The Aquabus

The Aquabus, Vancouver: Hours, Address, The Aquabus Reviews: 4.5/5

The Aquabus
4.5
6:45 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
6:45 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
6:45 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
6:45 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
6:45 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
6:45 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
6:45 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
6:45 AM - 10:30 PM
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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 spectacular Vancouver skyline from a unique and impressive vantage point! The Aquabus is a family-owned business that has been providing ferry transportation in False Creek since 1986. With over 30 years of experience serving False Creek and the surrounding area, the Aquabus is an essential adventure for tourists and commuters alike. Let our friendly and knowledgeable skippers ferry you around Vancouver in comfort!
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1-2 hours
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2,618 reviews
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852
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192
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Karen C
St. John's, Canada3,117 contributions
A nice way to travel along False Creek and get to Granville Island from the Science World area.

Not all boats are wheelchair accessible so we had a bit of a wait the first time.

On our first trip we were given a discount for the wheelchair.

Another day we used the aquabus and didn't get a discount until I asked, so she gave me some change back, but it was not as big of a discount as we got the first time.

Employees need to be better trained so they know what to charge the passengers, it needs to be consistent.
Written August 3, 2022
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Andy W
Lincolnshire, UK101 contributions
The Aquabus provides a great way to get to Granville island and other stops along false creek, cheap fees are a bargain, quick schedule means you don't have to wait too long. Drivers and staff are friendly and informative. Definitely recommended
Written July 23, 2022
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superb0ck
Ancaster, Ontario29 contributions
Awesome little water bus system. Can take you anywhere in False creek. Very affordable and fast. Very nice pilots.
Written July 13, 2022
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,998 contributions
Family
The Aquabus provides a neat way to get to Granville island and other stops along false creek, cheap fees are a bargain, quick schedule means you don't have to wait long
Written June 24, 2022
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CynDawn
Ottawa, Canada4 contributions
Business
We enjoyed our Aquabus ride. $7 adult and $5 senior. The driver was very friendly. Great way to get from Granville Island Public Market to Gastown.
Written June 4, 2022
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Winowich
Charleston, WV10 contributions
Great way to get from Granville back to Vancouver. The Aquabus’s location was easy to find in both areas.
Written May 11, 2022
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Susan H
Long Beach, CA21 contributions
Wonderful way to get to and from Granville Island! The operators were courteous and prompt. Loved it.
Written April 29, 2022
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Ron I
1 contribution
Aquabus advertises that they have a boat every 15 minutes.
As a regular user this has not been the case.
Today at around 6.30pm I waited in excess of half an our. I called their number to receive a voice message.
There were a few people on the dock at Olympic Village experiencing the same frustration. The non Aquabus members/ticket holders used the competion's service which was more regular.
Written March 14, 2022
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Karrleigh89
Ottawa, Canada81 contributions
Friends
Both drivers we had were fantastic. Fun. Helpful. Neat experience and a very quick way to get to Grenville island. Affordable.
Though the whole idea was very unique for us as visitors and loved to hear it was a family business who took great care for their staff.
We ended up getting off one stop earlier than we had paid for (to go for supper) and the driver kindly offered to refund us the one stop ticket (it was our fault for changing plans last moment). We know the refund would cost the business in a fee to the credit company and we were so appreciative of just the offer we left ticket as was - happy to support such a well operated business with awesome customer service.
Written November 27, 2021
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ValyaR49
Stoney Creek, Canada219 contributions
The buses over to Lonsdale Quay Market is fabulous! Cheap and easy way to head over for breakfast or lunch at the market. Runs all the time and fun to see all the other water craft.
Written November 16, 2021
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The Aquabus is open:
  • Sun - Sat 6:45 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.