- Where I’m From: Toronto, Ontario
- Languages I Speak: English
- My Passion / Hobbies: Sailing, Scuba Diving, Outdoor Activities
- How do I ‘SEA’ Vancouver: Board strapped to my feet, carving turns in the winter mountains.
Whether you are a first time zodiac adventurer or a seasoned veteran, we guarantee you will have a blast!
Launching from the Westin Bayshore Hotel, our fleet of open-air, purpose built, zodiac-style vessels are Vancouver’s fastest and safest way to view the city from the sea.
Waterfront Sightseeing Adventures begin cruising along the Vancouver Inner Harbour, then soaring up to 55 Km/h as we cross the Burrard Inlet. Along the way our experienced, qualified and passionate skippers will provide a fascinating array of information, highlighting the sights of Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, Northshore, English Bay, False Creek and Stanley Park. With over 30 possible points of interest, each adventure is tailored to the interests of our thrill seeking passengers.
Adventures are 90 minutes long
We ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
The Zodiacs will cover a route along Coal Harbour, the Northshore, English Bay, False Creek and Stanley Park, with Vancouver’s highlights being talked about along the way. You will get a different perspective of the city skyscrapers, runners on the seawall, get up close and personal to the offshore freighters and wave to sun tanners on Vancouver’s beaches. If you have anything specific you are interested in, please let our skippers know they would be happy to talk about those with you.
Vancouver is also home to a variety of birds and sea mammals, with possible sightings of dolphins, harbor seals, bald eagles and other sea birds during our adventures.
Our offices have dry storage and we recommend using it so purses and handbags are not water damaged.
We recommend that you dress in layers and wear flat closed-toed shoes (strappy high heels are not ideal for marine travel). We will be travelling at more than 30 miles per hour (55km/h) and temperatures are at least 10 degrees C cooler on the water, so a windbreaker or jacket will help you to comfortably enjoy the outdoors for the duration of your trip. Zodiac passengers are required to wear our stylish red cruiser suits, which serve the dual purpose of keeping you warm and acting as a life preserver. Cruiser suits are required by Transport Canada to ride aboard the Zodiac.
Don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen!
Yes, bring your camera and/or video camera. We also recommend that you bring a plastic bag to keep your camera safe and dry during transit. The boat will come to a complete stop for photo opportunities. Don’t forget your batteries!
The Zodiacs are open aired, and therefore do not have washrooms on board. We recommend that you use the public washrooms (located next to our office) before your departure.
Of course! The Zodiacs go fast but there will be no 360 degree turns on this tour. The adventures are designed for fast sightseeing and not a thrill park ride.
Reservations are definitely recommended so that we can offer you the best departure time to fit your schedule. Trips often sell out and we don’t want you to be disappointed.
However, if you are walking past and want to join an adventure, head to the dock and jump on the next scheduled adventure with availability.
Due to the nature of the zodiacs, we recommend the tours for ages 7+
This tour is not suitable for anyone with a history of serious medical conditions including but not limited to back or neck injury, recent surgery, and/or current or suspected pregnancy.
Tours operate rain or shine! Safety is our priority, and in extreme weather conditions or high winds adventures may be cancelled at the discretion of our qualified skippers.
Cancellation Policy is 24 hours before trip time unless agreed upon in advance with the office staff. All cancellations made after 24 hours or “no-shows” will be subject to the full charge of the fare. We save your seats for you up until the last possible moment, which doesn’t allow us the opportunity to resell it.
You may get a little wet!
The crew at Sea Vancouver is excited to offer these new, fast, fun and safe Zodiac adventures to the city of Vancouver, and welcome all thrill seekers aboard for the adventure of a lifetime!