Bowen Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vancouver: 3-Hour Bowen Island Boat Cruise with Dinner

Vancouver: 3-Hour Bowen Island Boat Cruise with Dinner

The tour departs from Granville Island at 5:30pm and heads across the scenic and tranquil water towards Bowen Island. From your stylish boat, admire Vancouver’s stunning skyline while listening to interesting commentary and fun facts about the city. There’s also the opportunity to see some native marine wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled throughout the sail. Upon arrival at Bowen Island, enjoy an incredible dinner at one of the location’s very best restaurants, accompanied by refreshing drinks. Afterwards, spend some time exploring the local shops on the island and soaking up the friendly, small town vibe. Finally, get back on board the boat for the journey back to Vancouver, passing through the beautiful Howe Sound along the way for more sightseeing.

West Vancouver: Howe Sound and Bowen Speedboat Tour

West Vancouver: Howe Sound and Bowen Speedboat Tour

Join the Bowen Explorer Tour and marvel at the Howe Sound islands, an amazing adventure to bird sanctuaries, harbor 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 this trip has ever gone before. Travel deep into the sound your guide explains this extraordinary ecosystem that is home to harbor seals, bald eagles, oystercatchers, and many other creatures and organisms. The trip highlights the wildlife of the sound: seals at Pam Rocks and birds around Christie Island. Catch sight of some unique Bald Eagle nests and traditional First Nations locations. Take in a true example of the west-coast fjord landscape littered with steep cliffs and hanging valleys. Discover more of Vancouver’s history and see some untouched coastline, 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.

Vancouver: Mosquito Creek and English Bay Sailboat Cruise

Vancouver: Mosquito Creek and English Bay Sailboat Cruise

We are happy to welcome you on our beautiful 2011 50 foot Jeanneau Sailboat that is absolutely gorgeous inside and out. We depart Mosquito Creek and motor out of Vancouver Harbour into Burrard Inlet. You will see Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and unique views of downtown from the water. Once we pass under the Lions Gate Bridge we'll set sail and enjoy stunning views of the Vancouver area, Passage and Bowen Islands, Point Atkinson, West Vancouver, Howe Sound and even Georgia Straight. Sit back and relax whilst we serve up a light snack and a selection of Beers, Ciders and assortment of alcoholic beverages as you enjoy the views of English Bay. We have water and pop available for the minors, tea and coffee as well. If you're the more adventurous type, we can put you to work and teach you the basics of how to sail, trimming the sails and even take the helm. After 2 hours on the water pack up the sails and motor back to Mosquito Creek and the picturesque views of Coal Harbour. We offer all kinds of other experiences if your looking for something more private or don't see a date that works for your group. Please reach out and well do our best to create a unique and once in a lifetime experience! We do not have a min number of guest required to run the experience and have a covered cockpit should we see showers. We only cancel due to unsafe conditions.

Vancouver: Ocean Jetski Morning Tour

Vancouver: Ocean Jetski Morning Tour

Arrive at Granville Island at 7:45 AM and begin your morning jetski tour - perfect for early-risers who are eager to explore the city. Meet your experienced guides who will assist you with wetsuits and life jackets. Before heading out, guests will go through a detailed safety chat with thorough information about machine use, rules and regulations, making this tour perfect for first-time riders and veterans alike. Set off to explore some of the beautiful islands of Vancouver including Bowen Island, Anvil Island, and Gambier Island. Visit a populous and vibrant seal colony, making this tour truly memorable for any wildlife lovers. Listen to a vivid history of the city, indulge in fun facts, and create lasting memories. After the tour, return to Granville Island just as the city wakes up, leaving with a newfound appreciation for the beautiful city of Vancouver.

Vancouver: Boat to Bowen Island on UNESCO Howe Sound Fjord

Vancouver: Boat to Bowen Island on UNESCO Howe Sound Fjord

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Vancouver, Bowen Island, and the surrounding area like never before! Our 4-hour Vancouver Boat Tour to Bowen Island Tour is tailor-made to showcase the best of the city and Bowen Island's Snug Cove. Brace yourself for a visit to a jaw-dropping Howe Sound Fjord, (Our local Unesco Biosphere Reserve!) where you will visit two Seal colonies—yes, we've got that covered. But there's more! Step ashore on one of the West Coast's most iconic and friendly islands, where an included tasty treat (ice cream, coffee, beer, or wine) awaits your choosing. It's an experience to savor, and we've made it effortless for you. In this trip to Bowen Island, you will be guided by your Boat Captain, a friendly local who will be tasked with spinning tales, pointing out the occasional 50-million dollar home, and bringing you up close to a seal colony with the best waterfront views in Vancouver —triple-check! This isn't just an adventure; it's an unmatched experience at an unbeatable price. It's high time you marked this iconic Canadian experience off your bucket list. Get ready for a "wow" that lingers long after the journey ends. Coffee... Beer...Ice Cream... Unlock the charm of Bowen Island with a little more than an hour at your disposal. Your ticket not only grants you access to this idyllic destination but also includes the indulgence of your choice – Coffee, Beer, Wine, or Ice Cream at one of Bowen Island's restaurants and establishments. Wander through the inviting shops in the cozy haven of Snug Cove, where every step becomes a discovery. Vancouver Seal & Wildlife Sightings Bowen Island is a wildlife enthusiast's dream with our Seal & Wildlife Sightings! Our small, comfortable Zodiacs offer an intimate and up-close encounter with a lively local seal colony. Get ready for a unique and unforgettable connection with nature that promises to leave a lasting impression. The Unesco Biosphere Reserve includes Glacial Fjords, Lighthouses, & Old Growth On this four-hour journey to Bowen Island, you will witness panoramic views of the world's southernmost glacial fjord, and enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of a nationally significant lighthouse set against a stunning backdrop. On our Vancouver Boat tour cruise through 182 acres of pristine virgin temperate rainforest, immersing yourself in the tranquility and majesty of nature.

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What people are saying about Bowen Island

Overall rating

4.8
(32 reviews)

I cannot recommend this more highly. Fantastic hosts with the added benefit of Frederick the ship cat. The whole experience is one to remember.

A great day - Chris and Michelle were super welcoming, kind, and friendly and it was a beautiful experience.

Had a great time and staff was very knowledgable. We got to see killer whales and seals. Wonderful day ☺️

Beautiful views. Excellent food. Our tour guide was amazing. Thank you Simon.

Great time. Everyone in our group of six enjoyed the sail. Highly recommend.