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Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience Vancouver sights by water on this 3-hour zodiac-boat tour from Granville Island. Cross False Creek and admire Siwash Rock, an iconic stone spire located near the Lion’s Gate Bridge. In Vancouver Harbour, learn about the waterfront landmarks. Venture into Deep Cove and the glacial fjord of the Indian Arm, for incredible views of granite cliffs that you can only see by boat. Capture the beauty of Granite Falls and Silver Falls before heading back.
  • 3-hour afternoon zodiac-boat tour from Granville Island
  • Admire the sites of Granville Island by boat
  • Snap up-close shots of Siwash Rock, one of Vancouver’s most photographed formations
  • Head into Deep Cove and the Indian Arm for views of Granite Falls and Silver Falls
  • Admire unique vantage points of top attractions by water
  • Learn about the local history and geology from an informative guide
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Driver/guide
Local guide
Survival suit
Gratuities

Departure Point

1812 Boatlift Ln, Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y2, Canada

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Vancouver is a seaside city that should be explored by water. Hop aboard a zodiac boat from Granville Island on this afternoon tour and come away with frame-worthy pictures of iconic landmarks.

 

Get fitted into a survival suit during a safety briefing before stepping into the boat. Your knowledgeable guide shares historical accounts of Granville Island, the Eugenia Building, Bard on the Beach and the Burrard Street Bridge.

 

Cross False Creek and follow the shore along Stanley Park, enjoying boat speeds of up to approx. 25 knots (29 mph/46 kph). Stop near the Siwash Rock, an outcrop located near Third Beach and the Lion’s Gate Bridge, and learn about the history of the natural rock formation.

 

Explore Vancouver Harbour and gain insight into Canada Place, Seaspan, Lion’s Gate Bridge and more. Sail past the Ironworkers Bridge towards Deep Cove.

Enter the glacial fjord of Indian Arm, lined with granite cliff faces — this area is boat-access only and is surrounded by untouched natural British Columbia forests.  

Admire the cascades of Granite Falls from the zodiac (no deboarding), followed by a brief stop at the north end of Indian Arm and the Wigwam Inn.

 

Turn around and enjoy close-up views of Silver Falls. Return voyage on the same route, and take in views of Stanley Park, English Bay Beach, the Sulphur Pile, Coal Harbour, the Twin Islands, Racoon Island, Buntzen Powerhouse and more.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vancouver Water Adventures
Start point of the trip.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Vancouver Harbour
Travel through Vancouver Harbour–and hear about its history–as well as that of the Lions Gate Bridge, Canada Place, and Seaspan.
Stop At:  
Siwash Rock
Stop at Siwash Rock and snap a picture of Vancouver's most-photographed natural structure as you learn about the history of the rock formation from your guide.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Deep Cove
Travel through Deep cove.
Pass By:  
Indian Arm
Travel up Indian Arm to witness the beautiful, natural fjord leading to Granite Falls.
Stop At:  
Granite Falls
Stop at Granite Falls and take in views of the steep granite cliffs and untouched natural forests.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Silver Falls
On the return of the trip you'll pass Silver Falls quite closely.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum height of 4 ft tall
  • 48 hour cancellation policy
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vancouver Water Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Granite Falls Zodiac Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Granite Falls Zodiac Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Granite Falls Zodiac Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Granite Falls Zodiac Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Granite Falls Zodiac Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Granite Falls Zodiac Tour.

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Anton_V
, May 2021
Amazing experience, thanks a lot to our captain Alex, everything was great, will recommend it to everybody, thanks
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Shore line prospective
Bruster
, Sep 2020
Interesting way to see the shore line in Vancouver & 20+ kilometres beyond. Greg, our driver in the Zodiac, provided interesting information without over doing it.
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Beautiful tour
EMN
, Jul 2020
Greg and Alex were informative and funny. They ordered up some beautiful weather to go along with the beautiful setting. My husband who’d lived in Vancouver for 10 years even learned something!
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Best bit trip ever
Bev
, Jul 2020
The most amazing experience in my life . I read all the review before booking and was confident booking it ended up being more then I imagined . Our guide was knowledgeable friendly , fun and YES he let you go to the bathroom ( previous comments I read ) It’s was outstanding and I felt safe and had a lot of fun I got to see sooo many beautiful sites from the falls to seals and eagles and so much more ! I would HIGHLY recommend everyone taking this boat trip best time ever !!!! Well worth the money in fact I would have paid more Thank you so much To the amazing friendly staff Bev from Ontario
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Amazing tour solo - thank you Andy ;)
franniesal
, Sep 2019
I did this tour solo, so it's not just for couples or groups! I wanted to explore more of my own backyard. This tour is so exciting and informational. You see all of Indian Arm and there were amazing photo ops. Andy, our tour operator, was kind and super fun and knowledgeable and he made me feel comfortable even though I was by myself on the boat. We lucked out cause it was also a beautiful day. Bring water and a snack cause I found myself really hungry after. The boat is safe, clean and it sometimes goes at high speed but that's the adventure of it! We saw eagles and seals and lots of landmarks and made me appreciate BC further. A must-try!
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So much fun!
rbarrett525
, Aug 2019
really great way to learn more about Vancouver and take in the beautiful sights from the water! Highly recommend
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Anniversary afternoon
papamerrick
, Jul 2019
Awesome time on our anniversary. Good company. Great views . And always great info . Top notch tour .. Will go again ... silver falls was a awesome surprise
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FarAway42247927355
, Jul 2019
What a pleasant surprise to book a zodiac tour at the last minute and enjoy it totally. Dylan was our captain and gave us the best adventure we have had in a long time. We saw eagles, jelly fish, seals and beautiful landscapes. We are looking forward to returning to Vancouver.
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Must do!!! Absolute best tour.
pekejane1
, Jul 2019
Every person and minute of this company/tour was OUTSTANDING! Loved Dylan- fun, professional, extremely knowledgeable.
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Wife and I went on Granite Falls...
Gregory S
, Aug 2018
Wife and I went on Granite Falls Zodiac tour on August 4th. Faith was our tour guide and boat driver and did a wonderful job. Thank you Faith ! Highly recommend and would heartily give 5 star rating.
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