Our Story

“With its abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery, Barkley Sound and Clayoquot Sound offer unforgettable kayaking on Vancouver Island.”

Our home is here in Ucluelet, a quiet fishing village located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Ucluelet is the gateway to the paddlers paradise of Barkley Sound; a spectacular area that features the Broken Group Islands Unit of the Pacific Rim National Reserve. The vast wilderness and ancient temperate rainforests of Clayoquot Sound lie to our north west.

We have made Ucluelet our home because it is so friendly and unhurried. Our company started here in Ucluelet in 1993 founded by Tracy Eeftink, when the logging and fishing industries were in decline. At that time, the little town was not used to seeing kayakers and most tourists were visiting Tofino. Tracy decided to start Majestic Ocean Kayaking in Ucluelet because of the proximity to the Broken Group Islands and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve; knowing that people would want to experience the beauty of that area. Tracy now operates this growing company side by side with her husband Ted Eeftink.

About Tracy Eeftink

Tracy has been a Certified Kayak Guide since 1995. She was a National Marathon Canoe Racer, and a ski instructor at Whistler for 15 years. Tracy was on the board of directors of the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia for 13 years, and named by them as “Godmother” for her contribution to shaping British Columbia’s professional sea kayaking practices. Currently Tracy is the Chairperson for the newly formed Ucluelet Tourism Association, and a director for the Wild Pacific Trail Board, these Societies have been formed to bring more tourists seeking adventure to our little town.

When Tracy is not busy kayaking or skiing, she is travelling. Her travels have taken her to Patagonia, Antarctica, Mexico, USA, Japan, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, several countries in Europe and several of the Hawaiian islands. Awarded by the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce as ‘Business Person of the Year’, she will take a personal interest in making sure that you, your family and your friends have a truly memorable kayaking adventure. Together with her Husband Ted, they contribute regularly to the Pacific Rim Whale Festival, the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce and the Wild Pacific Trail.

About Ted Eeftink

Ted Eeftink is also an owner of Majestic Ocean Kayaking. Ted’s local knowledge and seamanship abilities come from his lifetime of experience and training and living on the west coast. Ted was born in Ucluelet, raised his 2 sons in Ucluelet and is a certified kayak guide, with first aid and rescue training.

Ted runs the company with his wife Tracy; looking after all equipment and site maintenance, as well as the Majestic kayak rental business. Ted is the Ucluelet Fire Chief and has volunteered for the Ucluelet fire brigade for 20+ years.

Giving Back to Our Community

Staff & Guides

Many of our staff return to us year after year because we treat them well and because they have pride in the tours that we offer. We encourage healthy staff by paying fair and competitive wages, ensuring regular days off, and by providing affordable staff housing.

We encourage get togethers and adventures throughout the season when time allows. We provide our guides with access to kayaking equipment at wholesale prices and support them in their professional development with regular staff training sessions, time off for courses and exams, and instruction from professional naturalists and historians when possible.

"Happy and healthy staff are the foundation of our business here at Majestic Ocean Kayaking. We strive to make our company a positive, supportive and healthy place for all of our employees."

Your Kayak Trip of a Lifetime Awaits

Kayaking Ucluelet, Tofino, the Broken Group Islands and Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island, BC is truly majestic!