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“Outstanding, a great way to see Vancouver”

Granville Island Boat Rentals and Fishing Charters
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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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Top shelf service, advice and instructions from staff member Emma. The 17ft cruiser was adequate for two people and a long day of boating to see the seals and then onto Indian Arm and the Granite Waterfalls. The panoramic landscape in Indian Arm is absolutely beautiful. Near vertical granite covered in dense fir was special.

Thank fishinguy1976
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

We found this attraction using TripAdvisor. All the reviews were correct - the trip on this boat is fantastic. We rented a boat for 2 hours for 6 persons. we sailed around the peninsula under the Lions gate Bridge. The view was beautiful and the speed of the boat was blast. Don't miss this attraction.

Thank Tsr69
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We took out the 19ft sea ray for an entire day. The boat was in excellent condition (brand new).
Staff were courteous and super friendly. The 8 hour rental was enough to travel to the top of Indian Arm and back twice. The sights were great and we even drifted for a couple of hours for a dip and sun tanning session. The water and air gets noticeably warmer past Deep cove, which is great if you are hesitant to swim in an open ocean.

We clocked the 100hp sea ray at 65km/h tops, and 55km/h crusing speed - fast, stable, tight steering. It manged to avoid any drift wood easily and was the fastest boat around - we saw multiple boats going out with us, but they made it up Indian Arm once we were already coming back. Mobility on water is an ultimate feeling of freedom.

Will definitely rent again sometime, thanks for a great experience!

Thank EllisB2013
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Had a blast crsuing around Granville Island , Stanley park and crossing under the lions gate.what a great time with the family visiting over from abroad.this is a must do activity every summer in beautiful Vancouver.
And great great great appreciatipn to the friendly owners/staff who offered the ride home all the way to the other side of the city as it ,luckily, was on their leaving time and on their way.

Thank Moe_z_13
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We just wandered past this place and decided to hire a boat on the spur of the moment, and I'm so glad we did. It was a fantastic treat to steer the boat under Granville Bridge and out into the open water, then speed the boat up and do some screaming! After five weeks in Vancouver where there are lots of things to do, this was definitely a highlight of the whole trip. It was an expensive treat, and probably there are cheaper places to hire a boat, but this is in a great location, right on Granville Island, and I didn't grudge the price at all. It was straightforward to get going and we were given clear instructions about the rocky/ sandy places to avoid. If you're in Vancouver for a holiday, I'd recommend this to anyone.

Thank laura m
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