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Whale Watching in Howe Sound

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Whale Watching in Howe Sound — A Perfect Day Trip!

The Village of Horseshoe Bay is the perfect place to spend a day. It is a quick 20-minute drive from Downtown Vancouver. Getting there is easy; leaving is difficult. You will not want to leave this coastal paradise. The natural beauty of this charming seaside village is impressive. This unique thriving community at the entrance to Howe Sound has cafés, ice cream parlors, a marina, a pub, restaurants, and shops filled with Canadiana gifts and crafts made by local artisans. Wander from shop to shop and then park yourself on a bench and rest a while with an iced coffee or ice cream. The view is stunning.

Sewell’s Marina

The village has something for everyone. If you are interested in sea kayaking, boating, scuba diving, or fishing, you can do that too. Rent a speedboat at Sewell’s Marina to explore Howe Sound while marveling at the ocean-side homes, scenery and wildlife. Take an exciting Sea Safari wildlife eco-tour, and you will find yourself racing beside steep cliffs, watching seals at play, exploring sea caves and viewing bald eagles and other marine birds.

The Sea Quest Scavenger Hunt is a safe, unique adventure that everyone can participate in. Rain or shine teams of three or four people are equipped with a fully fueled speedboat, game map and question sheets. Teams travel throughout Howe Sound in two and a half hours to complete their quest. The objective is to organize your route on the game map and decide which questions to tackle first, and then search for answers that are found by combing the coves and inlets of spectacular Howe Sound.

 

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  1. Beautiful photos and videos of what appears to be a perfect way to relax and enjoy life. Thanks for sharing.

    May 22, 2013
    • Thank you Barbara, yes it is a wonderful way to relax. I hope you are able to take a whale watching tour. I love the tours and being out on the water.

      May 23, 2013
  2. Love your photos! They make me feel like I am there!

    May 23, 2013
    • Thanks Annie, I hope you make it to the west coast and can see the whales for yourself.

      May 23, 2013
  3. amazing to see! Thank you for sharing!

    May 23, 2013
    • Thanks Sofia, I am glad you enjoyed it.

      May 23, 2013
  4. RMW #

    The video of the orcas, while hard to watch, is real life in action… we forget that life in the wild is not always pretty and has a food chain… I liked the comment by one of the tourists that he taught his kids to make chicken nuggets and the orcas are doing the same thing with their young.

    May 23, 2013
    • I agree the video of the orcas is tough to watch. It was a pretty good analogy.

      May 23, 2013
  5. Hi Patricia!
    Simply fantastic post, especially the videos and pictures … felt almost transported there.
    You have written so well, I wish I could come there and feel the waves and coastlines and see and feel the whales and the seals and smell the salty ocean waters….
    All your posts are wonderful and I look forward them.

    With Best Wishes
    Madhavi Sood aka Madhavi Mohandas
    (Author of ‘From the Silence Within’)

    May 23, 2013
    • Hi Madhavi,

      Thank you for your kind compliment. I am glad you enjoyed the post and hope you have an opportunity to see the whales in person. Best wishes, P

      May 23, 2013
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