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Our most recommended British Columbia Speed & Jet Boat Tours

Vancouver: City and Seal Boat Tour

1. Vancouver: City and Seal Boat Tour

Jump into a boat for a 1.5-hours to see the city and its seals. Embark on an adventure you won't forget and travel along the epic coastline of the English Bay, out to Lighthouse Park, over to the Seal Colony, and back into False Creek. Take in the sights of Stanley Park from the water throughout the journey. Pass by English Bay Beach and underneath the iconic Lions Gate Bridge.  Marvel at the beautiful homes of West Vancouver, offshore freighters, and Seal Colony along the coast. Make your way past Siwash Rock, Jericho Sailing Centre, and Kitsilano Beach. All of the boat tours depart from the Granville Island Location.

West Vancouver: Howe Sound and Bowen Speedboat Tour

2. West Vancouver: Howe Sound and Bowen Speedboat Tour

Join the Bowen Explorer Tour and marvel with the Howe Sound islands, an amazing adventure to bird sanctuaries, harbour seal rookeries, and sea caves. Finish with a short visit of Snug Cove on Bowen Island. Soar up the coastline with the eagles, farther north than our trip has ever gone before. As we travel this deep into the sound, your guide will explain about this extraordinary ecosystem that is home to harbour seals, bald eagles, oyster catchers and many other creatures and organisms. The trip will still highlight the wildlife of the sound: seals at Pam Rocks and birds around Christie Island, but will also add in some unique Bald Eagle nests and traditional First Nations locations. This trip is a true example of our west-coast fjord landscape littered with steep cliffs and hanging valleys. You will get a look at more of Vancouver’s history and see some untouched coast line, as it was before the city was colonized. Horseshoe Bay is also home to many unique restaurants and shops that are fun to explore before or after the tour.

Sea Vancouver: City and Wildlife Sightseeing RIB Tour

3. Sea Vancouver: City and Wildlife Sightseeing RIB Tour

A twist on a famous classic, our City and Wildlife tour is a 90-minute adventure departing from False Creek with stops near Stanley Park, the Lions Gate Bridge, English Bay, and along the shores of West Vancouver. Get up close and personal with a seal colony near Lighthouse Park (Point Atkinson) and view bald eagles in their natural habitat. We will show you West Vancouver as you've never seen it before! Points of interest include: Granville Island & False Creek Stanley Park & English Bay Lions Gate Bridge West Vancouver & Mountains Lighthouse Park (Point Atkinson) Seal Colony Freighters & Vancouver

Vancouver Island: Bute Inlet Full Day Grizzly Boat Tour

4. Vancouver Island: Bute Inlet Full Day Grizzly Boat Tour

Journey to the Orford River Valley aboard a comfortable, modern, high speed covered vessel. Enjoy the spectacular scenery on the way to Bute Inlet and the Orford River, renowned as one of the best places to observe Grizzly Bears in the wild. Bring your camera as the specially designed viewing platforms provide ideal photo opportunities. The Orford River offers some of the best Grizzly Bear viewing on the west coast. We will travel 2 hours, by boat, through the Discovery Islands searching for marine wildlife and whales along the way. We offer the longest tour in Campbell River, ensuring there is plenty of time for viewing wildlife on the water as well! When we arrive, we will be met by the Homalco First Nation guides and transfer to our van. After a short orientation, we will drive to the bear viewing platforms. From our perch in the viewing towers, situated above the salmon spawning channel, you will have an unobstructed view of Grizzly Bears as they roam the river banks.

Vancouver: Howe Sound Fjords, Sea Caves & Wildlife Boat Tour

5. Vancouver: Howe Sound Fjords, Sea Caves & Wildlife Boat Tour

Join the Deep Fjord Tour and explore the islands of Howe Sound, an amazing adventure to bird sanctuaries, harbour seal rookeries, and sea caves. Soar up the coastline with the eagles, farther north than our trip has ever gone before. As we travel this deep into the sound, your guide will explain about this extraordinary ecosystem that is home to harbour seals, bald eagles, oyster catchers and many other creatures and organisms. The trip will still highlight the wildlife of the sound: seals at Pam Rocks and birds around Christie Island, but will also add in some unique Bald Eagle nests and traditional First Nations locations. This trip is a true example of our west-coast fjord landscape littered with steep cliffs and hanging valleys. You will get a look at more of Vancouver’s history and see some untouched coast line, as it was before the city was colonized. Horseshoe Bay is also home to many unique restaurants and shops that are fun to explore before or after the tour.

Victoria: Marine Life and Whale-Watching Boat Tour

6. Victoria: Marine Life and Whale-Watching Boat Tour

Take your family on a fantastic marine wildlife adventure in the Salish Sea. Board a brand-new high-speed coastal explorer boat and set off to look for whales and other marine creatures, including over 127 species of marine birds. Discover the rich marine environment of the Salish Sea with this ultimate whale and marine wildlife tour. Enjoy two outside viewing areas and a fully-heated cabin.

Vancouver: West Vancouver Howe Sound Islands Circle Tour

7. Vancouver: West Vancouver Howe Sound Islands Circle Tour

Join the Circle tour and explore the islands of Howe Sound, and enjoy an amazing adventure to bird sanctuaries, harbor seal rookeries, and sea caves on this two-hour day tour. Soar up the coastline with the eagles, farther north than our trip has ever gone before. Travel deep into the sound, and listen as your guide explains more about this extraordinary ecosystem that is home to harbor seals, bald eagles, oystercatchers, and many other creatures and organisms. Enjoy a tour that highlights the wildlife of the sound: seals at Pam Rocks and birds around Christie Island, and also see some unique Bald Eagle nests and traditional First Nations locations. Soak in the views of the west-coast fjord landscape littered with steep cliffs and hanging valleys. Look closer at more of Vancouver’s history and see some untouched coastline, as it was before the city was colonized. Take the chance to explore Horseshoe Bay after the tour, as it is also home to many unique restaurants and shops that are fun to explore before or after the tour.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 84 reviews

We had a very nice afternoon when we went on the excursion “City and Seal Boat Tour”. The tourguide learned us a lot about Vancouver and it’s surroundings, the ride was funny, and we saw a lot of interesting places on the coastline, including seales. The only thing I missed was a suite in my size. Had to take a ripped one because there were no others left.

The boat tour is highly recommended for robe fans. The view of North Vancouver, the Lions Gate Bridge and some parts of the Vancouver skyline were also very good. It is highly recommended to wear the suits that are offered to you as it is very cold on the open sea.

Paul was a great guide and the tour was so much fun! We got to learn interesting facts about the city, see magnificent views of Vancouver and of course the seals.

Fantastic tour with a very nice guide!! We took the sunset tour at 7:30 pm and had stunning views and were able to see a lot of seals, too. Can totally recommend

Carla was so good , she explained everything nicely