Howe Sound Sea Safari Cruise - Vancouver

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00am 1:00pm 4:00pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    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.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original point of departure
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

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 Vancouvers 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


2-hour high speed eco-tour

Survival suit, gloves and weather goggles

Live commentary on board

GST (Goods and Services Tax)


Gratuity (optional)

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Additional Info

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-Dec-2017

    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.

  • 01-Nov-2017

    Beautiful and fun ride in the sound. Wonderful way to see another side of Vancouver.

  • 01-Sep-2017

    A fun trip, the Guide was great, and we had a terrific time -- would highly encourage taking trip.

  • 20-Aug-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.

  • 15-Jan-2017

    Absolutely fabulous!!

  • 18-Sep-2016

    We had a blast. I will highly recommend this to anyone.

  • 29-Jul-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.

  • 10-Aug-2015

    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!

  • 10-Jul-2015

    We had a great experience and definitely recommend it. Nice people, guide, Julian, knowledgeable and passionate about what he does.

  • 24-Aug-2014

    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 !

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