Secluded Seaside Village ..

Bowen Island Vancouver

Looking for an amazing boat rental adventure to a scenic island? Then taking a trip to the Bowen Island in the Howe Sound is the place to go.

Bowen Island is one of Granville Island Boat Rentals many wonderful destinations that you can experience only by boat.

Trip Features ..

- 3 Hour Round Trip
- Explore Bowen Island
- Have a Picnic
- View Spectacular Scenery
- View the Scenic Lighthouse

Bowen Island is a beautiful secluded island only a short trip from our Granville Island Boat Rentals location. It has become a favorite spot for locals and tourists for its quiet and relaxed surroundings. While there, enjoy Bowen Islands wonderful restaurants, beaches and hikes just minutes from the dock.

Your Bowen Island adventure begins at our Granville Island Boat Rentals office, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Within about 45 minutes you will be docking at the beautiful seaside village of Snug Cove, on Bowen Island. While making your way there enjoy the amazing sights from English Bay, passing the famous Stanley Park and Vancouver City Skyline. Continue west towards the scenic Light House Park where you will see some unbelievable homes along the shoreline and you may be lucky enough to spot a school of dolphins jumping out of the water and catching the waves from the boat. Then just around the corner after this exciting boat ride you will see Bowen Island, where you will make your way into Sung Cove to dock.

Bowen Island is loved for its quiet and relaxed vibe and most people love to just wander around the island. If you are looking for more to do just up from the marina is the entrance to Crippen Regional Park which has some lovely hikes which can lead you to the Killarney Lake (40 minute walk) and there are also some picnic areas to enjoy along the way.

After all your exploring why not check out some of Bowen Islands highly rates cafes and restaurants. Some favorites of our renters include Tuscany Pizza, Doc Morgans Pub & Restaurant, Rustique Bistro and The Snug Cafe. One of the most popular things to do, is to phone ahead to Tuscany Pizaa and have your pizza ready when you get there. Then enjoy it on the boat at the scenic Lighthouse Park while watching the sun set behind Bowen Island as you make your way back into the city.

Choose from our three different style boats and reserve your Bowen Island adventure today. The boats range is size from 16ft / 17ft Hourston Glasscrafts and 18ft GT Deluxe Speed Boats. All of our rental boats are fitted with modern Yamaha engines which are world renowned for their reliability and ensure you feel safe while you explore the waters on your boating adventure. Granville Island Boat Rentals has been serving all of Vancouver's speed boat rental needs since 1982.

Please keep in mind that on windy days this trip isn't recommend and we would recommend going east towards the mountain fjords of the Indian Arm and the Granite Waterfalls.

Book your Bowen Island adventure with us today, for an unforgettable journey with you as the captain.

Places to Eat

Places to eat on Bowen Island ..

- Tuscany Restaurant - Top Pick !!

- Doc Morgans Marina Pub and Restaurant

- The Snug Cafe

- Shika Provisions

- Artisan Eats

- Rustique Bistro

- Old Orchard Grill

- Lime and Moon Pie Company

- Bowen Island Roasting Company

Points of Interest

Explore the coast by boat ..

1. English Bay

English Bay is Vancouvers’ most popular beach, right in the heart of downtown.Summer sees it packed with people sunbathing, swimming, and taking in the wonderful sunset. This bay is dotted with boats,kayaks and people generally enjoying Vancouver’s waters.

English Bay

2. Stanley Park

Stanley Park is a 1,001-acre public park that borders downtown Vancouver and is almost entirely surrounded by the waters of the Pacific Ocean. While out in the bay you will have the best view of this wonderful park.

Stanley Park

3. Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park is home to the Point Atkinson Lighthouse which was built in 1875. It is a great spot to relax on the water, taking in the views of surrounding homes and the Lighthouse which lights up the bay at night. This is the most popular spot to take in the sunset from the water.

Lighthouse Park

4. Snug Cove

Snug Cove on Bowen Island is a beautiful seaside village. It is a great place to stop off for a bite to eat at one of its popular restaurants or pack yourself a picnic to be enjoyed by the water. Bowen Island is ideal for walking around and has several beaches for taking a swim on those hot summer days.

Snug Cove

5. Cool Homes

While boating up Howe Sound towards the Seal Colony, you will be in awe of all the amazing homes that dot the shore line. These homes are some of the most expensive homes in Vancouver and you can see why. People rent boats, just to have a look at these homes, as you get the best view of them from the water.

Cool Homes

6. Stadiums

False Creek is a peaceful harbour, perfect for a calm boat ride. While boating here you will pass under many of Vancouvers’ bridges and get up close to Vancouver’s two stadiums, BC Place (football) and Rogers Arena (hockey). False Creek is a great place to enjoy fabulous views of the city.


One Hour Free

Early Morning Special ..

One of the best times to go boating is usually the early mornings. The waters are usually calm at this time of the day, with very little boat traffic on the water.

This allows you to enjoy the best boating conditions and you are usually able to get to your destinations faster due to the flat waters.

With our Early Bird Special you receive your 5th hour free with any 4 hour boat rental departing at 9am (Regular non-discounted hourly rate applies to the first 4 hours. Not valid with any other offer.). This allows you enough time to truely explore all that Bowen Island has to offer ..

Book your Bowen Island adventure today ..

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250km of coast to explore ..

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Corporate Groups

Team building at its best ..

If you are looking for a fun filled corporate event for your company then why not check out our fun filled corporate activities. You will be sure to find something that will suit your company. So whether its team building, summer party or you just want to get out of the office why not choose the Treasure Hunt, Sightseeing & Eco Tour or the Fishing Derby. More info on boat rental corporate events ..
Go Crabbing

Why not catch something for dinner ..

Just minutes from our boat rental location you will be at the best crabbing location. Rent a crab trap with bait included from our office and drop it at the start of your boat rental adventure.

Pick up dinner along the way ..

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Some questions answered ..

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The driver of the boat must be 21 years of age or older and fluent in English.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab]

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