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Address: 6409 Bay Street, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7W 3H5, Canada
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+1 604-921-3474
08:00 - 18:00
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Located just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver in Horseshoe Bay. Come...

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver in Horseshoe Bay. Come experience our Ocean Adventures including the exciting Sea Safari guided 2 hour eco-tour, self-drive boat rentals, and deep sea guided salmon fishing charters. Explore islands, boat-access only marine parks, views of downtown and all that Howe Sound has to offer. Set your own course and experience Vancouver from a whole new point of view. It's easy, it's safe and it's a boat-load of fun!

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Fun Day Trip

Beautiful location. Great place to rent a boat for a day - A lovely destination for a view-filled boat ride. It doesn't get any more "west Coast" then this. A great way to just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Vancouver, Canada
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West Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location. Great place to rent a boat for a day - A lovely destination for a view-filled boat ride. It doesn't get any more "west Coast" then this. A great way to just unwind, clear your head, take some deep breaths of sea air and reinvigorate. Also a great spot for photo ops !

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Taplow Buckinghamshire
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I never realized how good Horseshoe Bay was. It was always just a Ferry Port to me but it's a real living breathing Community. Sewells Marina is the hub and next time I'm up I'm definitely going to hire a boat to check out the Howe Sound. Always been on my bucket list but I was not so keen on... More 

Thank 5cottie
Whistler, Canada
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428 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If your in the area it's worth a visit to the marina. Lots of activity with charter boats and pleasure crafts going and coming. They have a furling station for boats. Located next to the ferry terminal. You would need to call well in advance if you were looking for moorage.

Thank Preston S
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Can't say enough great stuff about this adventure trip! Our guide, Darren, was AWESOME! The trip was informative, with stops along the route to view points of interest and history. Saw lots of adorable seals at Cristie Island! But the best part was the wild ride and getting splashed and sprayed as we hugged the coastline! We loved every minute... More 

Thank thefranky
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We had two Groupons for a one hour boat rental each. We got oriented and then we were off on the water crashing into the waves and enjoying the views from the water of the mountains, scenery etc. The boats operated seamlessly and the staff were helpful and attentive and friendly.

1 Thank Joel K
Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We are from North Vancouver and did the Sea Safari in 2014 - I already wrote a good review back then. But after having done it a second time yesterday (August 2016), I have to up my already-good review a bit. This time, we went all the way around Bowen Island. Much more interesting in terms of seeing the islands... More 

1 Thank GregT895
Sewells_Team, General Manager at Sewell's Marina, responded to this review

It was so great to have you out again and happy you were able to experience our other route. All the best to you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Carpe Diem! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Very fun day! Learned a lot from our driver and guide, Trevor. He was very patient and professional with all my questions. We saw many harbor seals and five bald eagles. We did have some rain but the suits they have you wear are worth it. They keep you dry and warm. It's a great way to spend 2 hours.

Thank Laurawoo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Always thought of renting a boat and finally did it. The process was simple...choose your boat, choose your $400 or $800 deductible, sign the waiver, choose a driver, and lift the passengers. You are given a map and you head down to the dock. There, you get a quick...yes, very quick, lesson in signs, boating and rules. They may want... More 

Thank VancouverCookie
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This is the 2nd time I've rented a boat from them and both times the service and experience was amazing. The staff is very friendly and they explain everything you need to know. We rented a 17' and 15' boat, personally the 17' is way better as it's faster and easier on the waves but it's fun regardless. Price wise... More 

Thank Kambojambo
Melbourne, Australia
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400 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 565 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Our highlight of our Vancouver trip was an afternoon Jet boating around Howe Sound. Even though it rained part of the time, it was a real blast! We were well protected and insulated in our suits from the wet, rain and the elements. We saw lots of seals, bald eagles and other interesting wild life. Could not recommend this place... More 

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