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Granville Island Boat Rentals and Fishing Charters
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$133.30*
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Seal Colony 3-Hour Boat Rental for 5 to 6 People
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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 October 19, 2013

I had never drove a boat so I was a little nervous, but once Emma (will talk about her later) give you the instructions and send you on your way. The nervous turn to pure joy. At the launch point there is some traffic, but not a lot. Once you get past the 15km speed zone it's all open water and that's when the fun begin. We originally rented a boat for two hours and took the route that took you past the lighthouse. Breath taking views bring your camera, when we got past the light house we were the only boats around it was a nice, quiet, beautiful. Should have rented it for 3 hours. When we returned talked to Emma, she the lady that rented the boats, she a great source for information and fun to talk to. We had so much fun the first day we returned two days later to rent again and took the other boat route towards the falls. If you want to actually see the falls 2 hours is not enough. Both route are great so whatever one you pick you can go wrong. I like the route toward the falls because there is an old power station on the way and the floating McDonalds. (Ask Emma she can tell you were it's located). If you get a chance I would suggest grabbing some food from the public market right next to the boat rental location, rent the boat for 3 hours or more drive the boat to an area where you can stop the boat and just eat lunch in one most beautiful location in Vancouver. Thank you Emma for everything, we had a great time renting boat from you.

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

This was a very fun and relaxing way to see Vancouver. We liked it so much we went back a few days later to explore the water around Stanley Park (where we had just rode bikes around) and Indian Arm. Emma was super helpful, nice and informative. This was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. We also enjoyed walking over to the Public Market for a warm drink and tasty snacks after.

Thank Desink
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Decided to rent a boat as a different way to show Vancouver to our visitors-glad we did!

Got a fantastic boat, and where shown all the different routes we could go, didnt realise you could go so many please!

Def recommend it instead of the normal bus tour city!

Great value and a friendly bunch!!

Thank Shoegal44
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

It was my first time people there but I would say that it turned out quite well people are pretty friendly. Boats are in nice conditions and the place is kept quite clean. I would definitely recommend trying them out at the very least once. I am sure if you gave them a try then you would go back again:)

Thank Muhammad778
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

I used Granville Boat rentals for one of their smaller 16ft 50hp boats. Their prices were slightly better than the other rental places and the 50hp uses less gas than some of the other boats. We took it out to Howe sound and saw the seal colony (and apparently just missed the whales!) which was great (just about covered with a 3 hour rental). The boat worked fine although I would pick a bigger one if the sea was a little rougher (it was very calm on our trip).

The briefing was good and straightforward and they had a helpful map in the boat.

Recommended!

Thank Markus T
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