Juan de Fuca Marine Trail Options

How to decide on a specific tour?

What kind of hiking/walking adventure are you looking for? An enjoyable hike through the rainforest to a solitary stretch of beach, followed by relaxing exploration? Or perhaps a full day of hiking through wild rainforest and along coastal bluffs overlooking the ocean? Either way, Rainforest Tours has the ideal tour for you. Let us know exactly what it is you are seeking and we will match you with the perfect adventure!

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Price per person:
Half day $95 | Full day $135

Named one of the top 10 secret beaches by Sunset Magazine, this is a fairly easy 10-minute hike through mossy rainforests ending in a smooth pebbled beach. Spend a half or full day exploring this hidden gem. Walk along a cool sandstone creek that falls below you into a misty waterfall before it disappears into the stony beach.  When the tide is low, there are numerous sandstone tidal pools with a rich diversity of colorful ocean life to explore.  While enjoying a gourmet lunch, sit back and enjoy amazing views and ocean life passing by.  This lovely destination can be added along the way to China or Mystic.

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China

Price per person: Half day $95 | Full day $135

An easy 20-minute hike through a mature forest full of Sitka spruce, Douglas fir and red cedars. The trail ends at tumultuous rolling seas and a fine sand beach perfect for half or full day of picnicking, whale watching, and relaxing.  This beach has exceptionally diverse tidal pools to explore at low tide, and a short walk brings you to a view of a waterfall that flows into the ocean.  If you want to see more, neighboring Mystic Beach is only an hour’s hike away!

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Price per person:
Full day $135

This 1 hour 30 minute hike has guests walking to a beautiful, fine sand beach. Trail includes a suspension bridge, a walk through a largely rooted trail, and finally a long drop to the beach along a giant felled and notched tree.  The white-sanded beach includes a hanging waterfall, beach caves, and at low tide a walkthrough rock arch.  This is a fantastic spot to spend a day exploring, stretching out and enjoying a gourmet meal while taking in the spectacular views. (Total 4 km) For a more challenging hike, add a few kilometres from Mystic to Bear Beach.

 

Sombrio (Full day option only)

Price per person:
Full day $135

This is an easy 10 min walk to the beach through old growth Sitka spruce.  Spend a day exploring cobblestone and sandy beaches, beautiful coves, sea caves, overgrown remnants of a past community that lived and surfed on this beach for 30 years. If timing permits this hike can include a hike to a suspension bridge and hidden waterfalls. While enjoying a gourmet meal, take in spectacular ocean views, surfers and frequent sea life passing through. (Total 4 km)

Parkinson (Full day option only)

Price per person:
Full day $175

An easy 20 minute walk takes you to an isolated stretch of beach. This is truly a trip for those seeking a remote location to explore. At low tide this rocky stretch of beach provides an opportunity to view some of the richest concentrations of coastal life on Vancouver Island, lush vegetation, and unique rock shelves that make up the beach. Spend a leisurely day exploring tidal pools, wave watching and relaxing or extend your journey for another 3 km to view beautiful Payzant creek nestled deep within the rainforest.  (Total 6 km)

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Price per person:
Full day $175

An easy 20 min walk to the beach, this area is one of the richest tidal areas along the west coast, so much so, that a marine station was built here in 1900 that drew researchers from all over the world.  Walk across flat sandstone and granite outcroppings to explore extensive and unique crystal clear tide pools full of a rich variety of marine flora and fauna.  A number of beautiful shoreline trails full of geographical marvels will take you from beach to beach. Spend a day exploring, enjoying gourmet food and relaxing, while taking in splendid ocean views. Or if you wish for a more challenging hike, continue toward Payzant through gorgeous old growth forests.

Customized Tours:

Rainforest Tours also offers customized options for those in groups of 6 or more looking for a combination of any of these trip options or for those interested in some of our more challenging hikes. Please contact us for further information and pricing.