Tofino Resort + Marina Launches Remote Wood-fired Floating Sauna

Tofino Resort + Marina Launches Remote Wood-fired Floating Sauna

Merging wellness and wilderness together in Tofino’s wild backyard

Inspired by nature, Tofino Resort + Marina welcomes travellers to embark on an adventure like no other, to a remote floating sauna, deep in the beauty of the Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

, on the territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, far from wi-fi or cell service, just a short boat ride from Tofino Resort + Marina’s Adventure Centre dock. Tapping into quiet is wildly easier in the Clayoquot Sound.

“We wanted to create an opportunity to bring the feeling of remoteness within reach for our guests,” says Christopher Fehr, general manager of Tofino Resort + Marina. “With the support and partnership of the Indigenous community, we found the perfect spot to anchor this incredible wellness offering, opening up our wild backyard to those who seek it.”

Just like any trip to Tofino, the journey is part of the adventure and offers the chance to see sea lions and otters playing in the Inlet and the occasional black bears foraging on the shoreline. On arrival, the team will tend the Harvia GreenFlame wood-burning heater and ready the sauna before stepping back to allow guests to enjoy. Plunge into the salty healing waters of the Pacific Ocean, stoke your inner fire in the cedar sauna with floor-to-seeing windows framing an unparalleled view, take a paddleboard out and soak in the stillness or relax in built-in hammocks with your loved ones and feel any stresses float away.

The six-hour adventure starts from $800 + tax for four guests and is available to book year-round via Tofino Resort + Marina’s onsite Adventure Centre. Trips run in all weather conditions, including during Tofino’s famed storm watching season.

For an additional $49 per person, retrieve crab or prawn traps on the way back to the dock and enjoy your fresh crab cooked at the 1909 Kitchen restaurant for dinner with the only Cook Your Catch option in town. Includes sides and sauces.

Located in the heart of Tofino, Tofino Resort + Marina offers a hip home base for wellness, nature and adventure lovers looking for authentic and immersive experiences, alongside comfortable and spacious rooms, signature restaurant 1909 Kitchen with a seasonally-changing menu inspired by Tofino’s oceans and shorelines and waterfront Tuff-Fit Gym. To learn more, visit

About Tofino Resort + Marina

Adventure seekers coming to battle the waves, foodies drawn to the unique tastes of Tofino’s incredible culinary scene and ocean lovers looking for a hip home base – Tofino Resort + Marina is the perfect place to experience the spirit of the wild, west coast. Inspired by adventure, Tofino Resort + Marina is the only full-service resort situated on the inlet, and is just a short stroll from Tofino’s artisan boutiques, surf shops and Pacific flavours of this ruggedly refined ocean-side community. Experience the on-site Marine Adventure Centre, offering ocean excursions that take travellers beyond the end of the road. Indulge at signature restaurant 1909 Kitchen showcasing ingredients sourced and foraged from Tofino’s ocean, shoreline and forests, and enjoy West Coast rustic design and enticing food and drinks at The Hatch Waterfront Pub. Home to Tofino’s largest private marina with 58 slips and space to moor vessels of up to 130 feet, plus Tofino’s only waterfront fitness centre, Tuff Fit.

Media release and images provided by Annabel Hawksworth, Hawksworth Communications. Image credit: Jill Slater, Marcus Paladino.

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