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Vancouver Boat Tours

Granville Island & Fairview
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Address: Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 604-671-3377

Welcome aboard ShipFaced, your very own cruiser offering private charters...

Welcome aboard ShipFaced, your very own cruiser offering private charters around the beautiful sights of Vancouver Harbour. ShipFaced is the perfect way to get out on the water with the wind in your face and see all the sights which this most modern city has to offer. From the impressive high-rises surrounding Vancouver Harbour, ShipFaced boat cruise will take you on a unique voyage through the beautiful glacial fjord of Indian Arm, past historic Granville Island, Deep Cove and Bowen Island. Your onboard captain will point out the places of interest keeping you fully informed with his entertaining commentary. Keep an eye open for friendly harbour seals bobbing up nearby and seabirds gliding overhead. Every cruise is a different adventure!Our cabin cruiser is the perfect size for carrying small parties of up to 6 passengers for half day or full day cruises. This is a great way to celebrate birthday parties, company functions, Christmas parties or even weddings. Special events are the ideal opportunity for taking a harbour cruise with grandstand views of fireworks and other events. A moonlight cruise is the perfect way to enjoy a romantic trip beneath the stars with the Vancouver skyline lit up after dark. Popular dates book up fast so you need to make your reservation as soon as possible.

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Very relaxing and excellent way to see the city sky line

We completely enjoyed our boat tour. It was very relaxing and a nice break from walking around all day. It was a gorgeous day out and the views were spectacular. I love learning... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We completely enjoyed our boat tour. It was very relaxing and a nice break from walking around all day. It was a gorgeous day out and the views were spectacular. I love learning about Canadian history and getting bites of fun facts! Highly recommended.

Thank Chantsy
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

We were 2 Turkish ladies and visited Vancouver at the end of August for 2 days. In our 1st. day We decided to go Granville Island and took a aquabus tour. Which we had really fun. And ıt was just 10 minutes to go! ANd what a fantastic market they have. Cheese, fresh vegatables and fruits, organic honey, flowers, cookies,... More 

1 Thank Hale T
Squamish, Canada
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74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2012

I have spent 50 years living in or near Vancouver, but did my first City Harbour tour last month. I took a ton of pictures as I saw Vancouver from a whole new perspective. I always knew it was one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but seeing it from the harbour showed it at its best. Highly... More 

5 Thank grant27
Hong Kong, China
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121 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Punctuality on arrival to hawk Island. Nice magnificient view of the chilly waters and land afar. Enjoyed the cruise,but hoping for more service on boardie

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

This is any enjoyable activity for any age group. You get a fantastic vantage point from the water looking back at the city and the mountains. The scripted little talk is actually quite informative and you will not get closer to the massive container ships, freighters and cruise ships.

1 Thank osgowen
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2010

After a recent conference in Whistler I took the opportunity to tour Vancouver. I came across Vancouver Boat Tours here on Tripadvisor. I had a great time with them. I did a half day tour of the City Habour. It was a wonderful and unique way to see the city we even got to see some of the local wild... More 

6 Thank turalatas
Kailua Kona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2010

I really enjoyed my tour with Vancouver boat tours. We arrived at our meeting place and were off on time right after we put on our life jackets. Being from Oahu you can imagine that I have seen my fare share of beautiful ocean scenery but tour Vancouver from the water was amazingly beautiful and once we left the city... More 

4 Thank EMKailua
Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2010

We had a wonderful time on our charted cruise with Vancouver Boat Tours.com. Yvette and John really know there stuff and showed us parts of Vancouver I bet even the locals don't know about. I haven't been so relaxed since we took a week long cruise to Mexico. There is just something about the water that is just the perfect... More 

4 Thank warytraveler01
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 18 May 2010

Whether you're a local or not, I highly suggest Vancouver Boat Tours. Being a local myself, I figured I had seen all parts of Vancouver and surrounding areas. Boy, was I wrong! Right from the start, the skipper was nice and easy to engage. The boat was easy to get to, and the life jackets well maintained and easy to... More 

4 Thank Travelguy604
Whistler, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2010

Vancouver is an amazing international city that lies at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. In all the time I have lived in Whistler, I never took the opportunity to discover the local islands and coves that are all within a 30 minute boat journey by charter boat from Granville Island. I sure was lucky to discover Vancouver Boat Tours... More 

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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 wares at the public market, and others of whom have arrived to take in the eclectic atmosphere. A popular seafood destination, and Vancouver's leading spot for improv and amateur theatre, Granville Island is an indulgent, welcoming entertainment centre in any season or time of day.
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