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The Aquabus

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Address: 1617 Foreshore Walk, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3X4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-689-5858
06:30 - 21:30
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Cheap Scenic Tour a Must see!

I love going to the Seabus terminal and purchasing a ticket to cross the water to North Vancouver. It is always a neat journey seeing the locals effortlessly use this system and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Canmore, Canada
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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love going to the Seabus terminal and purchasing a ticket to cross the water to North Vancouver. It is always a neat journey seeing the locals effortlessly use this system and the tourists navigate an adventure..... The hum of the transport as it leaves the harbour is cool. During the day you can see the city and feel what... More 

Thank kbarker0
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The aquabus is the best way to get across False Creek. The staff who operate the Aquabus are always friendly and engaging, and the service is so fast and efficient. Highly recommended!

Thank heredotus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A little boat very cosy. Interesting stops such olympic village or Grandville Public market. Interesting to us it when it's raining.

Thank marie-Laure C
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided the Aquabus was easier than driving to Granville Island and trying to park. Neat little adventure across the harbour and reasonably priced.

Thank suntanned6
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inexpensive and delightful ferry to Granville Island! Runs frequently so no wait time and friendly crew.

Thank Katshar
Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Aquabuses scoot back and forth in False Creek taking small groups of people from one spot to another. It's unique because of the circus style vessels and the area in which they operate. Essentially, they are a veritable form of transportation, but many get on just to go for the ride. Take a walk anywhere along False Creek, especially... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You just have to don't you, saves time and is not expensive. A fun short boat trip should be part of everyone's day!

Thank 593clairey
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Aquabus or the False Creek Ferries take you - among other places - to GRANVILLE ISLAND one of the most visited places in North America. Turned out to be one of my favourite places in Vancouver. The mostly ethnic Public Market is a must, as are all the little Shops and Galleries. Musical entertainment while you polish off a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These little rainbow-colored water buses run about every 5 minutes daily on a regular schedule among eight stops on False Creek. Thus, if one departs just before I get to the dock, it will be an extremely short wait before another appears. The fleet consists of seven 12-passenger ferries and four 30-passenger bicycle/passenger boats. Dogs on leashes can accompany their... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When going from Yaletown to Granville Island, taking the Aquabus was an easy and economical way of saving time. Be sure to make it clear to the driver where you’d like to go, as the water taxi stops at several different stops. There is a one-way fare, as well as a round-trip fare. The “captain” of the taxi was polite... More 

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