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The Aquabus

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The Aquabus's 13 vessels make stops up and down False Creek every 15 minutes or less -- so you never have to wait long for a ride. All of our routes are wheelchair accessible and bike-friendly. Hop aboard our iconic rainbow boats to enjoy the...more
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1550 Johnston Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
+1 604-689-5858
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Reviewed yesterday

Having read the ferries ran until 10, we were disappointed to learn they had gone on the winter schedule and stopped at 9 so we'd heve to take the 50 bus to get back to our timeshare after the play we were seeing, but still,...More

Thank SkykomishBob
Reviewed yesterday

While driving or walking through the city you don't get a good view of the architecture. Viewing it from the water give it a whole new perspective. It's an excellent way to spend a relaxing couple of hours.

Thank RjF-LA
Reviewed yesterday

Great way to take our bikes across the water to see more of Vancouver! Employees were very nice and helpful!

Thank cindywm
Reviewed 3 days ago

great way to see the sights along False Creek with good views across the city skyline. Routes seemed a bit ad-hoc, boats just pulled up randomly and asked where people were heading - but it seemed to work.

Thank Mickmc
Reviewed 4 days ago

We use this boat as it was recommended by the hotel. It was quick and easy plus they accept credit cards.

Thank Chris_Mesa
Reviewed 5 days ago

A quick regular service that was inexpensive and with a variety of ticket options. Staff were chatty and helpful. Worth the cost

Thank Steve-Marilyn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 7 jumped aboard the ferry on Hornby St to travel to the Granville Island public market. Friendly and cheerful skipper and crew (one) and there in no time. Cheaper and quicker and more exciting than most other transport.

Thank PaulnGail B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is simply CHARMING. So convenient and a pleasant waterside tour of downtown Vancouver. The service is great and the captains of the vessels are always friendly.

Thank Marciano Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a cute, fun way to get onto the water in Vancouver. An aquabus from a number of downtown stops to Granville Island or anywhere else. They are so tiny, you think they will sink, but no! They come about every three to four...More

Thank DavidT7271
Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect way to travel along False Creek. We used the Aquabus several times during our stay in Vancouver. Inexpensive way to get around esp. if going to Granville Island or Science World. Never a long wait and friendly staff. Makes for a nice break...More

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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
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19 July 2018|
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Response from SandyAmanda | Reviewed this property |
There is a price chart. I believe the full pass was $15 and for the whole day $18. There was a discount for children and seniors. It took us 10-15 minutes to go 2 stops. The return took longer because it was dark and the... More
7 July 2018|
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Response from Wrekinhavoc | Reviewed this property |
it is $7.50 for the return journey so I imagine that if you just wanted a round tour you could get on the aqua bus in Vancouver, not get off at Granville Island and ride straight back.
11 June 2018|
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Response from ErikaR2840 | Property representative |
No, Aquabus Ferries is a private company and is not associated with public transit. The only ferry that accepts a bus pass or Compass Card is the Seabus, which runs between downtown Vancouver and the Lonsdale Quay in North... More