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City & Nature Tour

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City & Nature Tour Route

Points of Interest

  1. Granville Island & False Creek
  2. English Bay
  3. Lighthouse Park
  4. Grebe Islets
  5. Howe Sound
  6. University of British Columbia
  7. Spanish Banks

What you could see

Departing From

GRANVILLE ISLAND ADVENTURE CENTRE

1666 Duranleau St,
Vancouver, BC
V6H 352, Canada

Please remember to check in 30 minutes before your adventure.

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What to Wear

Dress in layers and wear flat closed-toed shoes for marine travel. We’ll be moving at high speeds (over 30 mph or 55 km/h) on the water, where temperatures are at least 10 degrees C cooler. Bring a windbreaker or jacket to stay comfortable outdoors. Zodiac passengers must wear our red cruiser suits, which keep you warm and act as life preservers. These suits are required by Transport Canada. Lastly, don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen!

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Cancellation Policy

Need to cancel or reschedule – no problem! Just contact us at least 48 hours prior to your adventure’s departure to reschedule or to cancel (and receive a full refund), no questions asked.

Terms & Conditions
  • This adventure has a hassle-free 48-hour cancellation policy. Just contact us at least 48 hours prior to your departure to cancel and receive a full refund.
  • For independent travel bookings of 9 passengers or less: 48 hours before scheduled departure, partial or whole cancellations made within 48 hours before departure will be charged 100% of the tour price. Tour amendments cannot be completed within a 48-hour window. There will be no refunds for cancellations within the cancellation period.
  • For groups of 10-19: 14 days before scheduled departure, partial or whole cancellations made within 14 days before departure will be charged 100% of the tour price based on the reserved number of passengers, or the final number in attendance, whichever is greater. Tour amendments cannot be guaranteed within a 14-day window.
  • For Groups 20+: 21 days before scheduled departure; partial or whole cancellations made within 21 days before departure will be charged 100% of the tour price. Tour amendments cannot be guaranteed within the 21-day window.
  • For wholesale, travel trade, and 3rd party bookings, the cancellation and amendment policy can differ. Please refer to your booking contract for details. no questions asked. Groups of 10+ guests are subject to a 72-hour cancellation policy. There will be no refunds for cancellations within the cancellation period.
  • Promotional (discounted) bookings are final sale.
  • We reserve the right to delay or cancel a departure if there are fewer than 20 guests reserved at the time of departure or in case of events beyond our control (adverse weather conditions, technical or mechanical issues etc.).

Frequently Asked Questions

How long are the adventures?

Adventures are 90 – 180 minutes long

How early do we need to arrive before our tour?

We ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

What do you see on the tours?

The Zodiacs will cover a route along Coal Harbour, the Northshore, English Bay, False Creek and Stanley Park, with Vancouver’s highlights being talked about along the way. You will get a different perspective of the city skyscrapers, runners on the seawall, get up close and personal to the offshore freighters and wave to sun tanners on Vancouver’s beaches. If you have anything specific you are interested in, please let our skippers know they would be happy to talk about those with you. Vancouver is also home to a variety of birds and sea mammals, with possible sightings of dolphins, harbor seals, bald eagles and other sea birds during our adventures.

Where do I keep my personal belongings?

Our offices have complimentary lockers for dry storage and we recommend using it so purses and handbags are not water damaged.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, bring your camera and/or video camera. We also recommend that you bring a plastic bag to keep your camera safe and dry during transit. The boat will come to a complete stop for photo opportunities. Don’t forget your batteries!

Are there bathrooms on the boat?

The Zodiacs are open aired, and therefore do not have washrooms on board. We recommend that you use the public washrooms (located next to our office) before your departure.

Are adventures safe?

Of course! The Zodiacs go fast but they are very stable. The adventures are designed for fast sightseeing and not a thrill park ride.

Do I need to make a reservation?

Reservations are definitely recommended so that we can offer you the best departure time to fit your schedule. Trips often sell out and we don’t want you to be disappointed. However, if you are walking past and want to join an adventure, head to the office 1666 Duranleau Street on Granville Island across from Bridges Restaurant and jump on the next scheduled adventure with availability.

Is there an age limit?

There is a minimum height restriction of 4 feet/120cm. This typically applies to children under the age of 7 years.

Are there any health restrictions?

This tour is not suitable for anyone with a history of serious medical conditions including but not limited to back or neck injury, recent surgery, and/or current or suspected pregnancy.

Do you run in all types of weather?

Tours operate rain or shine! Safety is our priority, and in extreme weather conditions or high winds adventures may be cancelled at the discretion of our qualified skippers.

Other useful info

You may get a little wet!

City & Nature Tour

Departing from iconic Granville Island, this adventure will take you on a 90-minute tour out of False Creek in a 12 seater open-air Zodiac. You'll head around Stanley Park to the Lions Gate Bridge, English Bay then get up close and personal with a seal colony near Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver.
May - September
1.5 Hour Tour
Starting from
$79*
CAD/ADULT
+ Conservation Fee & Tax. Seasonal rates may apply.
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