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The Aquabus

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Granville Island & Fairview
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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia V6H3R9, Canada
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+1 604-689-5858
06:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Whether you are a tourist, casual rider, or a regular commuter, our...

Whether you are a tourist, casual rider, or a regular commuter, our comfortable vessels and friendly drivers let you travel with ease while you enjoy Vancouver's spectacular waterfront scenery. all our routes are wheelchair , bicycle, and pet friendly.

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Aquabus was easy to use, and easily accessible

The Aquabus was very easy to locate and easy to use. You can use the Aquabus to get you to and from Granville Island but we opted for the all day $15 pass. We went to every stop... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2015
Brian C
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

The Aquabus was very easy to locate and easy to use. You can use the Aquabus to get you to and from Granville Island but we opted for the all day $15 pass. We went to every stop and checked things out. But I definitely recommend using the Aquabus.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Having walked from our hotel to Davie Village and across the bridge to Granville Island we were extremely tired and hot and decided that we would ease our tired feet and take the aquabus. It is great for getting across the water and we caught it from Granville Island across to David Lam Park. It was so easy, wait for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

A very cute, easy experience of the harbour near Granville Public Market. Would definitely recommend!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Walking all the was to Granville Island takes a fairly circuitous route. Walking down to the bottom of Hornby St and taking the Aquabus ferry makes the Island much more accessible.

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

On a beautiful Sunday we set out to explore the city and caught the Aquabus stop conveniently located just two blocks from our hotel near the arena. For $10CD each we got round trip tickets to ride along the scenic waterway to spend a few hours eating and shopping at Danville Island. The boats are plentiful and constantly running so... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

We took it to Granville Island which is a short ride. It was fun to kind of get out and see the harbo(u)r. Taxis ran quickly and regularly.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

we used this very affordable service to visit Granville Island a couple of time whilst staying in Vancouver.and on one of our trips the ferry had just left the pontoon when we went to get it but as it was raining they turned around and came back for us.a very thoughtful gesture for which we thank them

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Gotta take the Aquabus if you are a tourist in Vancouver. We took the water taxi from Yaletown to Granville Island and then back to Hornby, to walk back to our hotel. You should also do the Seabus to North Vancouver!

Thank Tom H
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Such a cute way of travelling from Downtown to Granville island/along the harbour.Very frequent crossings and only $5.50 return for the day,friendly and helpful drivers,loved our water taxi trips!

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

This was a novel way to get across the bay, but well worth the trip. Seating for at least 12+ it gave a waterline view of the shoreline.

Thank exhaustedFareham

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