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The Aquabus

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“mini cruise”(26 reviews)
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
+1 604-689-5858
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the Aquabus from Yaletown to Grandview Island. Purchased a round trip ticket for myself and partner. It's a nice little boat trip that is very convenient. Captains were nice, boats felt safe and ride was smooth. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TammieF371
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent way of going up and down the river with friendly drivers. The driver was great explaining things as we went along ... even though he didn’t have to

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AshDG
Reviewed 4 days ago

my boyfriend and I had rented bikes and were able to take them on the aquabus! It was the easiest way to get to Granville Island.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KylaAnnn
Reviewed 5 days ago

I live 50 feet from the Spyglass dock. Aqua bus can quickly deliver one to many different areas of False Creek including Granville Island, Yaletown, and Science World. Prices are modest, especially when a book of tickets is purchased. Biggest saving of time and funds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ward M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a quick and easy way to get to Granville Island and then back close to our hotel. The captains were all very helpful with information both about the Aquabus and giving information about places around the city. We easily paid with a credit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank chellebarnaby
Reviewed 5 days ago

Out of all the commuting services in the city of Vancouver, this is the one I enjoy the most. The staff are always so friendly, making the trip along false creek absolutely enjoyable. Even for people who aren't a fan of traveling by water, because...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Expedition764261
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great way to get around. We took to Granville Island and then back to the city after a visit. Great value.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 277murrayw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aquabus is a great service. Staff are friendly and trip is quick. Well worth the price. Simple but fun.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paul P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned about this mode of transportation and had to do it, you pretty much have to if you want to visit Granville Island. When leaving the island we decided to take the water taxi all over False Creek.... so fun! Great way to relax,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GemStateRoadtripers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crossing from english bay to granville island never been easier. took the little miniboat and was great 10 minutes ride on a sunny day perfect for picture and avoid the granville st traffic. the way to go for sure.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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February 1, 2019|
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Response from finakee | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase a round trip ticket on board, just explain at the time of purchase what is wanted and the are eager to help
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.