$375 Per person* (Round-trip) 

*Minimum 2 passengers per booking

Enjoy a scenic float plane ride with Tofino Air to the spectacular Hot Spring Cove for an experience that you’ll remember for years to come. This destination adventure is like no other where you’ll enjoy a 20-minute scenic float plane flight along the rugged coastline of Clayoquot Sound offering breathtaking views of the ocean, mountains, and coastal islands. You may even spot some wildlife!

Once you arrive at the cove, there is a 1.5-kilometre boardwalk trail (average walk time is 30 minutes) through old growth forest to the natural hot springs. When you reach the springs there are seven natural geothermal rock pools that successively cool as you approach the ocean, to enjoy the views and the therapeutic soaks.

If you’re seeking a unique and adventurous experience, hopping on board with Tofino Air for a float plane to Hot Spring Cove is the perfect way to do it.

The Maquinna Provincial Park Hot spring is located on a major geological fault, an unstable area of the earth’s crust. The ocean water is pulled into the earth to a depth of 5km, heated to more than 100 degrees Celsius, before pressure pushes the water back up the earth’s surface. The heated water is released through fractured rock at a temperature around 50 degrees Celsius. While the temperature of the water pouring from the rock is quite hot, when it becomes mixed with the cold ocean water, the temperature becomes very enjoyable!

Additional Information:

  • We are currently offering a daily scheduled flight with limited spaces (please contact our office to find out our departure/pick up times).
  • Ahousaht Stewardship fee of $20, BC Parks fee of $3 per person, plus 1% Tribal parks fee and taxes are not included in the above rate.
  • Hot Springs Cove is a remote Provincial Park. There is no fresh water, so make sure to bring your own drinking water in a break-proof container (no glass permitted).
  • Change room and composting toilets are available at the dock near the Hot Springs.
  • The closest medical center is in Tofino.
  • The trail to the springs and the wet rocks can be very slippery.
  • Please be responsible visitors. We recommend you read about wildlife safety before arriving and be sure to pack out what you pack in.

Recommended packing list:

  • Swimwear & Towels
  • Camera (make sure it’s fully charged!)
  • Snacks & Water (no glass bottles permitted)
  • Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Rain gear (weather dependent)
  • Sandals or water shoes are recommended for traversing the rocks to and between the pools
  • Good walking shoes for the 1.5 km boardwalk trail to the Hot Springs
  • Warm layers for your hike and flight to and from Hot Cove Springs (seasonally appropriate)

Call us at 250-725-4454 or email info@tofinoair.ca for more information or to book!

Man walking on boardwalk through rainforest on the way to Hot Cove Spring  Hot Spring Cove viewed from above with people in different pools of water

  • Prices are listed in Canadian dollars, are subject to 5% GST and a 1% Tribal Park Allies per person
  • All tours have 2 passenger minimum per booking requirement
  • Fares are subject to change without notice


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float plane in flight with light clouds and treed hill in background Rocky hot spring with waterfall Steamy rocks with water falling from above