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SNORKEL TOURS Snorkel around nearby islands from our boat, The Shepherd

Snorkeling TourA fun adventure

An adventure suitable for families and avid snorkelers or free divers alike! Join us for an afternoon of snorkeling from our boat, The Shepherd. There are many great areas around Nanaimo to observe marine life from the shallows. The cliffs of Jesse Island are a favourite, with large crevasses to swim through. Hop in the water, slowly float along the cliff and discover not only the life, but the stunning topography of rocky outcroppings that Mother Nature has carved into the Island.

Snake Island is another beautiful snorkel spot with lots of shallow reefs to explore. The abundance of life will surprise you - fish, crabs, sea stars, anemones, nudibranchs and more call the rocky intertidal zone home! If you are lucky a seal might pop by to check you out.

On your snorkeling adventure, we provide all of the snorkel equipment including a mask, snorkel, hood, fins, boots, gloves, and wetsuit. You will need to first meet at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters to assemble your equipment before heading down to the boat ramp and starting your adventure. If you are coming over on Seair Seaplanes, we can arrange to bring some equipment down to the dock provided we have a good idea of your sizing.

Refreshments are provided after you are finished snorkeling and a hot tub of water is available to warm up cold hands and feet.

This adventure is open to all those 10 yrs and older. Snorkeling experience is not required for this adventure, however, you must have good swimming ability and comfort in the water. 

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What to Bring for Snorkeling

  • Bathing Suit
  • Towel
  • Lots of water
  • Dry change of clothing
  • Camera
  • Download and bring the liability form