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With the stunning North Shore mountains as its backdrop and a soaring modern skyline, Vancouver is one of the world’s most beautiful waterfront cities. So it makes sense that its grandeur is best experienced by boat—here are some can’t-miss ideas.

Vancouver Harbor Cruises
A relaxing Vancouver Harbour cruise takes you along the city skyline. Choose between a sunset dinner cruise, a lunch cruise up Indian Arm, or a shorter sightseeing cruise. You can even charter a private sailboat.

Whale-Watching Tours
A whale-watching tour will take you to the best spots to view pods of local orcas, gray and humpback whales. Keep an eye out for the porpoises, seals, sea lions, and bald eagles that thrive along the Pacific Coast.

Zodiac Tours
Speeding around in a little Zodiac boat is an exciting way to tour the waterways surrounding Vancouver, and you’re sure to get some incredible photos of the area’s iconic landmarks. Opt for an afternoon tour from Granville Island up Indian Arm, or take a trip to Bowen Island for dinner before heading back to the mainland. 

False Creek Ferry
Get a great overview of Vancouver’s city landmarks like Granville Island and False Creek with a hop-on hop-off ferry pass. You can catch the multicolored ferry at any of the nine convenient stops located in Vancouver's Inner Harbour, including Science World, Granville Island, Chinatown, the Maritime Museum and the Aquatic Centre. Boats leave every five to 15 minutes during operating hours.
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Private 3-Hour Sailing Charter in Vancouver: Sailors DelightDay Cruises

Private 3-Hour Sailing Charter in Vancouver: Sailors Delight

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Sail English Bay aboard a private sailboat, exploring the Vancouver waterfront with an experienced captain. It’s a private cruise, ensuring plenty of room for your group to relax on deck, snacking on salmon pate, fresh bread, and seasonal fruits as you cruise past False Creek, Kitsilano Beach, the University of British Columbia, and the Outer Harbour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.34
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$64.34

Granite Falls Zodiac TourDay Cruises

Granite Falls Zodiac Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.80
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$89.80
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Vancouver Harbor Sunset Dinner CruiseDay Cruises

Vancouver Harbor Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Looking for an enchanting and unusual way to spend an evening in Vancouver? Take a leisurely dinner cruise along the city’s gorgeous waterfront. Listen to live music and savor delicious Pacific Coast-style cuisine as you float through Vancouver’s Inner Harbor. Stroll the deck at sunset, indulge in a freshly prepared buffet, and take in the beautiful sights including Canada Place, the North Shore Mountains and the West Vancouver skyline after dusk.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.28
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$75.28

Vancouver Harbor and Indian Arm Lunch CruiseDay Cruises

Vancouver Harbor and Indian Arm Lunch Cruise

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Delight in the beauty of Vancouver on a lunch cruise along the city’s gorgeous waterfront. Enjoy a unique dining experience as your float through Vancouver’s Inner Harbor, Burrard Inlet, and Indian Arm—a dramatic glacial fjord. Stroll the deck, indulge in a freshly prepared buffet and take in the beautiful sights including the Coast Mountains, verdant forests, and local wildlife.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.98
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$65.98

Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing CruiseDay Cruises

Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

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Enjoy the exquisite waterfront views of Canada's premier West Coast city on a leisurely Vancouver Harbor sightseeing cruise. Travel past landmarks sites such as world-renowned Stanley Park and the city's rejuvenated Gastown district, marvel at the incredible North Shore Mountains from atop an open-air deck, and admire the stunning Lions' Gate Bridge while sipping a cocktail (own expense) from the onboard bar. 
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.81
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$30.81

Sea Vancouver Waterfront SightseeingCity Packages

Sea Vancouver Waterfront Sightseeing

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See Vancouver's dramatic skyline from the water on a small-group cruise in an inflatable Zodiac boat that accommodates 12 passengers. You'll navigate Vancouver Harbour, Burrard Inlet, English Bay, and False Creek, spotting some of the city's top sites and landmarks along the way. And since Vancouver Harbour is home to bald eagles, harbor seals, and dolphins, keep your camera ready and watch for wildlife as you hit speeds up to 30 mph (48 kph).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.83
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$43.83

Howe Sound Sea Safari CruiseDay Cruises

Howe Sound Sea Safari Cruise

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Make the most of your time in breathtaking British Columbia with an unforgettable 2-hour Howe Sound Sea Safari! Choose from three different routes and hope aboard a 30-ft (10-m) custom, high-speed boat, to view stunning natural attractions like the cliffs of Anvil Island, cheeky seals at Pam Rocks and the Bowen Island caves. Get out of the city and experience the splendor of Horseshoe Bay and the Strait of Georgia. Great for ages five and up!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.56
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$74.56

