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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 5 days ago

Lovely tour around the False Creek. To move from one part of the city to another, this is easy starting from 5$.

Thank Ndeye L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved using these little buses. They are easy to get on n off, inexpensive, have great views, and get you where you want to go!!

Thank watravelinggal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used it to get over to the site of the Olympics. The trip was fun, enjoyable and cheap. I wish we had sat at the front though. The captain gave the passengers a bit of a tour, but we couldn't hear him. Sit up...More

Thank Abbykat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick, cheap, convenient and permits you to see the city from a different point of view. I highly recommend it!

Thank kfcote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is absolutely my favourite. SO MUCH FUN!! We got it at the foot of Hornby St. to go over to Granville Island. Probably a 5 minute ride in total, but so much fun and so beautiful on the water. Even in the rain. I...More

Thank D_TO1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The skipper provided us with commentary as we cruised along. She was great. It was a great way to see the silo art up close. We were advised that the service runs all year round. A great way to get to Granville Is and enjoy...More

Thank finakee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a first for me and what a great surprise that how great it was. The staff was amazing and very helpful towards you. Quick and simple and doesn't cost alot. Easy to navigate of where to go. Thanks for the memories.

Thank stuartnewton73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took this water taxi from David Lam to Granville Island. Took about 10 minutes each way. Staff were friendly and provided information about certain sights along the way. Great cost - $6 CAD round trip. You can pay cash on board or pay by credit/debit...More

Thank abl18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During my stay in Vancouver I wanted to visit Granville Island on a morning to see the public market and get some sweet and tasty snacks. I walked to Granville Island and once I got there I was tired out, sat down for a while...More

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought a day pass and stopped at a few places. Great just to sit and look at scenery.First driver told us the walk from Granvilles to Stamps was nice so we walked that. Unfortunately Plaza of Nations is very run down now. Also Aquabus...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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July 18, 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
July 6, 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.
June 10, 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