Bowen Island Adventure: By Land, Sea & Air (7 Hrs)
This quintessential private excursion will provide our guests with an exciting Vancouver locals’ experience. On foot, ferry and floatplane, they will experience ocean, rainforest, a quaint cove village and panoramic view in the air back to Vancouver, all in one day.
Your personal Urban & Eco-Guide, with a luxury-class vehicle, will provide interpretive commentary on a series of walking tours and scenic drives as you briefly explore Horseshoe Bay and then enjoy a short ferry ride to Bowen Island, a ‘Pacific NW Oasis’. Explore the best of Bowen Island including an incredible walk through the rainforest to a spectacular uninhabited lake. Enjoy a Gourmet Picnic or stop at one of our Best of the Locals ™ restaurants. Finish off by exploring the quaint village of Snug Cove. Then enjoy the ferry ride back to Vancouver or as an optional, enjoy a charter floatplane trip back to downtown Vancouver, with super-natural urban, mountain and water views. (return base price based on Ferry, the charter floatplane is enhancement).
Start your day with a scenic and leisurely drive along West Vancouver ‘s waterfront dotted with spectacular homes and offering unique views of Vancouver. After arriving at Horseshoe Bay, you will have a chance to briefly explore this lovely west coast village ferry terminal where you will board a ferry for a short ride to Bowen Island. Keep your eye out for such wildlife as seals, bald eagles, cormorants, blue herons, and a myriad of other shore birds and marine mammals known to frequent these waters. Upon your arrival at Snug Cove, you will start a 45-60-minute interpretive eco-hike, 3.5km (2 miles) through the rainforest up to an uninhabited lake, where you will learn about this incredible eco-system. Here you will have the option of being treated to a fantastic Gourmet Picnic or Picnic Lunch Bag in an idyllic lakefront or a harbour front setting or stop at one of our Best of the Locals ™ restaurants in the Village. There is free time to roam the quaint village prior to leaving. For those who like something unique, enjoy an optional enhancement of a 20-minute floatplane return back to Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver. It’s a ‘one-of-a-kind’ experience that will provide unforgettable memories with super-natural urban, mountain and water views. (Ferry return is base price, Charter Floatplane is an optional Enhancement, Zodiac returns can also be arranged).
- Class: Easy to Moderate.
- Participants must be capable of waking a paved path and dirt paths with a gradual incline for up to 60 minutes at a time. Some elevation inclines.
- Comfortable walking shoes are required, it is recommended that rain gear is brought in the event of inclement weather.
- Charter float plane has low tide restrictions, Zodiac returns can also be arranged.