Seal Colony 3-Hour Boat Rental for 5 to 6 People

Kid Friendly in Bowen Island
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Tour description

Experience the thrill of driving your very own speed boat while navigating the majestic Vancouver coastline and West Coast Islands up to the Colony of Seals. There is 250 sq km of coastline to explore as you depart from the heart of downtown Vancouver on Granville Island. There is no better way to experience the magnificent waters of Vancouver than by renting a boat for you and your friends. Boats have a capacity of 5 to 6 people which makes a boat rental excellent value for money. Choose from a 17 or 18-foot self-drive boat.

Adventure awaits! Drive your own 17 or 18-foot speed boat in and around Vancouver, through the West Coast Islands and up to the Colony of Seals. Catch sight of a bald eagle or gaze down at a harbor seal or whale on your 3-hour adventure. Nothing brings a family or friends together like a day on the water. Begin by making your way to the boat rental floating office on Granville Island in downtown Vancouver to pick up your boat. After arrival, you will receive a boat operation overview and 15-minute safety briefing. A map and suggestions for your trip will also be provided. The friendly and patient staff will ensure you are completely comfortable at the helm before leaving the dock - no matter your experience level. All of the rental boats are of rugged construction and include life jackets for each passenger (life jackets for all ages are available).After the boat operation overview, you are ready to start exploring Vancouver's majestic coastline in your very own private speed boat! You are free to explore more then 250 square kilometers of waters around downtown Vancouver, Bowen Island or Indian Arm where you can catch glimpses of seals, bald eagles and explore the waterfalls.Want to see seals? Make your way to Palm Rocks in Howe Sound where you will find a large colony of harbor seals playing and lounging on the rocks.Want to stop for a picturesque picnic? Dock your boat in the public marina at Snug Cove on Bowen Island and explore the nature trails or sprawl out at the coast with a picnic.Want to explore some waterfalls? Motor your way under the iconic Lions Gate bridge, past the stunning downtown Vancouver skyline and up the mountain fjords of Indian Arm to the Granite Waterfalls, where you can park up and explore the falls.Finish up your adventure with a well deserved ice cream from the many picturesque marinas on your way back to Granville Island.

What's included

  • Boat rental for 3 hours
  • Insurance for one driver (+$10 for any additional driver)
  • Safety Equipment including Life Jackets
  • One-Day Boating License
  • Boat Operation Overview
  • Map of Area and Points of Interest

What's not included

  • Fuel (ranges $20 - $40 per hour depending on boat size, speed and weight)
  • Gratuities


  • Excellent value for money
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience