We took an 8-hour day trip to the hot springs and back. Along the 2.5-hour trip, one also gets to see whales, seals, and various sea birds among the magnificent coastal geography of Clayquot Sound.
We were able to catch a pod of killer whales, grey whales, and humpback whales. We also saw sea otters (aww, so cute), a shark!, bald eagles, and seals (run, seal, run, from the orcas!).