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Cove Adventure Tours - San Josef Bay Tour

Port Hardy, BC
Credit: Destination BC


Take a scenic eight-hour day trip to explore remote stretches of sandy beaches, sea stacks, old-growth forests and sea caves at San Josef Bay, located in Cape Scott Provincial Park on Vancouver Island’s North Coast.

Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy a ride in a 15-passenger air-conditioned van, and travel along logging roads (not suitable for your average vehicle) where you can spot bears roaming in their natural habitat.
  • Make a quick pit stop at the Scarlet Ibis Pub in the historic logging town of Holberg to pick up your take-out lunch box (included).
  • Continue a little farther in the van to the drop-off point where you will then take an easy 45-minute hike on a well-maintained trail through ancient coastal rainforests to the breathtaking beach at San Josef Bay – the traditional lands of the Tlatlasikwala people.
  • Enjoy the unspoiled and uncrowded beach, perfect for beachcombing, relaxing, building sandcastles, surfing and stand-up paddle boarding.
  • Plus, see the sea stacks up close. These awe-inspiring rock formations eroded by the ocean over thousands of years. 

Activity policies

Location: 8640, Granville Street, Port Hardy, BC.

Guests must check-in for their tour at 8640 Granville Street, Port Hardy. Please check-in a minimum of 15 minutes in advance of the scheduled tour departure time.

It is recommended wear comfortable hiking boots or running shoes, and is recommended to bring a rain jacket or wind breaker, backpack and sunscreen.


FROM June 1 - October 2


+ taxes and fees, per adult

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1-888-BC FERRY (1-888-223-3779) Ext. 3

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