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Granville Island Boat Rentals and Fishing Charters

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1696 Duranleau St | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S4, Canada
+1 604-682-6287
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Granville Island Boat Rentals, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, has the safest and most modern boat rental fleet in Vancouver. We have been servicing all of Vancouver’s speed boat rental needs since 1982.If it’s zipping around the harbour you’re after, or a peaceful, leisurely cruise, we have the boats for you and your friends. There is no better way to experience the magnificent waters of Vancouver.Adventure awaits .. look up and catch sight of a bald eagle or gaze down at a harbour seal. Boating in and around Vancouver is truly an unforgettable experience, nothing brings a family or friends together like a day on the water. Put us down on your itinerary for fun. Reserve your spot today!Granville Island Boat Rentals has partnered with the most experienced deep sea fishing guides in Vancouver. They know all the secret fishing grounds and some of the best fishing often takes place within minutes of leaving our dock. Granville Island is uniquely located in the center of most of Vancouver’s prime fishing spots.Our fishing guides have some of the fastest and newest fishing boats in Vancouver. Each boat is fully equipped with all the fishing equipment you will need to catch the big one. The chinook salmon has always been BC sport fishing’s crown jewel. This trophy fish can tip the scales at more than 32kg/70lb.
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1696 Duranleau St | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S4, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
+1 604-682-6287
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Friends and I were hoping for a fun day on a boat, but unfortunately we were extremely overcharged for something that wasn't our fault. While boating, the propeller was damaged during our trip, although we were vigilant about keeping an eye out for logs. In...More

Thank Ms135
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Spent a fantastic 3 hours cruising the bay, and heading up to the seal colony. The boat was spotless, and safety explanations thorough and informative. The GPS alert for shallow water is a conforming back stop. The scenery is really amazing from the water --...More

Thank KevinNCL
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was my first time renting a boat and it was quite a wonderful experience. I had only had experiences with sailing so driving the boat was quite difficult at first. It was really nice to be in the water and get a different perspective...More

Thank Kayla C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I rented a 16 foot open runabout to take my wife on a birthday cruise. We recently sold our 35 foot sailboat and it was time to get back on the water. My wife had a great time, but WOW was I impressed with the...More

Thank 09121921
Reviewed 10 July 2017

What? Rent a boat and drive it around the coasts of the city? After almost 10 years of regular visits to this beautiful city, the suggestion to rent a boat and drive it around (not just hop on it as part of a cruise -...More

Thank BobM08
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Spent the perfect Sunday afternoon in Vancouver. The staff at Granville Island Boat Rentals are very friendly and helpful. The description of the boat was accurate. We booked for two hours and when we do it again, we will book it for four hours Two...More

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We only went for one hour, but it was a pleasant experience nonetheless. I expected it to be more of a hassle, but the drive around the harbour and Stanley park was easy to do and very beautiful!

Thank Diana J
Reviewed 16 June 2017

My partner and our friends (another couple) rented a boat for three hours on a Friday evening and it was an amazing experience. Firstly, three hours was the perfect amount of time to get a rental, we were able to take our time, whilst still...More

Thank Toby H
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Had heard a lot about this activity and we definitely weren't disappointed. You have the freedom of Vancouver at your disposal and possibly the most scenic, relaxing and enjoyable way of seeing this beautiful city for an absolute bargain of a price. The owners were...More

Thank Barry_molloy
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Great way to entertain out of town family. We received good safety information and felt well prepared. Devin clearly and thoroughly explained how the boat functioned and how to stay safe on our 2 hour excursion.

Thank WandrlustYC
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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Brenda S
27 December 2016|
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Response from chris b | Reviewed this property |
No. They will give you a complete briefing before your rental. It definitely helps when it comes to watercraft safely. You can get your Operator license online in one day. There are several websites for the online study and... More