Vancouver City and Seals Scenic Boat TourDay Cruises

Vancouver City and Seals Scenic Boat Tour

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Discover the sights and sounds around Vancouver, British Columbia, on this scenic, 90-minute boat tour. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, travel along the coastline of English Bay, west of the downtown peninsula, to popular Lighthouse Park, the Seal Colony and centrally located False Creek, which separates downtown Vancouver from the rest of the city. Along the way, see a plethora of attractions, like Stanley Park, English Bay Beach, the Lions Gate Bridge, plus offshore freighters, the beautiful homes of West Vancouver and much more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.99
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$49.99
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Interactive Pirate Cruise from Granville IslandDay Cruises

Interactive Pirate Cruise from Granville Island

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Join an entertaining pirate-themed cruise from Vancouver’s Granville Island. This 75-minute interactive experience is perfect for the entire family. Set sail for False Creek with an expert crew that welcomes you aboard with a pirate name and costume — plus face painting for the kids — that will have you immersed in the world of the buccaneer. Ahoy Mate!
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.50
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$28.50

Whales & Fly: Whale Watching from Vancouver to Victoria & Return Seaplane FlightDay Trips

Whales & Fly: Whale Watching from Vancouver to Victoria & Return Seaplane Flight

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Go on an adventure by sea, land, and sky on this full-day whale-watching experience in Victoria from Vancouver, including a return flight to Vancouver by seaplane. First board a boat, and hit the water in search of whales and other marine life. Then, explore the city of Victoria on your own before hopping in a seaplane for a flight from Victoria and Vancouver, overlooking the Gulf Islands.
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  • 7 to 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$364.48
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$364.48
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New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise through Vancouver HarborNew Years

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise through Vancouver Harbor

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Celebrate the New Year with friends or your special someone on this 4-hour Vancouver Harbour New Year's Eve dinner cruise. Hop aboard your boat in Vancouver Harbour in the evening, and head out onto the waves. Savor a delicious dinner of speciality dishes such as Pacific sable fish filet, with musical accompaniment from the live band on board. Enjoy fine views over that famous skyline then, as midnight approaches, raise a glass of Champagne and toast to the New Year! Drink and dance into the night, before returning to harbor.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.73
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$158.73

Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching with Return to Vancouver by SeaplaneDay Trips

Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching with Return to Vancouver by Seaplane

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Get up close with the killer whales between Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia on this guided, full-day, whale-watching cruise. Climb aboard one of the finest whaling vessels in the industry to interact with a variety of whale species. See a wide variety of wildlife, like porpoises, seals, sea lions, bald eagles, blue herons and more. Then spend the afternoon exploring beautiful Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. At the end of the day, return to Vancouver by seaplane. Vancouver hotel or residence pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$481.34
Price varies by group size
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$481.34
Price varies by group size
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Bowen Explorer Sea Safari TourNature and Wildlife

Bowen Explorer Sea Safari Tour

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Take a sea safari around the islands of Howe Sound. This is your opportunity to see the rugged coastlines and mountains and spot local wildlife. Seals, sea lions, bald eagles and more call this area home. There will be a stop at Snug Harbour where you have the choice of disembarking to tour the charming shops and cafes (return at your leisure via ferry) or stay on the boat to return with the tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.54
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$74.54

Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoatDay Trips

Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat

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Go whale watching, and explore Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Vancouver Island on this day trip from Vancouver. Combine two activities into one day in the Gulf Islands, and then return to Vancouver via speedboat, cutting the return trip to just two hours.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$406.01
Price varies by group size
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$406.01
Price varies by group size
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Jericho Explorer Kayak TourCity Packages

Jericho Explorer Kayak Tour

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Our Jericho Beach Explorer Tour is a great way to go for a paddle. With our experienced guides, you will explore our local beaches and maybe even see some wildlife. Whether you are a local or a tourist this tour is a great way to learn about our local history and nature while having fun on the water!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.57
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$54.57

Sea Safari Tour from VancouverNature and Wildlife

Sea Safari Tour from Vancouver

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Leave the bustle of Vancouver for an evening on the water with the local wildlife for company. The rigid inflatable watercraft provides a comfortable ride as you circle the sound, located beside one of the southernmost fjords north of the equator. The tour takes you around many of the islands of Howe Sound, and gives you views of wild life in their natural habitat.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.56
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$74.56

