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The Aquabus

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Granville Island & Fairview
As featured in 3 Days in Vancouver and 1 other guide
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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia V6H3R9, Canada
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+1 604-689-5858
06:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Whether you are a tourist, casual rider, or a regular commuter, our...

Whether you are a tourist, casual rider, or a regular commuter, our comfortable vessels and friendly drivers let you travel with ease while you enjoy Vancouver's spectacular waterfront scenery. all our routes are wheelchair , bicycle, and pet friendly.

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Great to explore along the waterways of Vancouver. Friendly staff operate each vessel. Good prices and get on /drop off poi8nts are easy to locate.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Basildon, United Kingdom
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to explore along the waterways of Vancouver. Friendly staff operate each vessel. Good prices and get on /drop off poi8nts are easy to locate.

1 Thank gardstella
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating to watch or ride. Makes numerous trips from Downtown Vancouver to the Island and it is well worth the trip.

1 Thank Umbear
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the aquabus from Granville island to the city and walked back to the hotel. What a delighful and cheap way to get around

Thank underwaterkid
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the "bus' across the burrard inlet towards English Bay lovely views of to south side of Vancouver.

Thank norrieshirley
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you're a tourist or a local, it's the best way to get around the inner harbour. Fun little trips to all the hot spots!

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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Price was right. We were tired of walking to Granville market and then around the market so we needed a good rest. The captain was not too friendly but got us to our destination without issues.

Thank Pedro62649
Leipzig, Germany
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice way to see the city and go to Granville Island, but I think it is to expensive anyway. Not big what is good

Thank Anne1617
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best part of going to Granville Island. Move past the tourist shops and the overpriced produce markets and head straight for the piers. These Aquabuses come ever few minutes and have a few routes to downtown Vancouver. Only a few dollars a person, these buses give you a water view of Vancouver and mountains around the city.

1 Thank induway
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a ride on the aquabus to get a good view of Vancouver and the surrounding areas. It took about 40 minutes. The driver/captain was very friendly and had lots of good information about Vancouver and the sights. She also gave us some good tips for what to do and see. Nice ride.

1 Thank FrenchAtHeart07
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best way, by far, to see the city and Granville Island. Only holds a dozen people, so no claustrophobia here. Cheap, fun, unique way to enjoy Vancouver. Recommended.

1 Thank Chris M

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Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out, Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios, hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all offer a plethora of activities and entertainment options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh wares at the public market, and others of whom have arrived to take in the eclectic atmosphere. A popular seafood destination, and Vancouver's leading spot for improv and amateur theatre, Granville Island is an indulgent, welcoming entertainment centre in any season or time of day.
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