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Vancouver is a seaside city that should be explored by water. Hop aboard a zodiac boat from Granville Island on this afternoon tour and come away with frame-worthy pictures of iconic landmarks.
Get fitted into a survival suit during a safety briefing before stepping into the boat. Your knowledgeable guide shares historical accounts of Granville Island, the Eugenia Building, Bard on the Beach and the Burrard Street Bridge.
Cross False Creek and follow the shore along Stanley Park, enjoying boat speeds of up to approx. 25 knots (29 mph/46 kph). Stop near the Siwash Rock, an outcrop located near Third Beach and the Lion’s Gate Bridge, and learn about the history of the natural rock formation.
Explore Vancouver Harbour and gain insight into Canada Place, Seaspan, Lion’s Gate Bridge and more. Sail past the Ironworkers Bridge towards Deep Cove.

Enter the glacial fjord of Indian Arm, lined with granite cliff faces — this area is boat-access only and is surrounded by untouched natural British Columbia forests.  

Admire the cascades of Granite Falls from the zodiac (no deboarding), followed by a brief stop at the north end of Indian Arm and the Wigwam Inn.
Turn around and enjoy close-up views of Silver Falls. Return voyage on the same route, and take in views of Stanley Park, English Bay Beach, the Sulphur Pile, Coal Harbour, the Twin Islands, Racoon Island, Buntzen Powerhouse and more.
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Vancouver Water Adventures
Experience Vancouver sights by water on this 3-hour zodiac-boat tour from Granville Island. Cross False Creek and admire Siwash Rock, an iconic stone spire located near the Lion’s Gate Bridge. In Vancouver Harbour, learn about the waterfront landmarks. Venture into Deep Cove and the glacial fjord of the Indian Arm, for incredible views of granite cliffs that you can only see by boat. Capture the beauty of Granite Falls and Silver Falls before heading back.
  • 3-hour afternoon zodiac-boat tour from Granville Island
  • Admire the sites of Granville Island by boat
  • Snap up-close shots of Siwash Rock, one of Vancouver’s most photographed formations
  • Head into Deep Cove and the Indian Arm for views of Granite Falls and Silver Falls
  • Admire unique vantage points of top attractions by water
  • Learn about the local history and geology from an informative guide
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
City, water, sights, and waterfalls

Raphael did a great job showing us all the sites of Vancouver from the city to the extreme wilderness areas. Harbor seals were basking on the rocks. He gave us a great history lesson of the city and also the wilderness areas along with types...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great time!

Me and my 19 year old son enjoyed this tour very much. Raphael the guide was very friendly, informative and fun. I would recommend everyone go on this tour if you are visiting Vancouver. Very beautiful sight seeing and an excellent way to spend an...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Highlight of our trip to Vancouver!

This was a fantastic tour! Our guide, Raphael, was excellent. He was really knowledgeable about the city, wild life, fun urban facts, and really fun! The donuts were great! Thanks again from your first group from Nebraska! And a great photographer!

1  Thank Mary D
Reviewed 5 days ago
Awesome tour - highly recommend!

Dylan was our tour guide and he was friendly, informative and funny! The boat ride was a blast, as close to a thrill ride as possible without disobeying harbor laws! Lots of cool sights, like seals, starfish and water falls, Dylan knew exactly where to...More

Thank JoanieL51
Reviewed 1 week ago
Granite Falls Tour was Awesome!

A beautiful, fun, and exhilarating trip up a glacial fjord. The weather in August was perfect. Warm enough that we didn’t mind getting a little wet. Captain Faith was amazing - knowledgeable, funny, and a very skilled captain. I highly recommend this tour.

Thank Dean W
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24 July 2018|
Response from Greg M | Reviewed this property |
Would have to call the office to find out.
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6 July 2018|
Response from Raphael B |
The company has a 120cm or 4ft minimum requirement for passengers for safety
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Response from kwkirton | Reviewed this property |
My back isn't great. I agree with the request about not crossing wakes. Otherwise unless waves are high, you should be fine. I'd sit on the back row as well. The bench seats are padded on the bottom and back; very comfy... More
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