How to get there
Sewell’s Marina is located in Horseshoe Bay Village adjacent to the BC Ferries Terminal in West Vancouver.
The area is well sign posted to the Horseshoe Bay Village. The Marina's office is located by the water—look for a blue building, home to Sewell’s Ocean Adventure Centre.
From Stanley Park in Vancouver the drive is about 18 km (11 miles) to the marina. Cross the Lions Gate Bridge and follow Hwy 99 North, then follow the signs to West Vancouver and Horseshoe Bay Village on the Trans-Canada Hwy 1.
Latitude / Longitude: 49.37461, -123.2736
Our Locals' Tip: Their sea safari trips are very popular, and consider too renting a boat to explore the coastline—especially with one of their fun scavenger hunt events! For those who opt for a fishing charter, the Horseshoe Bay location means you're close to some of Vancouver’s prime salmon fishing spots!
Set within beautiful Howe Sound, Sewell's Marina is an ocean-adventure centre and moorage located in Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver. Home to a variety of fascinating sea life, this "ocean playground" is a perfect setting for exploring the best of BC's west coast from the Vancouver area.
Wildlife Eco-Trips, Package Tours & Adventure Scavenger Hunt!
Sewell's Marina offers a variety of activities for the independent traveller to the fun-seeking family. The Sea Safari is a wildlife eco-tour aboard a multi-passenger speedboat, where guests can see marine birds, eagles, seals, and fish in their own natural habitat and experience a real taste of coastal life. The two-hour adventure tours are accompanied by experienced guides. Or perhaps consider the Safari and Dinner Tour with an all-inclusive meal at the Horseshoe Bay Boathouse Restaurant.
The Taste of the West Coast Package includes a Sea Safari, dinner at The Boathouse Restaurant and finishes with a Harbour Air 20 minute scenic flight back to downtown Vancouver. Sewell's also offers a Sea to Tee Tour which includes a round of golf in a day of wildlife exploration.
Finally, the Sea Quest Scavenger Hunt is the ultimate family and team-building activity. Participants are divided into groups of 3 or 4, supplied with a speed boat, game map and question sheets, and then turned loose in the “Ocean Playground” to answer the clues and race to come back first!
For fishing enthusiasts, Sewell's Marina offers deep-sea Salmon Charters and Fishing Derbies year round, from Howe Sound to as far as the Gulf Islands in search of the perfect catch. All boats are modern, well-maintained and fully equipped with tackle and bait, and lead by experienced skipper guides who know all the prime fishing spots.
Whether for a relaxing sightseeing trip, a self guided scenic tour or fishing, Sewell’s Marina also rents boats to individuals to explore the Howe Sound area with options that include either a 15 foot or 17 foot vessel holding up to six passengers. Rental rates for hourly, 4 hours or full day are available.
Sewell’s Ocean Adventure Centre & Marina Services
Home to Sewell’s office, as well as Lookout Coffee Shop, friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Ocean Adventure Centre are available to answer any questions you may have. Sewell’s can also facilitate corporate and private group events, such as school trips and charters.
The Ocean Adventure Centre’s marina services offer moorage—reservations are recommended—fuel (gasoline and diesel), power, launch ramp, and supplies available at their Sundries Shop. Moorage office hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, and weekends 8am to 4pm. Fuel dock hours are Monday to Sunday from 8am to 4pm. Enquire about moorage rates. The Centre is located adjacent to the BC Ferries Terminal.
- Moderately Priced
Best For Whom:
- Families With Teenagers
Best For What:
- The Local Experience
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