• Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Granite Falls Zodiac Tour

Travelling the Glacial Fjord

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.

Customer Reviews

Carol L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was much more than I expected. Our tour guide, Raphael, was great. He gave us a lot of information about the area and also made the experience a lot of fun. We made several stops looking for and finding wildlife and for opportunities to take pictures.

access

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We had a wonderful time! Andrew our guide was knowledgeable and lots of fun. His stories about the area were accurate, but mixed with some fun tales. He was terrific at entertaining the group and showed us lots of beautiful spots that were extra to the tour!

Neil S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Andrew was our guide and was amazing! Keep us all entertained and interested. Traveled with my husband and 21 and 19 year old.

Sean R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Awesome trip, very professional, very safe, very fun and interesting. Much preferred to dinner cruise. Faith was an amazing boat person and was kind enough to bring us to some lovely idyllic spots in the fjord...we saw baby seals and even a bald eagle in flight. Couldn't have been better.

Hamza A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The tour was way better than I expected! The tour guide, Raphael, was very professional and knowledgeable, but also added a lot of excitement and fun to the tour. It last 3 hours, and we got to see so many places and got to learn awesome facts about the city of Vancouver and nearby areas. 5 stars!

Paul K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a top trip with Andy providing insightful commentary on the historic poarts of the Indian Arm tour. We always felt safe and it was so full of fun. Recommend to anyone. Paul of Perth, Australia.

Lynn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This is a must do tour. Fantastic fun, stunning scenery, and an excellent guide in Andrew.

Kristy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had a great time seeing parts of Vancouver by water.... and then we went up the Indian Arm and it was absolutely stunning. We also viewed two waterfalls and a historic powerhouse. we love being on the water and the Zodiac tour is a way to see a lot in a little time it's fast!.

Edward S

4 star rating: Recommended September 2017

This was a very good tour, the guide Raph was loads of fun and knowledgable. We reached all of the listed destinations plus a few surprises. It was an excellent afternoon activity

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