 IN GERMAN: 7 hour tour of whale watching Day Trips

 IN GERMAN: 7 hour tour of whale watching "Pacific Whale Paradise" u. Steveston

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Experience a group of orca whales in their natural habitat and stroll through the old fishing village of Steveston, where time seems to have stopped. Additionally on request: dinner in one of the good fish restaurants directly at the pier in Steveston. On the way there we also visit the vanDusen Botanical Garden, one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world The drive to Steveston is approximately 1 hour from downtown Vancouver. However, the whale watching here is better by classes (90% success rate) than directly in Vancouver. Please note that the boat tour itself is not included in the price. Minimum number of people per booking: 2
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.92
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$153.92
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Seaplane and Speed BoatFull-day Tours

Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Seaplane and Speed Boat

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Experience beautiful and renowned Butchart Gardens, plus the quaint city of Victoria, British Columbia, on this all-day tour from Vancouver. Enjoy a relaxing, scenic seaplane ride through the picturesque Gulf Islands en route to Victoria, one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. Explore the seemingly endless array of floral displays at Butchart Gardens, then visit some of Victoria’s best places. This tour includes all transportation — including a speedboat return — and admission to Butchart Gardens.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$413.55
Price varies by group size
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$413.55
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Helicopter and Speed BoatDay Trips

Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Helicopter and Speed Boat

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While in Canada, experience Victoria’s wide selection of outdoor activities, and see the beauty of the Butchart Gardens on this guided tour by air, land, and water from Vancouver. First, take a helicopter flight over the Gulf Islands to spend some free time in the Garden City. See the Butchart Gardens before hopping on a speedboat cruise back to Vancouver.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$488.87
Price varies by group size
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$488.87
Price varies by group size
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Ski or Snowboard SetMulti-day Tours

Ski or Snowboard Set

Ski and snowboarding equipment is cumbersome, and dragging it around while traveling can be a nuisance, and expensive for those arriving by air. For a hassle-free trip, rent a full ski or snowboard set—including skis or snowboard, boots, bindings, and poles—in downtown Vancouver instead. Pick up your gear the evening before so as to maximize your time on the slopes.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.65
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$36.65

Light the Night Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour in VancouverCity Packages

Light the Night Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour in Vancouver

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Explore the waters off Granville Island by night on this 1.5-hour illuminated kayak or stand-up paddleboard tour in Vancouver. Head into the protected inlet of False Creek with your guide when the crowds have disappeared. Enjoy breathtaking views over the city’s famous skyline as the sun sinks below the horizon, and watch as the sky explodes in color. After sunset, paddle into English Bay as your LED lights illuminate the water — a truly unique experience! Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.03
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$68.03
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The Ultimate Day Tour!Day Trips

The Ultimate Day Tour!

The ultimate day out on the water. This 7 hour tour includes lunch at the famous town of Gibson on the Sunshine Coast. Travel through the Howe Islands and visit amazing locations. You will travel by 2 different Seal Colonies, Bald Eagle habitats, Horseshoe Bay and to the Old Growth Temperate Rain Forest beyond Gambier Island. This is without a doubt our best tour and an experience you will never forget.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$667.54
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$667.54
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Ski-Snowboard & ClothingDay Trips

Ski-Snowboard & Clothing

Get ready, Winter is coming and we all want to make the most of it to improve our ski techniques or just have fun with family and friends. Yes Ski has received a new collection of Ski / Snowboard equipment. You can pick up your Ski / Snowboard between 2 pm - 5 pm in the evening before your rental date and return it the morning between 9 am - 11 am.  Why should you rent your Ski / Snowboard gear at Yes Ski? • Don’t line up any longer to rent your ski and snowboard equipment • We also offer cheaper on par ski snowboard equipment • Large selection of rental skis • Our daily rental fees are based on 24 hours rental period
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.08
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$61.08

Electric Boat Tour of Coal HarbourDay Cruises

Electric Boat Tour of Coal Harbour

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Learn what makes Vancouver so spectacular as you sail past Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, and the port on a 10-passenger vessel. Glide over the water aboard an electric boat, which creates zero air and water pollution. The ultra-quiet motor lets you hear the captain’s narration during this informative eco-cruise. Enjoy stunning views of North Shore mountains and the Vancouver city skyline.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.84
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$21.84

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