Hello Nature Adventure Tours
Guided Kayaking & Hiking Tours in Ucluelet, Barkley Sound, Broken Group Islands and Clayoquot Sound
Welcome to Hello Nature Adventure Tours
There’s a spine-tingling thrill that you get the moment you push off from shore at the beginning of every kayak trip. Ocean kayaking on Vancouver Island connects you with nature and the history of the land simultaneously. From peaceful coves to offshore islands, crystal-clear waters, and breaching wildlife- adventure awaits you at every turn.
Hello Nature Adventure Tours prides itself on sound environmental policies and low impact coastal expeditions, keeping our magnificent marine and island wonderland pristine.
We respectfully recognize and support the Indigenous rights and title Nuu-cha-nulth First Nations – the first peoples of the lands and waters now called Clayoquot Sound and Barkley Sound.
Expedition kayaking immerses yourself in the breathtaking wilderness of Vancouver Island on multi-day explorations. From wilderness camping to glamping experiences, adventure awaits those who seek it.
Discover the best of our backyard while guides take you around the harbor and islets – a favorite for locals and visitors. Keep your eyes open for bald eagles and seals – you’ll be amazed how much we can pack into a few hours kayaking the ocean
Hello Nature Tours is a family run business, locally owned and operated by Kevin Bradshaw and Phill Padgham. We started Hello Nature to share the connection we have to the islands, culture, and history of the remarkable wilderness we call home.
We are based in Ucluelet, British Columbia- the gateway to some of the West Coast’s best kayaking destinations – the Barkley Sound, Broken Group Islands, and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. We respectfully recognize that we operate on Nuu-cha-nulth First Nations traditional territory.
We started this company to make a change in the industry, focusing on our belief that environmental stewardship and local partnerships that protect our home and environment are at the heart of what we believe in.
Kevin and Phill have been passionate about sharing the West Coast through kayak tours, and through Hello Nature Adventure Tours they are pleased to offer tours ranging from short half-day tours to week-long adventures – an opportunity for all to experience the wildness of Vancouver Island.
To immerse yourself in nature is to fully be here and experience the remarkable wilderness of British Columbia. Whether you are an experienced or novice sea kayaker looking to experience something new, we will find the right experience for you. We look forward to sharing our backyard with you.
Hello Nature Adventure Tours
Kayaking & Hiking Tours
Connecting you with nature, family and friends.
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A Commitment to Environmental Protection
Kayaking the west coast means protecting the west coast. Ocean kayaking relies on clean oceans, healthy ecosystems, and partnerships with environmental stewards to make what we do possible. Take only memories, leave only footprints.
Hello Nature Adventure Tours has signed the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge, to demonstrate our commitment to improving the sustainability performance of our business between now and 2030.
The UN World Tourism Organization defines sustainable tourism as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.”
Each year, we commit to measuring and improving our sustainability performance in the following ways:
increasing the amount of beach clean ups we offer every year by converting our day trip into an adventure with a purpose; supporting our community with subsidized youth programs; tracking and reducing our water and electricity usage; promote our leave no trace ethics; educate our guest about the local environment and culture; build meaningful partnerships with local communities and take measurable steps towards reconciliation.
Low Impact Wildlife Watching Tours
Wildlife viewing by kayak provides remarkable opportunities to quietly watch, observe, and witness the breathtaking beauty of animals in their natural habitat.
The team behind Hello Nature Adventure Tours has spent decades building up knowledge, learning the patterns and habits of the wildlife, and practicing responsible tourism through kayak touring to ensure we keep our wildlife safe and happy in our waters.
Sustainable Tourism for the Future
Responsible tourism is the key to a healthy ocean ecosystem. Each year, Hello Nature Adventure Tours donates a portion of its profits to local environmental groups to support the work that they do to protect our ecosystems. These groups include Surfrider Pacific Rim, Raincoast Education Society, and Clayoquot Action.
Through beach cleans, wildlife guidelines and low impact standards – each destination visited must be left better than we found it.
Kayaking Protected Waters with Kayak Guides
The Broken Group Islands and Barkley Sound offer unprecedented access to nature’s finest. The islands have numerous archaeological sites, protected waters, and abundant intertidal life.
Our guides are knowledgeable and connected to these areas, practicing low impact best practices and “Leave No Trace” principles.
Hello Nature Adventure Tours recognises and supports the indigenous rights and title of the Hesquiaht, Ahousaht, and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, Ucluelet, Toquaht and Tseshaht - the first peoples of the lands and waters now called Clayoquot Sound and Barkley Sound.