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Granville Island Boat Rentals and Fishing Charters

1696 Duranleau St. | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S4, Canada
+1 604-682-6287
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Ranked #14 of 137 activities in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I rented a boat for 3 hours with my wife and son. We went out to Bowen Island and moored at Snug Cove. There is a picnic site, and several small shops and restaurants. This is an awesome way to see the Vancouver area and well worth it!

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We rented a boat for just 2 hours to celebrate a family birthday and wished we could have had longer! On a sunny warm day, this is such a beautiful way to see the area. The boat was super nice, very comfortable, easily seated 5 and could have seated more, and fast. It even had a plug for the iPod... More

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

On a recent trip to Vancouver to visit some friends we decided to rent a boat with Granville Island Boat Rentals, to see the city and do some fishing. The weather was really nice (in the 20's) and we took the boat out for 4hrs. Boat was clean, engine looked brand new only 10 hours on the gauge. It didn't... More

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Rented a boat for 2 hours. Dream of mine. Was awesome, great instruction and so much fun. Plan to do it again

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Clean, well maintained boat, very friendly staff. Great location. Boat rental price reasonable, fuel charge too high.! With insurance and fuel you need to almost double the price shown per hour.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Three friends and i rented a boat for 2 hrs and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I cannot put into words the scenery that can be viewed from the boat, your can circle remote island and we made it almost all the way to horseshoe bay in the first hour. The wildlife was amazing we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Went to this establishment last summer. Rented two boats between 8 friends and spent a few hours cruising along the coast. The boats came with fishing rods and crab traps. We caught a good number of crabs and actually cooked/ate them later that evening. A great experience overall and am planning to go again sometime this summer.

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St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Just waned to write a quick review! I took my friend out for her birthday just last week and it was SO AMAZING!!! I forget the staff's name (Irish girl) and she was super nice and easily explained how the boat operates! We've never driven a boat before but it was super easy and we had such a blast!!! Best... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Getting going was easy and instruction was good. The price was generally fair and the service was good. Looks like it was only one person manning the station and sometimes they did not pick up the phone (which made booking annoying). They were not up front about paying for gas, it did come up as surprise. Overall experience was great... More

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GIBR B, Manager at Granville Island Boat Rentals and Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Granville Island Boat Rentals, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad that you had a great time while renting with us. We apologize that you found it hard to make a booking over the phone, we usually have more staff in the office to ensure a speedy booking experience and it is unfortunate that... More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

The boats were well kept sand the prices (especially on groupon) were better than anywhere else I could find. We went out two evenings and it is probably the best thing to do on Granville island!

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