Howe Sound Sea Safari Cruise

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Howe Sound Sea Safari Cruise
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The Howe Sound Sea Safari Cruise takes you on a 2-hour adventure to the spectacular scenery and wildlife which make coastal British Columbia world famous. Grab a seat on a custom-designed, high-speed, 28 ft. rigid hull inflatable. With an experienced guide at the helm, and three routes to choose from, you won't miss a thing as you speed across Horseshoe Bay to The Strait of Georgia.
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In Brief

Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
Seasonal
April 1 to October 31
Daily
Highlights:
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Great overview and orientation of the city
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Overview
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On each of the tour options, you'll find yourself racing beside steep cliffs and caves, and spotting harbor seals at play. A highlight of the cruise is Pam Rocks, popular with Harbor Seals and majestic bald eagles soaring overhead. Cruise out into The Strait of Georgia to see awesome views of Vancouver.

The Howe Sound Sea Safari Cruise is fast but safe. The aluminum hull design with inflatable tubes makes it comfortable in calm or rough water. Depending on the weather, either Mustang Integrity suits or approved life vests are provided for your comfort and safety. The vessel is equipped with VHF radio and a cell phone.  You'll get to choose from one of the three adventures below.

The Deep Fjord Tour will soar you up the coastline with the eagles. As you travel this deep into the sound, you will get a look at more of Vancouver’s history and see some untouched coast line, as it was before this great city was colonized.

The Bowen Explorer Tour will take you on an amazing ride exploring the highlights of Howe Sound from hugging the coastline and islands to Howe Sound, all the while taking in the incredible wildlife. Check out the seal colony and bird sanctuary, not to mention the iconic Pt. Atkinson Lighthouse.

The Circle Tour will weave you along and around the coastlines and islands of Howe Sound. You will be amazed by the cliffs towering above as you explore the cool glacier water surrounding Anvil Island, see seals sunning themselves at Pam Rocks, and take in the spectacular waterfront homes of West Vancouver.

Just relax and enjoy the ride!

What to Wear:
• Layered clothing works really well and closed shoes are best
• Sunglasses are a good idea on bright days as well as sunscreen
• Extra clothes or bags can be locked in a storage room at the office so that they do not get wet on the boat

Inclusions

  • 2-hour high speed eco-tour
  • Survival suit, gloves and weather goggles
  • Live commentary on board
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Exclusions

  • Gratuity (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Departure Point

6409 Bay Street, West Vancouver
*If tour with hotel pick-up is chosen, then please coordinate the pick-up time with the local operator prior.

Returns To

Returns to original point of departure

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour is not suitable for pregnant women or for people with a history of back problems

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.94 out of 5 based on the last 16 recent reviews

Beautiful and fun ride in the sound. Wonderful way to see another side of Vancouver.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
A fun trip, the Guide was great, and we had a terrific time -- would highly encourage taking trip.
• Submitted 01 Sep 2017
This was SUCH a fun experience to do. I went with my husband and two friends who have been living in Vancouver for 30 years and they really enjoyed this and had so much fun. Two hours discovering beautiful Howe sound and learning about flora and fauna up close was really great. Boat was fast,fun and comfortable. Our guide, Darren was great and man he could make this boat fly! HIGHLY recommend this and a visit to pretty Horshoe Bay is always a good thing to do.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2017
Absolutely fabulous!!
• Submitted 15 Jan 2017
We had a blast. I will highly recommend this to anyone.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2016
Our best day in BC. Even though the weather was not good at all we still had a blast. Our suits protected and insulated us from the elements especially at high speeds. Saw a lot of wildlife and the view was spectacular. Hotel pick up and drop off was punctual and the drivers friendly and chatty.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2016
Fantastic trip, far exceeded our expectations, the captain really delivered the fun! I highly recommend this trip to anyone that loves being on the water and getting sea spray in your face, getting up close to seals, eagles,etc while learning many interesting facts about both the creature and human residents of Howe Sound. The trip was a highlight of our vacation, the best!
• Submitted 10 Aug 2015
We had a great experience and definitely recommend it. Nice people, guide, Julian, knowledgeable and passionate about what he does.
• Submitted 20 Jul 2015
Went on this tour with my teenage sons and had a blast. The tour guide was excellent and the scenery was magnificent. An awesome way to experience part of the beauty of the area. My sons enjoyed getting wet on the ride and getting to see harbor seals were an added bonus to the tour. A great time !
• Submitted 24 Aug 2014
Great tour. Ready for some thrill in vancouver. This may be the one for you. We were properly equipped with insulated and semi-water proof coats before embarking the boat and safety briefing was given. I felt well-taken care of. The hotel pick up ride to the tour company was comfortable and my guide Darryn was very friendly and hospitable. Boat ride was thrilling with many surprised sharp turns and a little water splashes. We get to see seals sunbathing on the rocks, ducks, eagles and seagulls. Darryn was an experience boat rafter. He made several stops along the way to introduce us the sceneries. Took this tour this summer. Remember to bring your sunglasses (very important as it protects your eyes that keeps gushing in wind because the boat is traveling at a very fast speed - to me it feels like 100km/hr) and the sunlight). Will definitely recommend this trip.
• Submitted 27 Jun 2014
Fantastic fun
• Submitted 29 Jul 2013
fantastic day on the water and very well priced. great fun and informative as well
• Submitted 25 Sep 2012
Great fun. The guide/driver was a local, born on one of the islands. He knew the best places to go and how to drive the boat (spins etc).
• Submitted 18 Aug 2011
The cruise met my expectations. They did need to change my time they said due to low numbers at 100 but there was a full boat at 400. They picked us up at the hotel downtown before the cruise and returned us to hotel afterwards. We loved it!
• Submitted 06 Aug 2010
It was a glorious afternoon! A trip highlight were the lots of birds, seals, and sea lions. Guide was wonderful, and the scenery just breathtaking! Thanks.
• Submitted 06 Aug 2010
A really good experience. The tour guide was knowledgeable and the scenery is amazing. While we saw birds of all sorts and some seals, we really would have loved to see some orca. Perhaps this wasn't the best area for spotting them. All in all, I would recommend this cruise.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2017

In Brief

Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
Seasonal
April 1 to October 31
Daily
Highlights:
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Great overview and orientation of the city
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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