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Pacific Ferries

Open Now: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
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In this relaxing and adventurous full day Howe Sound excursion, you will explore B.C.'s coastal living, from downtown Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast. If you’re lucky – you may see dolphins, seals or whales.
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| Downtown Vancouver at Coal Harbour (Harbour Green Dock), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-409-8088
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

Was watching Pacific Ferries's boat trying to "dock" at Granville Island yesterday. There was no space to dock as there was a classic wooden boat show going on. The captain was told directly that he was not supposed to dock at the public dock's but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Godspeed108
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We get there at 845am for our 9am departure like our reservation says and the Captain mumbles about needing gas and leaves on the boat saying 15-20 minutes and he'll be back. It wasn't until another employee got there at about 9:30 did he tell...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Tricia H
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We booked our tour in May 2018 and received a confirmation email. We were so excited for our boat trip and we planned our Vancouver holiday around this key date. A few days prior to our trip (scheduled for Aug 9th) and once we had...More

4  Thank tantalusyvr
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Not only it took us a while to finally get this trip confirmed, I had to call several times and a different number than the one provided by TripAdvisor which pointed to a voice mail all the time, to in the end get on a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Lilou9218
Reviewed July 16, 2018

This is a tough review to write. First the good. This is the only way, and a really fun one, to cruise from Granville Island to North Vancouver to Coal Harbor and back to Granville Island and our guide/captain, Chris, was very knowledgeable and pleasant,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank travelswithbob21
Reviewed June 23, 2018

we had a great time and saw a pod of transient whales really close up. It was awesome. The other really nice thing was the boat is very enclosed, so you stay pretty warm on the water but can either go out on the deck...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Chris P
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Myself and two friends went whale watching and it was AWESOME. Crew was friendly and knowledgeable, and the boat was comfortable. It was quite a chilly, cloudy day we went so it was wonderful to be 'indoors' and looking through the windows. I'd done the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Grace C
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent experience. What a great way to visit all three locations (Coal Harbour, Lonsdale Quay, and Granville Island)...no traffic or parking issues! Traveling by water is the way to go! Our captain Brad was great too. Very friendly and relaxed. I would...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank happyandsmiling11
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

We travelled in a group of three. The dock was easy to find; the crew were very welcoming when we arrived. We sat in a seat of three which was great. A young lady gave a commentary of the local area; explained what wildlife we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vicky C
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Had wonderful trip with pacific ferries that far outlasted the scheduled time in order for the boat to catch up with two giant humpbacks travelling south. They put on an amazing show of breaching and slapping the water with their huge flukes such as one...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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August 28, 2017|
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Response from Anita B | Reviewed this property |
Hi ...I had two seniors with me a 84 woman and a 90 year man they only walked from the dock to the nearest restaurant ....had I know I would not have booked it for them I'm 62 and fit I was fine