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Booking Policies

Thank you for considering booking a hike with Long Beach Nature Tours! Please read the following information to ensure that you fully understand how payments are made, our booking conditions, cancellation policy, weather conditions policy and our release of liability waiver. Once informed, we would be happy to accept your booking, either by calling our office or by booking on-line via email.

Prices are in Canadian dollars.

Listed prices do not include tax. An additional 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be added to the tour total. We will apply the appropriate tax rate when you book.

You can either book directly online or reach out to us and we can send an invoice where you can pay by credit card at your convienece. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

There is a degree of hazard in all outdoor activities. All participants must sign the Long Beach Nature Tours waiver of liability prior to commencing any hiking tour.

Tours depart rain or shine however; should Long Beach Nature Tours cancel your excursion due to extreme weather conditions, we will do our best to reschedule for a later date. Should we be unable to do so, you will be issued a full refund.

The participation of any person on any tour is continually subject to the discretion of the guide and Long Beach Nature Tours.

As we will be traveling into a remote area; it is imperative you disclose any medical conditions that could put you, your guide or others safety at risk. A questionnaire will be sent you to fill out at the time of booking. Tours take place in a variety of terrain and locations. A modest level of fitness is required.

Nature Tours & Day Hiking Tours

  • A valid credit card is required when booking.
  • Payment will processed 7 days prior to tour departure.

Backpacking Trips

  • A valid credit card is required when booking.
  • 0% deposit is required for 2021 .
  • Full payment is due 7 days before tour start.
  • Full payment must accompany bookings made less than 7 days before tour start.

In the event that Long Beach Nature Tours cancels a tour your full payment will immediately be refunded. Should you need to cancel from a tour, the following terms will apply:

COVID-19 Protection Guarantee

Easily rebook if you have to cancel your trip within 7 days of the tour due to COVID-19 reasons.

  • Cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations are only effective once your notification is received by Long Beach Nature Tours.
  • We ask that you thoroughly understand and consider the booking and cancellation policy prior to booking as we make financial commitments to our guides (and food and transportation providers) once you have booked and we have confirmed a trip.  We take your booking in good faith and begin incurring costs upon confirmation.

Island weather is unpredictable in all seasons and is a constant factor that shapes the decisions we make before and during our tours. Some of our tours requiring accessing outer islands by boat to begin hiking; these tours will require fair weather and calm seas. Other tours are located in the mountains and current conditions will reflect the locations we are able to access.

It would not be practical for us to refund every situation where our guests do not get the weather conditions they hope for so we make every effort to develop alternative plans. We will work diligently to give you the best experience with the conditions we face at the time.

All of our hikes are private and can be booked online. Please use our Online Reservation Service, we will follow up with you or you can also book by phone.

Upon confirmation of your booking, you will be provided with a detailed map to your excursions departure point.

Please note that unless specified, transportation to and from tour locations is not provided by Long Beach Nature Tours. Should you require transportation, we would be happy to assist with travel arrangements with Tofino’s local car service, Pacific Rim Navigators.

Tipping is a North American custom and a great way to show your guide your appreciation. Our guides keep 100% of the tips they receive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Proximity to the Pacific Ocean keeps temperatures cool in the summer and mild in the winter. Average temperatures in the summer and winter are relatively stable and cool, coming in at 19.1 °C (66.4 °F) and 8.1 °C (46.6 °F), respectively.

When you inquire about or register for a specific hiking tour, we’ll email you a detailed packing list for your specific tour.
Every trip requires sturdy hiking shoes or boots, weather-related clothing, raingear, personal items, and the ability to carry 1-2 litres of water (water bottles or hydration bladders).

All multi-day hiking tours include transportation from the town of Tofino to the trailhead and back as well as our 5040 Peak trail day hike. Some of our tours are located on islands a short distance away from Tofino, which we provide a private boat transportation service for. Our Pacific Rim National Park thru hikes include a shuttle from the end of the trail back to the start but your own transportation is required to start at the trailhead.

 

Private transportation for larger groups can be booked upon request.

All of our hiking guides are very knowledgeable about the history of the areas they guide in. You will have the option to learn about the natural and cultural history of the region you are venturing into. There is a tremendous amount of fascinating history to learn about if you’re interested, so just let your guide know how much you want to know!

For the most part we recommend that children be age 12 or older to participate on most of our trips. If your child is under the age of 12 please give us a call and we’ll work with you to make a responsible choice.

Activity Ratings

To determine the grade of a particular adventure we consider a number of factors. These include the condition of the terrain and the length of the trip. If your tour is graded introductory, no previous hiking experience is required and you can expect 2-4 hours of physical activity. These walks utilize well formed trails, boardwalks, beaches and in general the walks are up to a half day duration. For you to be able to really enjoy this trip we recommend that you are to walk comfortably for a few hours at a time (with breaks included).

 

Suitable for all ages.

You will need a reasonable level of fitness. You will need to be able to walk for 3-4 hours at a time on undulating paths. Most of the trails are hard packed sand, boardwalks and rain forest trails. You do not need to have any previous hiking experience before you join this tour. You will receive instructions and a full briefing by your experienced hiking guide before you set off. Contend with occasional steep section but primarily gradual. Few hazards such as uneven terrain and slippery rocks. Good mobility required. May take place in remote location and may require debarking from boat onto rocky shoreline or beach.

 

Suitable for ages 12 and up.

To determine the grade of a particular adventure we consider a number of factors. These include the condition of the walking trails, daily climbing and descending and the duration of the trip. While part of this hike does utilise formed trails, you must be comfortable walking across technical terrain including rocks and boulders, slippery tree roots and scree slopes. There are some unbridged streams to cross and some steep rocky hillsides to scramble up and down. This itinerary requires good fitness, balance, coordination and a good head for heights. The sense of isolation and wilderness is a strong feature of this trip. For you to be able to really enjoy this trip we recommend that you are confident walking across uneven terrain and are able to walk comfortably for multiple hours at a time (breaks included) with plenty of uphill.

 

Suitable for ages 16 and up. 

Long Beach Nature would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate, the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We would like to extend that respect to the Ahousaht, Hesquiaht to the north and the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ, Huu-ay-aht to the south and all the First Nations of the region.

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