Snorkel & Kayak with Seals

This multi-activity excursion departs from Horseshoe Bay taking you to the nearby seal colony of Pam Rocks in scenic Howe Sound. Here, marine lovers have the chance to experience a face-to-face encounter with harbour seals in their natural environment.  

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Snorkel & Kayak minutes from Vancouver

Get up close and personal with our local seals for a true west coast experience. This value-added activity includes all you need for an afternoon adventure! The sea life cruise is an excellent choice for all ages and abilities, individuals or groups.

Guests can watch as seals sun themselves on the rocks or swim about in their own aquatic environment. You’ll don a wetsuit to keep you warm and buoyant then hop in with a certified snorkel guide. What happens next is completely up to the seals! You will experience spectacular ocean scenery, multitudes of birds from the nearby bird sanctuary, bald eagles, and many types of marine life including the famous seals!

 

Trip Details

  • During this adventure, you will have the opportunity to switch between snorkeling and kayaking. 
     

  • Please arrive 1 hour prior to scheduled departure to check-in at our Expedition Center and get sized for your complimentary gear.
     

  • Our vessel departs from the dock in Horseshoe Bay at 2pm, returns to the dock by 6pm.
     

  • Bring along your cameras, bathing suit and towel, and clothing suitable for the day. 
     

  • Informative, friendly, and professional guides
     

  • Snorkeling kit, wetsuit, and all kayak gear included
     

  • Hot drinks and snacks included
     

  • No experience necessary
     

  • Please advise of any special equipment requirements or medical concerns at the time of booking.
     

  • Trips depart rain or shine - our wetsuits are thick and will keep you very warm and buoyant. Our boat is fully enclosed and dry on rainy days to enjoy a cup of hot soup after your plunge!
     

  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation due to weather conditions. 

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Requirements

  • Guests must be able to swim confidently.
     

  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (including in-water).
     

  • Minors under 19 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian before boarding.
     

  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or serious medical conditions.
     

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.

Please Note

Do not touch, feed, pet, or otherwise disturb the seals. Our charter is designed for sightseeing only. However, seals are curious and playful in nature and may swim up to you for a closer look. That is fine. Just float calmly and let them do their thing. Before your tour, our expert staff will go over the specific "Do's and Don'ts" to make for the best and most natural encounter!