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The Aquabus

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“false creek”(365 reviews)
“granville island”(930 reviews)
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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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 2 days ago via mobile

The Aquabus, in my many experiences being on board, has been phenomenal to say the least. The service is a fun way to get around via the unique method of being on board of two different styles of boats; the smaller, “cuter” bathtub style, and...More

Thank DylanL604
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the Aquabus to get to Granville Island. It was quick and easy, and a fun way to get there. Plus, when I was looking at public transit, the buses leave you at stops that require about a 10 minute walk. The Aquabus takes...More

Thank josied568
Reviewed 4 days ago

Quick and easy way to travel to and from Granville Island. I had no idea of the timetable but I would recommend having access to one. Thankfully, the frequency is quite reasonable.

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a great way to get across the water! We hopped on for a ride to Granville Island, bought tickets while underway, sat back and enjoyed the harbour views. Great skipper .Do try this one.

Thank Kaye W
Reviewed 6 days ago

A fun and economic way to see the False Creek area and bust Granville Island. The armada of colourful little boats sail backwards and forwards continuously, never more than a 10 minute wait. Highly recommended.

Thank KarenEastSussex
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fun way to get around False Creek. During peak times wait can be long, so be patient. Not the best choice of transit if you're needing to be somewhere quick.

Thank Phill P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Aquabus taxis are well schedule. The best way is buying ahead a Day-Pass which is cheaper and works amazingly. You can visit many places in False Creek and save a lot of time and money using the Aquabus system

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly staff, handy and cheap. A day ticket was a really great way to see a lot, and a much nicer way to get to Granville than the terrifying (for those with a fear of heights) motorway bridge.

Thank weechocolategirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For all quick and easy transfers between downtown Vancouver and Grandville Island, you best rely on the very practical Aquabuses. On top of the transfer, you get a top view of the Vancouver skyline.

Thank BoThi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to get around the city with scenic views of the architecture along the waterfront while quickly getting you to your destination.

Thank Paul M
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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