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The Aquabus

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Granville Island & Fairview
As featured in 3 Days in Vancouver and 1 other guide
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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia V6H3R9, Canada
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+1 604-689-5858
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06:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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US$11.48*
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Great cheap water tour of part of Vancouver's waterfront

What a great way to see part of Vancouver's urban waterfront. You can start from many points on False Creek, a bay the cuts through a big portion of downtown. It costs anywhere... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2015
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YVR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

What a great way to see part of Vancouver's urban waterfront. You can start from many points on False Creek, a bay the cuts through a big portion of downtown. It costs anywhere from $4-10 depending how far you go, but for a scenic view on a cute covered boat, you cant get a better deal.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

First went to Granville Island, which was worth it, then got on the Aquabus for 25 minute tour. once it started, I realised that this was also the normal ferry, so changed my mind and got off at Yale Town, closer to my hotel. A couple of streets from the ferry is a great area for restaurants of all types,... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Love taking the little boat across the water.feels like a mini cruise. I can take the boat across to Granvilke island, walk around , sightsee , have a meal there or pick up some groceries Service is fast and efficient.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Adorable little ferries across the river make for easy and fun transportation. Suggest doing this as a tourist activity.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Quick, friendly, simple and convenient. The best way to go over to Granville island and back. It's also nice to walk the bridge but takes you like half an hour.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

great fun way for getting around the bay and to granville island, was cheap as well and saved the legs from walking lol

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The Aquabus is a quick way to get to Granville Island on foot. The cost is $3.50 one way or $5.50 return.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

After talking to hostel staff and her suggestion I took aquabus from starting point seaside market to Olympic Village (another waste of time and money) The boats are cute but that's it, no info or history mentioned by pilots or even a recording. I don't see how this can be listed as #14 of 270 things to do in Vancouver... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

A great way to get around False Creek! It's our 'bus' for daily Granville Island shopping! You relax immediately upon setting foot. One of the key memories of being a Vancouverite.

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Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

A fun and efficient way to travel! We always take it to Granville Island and love seeing the city from the boats.

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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 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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