine, of course!

The calm waters of the lakes make this trip ideal for beginner and novice paddlers. If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway to a peaceful, romantic corner of Italy, the Lake District doesn’t disappoint.

Take advantage of our special promotional pricing this summer and get $1,000 off our September departure!


Time for a new perspective – appreciate Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera 

These iconic destinations deserve to be approached from the water.

Slow down and enjoy la dolce vita (the sweet life) as you paddle into harbors filled with fishing boats and onto sun-soaked sandy beaches in your own vessel. Marineria – the life of the sea – is what village living is based on in this region of Italy, and what better way to experience the big and little parts of it than from the water. It’s there that you will truly appreciate the splendor of the fabulous shoreline.

This string of five seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline makes up the area known as Cinque Terre. Each town proudly displays the colorful houses and centuries-old vineyards that hug the steep terraces rising vertically from the blue north Mediterranean. Its beauty will strike you over and over again as you paddle from town to town on this seven-day tour that departs from historic Genoa.

Fall into the natural rhythms of dwelling at the sea’s edge with Tofino Expeditions. Warm waters, sun-filled days and relaxing nights full of fabulous food and scintillating sea vistas await.

Time for a change –
discover Croatia

Looking for a Mediterranean adventure that’s rich in beauty and culture but a little off the beaten track? Discover Croatia – and do so by kayak.

Croatia’s Dalmatian region features one of the most exquisite coastlines in all of Europe. Its white pebble beaches, aquamarine waters and sparsely populated islands will both inspire and take your breath away. Ridiculously clear, flawlessly calm and oh-so-swimmable warm waters make this an ideal location to spend days in and on the sea. And because the trip is limited to eight guests, this intimate tour offers the chance to receive quality instruction and hone kayaking skills with our expert guides.

Our trip begins in the scenic ancient city of Zadar, where we hop a ferry to the island of Dugi Otok, known for its uncrowded beaches and taverns serving delicious seafood.  From there we paddle, swim and island-hop our way around the region, enjoying the Kornati Archipelago, Krka National Park and the island of Prvic before visiting the ancient port of Trogir, as well as the Roman-era Diocletian Palace in the city of Split.

As with all our trips, we put an emphasis on showcasing authenticity of place, food and culture. Join us and immerse yourself in the laid-back lifestyle of the Dalmatian Coast.


Whatever summer means to you, let us help make this summer one to remember. Join us and have the time of your life.

Visit our website for further details about all our trips. Please check out our online catalog, where you’ll find inspiring images and info about these and other destinations. Questions? Get in touch through our website, call (800) 677-0877 or email us at info@tofino.com.

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