Photography & Ferry Tour of Bowen Island

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Experience hosted by Nafees

  1. 5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
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What you'll do

We'll take a breathtaking ocean ferry ride to an island and explore Bowen Island, a hidden gem not even the locals know about. The 3 hour (4 hours for 2+ guests) 'walk-in-the-park' is easy, fun and safe for anyone, regardless of age. We'll explore old-growth forests, waterfalls, and wildlife and take a short tour of the village. The highlight is of course the fall colors and fallen leaves at this time of year. Your tour is a picture-perfect way to experience Canada’s nature, while learning the basics of landscape photography. With plenty of one-on-one instruction, you will learn to take amazing photos whether you’re packing the latest DSLR or a camera phone. You'll receive complimentary photos after the tour.

Bowen Island, a 20 min ferry ride from Vancouver - is home to a variety of wildlife, galleries and shops. The ferry ride alone is breathtaking, with gorgeous views of Howe Sound and islands. Tour includes 45 minutes public transportation from downtown and back.

Other things to note
Bring your own camera phone or DSLR (otherwise DSLR can be provided), water and snacks, good walking shoes and layered clothing. Optional lunch otherwise we'll grab from a local shop on the island.
We'll take a breathtaking ocean ferry ride to an island and explore Bowen Island, a hidden gem not even the locals know about. The 3 hour (4 hours for 2+ guests) 'walk-in-the-park' is easy, fun and safe for anyone, regardless of age. We'll explore old-growth forests, waterfalls, and wildlife and take a short tour of the village. The highlight is of course the fall colors and fallen leaves at this time of year. Your tour is a picture-perfect way t…

What's included

  • Transport
    Return public transit from downtown to the ferry terminal; return ferry rid...
  • Equipment
    You can borrow a DSLR camera or tripod, upon request.

Meet your host, Nafees

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 22 Reviews
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I've been leading hikes for the local community as well as travelers for the past 20 years. After living in 7 countries and visiting 66, I founded Nature PhotoHikes where I share my love of landscape photography through lessons, photoshoots and guided hikes/walks. Lessons on your camera/smartphone include tips and tricks, composition, and settings like shutter speed, aperture and ISO. I also organize hikes for charity and youth groups, including refugees and newcomers to Canada.

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I've been leading hikes for the local community as well as travelers for the past 20 years. After living in 7 countries and visiting 66, I founded Nature PhotoHikes where I share my love of landscape photography through lessons, photoshoots and guided hikes/walks. Lessons on your camera/smartphone include tips and tricks, composition, and settings like shutter speed, aperture and ISO. I also organize hikes for charity and youth groups, including refugees and newcomers to Canada.

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From £98/ person

£122 per person
£122 per person
£98 per person, previously £122

Where you'll be

You will leave downtown Vancouver for a ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay terminal. We'll venture deep into the island's trails and later check out the shops and galleries. We'll visit waterfalls and lakes, see wildlife and grab lunch at a local cafe (optional).

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 22 reviews.

Veit
October 2021
Wonderful experience on Bowen Island. Nafee is a great host with a lot of knowledge about the area and photography. He made sure we enjoyed ourselfs and considered the different skills and interests. We had great conversations while exploring the island. The tour itself was an easy hike, suitable for all levels. Thanks for the fun times!
Elinor (Lin)
October 2021
Nafees was a congenial and thoughtful guide on a charming tour of Bowen Island. He showed care in our safety and that we were enjoying ourselves and having a great ferry and island experience. He has a great sense of humour and I got the impression he enjoys what he does.
Deborah
October 2021
Fabulous experience! So much more than I expected. Nafees is a great teacher, able to meet everyone at their skill level. He was willing to take time both with hiking and photography. A relaxing way to spend the day. Fun way to meet like-minded people. Absolutely delightful! Highly recommend.
Alfonso
August 2021
I'd definitely recommend this experience! Nafees is really knowledgable about the area and of great help to help u get that great shot. He's super nice and fun to hike around with.
Nikolay
July 2021
Trip was nice and interesting. Beautiful places and interesting insights from Nafees. Nafees also showed few helpful tricks and advises for picture taking - both color and composition. Overall was great!
Ceri
April 2021
We enjoyed everything about this experience. Nafees was knowledgeable about Bowan Isand and photography. He was respectful of all Covid protocols and certainlyy would return to go on other tours with him

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 3 and up can attend, up to 6 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes
Weather appropriate clothing, preferably in layers
Water and snacks
Camera

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.