Deposits and Payment:

All payments may be made by check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express ). Prices are in US or Canadian dollars as specified in the trip description and schedule.  All payments are to be made in US or Canadian dollars. After we receive your deposit you will receive a detailed package with a clothing and equipment list, invoice, medical form, Release From Liability Agreement and other information needed to prepare for your trip. Due to the nature of international operations, prices are subject to change.

Baja Mexico and British Columbia Departures

At time of reservation: $500 deposit
60 Days prior to departure: Balance of land cost.

Italy, Galápagos, Vietnam, Croatia and Brazil

At time of reservation: $750
90 days prior to departure: Balance of land cost

If You  Need to Cancel Your Trip

A significant portion of our expenses are committed long before departure.  Please understand that once you sign up for a trip we lose the right to sell your reserved space to other individuals and groups. Therefore we regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies. For this reason we strongly recommend you consider purchasing trip insurance. At the time we receive written notice that you must cancel your trip, the following fees will apply (all dates are from departure date):

Baja Mexico Departures:

From time of reservation until 60 days prior to departure: $500
59 days or less prior to departure: 100% of Land Cost

British Columbia Haida Gwaii Departures:

From time of reservation until 60 days prior to departure: $500*
59 days or less prior to departure: 100% of Land Cost

Italy, Galapagos Islands, Amazon, Croatia, Vietnam, Brazil and Argentina

From time of reservation until 90 days prior to departure: $750*
89 days or less prior to departure: 100% of Land Cost

*With the exception of Baja departures retained  deposits for cancellations made 90 days or more prior to departure may be applied to any Tofino Expeditions’ trip departing within 18 months of your original reservation date.

Cancellation Insurance:

We strongly recommend the purchase of cancellation insurance for your protection in event of illness. Please contact your travel agent for more information.

Additional Information

What’s Included:

The information package for each trip contains a comprehensive list of equipment and services which are included in the trip cost. Please read these carefully and call our office if you require further information.

Not included:

Airfares, gratuities to staff, insurance of any kind, airport taxes (if any), alcoholic beverages or soft drinks and other items of a personal nature. Medical costs, costs of hospitalization, evacuation by helicopter or any other means are not covered in the trip cost.


If the trip is delayed because of bad weather, canceled or delayed flights or delays of other modes of transport, sickness or situations for which Tofino Expeditions or its agents cannot make provisions, the cost of delays is not included.

Single Travelers:

Hotel and tent accommodations are based on double occupancy. If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will match you with a room/tent mate of the same sex if one is available. If there is no one with whom you can share, or if you prefer single hotel accommodations, you are requested to pay the single supplement fee listed for your trip (not all trips include such fees).

Small Groups:

in the event that a trip is under subscribed we will add a small-group surcharge rather the cancel the departure. For our Baja and Queen Charlotte trips the small group surcharge is $150 US per person for groups of 6 or less.

Trip Prices:

Prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and other factors beyond Tofino Expeditions’ control.

Canceled Trips:

Due to the nature of operating in the wilderness and remote international areas, Tofino Expeditions reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including inadequate sign-up which makes the trip economically unfeasible for us to operate or logistical problems which may impede trip operations. At least 1 month notice prior to the departure date will be given for a trip cancellation due to inadequate sign-up. In such a case, a full refund of the trip Cost is given, but Tofino Expeditions is not responsible for expenses incurred by trip members in preparation for the trip (e.g., non-refundable airline tickets, medical expenses, equipment etc.).

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