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Duration for a novice paddler from Tofino to Vargas Island
posted by: tetcheve   email this member
Posted Friday, Jul 9 at 4:28 PM
Fri, Jul 9 at 04:28 PM
Regarding trail Vargas Island near Tofino, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Vargas-Island-near-Tofino-BC-439

Hi there,

Just trying to figure out the distance and how long it will take a couple of novice paddlers to get from Tofino the the north point campsite on Vargas Island. Thanks.

tim


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trails page for trailpeakRe: Duration for a novice paddler from Tofino to Vargas Island
trailpeak  email this member
Posted Friday, Mar 11 at 2:52 AM
Fri, Mar 11 at 02:52 AM
Regarding trail Vargas Island near Tofino, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Vargas-Island-near-To fino-BC-439

I would not recommend doing any paddling on this side of the Island as novice paddler, without a guide. There are tides, and, I was almost hit by a seaplane (well, it felt like it, likely he saw us and just didn't want to wait any longer for takeoff, but I also remember hard rudder and paddle like hell to get away from their lane, it was close). Tofino is a busy harbour area, with a lot of boat and seaplane traffic. Also, if you end up on exposed shoreline, you've got to think about surf landings and the same heading out. Why not consider a guided trip for your first time visiting. K.





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