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About T'ashii Paddle School
T'ashii Paddle Canoing leads Cultural Canoe Tours in a traditional cedar dugout canoe with a cultural first-nation guide.
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Reviewed September 27, 2019

Tsimka has created a vibrant, integral and seamless experience for paddlers. While the beauty of Clayoquat Sound speaks for itself, it was definitely enhanced by paddling in a dugout canoe hand carved by Tmiksa's father, a Tla-o-qui-aht master carver, and hearing about the past and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Laura K
Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

I was looking for a company with whom to go paddle boarding and from an extensive internet search, T’ashii was the cheapest by a bit of a margin. They didn’t have their own shop, and set up a table by the beach, but this was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

We went here for some stand-up paddling and it was a wonderful experience. The views were nice and our tour guide/instructor, River, was insightful and fun! We did the Mackenzie beach excursion.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank foolishhero
Reviewed July 26, 2019

Janessa was our tour guide on the canoe trip to Meares Island. My spouse and I loved the trip. It was a beautiful, educational, and inspiring canoe trip. Janessa's stories and her recounting of the history (past and present) of her tribe and other first...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank NorthofSeattle
Reviewed July 9, 2019

Tommy guided us in the wooden canoe ... we all paddled through the glass calm water, it rained just a little bit and as soon as we got to Meares island we dried out waking through the forest under the canopy of such huge majestic...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

What a great way to see the inlet, learn about the local 1st Nations People and some of the history of the area. Thomas and Janessa were great along with their mentor/trainer. It was fun paddling the canoe and seeing how the currents rip through...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ammze
Reviewed June 19, 2019

My friend and I took the T'ashii Meares Island Canoe Tour (which lasts four hours!) and Turrell and Janessa (native Nuu-Chah-Nulth) were fantastic guides. They are young, and educating themselves about their native history (only 4-5 elders speak the language anymore) and keeping their cultural...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

My family and I (4 adults) had a wonderful time with our guide, Thomas, who took us out from the docks near Jamie's Whaling Station all the way to Meares Island, on a traditional, hand carved cedar canoe. Thomas was soft-spoken but clearly passionate about...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank anaqui7
Reviewed June 8, 2019

I greatly enjoyed an Inlet Tour with T'ashii Paddle School. Gorgeous vistas, an attentive, knowledgeable guide and the opportunity to experience the serenity of Tofino's surrounds all contributed to a wonderful afternoon. Thanks for an excellent tour!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Laura H
Reviewed June 6, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our paddle with our guide Thomas to Meares Island in an authentic dug out cedar canoe. On the way to Meares Island Thomas educated us on the history of how this area of Old Growth forest was saved from logging by a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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April 5, 2018|
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Response from swelltofino | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Our dugout canoes do have seats, everyone is sitting not kneeling. The kayak tour you are talking about travels in the same area as our Coastal Canoe tour. Our tours add a unique touch with a... More
May 13, 2015|
Response from brhyzer | Reviewed this property |
This tour operator is based out of Tofino, on the west side of vancouver island. Which is a 5 hour bus ride from victoria.