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The Aquabus

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Address: 1617 Foreshore Walk, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3X3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-689-5858
06:30 - 21:30
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Easy way to travel

We decided the Aquabus was easier than driving to Granville Island and trying to park. Neat little adventure across the harbour and reasonably priced.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided the Aquabus was easier than driving to Granville Island and trying to park. Neat little adventure across the harbour and reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Inexpensive and delightful ferry to Granville Island! Runs frequently so no wait time and friendly crew.

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Toronto, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Aquabuses scoot back and forth in False Creek taking small groups of people from one spot to another. It's unique because of the circus style vessels and the area in which they operate. Essentially, they are a veritable form of transportation, but many get on just to go for the ride. Take a walk anywhere along False Creek, especially... More 

Thank firemagi
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You just have to don't you, saves time and is not expensive. A fun short boat trip should be part of everyone's day!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Aquabus or the False Creek Ferries take you - among other places - to GRANVILLE ISLAND one of the most visited places in North America. Turned out to be one of my favourite places in Vancouver. The mostly ethnic Public Market is a must, as are all the little Shops and Galleries. Musical entertainment while you polish off a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These little rainbow-colored water buses run about every 5 minutes daily on a regular schedule among eight stops on False Creek. Thus, if one departs just before I get to the dock, it will be an extremely short wait before another appears. The fleet consists of seven 12-passenger ferries and four 30-passenger bicycle/passenger boats. Dogs on leashes can accompany their... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When going from Yaletown to Granville Island, taking the Aquabus was an easy and economical way of saving time. Be sure to make it clear to the driver where you’d like to go, as the water taxi stops at several different stops. There is a one-way fare, as well as a round-trip fare. The “captain” of the taxi was polite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Aquabus is a fun, quick way to get around or to simply cross the river. It is inexpensive and departs every few minutes. As a novelty, I only wish the ride was just a little longer!

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

to get to the island and back cheap only like 3 dollars and your there shopping in 5 mins love the service and there till 10pm .............

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This will be the most unusual way to stroll along Vancouver and you don't have to worry about where to park and how much to spend on parking. I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to see the different areas of Vancouver, it is a hop on hop off. You can arrive to your destination, enjoy your time then... More 

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