Province/Territory: British Columbia

A Guided Eco Tour of Coastal BC

  • 02-hour adventure
  • 10 nature stops
  • 12 passengers maximum per vessel

Sewell's Marina takes you on a thrilling two-hour boat ride of Canada's longest southern fjord. With the smell of salt air in the air and the wind in your ears, explore the marine environment of BC's wild rugged coast while spotting seals, bird, whales and other marine wildlife.
This family-friendly group nature tour takes place on a high-speed, 30-foot rigid hull inflatable boat, with an experienced guide well versed on the intertidal zone, local history, and marine life. View bald eagles, explore sea caves and watch harbour seals at play. Sewell's brings you up close with the marine environment, where you'll learn about everything from barnacles to marine mammals to the story of the glaciated fjord.

Why you should visit

• Explore sea caves that have taken thousands of years to create.
• Observe seals being born at a rookery.
• View majestic bald eagles and cheeky Oyster Catchers.
• Give back to nature and help conduct research for the Pacific Wildlife Foundation by tracking seals, dolphins and orcas.
• Find out how mussels build their shells and how much cormorants eat in a day.
• Surf ferry waves!
• Take in a skyline view of Vancouver.

Weather

• West Vancouver has a year-round temperate climate. Summer (July to September) sees warm and dry weather, with increased precipitation in the spring and fall and infrequent snowfall and heavier precipitation during winter (December to March)
• Discover local weather information.  Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.

Visitor information

Hours & Admission Prices.
• Open April to October, with departures daily.
Reservations are required.
Driving Directions.
What to Wear.

When to go

• July and August are the warmest weather, but trips are available from April to October.
• In July, witness up to a hundred seal pups on the rocks.
• Trips run 2-3 times a day.

Need to know

• Mustang Integrity suits are provided for your comfort and safety.
• Closed shoes and layered clothing work best.
• Children must be five years or older.
• Reservations are required.

Getting Here

• Located in Horseshoe Bay, a 45-minute drive from downtown Vancouver.
• Access via public transit from anywhere in Metro Vancouver.
• Taxis are available to and from the area.
Shuttle transfers are available for a fee.