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Granville Island Boat Rentals and Fishing Charters

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Address: 1696 Duranleau St. | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-682-6287
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10:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Granville Island Boat Rentals, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver,...

Granville Island Boat Rentals, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, has the safest and most modern boat rental fleet in Vancouver. We have been servicing all of Vancouver’s speed boat rental needs since 1982.If it’s zipping around the harbour you’re after, or a peaceful, leisurely cruise, we have the boats for you and your friends. There is no better way to experience the magnificent waters of Vancouver.Adventure awaits .. look up and catch sight of a bald eagle or gaze down at a harbour seal. Boating in and around Vancouver is truly an unforgettable experience, nothing brings a family or friends together like a day on the water. Put us down on your itinerary for fun. Reserve your spot today!Granville Island Boat Rentals has partnered with the most experienced deep sea fishing guides in Vancouver. They know all the secret fishing grounds and some of the best fishing often takes place within minutes of leaving our dock. Granville Island is uniquely located in the center of most of Vancouver’s prime fishing spots.Our fishing guides have some of the fastest and newest fishing boats in Vancouver. Each boat is fully equipped with all the fishing equipment you will need to catch the big one. The chinook salmon has always been BC sport fishing’s crown jewel. This trophy fish can tip the scales at more than 32kg/70lb.

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Nice clean boats for rent

This boat rental is on Granville Island which is a great location in downtown Vancouver. There are good sandwich shops in the area to pick up lunch to eat on the water. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This boat rental is on Granville Island which is a great location in downtown Vancouver. There are good sandwich shops in the area to pick up lunch to eat on the water. Our boat was clean, well equipped and the price for the rental was very reasonable. The staff at Granville Island Boat Rentals spent time with us to insure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Scenic. fair priced, nice people. We took food from the public market onto the boat to enjoy the views and the weather. Then it started raining and we were all laughing uncontrollably. Really the best time we had on our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I wasn't sure if this would be a total tourist trap given it's location smack in the middle of Granville Island tourist traffic. But I was encouraged by positive Yelp reviews and it turned out to be one of the most fun things we did on our Vancouver vacation. Friendly service, nice boats, reasonble prices. I walked in to inquire... More 

Thank jack783
Kirkland, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My wife and I rented an 18' GT Deluxe for 8 hours on a Sunday. The entire experience was top notch. We were a bit intimidated by the size of the boat and the body of water (we are used to smaller boats on smaller lakes). However, the intake process was informative and friendly which gave us the confidence to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

We rented a boat from here for a full 8 hour day with the intention of exploring Vancouver from the water and getting up into the northern arm of burrard inlet for more exploration. What an awesome adventure we all had too!! The boat was super clean, fueled up with extra tanks for our day. The staff were thorough and... More 

Thank Michael F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Definitely worth renting a speedboat while in Vancouver. We took it for 3-4 hours and had a great time. We went up Indian Arm and stopped at the waterfall (not much water at the moment) but there were eco-friendly toilets. Don't bother trying to stop at the yacht club though - members only

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Some friends and I rented a boat for two hours. Overall we had a good time. The weather held up until we were done for the most part. The water was a little choppy but the boat seemed to move through it quite well. This was my first time driving a boat and I had a blast. If you interested... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The late afternoon breeze made for rough water and limited us to puttering around False Creek which is a well-sheltered area near the boat rental dock. That was very disappointing since we were hoping to see much more and go much faster. But we could barely make it out of the no-wake protected zones of False Creek. I would definitely... More 

Thank Steve85384
Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff! Our first time to Vancouver and decided we wanted to spend some time on the water and also do a little fishing. They reviewed the use of the boat very clearly and then gave us great advice on where/how to fish the area. We had a blast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We rented a small speedboat for 4 hours to go up to Indian Arm. From start to finish we had a great experience with this company. They were prompt and professional, and gave us thorough direction on how to use the boat. I would recommend renting a boat to anyone wanting to see Vancouver from a different perspective (although bring... More 

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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.