Only accessible by seaplane or boat, Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat comes complete with cowboys, wagons, fast RIBs, paintballing, rock climbing, water sports, bears, birds, whales and horses. If that isn't enough, try the spa or cedar hot tub and dine on gourmet fresh food before sinking into a deep feather mattress under canvas.


  • High speed RIB adventure to see bears and whales.
  • Canoeing, rock climbing, riding, hiking.
  • River and ocean fishing.
  • Surfing.
  • Luxury tented accommodation with excellent food and wine.
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Destination Expert Mel Matthews


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  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive Vancouver

    On arrival in Vancouver, you will be met and driven to the domestic terminal for your float plane for the hour's flight to Bedwell River on Vancouver Island. On arrival you'll be met by a horse drawn wagon for your gentle arrival at the camp.

    Overnight: Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat

  3. Day 2 - 7 The wilderness

    The next six days will be action packed. As Clayoquot specialises in remote experiences, you may choose to be taken to pristine and secluded beaches to learn how to surf, have a guide escort you on a day long hike to the "Wild Side" trails and Flores Island, take on a mountain-fed rushing river in a kayak, or experience a gentler ocean kayak cruise to private inlets and hidden coves. Other activities include whale watching, bear watching, going to the island hot springs, shooting, archery, biking, horseback riding adventures, ocean or fresh water fishing, whale & bear watching, skeet shooting, target shooting, rock climbing, mountain biking, ziplining, paintball, scuba diving & tree platform climbing. At the end of each day you can sooth your aching muscles with a long soak in the cedar hot tub, or enjoy a relaxing massage at the Healing Grounds Spa, before dining on exquisitely prepared food conjured up by the chef using home-grown, fresh ingredients.

    Overnight: Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat

  4. Day 8 Clayoquot - Vancouver

    Today you'll return to Vancouver on the afternoon float plane which leaves Bedwell River at 17h15 and arrives an hour later. We recommend a night in Vancouver to take the pressure off connecting with your onward flight. Our preferred hotel is the Fairmont Pacific Rim and you'd arrive in time for dinner and overnight.

    Overnight: Fairmont Pacific Rim

  5. Day 9 Depart

    Today you'll fly home, or alternatively you might like to extend your holiday to explore this beautiful part of the world further or fly to Montana for a few days on a Dude Ranch.

  6. Depart


Low £ 8,100 $ 11,035
High £ 9,000 $ 12,261


  • Based on two people sharing a double/room throughout.
  • Season is short and runs from May-October.
  • Booking far ahead is strongly recommended.


  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.


  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.

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