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The Aquabus

Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
+1 604-689-5858
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Whether you are a tourist, casual rider, or a regular commuter, our comfortable vessels and friendly drivers let you travel with ease while you enjoy Vancouver's spectacular waterfront scenery. all our routes are wheelchair , bicycle, and pet friendly.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
+1 604-689-5858
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Reviewed yesterday

From Granville Island we took the aqua bus to go downtown. This a brilliant way to see the city... at water level

Thank habs_68_08
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked from our hotel to the Aqua Bus landing on Hornby Street, and took the Aqua Bus across False Creek to Granville Island. The boats leave every five minutes and the round trip senior ticket to Granville Island was just $3.50. What a great...More

Thank Darlene H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We used these boats for two days in Vancouver, and really enjoyed seeing the city from the water. I liked that they were so small, we never felt over crowded and we nearly always had the boat nearly to ourselves (a group of 6). The...More

Thank Katie A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took this from Hornby street to Granville Island. Runs every five minutes or so. $6 round trip per adult.

Thank Gizmo8800
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great way of seeing different aspects of Vancouver in an inexpensive and fun way. Really useful for getting to Granville Island and back

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff are friendly. Don't forget to ask for a day pass and you can please yourself when and where to get off and on all day long. It's a cheaper option than purchasing tickets. There's about 7 or 8 stops you can get off and...More

Thank MnD7
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved going over to Granville Island on these. They dot about False Creek constantly and it is a cheap way of transport and also quite a funky way of traveling about. We got a different one back across the water to Yaletown.

Thank cossyann
Reviewed 6 days ago

Got on at Plaza of Nations to Granviile Island. Cost $22 return for 2 people. Staff really friendly and ferries were frequent. Would recommend as a cost effective way to visit Granville Island from downtown

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very impressed with aqua bus. The staff was super friendly and the boats were on time. It was a cold and rainy day, yet we felt warm and comfortable inside the boats.

Thank buendinero
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the bus tour around Vancouver island & stopped in Granville Island for some lunch. After lunch we decided that we wanted to explore West End. Rather than take the bus back (which is excellent but very slow) we chose to take the Aqua...More

Thank bl0ndie72
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
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26 May 2017|
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
Hi not really sure as I lived in the area and don't drive. You can get free street parking if you move out of the downtown area. Not sure what they charge at the skytrain stations, but great advice from the Australian that... More
29 April 2016|
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Response from T S | Reviewed this property |
I think all of your questions can be answered at their website. You can also email them.
26 August 2015|
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Response from sueheim | Reviewed this property |
You can get a day pass, and that allows you to get on/off at any of the Aquabus stations. Check out the Aquabus website for information on fares and schedules (there's also a map with numbers for the stations so you an get... More