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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 - 09:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 09:30
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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so fun and quicker than the bridge! I highly recommend!~ You can either pay cash or card 2.50 per person. we only took one way so may be cheaper for round trip!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Rachel T
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

so fun and quicker than the bridge! I highly recommend!~ You can either pay cash or card 2.50 per person. we only took one way so may be cheaper for round trip!

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Granville Island can unfortunately be a bit awkward to get to by bus, I lived in Vancouver for years and never took the seabus, but recently on a rainy day when I was in Yaletown I decided to hop on. The drivers are lovely, trip is easy, and its a nice added treat when you're going to/from Granville Island

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us were visiting Vancouver for the weekend and decided to make a trip to Granville Island! We took the Aquabus. Not only was the boat fun but the view of the city was terrific. It is a bit pricey but it is worth the splurge. Highly recommend!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'd walked from Yaletown across the bridge and spent some time at Granville Island which was fun. Saw the ferry sign and caught back to Yaletown. Cost $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for children. Nice trip and the driver was really helpful and friendly. Glad we found it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we walked to Granville Island on a less than perfect day (steady rain most of the day). So to make the trip back a little quicker, we were advised to use the aquabus. It goes from Granville Island across to the little marina on the other side. It takes about 30 seconds, but costs you $3.50!!! That's a lot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely way for children to get around Vancouver and hop between various destinations. My daughter loved it and the cheeky driver who was constantly joking and laughing with her. Pleasant trip on the Aquabus for the whole family and we even got a free ride home when we lost our tickets and the driver recognised us from earlier in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small service, jumped on to cross the river at Granville Island. Cute little aquabus, wish I had more time to do a longer journey.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought our train ticket at city centre stop, took it to waterfront, boarded the aquabus to north Vancouver for $2.50. We spent maybe an hour there, got back on the boat which is similar to a ferry. Lots of seating and smooth ride. Then we took the train from waterfront to city centre, walked to burrard, picked up our... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a little bus service, a reasonable and cost effective type of transport. However recommend skipping the higher priced tour. We took the tour around 7:00pm as the only people on the little boat. The driver spent the whole tour talking to her workmates on other aquabus' via radio. It would have been nice to have a couple of landmarks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In all my many visit to Vancouver, I'd never taken the Aquabus to North Vancouver. What a fun trip. Did it mostly for the views but found a bunch of restaurants (and shopping) around the dock area in North Van, had a late afternoon snack and a couple of drinks and came back to the city.

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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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