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Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres

1668 Duranleau St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S4, Canada
+1 604-689-7575
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Ecomarine offers kayaking and stand up paddleboarding (SUP) from 2 of Vancouver's best oceanfront locations: Granville Island and Jericho Beach. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced paddler, Ecomarine offers rentals, lessons and a variety of local tours that are designed for your level.Our retail store on Granville Island is open year round stocking a wide range of ocean kayaks, SUP boards and specialty products including clothing and accessories for all your outdoor adventures.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1668 Duranleau St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S4, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
+1 604-689-7575

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my class kayaking for a year end field trip, and we had an absolute blast! Students enjoyed the organized games that the instructors had planned as well as the free kayaking time. There were lots of instructors on hand to support my students...More

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I planned a last minute bachelorette - an evening of paddleboarding followed by drinks on Granville Island. The folks at Ecomarine were super responsive with my questions and very accommodating. Linda and Veronica were our guides and they did a great job! We were all...More

Thank etoilesdigitaux
Ecomarine P, Manager at Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! So glad to hear we we're able to help you celebrate your upcoming nuptials. Hope to see you back on the water soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took Ocean Kayaking Level 2 at Ecomarine. I found the staff to be very helpful and professional. I felt very comfortable and safe with the instruction and gear provided. The course curriculum was covered completely and the instructor answered all my questions. I would recommend...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ecomarine staff were enthusiastic, organized and professional. They had high expectations for our students (29 Grade 10's) and challenged them throughout the lesson. I asked the instructors to provide the students with opportunities to practice their group leadership skills, and they ensured that every...More

Thank hennyc288
Ecomarine P, Manager at Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks hennyc288 for taking the time to post a review. We're so happy to have been able to provide your students with a meaningful kayaking program. We hope to welcome you and students back for more paddling in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great course lead by an experienced instructor (Peter). Learned many new techniques and strokes to better enhance my abilities!

Thank ohhhhmandi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Susie (spelling?) was our tour guide. She was funny, knowledgeable, and recommended some great sightseeing places for afterwards. We had fun with all the activity on the creek (pirates were everywhere!). My 16 yr old was scared at first but was a master navigator by...More

Thank MsIndepend80
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ecomarine provided instruction for 84 Middle school students. They were super organized and professional. Demonstrated great care and patience for our students. On our behalf, Ecomarine also coordinated with two other companies at Jericho Beach location to provide 5 other water sports for students to...More

Thank soncika
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was the only one on the tour. Ally was a fantastic guide. We paddled out to the sea and then throughout the creek. Highly recommend.

Thank medwriterdg
Ecomarine P, Manager at Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks medwriterdg for submitting your review. We're happy you had a great tour and look forward to hosting you in the future. Happy Paddling!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Be aware that new ownership took over in November 2016. The fact that I have done business with them for 3 years didn't carry any weight. Ecomarine was entitled to a payment due to communication problems (I'm not convinced of that but I can't prove...More

Thank JKPacker12
Ecomarine P, Owner at Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello JKPacker12, I am sorry you were unsatisfied with the outcome. You are correct that there is new ownership at ecomarine and I took over in February 2017. The situation that you are referring to is one that I inherited and did not create. We...More

Reviewed 21 September 2016

I enjoyed a wonderful guided tour at English Bay! I was alone with the guide, because I was the only one to reserve at this time. It was very nice, the tour was adapted to the weather and what I wanted to view on the...More

Thank lhtrottier
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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I'm considering doing one of the multi day trips. Has anyone done one of these trips? What is the camp site like? How about the meals?
19 April 2017|
Response from Ecomarine P | Property representative |
Hi Karen, Depending on the tour we'd be happy to provide more information on meals and campsites. On all multi-day tours the food is delicious! Please feel free to reach us at via our company contact info. Happy... More
Tamara M
How long is their operating season? I am looking to rent in the last week of September.
5 August 2015|
Response from Ecomarine P | Property representative |
Hi Tamara, We are open at our Granville Island location all year round. Jericho and English Bay will finish their season mid-September. You can give us a call at 604 689 7575 to make a rental reservation. Best, Tessa