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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Discover the sights and sounds around Vancouver, British Columbia, on this scenic, 90-minute boat tour. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, travel along the coastline of English Bay, west of the downtown peninsula, to popular Lighthouse Park, the Seal Colony and centrally located False Creek, which separates downtown Vancouver from the rest of the city. Along the way, see a plethora of attractions, like Stanley Park, English Bay Beach, the Lions Gate Bridge, plus offshore freighters, the beautiful homes of West Vancouver and much more.
  • Enjoy a boat tour around Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Travel the waterways in and around the city
  • See many of the local attractions and popular points of interest
  • Learn about Vancouver’s history and culture
  • Fun for the entire family
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Departure Point

1812 Boatlift Ln, Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y2, Canada

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Returns to original departure point
Get to know the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia, from the water on this guided, sightseeing boat tour.

The tour begins from the shopping district of Granville Island and proceeds out to Vancouver Harbour. Travel along the coastline of English Bay, out to Lighthouse Park, over to the Seal Colony and eventually into False Creek in the heart of the city.

Along the way, learn about Vancouver’s history and hear the stories that made this bustling west coast seaport what it is today.

Also, see Stanley Park, the Lions Gate Bridge, Siwash Rock, Jericho Sailing Centre, popular Kitsilano Beach, Science World at Telus World of Science, Yaletown, plus offshore freighters, the beautiful homes of West Vancouver and much more.
Stop At:  
Vancouver Water Adventures LTD.
Starting and end point for the tour.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Burrard Bridge
Travel under the Burrard Bridge on your way in and out of False Creek.
Pass By:  
English Bay Beach
This is a Vancouver boat tour you won’t forget, where you will travel along the epic coastline of English Bay, out to Lighthouse park, over to the Seal Colony and back into False Creek.
Pass By:  
Vancouver Harbour
After departing from Granville Island, travel out into Vancouver Harbour. The tour guide will tell stories, share facts, and give a short history of Vancouver.
Pass By:  
Siwash Rock
Head to Siwash Rock and check out some of the ocean freighters before visiting Lighthouse Park.
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Lions Gate Bridge
Discover an amazing view of Lion's Gate Bridge.
Stop At:  
Lighthouse Park
Around the corner from the park, check out the local seal colony where roughly 400 seals live.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Kitsilano Beach
While heading across the harbor towards UBC, the guide will lead the way past the Spanish Banks, the Jericho Sailing Center, Point Grey, and Kitsilano Beach on the return trip back into False Creek.
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False Creek
In False Creek, see and hear about Granville Island, Yaletown, the Bridges of Vancouver, the Science World Geodesic Dome, and our Sports Stadiums before returning to the dock.
Pass By:  
Pass by Vancouver's Yaletown while traveling through False Creek.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for anyone who is pregnant
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 48 hour cancellation policy
  • Minimum height requirement of 4 feet tall
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vancouver Water Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Vancouver City and Seals Scenic Boat Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Vancouver City and Seals Scenic Boat Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Vancouver City and Seals Scenic Boat Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Vancouver City and Seals Scenic Boat Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Vancouver City and Seals Scenic Boat Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Vancouver City and Seals Scenic Boat Tour.

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A one-of-a-kind experience!
, Sep 2021
A wonderful way to see Vancouver from the water! The views were spectacular, and our guide was fun and energetic and a good storyteller too. At times we would go real fast on the boat and that felt like a rollercoaster in the best way possible. Highly recommended!
Fun and informative tour!
, Sep 2021
We had a wonderful experience on our tour- Simon was informative and made the tour exciting with his boating skills. We were lucky to see seals 🦭 and can’t wait to take the longer tour the next time we’re in town!
Great guides make all the difference
, Sep 2021
Amber was an amazing guide! Her knowledge and enthusiasm for local history was awesome. I loved the way she spoke of First Nations with appreciation and great respect, and her excitement about marine biology and geology were infectious. She is an expert navigator of her vessel and everyone had a blast! Also the seals were super cute lol
Love being out on the water
, Sep 2021
Loved seeing Vancouver from the water. The boat tour gives you a whole different perspective. The guide was knowledgeable about the sights we saw and enthusiastic. Thank you for a great tour.
Beautiful scenery and lots of seals - would 100% recommend!
, Sep 2021
This was such a fun experience! Our tour guide Simon was so knowledgeable on the history of Vancouver and made sure we were all having a good time. We got to see some beautiful scenery and lots of seals! I would 100% recommend this quick trip to anybody looking to get out on the water, see some wildlife, and learn a little bit more about Vancouver.
Fun and exciting tour...
, Aug 2021
Fun and exciting tour around the harbor! Greg was funny and entertaining as well as very knowledgeable.
Fun in the harbour
, Aug 2021
Jules was a fantastic host! Very knowledgeable and so much fun. We had a blast!! We were able to see seals lounging and even a bald eagle. Thanks!
, Aug 2021
We absolutely loved this tour. The guides were amazing and funny! Highly recommend this tour :) I had family from Alberta that had never seen the Ocean before. Our guides made a perfect trip on the Ovean for them! It was a perfect day
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We're so excited to hear that you enjoyed the tour and that your family's first sights of the ocean were with us. Come back soon!
English Bay
, Aug 2021
Riding the waves with the sun on our faces! Beautiful day and great guide, Amber. Loved the visit to the seal colony.
The best will go again!
, Aug 2021
Hitting the waves and the light house. Steve and assistant were so smart. We will go again was so fun. Make sure your cell is fully charged😁

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