• Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Kayak in Howe Sound and snorkel with Vancouver's resident harbor seals during this 5-hour eco-adventure. Board a boat from Horseshoe Bay with your adventure guide, headed toward the Pam Rocks seal colony. Slip into the provided snorkel gear and wetsuit, then dive in for an up-close experience with seals, following their lead. Kayak around the bay and the rocks, experiencing the marine environment while in a low-profile boat. A sightseeing-only option is available for those passengers who wish to stay dry on the boat. All kayaking and snorkeling equipment, refreshments and light snacks are included.


  • 5-hour boating, snorkeling and kayaking adventure in Vancouver
  • Snorkel and kayak among harbor seals at Pam Rocks
  • All equipment included; no kayaking or snorkeling experience necessary
  • Sightseeing only option lets you stay on the boat
  • Admire Vancouver's coastal scenery
  • Led by expert adventure guides

What You Can Expect

Vancouver Snorkel and Kayak Adventure: Snorkel with Seals

Local residents - Pacific Harbour Seal and her pup

Make your way to the expedition center in Horseshoe Bay, where you'll board the boat for your 5-hour adventure on the water. Set off to the North, traveling to Howe Sound's Pam Rocks, home to the resident seal colony. 

Snap photos of the harbor seals sunning themselves on the rocks and moving effortlessly through the water. Harbor seals can grow up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) in length and are known to be docile and curious. 

Don a provided wet suit and snorkel gear, then slip into the water and watch the seals from a respectful distance under the supervision of your snorkel guide. Chances are, the seals will want to check out their visitors; you and your group will follow their lead and your guide will ensure your safety. Kayakers will climb into their boats and float nearby; the seals may bob along the surface next to the kayaks or swim playfully underneath. Switch between kayaking and snorkeling, or simply stay on the boat and watch the show. No snorkeling or kayaking experience is necessary.

This excursion includes snacks, hot soup, and cold drinks, all of which can be enjoyed while cruising back to Horseshoe Bay, admiring ocean and mountain scenery of Howe Sound.

Your tour ends up back at your departure point in Horseshoe Bay after 5 hours.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This was the best ! My teen aged son and I loved every mn of it : the swimming with the seals, the kayaking with the seals, we even got to see orcas. The captain and the crew are a super team! The boat and the equipment are great. It was a highlight of our vacation. Thanks

Nicole T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017


Jacqueline B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Wonderful experience with Sea Dragon. We were so excited to snorkel with the Seals. They provided quality wet suits and gear. The captain and crew were very warm and welcoming as well as highly experienced. I felt very at ease the entire time we were in the water. Ultimately the seals were a little shy but we were still able to get quite close. It was a wonderful experience that we are so happy to have had in Vancouver. We would highly recommend this!

Linda J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Swimming with harbour seals is the best way to spend an afternoon, especially when a baby seal wants to come and play. Grace who was our guide had to swim it back to the colony. I had never snorkled or kayaked but that was not a problem and floatation jackets are available if you are not a competent swimmer. Hot soup and snacks were available. It was great fun and the staff were great.

ekaterina i

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

It was such a great trip!!! It become the highlight of my Vancouver vocation. Everybody was so helpful and attentive, the whole atmosphere was fun and relaxed !!! Really highly recomend

Raisa K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Fantastic people! Very friendly staff makes this a star of our trip to Canada. My kids loved it! If you want to have a good picture from the boat of what your family is doing in the water, bring a big telephoto lens with good tripod. 325mm turned out not to be enough! Plenty of snacks were offered at no extra charge, so was soup and hot chocolate. We loved this.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

You have got to take this trip! This trip was the absolute best. You will remember this trip for a lifetime and talk about it always. Megan Mitchell was superlative as a hostess and got out and swam with everyone. We did the swimming with seals, the snorkeling, the kayaking and, diving off of the boat. Wetsuit provided in cost of trip provided by Sea Dragon tours nice people was warm and very buoyant but, Megan also had some swim noodles. I am old yet, I never got too tired to participate and enjoy. Captain Kevin was nice and accommodating. I would have taken this same trip at least one more time if this had not been the last day of my visit to Vancouver. You have got to take this trip!

Bryn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My husband and I had a fantastic time! Everyone associated with the adventure was helpful,knowledgable, and above all had a respect and deep love for what they were doing. Seal encounters were everywhere we turned during the excursion and the breathtaking view is something that shouldn and #39;t be missed!

Karen F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I would highly recommend this trip! I went solo and was a little nervous about it but it was absolutely amazing. The instructors were extremely helpful and went above any beyond to make sure we all had an enjoyable trip. Did I mention we saw tonnes of seals and even two bald eagles??

Nicole G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

AWESOME Tour! Will definitely be back for another one :

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