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About Harbour Cruises
Vancouver’s leading boat sightseeing company, providing unparalleled views of Vancouver and offering a unique and delightful way to experience the city. Daily and nightly public cruises, luncheon and Sunset Dinner Cruises available.
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Chanel C wrote a review May 2021
92 contributions14 helpful votes
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Good food and drinks and great live band who really set the atmosphere. The view was stunning as the sunset and when it got dark it was just as gorgeous.
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Mandy G wrote a review Jun. 2020
Brisbane, Australia26 contributions27 helpful votes
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Easy to find (close to our accommodation anyway!) Very special evening with our kids. So nice to see Vancouver from the water.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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EkMusafir wrote a review Dec. 2019
Pune, India2206 contributions424 helpful votes
We joined this amazing one hour cruise of the Burrard Inlet and Vancouver Harbor in a paddle wheel boat run by Harbor Cruises. We booked it online to avoid disappointment in case it was full, but on weekdays or for morning cruises one can just turn up at their quayside at Denman Street near Downtown and hop on to their quaint ship. We went for the 12.15 pm cruise. Seniors get a discount on the ticket. Drinks and snacks can be purchased on the ship. We went up to the top level deck which was open air. There were about 30 other tourists on board which included some Indians, Chinese, Hispanics and some Americans as well. We had plenty of space to move around from one side of the ship to the other, to see the wonderful sights in all directions. The ship chugged along at 6 knots with a paddle wheel type of propeller churning up the water behind. We saw cruise ships, container ships, seaplanes and freighters along the harbor. We got excellent views of Stanley Park, North Shore mountains, Canada Place, Waterfront station and more. We saw harbor seals at one end of the harbor. There was a sulfur factory and the dry docks at the other end. We saw the Sea Bus catamaran ferries going to North Vancouver and back, and innumerable seaplanes taking off and landing on the water. It was a 1 hour cruise from 12.15 to 1.15 pm, and we enjoyed it immensely.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Carla R wrote a review Dec. 2019
Vancouver Island, Canada7 contributions4 helpful votes
What a perfect start to the Christmas Season and to get into the spirit of Caroling together on a boat. A perfect way to experience the Christmas sights & sounds of Vancouver City & harbour from the charmingly lit up Princess Harbour Cruises boat. Charming starts with the perfect hostess Josephine who could be or should be a descendant of the original Josephine Baker of yester years...Enchanting. The buffel dinner is delicious with a great variety of salads, meats and vegetables. Mashed potatoes “ like mother use to make”. Great friendly & attentive service by the staff. The choir of 4 sets the right tone starting at the entrance to set the mood. After dinner the 4 singers get everybody to join in caroling together with all other revelers on board. Everybody gets a song book with lyrics to join in. A splendid evening spend with like minded merrymakers, making for a Merry Christmas time.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Alycia Perry wrote a review Dec. 2019
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions5 helpful votes
This was my first time doing the Carol Ships Dinner Cruise with Harbour Cruises. I have been on all their other dining and tour cruises but this was one gave you a warm fuzzy feeling and definitely got you into the holiday spirit, which I love! Josephine is such a sweetheart and always makes you feel welcome. I always enjoy seeing her and love walking into the office to be greeted by her and her staff. They are all so friendly and helpful! Once stepping onto the Harbour Princess, you are surrounded by Christmas lights and beautiful blue ceiling lights. We were sat at our table and greeted by the lovely wait staff. Everyone had smiles and were very friendly. Once again, gave you the feeling of warmth and comfort. The carolers had such beautiful voices and if you feel awkward and embarrassed like me, especially with no "liquid courage", they will hover over you jokingly to get you involved. It was fun and we went along with it, of course! My boyfriend is pescatarian and I prefer fish over turkey and don't eat pork so I was glad they were able to accommodate a salmon dish as our main dish. The mashed potatoes were so smooth and creamy and the salmon was cooked perfectly. I loved each of their salads, especially the chickpea one! I was far too full to be able to have any dessert, but my boyfriend really liked the cheese cake. After our meal, we went upstairs to the outside viewing deck. They had one small upper deck that was basically just big enough for the two of us. We got to enjoy a romantic moment alone, looking at all the lights surrounding us...BC Place, Science World, decorated trees at English Bay, Lions Gate Bridge, Canada Place and more. It was cold but worth the views! All in all, a lovely experience filled with Christmas cheer!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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