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Gain a unique perspective on Vancouver’s history on this 90-minute tour and take in the sights of the city from the water. Suit up in an all-weather Mustang Survival Suit for the classic Zodiac experience, and step onboard our most intimate boat: a 12-passenger, open-air vessel that’ll have you holding onto your seat (and your hat!) as you cruise the waters at high-speed. You will take in a fascinating array of information, highlighting the sights of Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, the North Shore, English Bay, False Creek and Stanley Park.

This adventure will take you on a 90-minute waterfront sightseeing tour of downtown Vancouver aboard a 12-passenger open-air, Zodiac-style boat. (NO WHALE WATCHING IS INCLUDED).

Starting at$49* CAD/ Boat See Seasonal Rates

June 26, 2020 - September 20, 2020
$49* CAD
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

*+ Conservation Fee & Tax. Seasonal rates may apply.

About the experience...

  • Downtown Vancouver sightseeing tour from the water, including Coal Harbour, the North Shore, English Bay, False Creek, Stanley Park and more.
  • Guided by 1 expert guide, who will also be your boat driver.
  • An exciting ride soaring up to 55 km/h (35 m/h) in a high-speed, open-air, rigid-hull inflatable zodiac.
  • To ensure your comfort, all-weather exposure suits or lifejackets will be provided.

Cancellation Policy

*Please see our COVID-19 Update here for information regarding future bookings*

This adventure has a hassle-free 48-hour cancellation policy. Just contact us at least 48 hours prior to your adventure departure to cancel and receive a full refund, no questions asked. Groups of 10+ guests are subject to a 72-hour cancellation policy. Promotional (discounted) bookings are final sale.

We reserve the right to delay or cancel a departure if there are fewer than 4 guests reserved at the time of departure or in case of events beyond our control (adverse weather conditions, technical or mechanical issues etc.).

Prepare For Your Adventure

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It gets cold out on the water (trust us!), so we recommend windbreaker jackets, sweaters, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. We will also provide you with either warm all-weather exposure suits or lifejackets (depending on weather conditions) to wear on top of your clothes. It’s also a good idea to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a tight-fitting hat, a camera to capture some memorable moments and, above all, your sense of adventure!

Whale watching is NOT included in this adventure and Whale Sighting Guarantee does not apply.

This adventure is not suitable for anyone with a history of serious medical conditions, including but not limited to, back or neck injuries, recent surgery, and/or current or suspected pregnancy. Passengers under 4ft/120cm in height or 50lb/23kg in weight also cannot join (typically applies to children under 7 y.o.).

Each passenger is required to sign a Release of Liability at check-in. Participants must be 19 years of age or require a parent or guardian to sign on their behalf.

The boat used for this adventure is not wheelchair accessible.

Granville Island Adventure Centre

1666 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada

Please remember to check-in half an hour before your adventure.




Do tours 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 crew. We will be in touch should this be the case.

Will we see whales on Sea Vancouver?

No, this is a city sightseeing adventure and it DOES NOT include whale watching. Vancouver, however, is home to a variety of birds and sea mammals and we may occasionally see dolphins, harbor seals, bald eagles, and other sea birds during adventures.

Are there bathrooms on the Zodiacs?

No, the RHIBs are open-air boats, 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 there snacks or beverages available on board the Zodiacs?

No, there are no snacks or beverages available on the Zodiac-style boats. You can bring your own snacks on board; however, do not consume too many liquids as there are no bathrooms on board.

Do passengers often feel seasick?

No, our boats are custom-built for whale watching with passengers in mind. Captain and crew will also do their best to minimize the impact of the sea. However, if you are prone to seasickness, we recommend you purchase non-drowsy Gravol from a pharmacy prior to your adventure with us.

Can I bring a camera on a Zodiac?

Yes! Bring your camera and/or video camera to capture the experience. We also recommend that you bring a plastic bag or other waterproof case to keep your camera safe and dry during transit. The boat will come to a complete stop for photo opportunities.

Are Zodiac adventures safe?

Yes, all of our captains and boats are certified by Transport Canada. Zodiacs move fast but are very stable. There will be no 360-degree turns on this tour. These adventures are designed for fast sightseeing and not a thrill park ride.

Do I need to make a reservation?

Reservations are definitely recommended. Adventures often sell out and we don’t want you to be disappointed.

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