Rainforest Tours-East Sooke Park

Victoria, Canada

Experience hosted by Toni

6.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, and transportation

What you'll do

Pick up is at 9 am at 812 Wharf St. in downtown Victoria or 6715 Eustace Rd, Sooke.

There is a 3 km, 6 km, or 10 km coastal hike at this location. This full day will begin with a 30-minute drive from Victoria or a 15-minute drive from Sooke. The destination has scenic coastal views overlooking the ocean toward the Olympic mountains. We will follow the coastline, hiking through western red cedar, douglas fir, and arbutus trees. There are lots of opportunities to stop and enjoy the view with beaches to explore. We customize the hike based on the group and hike as little or as much as you would like.

If time permits, we will drive 10-minutes from the first destination to another trail. This trail will lead you under the canopy of mature western red cedars, sitka spruce, and douglas fir trees ranging from 100 to 200 years old. This is a very flat trail with easy walking for a cool down to the day's adventures.
Other things to note
Running shoes or hiking shoes/boots (please avoid sandals). Bring enough clothes to keep you warm and dry, according to the weather. Consider activewear that is quick dry (synthetic fibers are best).
Pick up is at 9 am at 812 Wharf St. in downtown Victoria or 6715 Eustace Rd, Sooke.

There is a 3 km, 6 km, or 10 km coastal hike at this location. This full day will begin with a 30-minute drive from Victoria or a 15-minute drive from Sooke. The destination has scenic coastal views overlooking the ocean toward the Olympic mountains. We will follow the coastline, hiking through western red cedar, douglas fir, and arbutus trees. There ar…

What's included

  • Food
    Roasted chicken or Vegetarian sandwich
  • Drinks
    Water
  • Transport
    Dodge Grand Caravan

Meet your host, Toni

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been involved in sports and outdoor activities ever since I was a teenager. After a brief stint in boxing and long-distance running, I found my true passion after moving to Vancouver Island and putting my feet to the trails.

Rainforest Tours is a product of a love for those trails. The tours we offer include two of my personal favorite parks on Vancouver Island, my homes away from home. What began as a simple trip out of town every weekend to get away from the hustle of the city quickly turned into a business idea for sharing our beautiful backyard with the guests that travel here. 2020 will be 10 years serving as experts on these trails.
I have been involved in sports and outdoor activities ever since I was a teenager. After a brief stint in boxing and long-distance running, I found my true passion after moving to Vancouver Island and putting my feet to the trails.

Rainforest Tours is a product of a love for those trails. The tours we offer include two of my personal favorite parks on Vancouver Island, my homes away from home. What began as a simple trip out of town every weekend to get away from the hustle of the ci…
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Where you'll be

East Sooke Park 2-10km
A scenic half hour drive from Victoria takes you to rugged East Sooke Park. With natural and protected coastal landscape, this picturesque hiking destination has many trails with opportunities for ocean and wildlife viewing

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Werner
September 2019
A fantastic experience! I had such a great day with Toni. Not only is she a great guide, but such a awesome person. It was like going hiking with a friend. The scenery was so beautiful! I had a perfect day :)
Amii
August 2019
夜降った雨のおかげで、まず霧に包まれた神秘的な海の景色を見る幸運からスタート。カナディアンメープルの落葉の上に乗ったバナナナメクジ、カワウソやオオアオサギの歓迎を受け、Toniさんがワイルドライフ発見ツアーと呼ぶほどたくさんの出会いに恵まれながら、樹齢を誇るウエスタンレッドシダー、折れたり倒れたりしてもなお生き続ける木々と多様なシダやコケの圧倒的な緑に囲まれて歩く気持ち良さ。怠惰な出で立ち(正しくは寝姿)のアビュータスやチェリー、ローラーコースターみたいな松などを指し示してもらい、ユニークな自然の造形に魅了されました。 最後はカラフルな小石の浜で足を水に浸し疲れを癒しながら大満足のハイキング終了。送迎のおかげで簡単にアクセスすることが出来て本当に良かったです。全部説明出来ないのがもどかしい。
夜降った雨のおかげで、まず霧に包まれた神秘的な海の景色を見る幸運からスタート。カナディアンメープルの落葉の上に乗ったバナナナメクジ、カワウソやオオアオサギの歓迎を受け、Toniさんがワイルドライフ発見ツアーと呼ぶほどたくさんの出会いに恵まれながら、樹齢を誇るウエスタンレッドシダー、折れたり倒れたりしてもなお生き続ける木々と多様なシダやコケの圧倒的な緑に囲まれ…
Debbie
July 2019
Awesome day out with Toni. Easy hike along the coastline and in the beautiful rainforest. Plenty of stops to take in the stunning scenery and ‘pull up a rock’ for sit down chicken sandwich. Delicious 😋 Saw squirrels, seals, whales( in the distance) , woodpecker and a banana slug. Toni ended the day by taking us to a locals only place for fresh lemonade and a coffee. Great day out 👍
Awesome day out with Toni. Easy hike along the coastline and in the beautiful rainforest. Plenty of stops to take in the stunning scenery and ‘pull up a rock’ for sit down chicken…
Kevin
July 2019
Toni is an amazing tour guide! Knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, she also knew exactly where to go for really relaxing views and interesting treks. The challenge level was perfect and made the whole day worthwhile. We had fun walking on the squishy tide pools finding starfish and anemones. Also identifying the Salal plants and walking through large patches of them! The lunch we had at the top of a large rock lookout was superb. Unforgettable view of the Olympics. Apparently that was the first time Toni’s been to that spot! So she’s always exploring new places to take guests. The sandwich was great. And the nice local cafe on the way back was awesome. Highly recommend Toni as a tour guide :)
Toni is an amazing tour guide! Knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, she also knew exactly where to go for really relaxing views and interesting treks. The challenge level was p…
Teresa
August 2019
Toni is so knowledgeable and the passion on the area. Lunch was delicious and adequate. Transportation is comfortable and fast. Highly recommended.
Nishat
August 2019
Toni is amazing and you’re going to love this hike!

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Good pair of running shoes or hiking boots

Layers of clothing as weather may change over the course of the experience.