Snorkelling Adventure

Under the Sea

Discover the mysterious world that exists beneath the ocean’s surface

Be transported to a pristine beach that is warmed by the afternoon sun. First, allow some time to unwind while taking in the breathtaking view of the calm waters and coastal mountains. Once you have fully arrived, slip on your gear and wade into the bay to explore for sea creatures and underwater treasures. Starfish and schools of anchovy are just some of the marine life you may encounter. Be on the lookout for curious seals who love to see what we are up to.

This informative session will also help you learn to:
• Ensure a proper fit of your mask, snorkel, and fins
• Use proper breathing technique
• Follow snorkelling etiquette
• Consider water temperatures, visibility, and currents
• Be safe in the ocean
• Relax and enjoy the scenery!

Once dried off and back in the Cove, we will unwind with a special treat at one of Bowen’s favourite hangouts.

Peter Scott

Open-water Swimming Coach

Peter is the Founder and Head Coach of Sea Hiker. His passion is helping people feel confident in the aquatic wilderness at any skill level.


3 hours
includes snorkel/mask rental

Group size
Min 4/Max 8

Physical level
• Low intensity
• No snorkelling experience necessary
• Must have basic ability to swim

2019 Dates

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1:00 p.m.*  Meet at designated location for welcome
1:15 p.m. Be transported to our beach destination
3:30 p.m.  Return to Snug Cove and enjoy a treat at a local’s favourite hangout

*Please be aware if you miss the meet-up time, the group will leave as scheduled without you.

Weather guarantee

This adventure will proceed rain or shine. Sunshine is nice, but swimming in the rain is lovely, too.

What to bring

• It is suggested for participants to wear swimming-purposed wetsuits. If you wish to rent a wetsuit, you will need to do so before travelling to Bowen Island. Wetsuit rentals can be found at West Point Multisport (Main Street), North Shore Athletics (North Vancouver), or Rowands Reef Scuba Shop (Granville Island).
• Swimsuit, if not wearing a wetsuit
• Water shoes or sandals (to protect feet from ocean rocks and barnacles)
• Towel
• Sunscreen
• Change of warm, dry clothing
• Water bottle
• Snacks

Physical ability

All adventurers need to be in good physical health in order to fully participate. When selecting your adventure, please make sure you have read through the description carefully and assess your ability to cope with the activities involved. Please note that if, in the opinion of the instructor, guide or coach, any participant is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Bowen Island Adventures reserves the right to exclude them from the adventure without refund.

Medical and travel insurance

Emergency Medical Insurance for this activity is recommended for all out-of-province participants. When selecting a travel insurance policy it is recommended that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses, including emergency repatriation. For multi-day events, we suggest the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We recommend Covermore by Manulife Insurance for Canadian travellers.