Travelling by bus avoids the lost baggage, unexpected layovers, and sudden plummets in altitude that have become synonymous with travelling by catapult. Discover the pleasures of the open road with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get round-trip bus fare for two from Nanaimo's Departure Bay Ferry Terminal to Tofino on Tofino Bus (a $179.20 value). This offer does not include ferry transport between Vancouver and Nanaimo.
Each day, Tofino Bus’s fleet of full-size express coaches carries beach seekers from Nanaimo to Tofino and back. After the aquatic preshow on the ferry ride to the Nanaimo terminal, Vancouverites are whisked to Tofino’s sandy shoreline, challenging surfing, and majestic Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park. For approximately four hours, coaches drive from Nanaimo through the island's scenic interior splendour, keeping riders entertained with both Mother Nature’s eye-appeasing wonders. Founded by a surfer stymied by the lack of transportation options to Tofino, the bus company welcomes wave tasters to bring their boards along free of charge.