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Bay Challenge Vancouver

Looking for a support boat for the Bay Challenge?

Every year Granville Island Boat Rentals provides support boat rentals to Bay Challenge swimmers.

The boat rental office opens at 5am on the morning of the race so you can pick up your boat nice and early.

Boat Rental Rates can be found here ..

The most sought after rental boat for the swim is the black and white GT Deluxe speed boats as it has a re-boarding ladder and swim platform at the stern and an open bow.

The Event

Only 20 minutes from the start line ..

Every year the Bay Challenge Swim takes place in English Bay, it begins at Sandy Cove Beach, West Vancouver and ends at Kitsilano Beach. All Bay Challenge swimmers both solo and relay swimmers require their own support boat and each year they contact us at Granville Island Boat Rentals to reserve their boats.

Our Granville Island Boat Rental office is open at 5am the morning of the Bay Challenge to get everyone set up with their boat rental and make sure they are on the water to get to the race start line on time.

Our boat rental office is located on Granville Island in Downtown Vancouver which makes it a convenient location for both pick up and drop off for the Bay Challenge swim.

The start line for the swim is roughly a 20 minute drive from our docks.

Online reservation is not available for the Bay Challenge event as it is outside our regular hours, so please call us at 604.682.6287 to reserve your boat today (availability is limited).

Some Pics

Some pics from previous years ..

Check out some pictures from past Bay Challenge swims bellow and if you have any to add please send them on to us at [email protected]

Some Pics



250km of coast to explore ..

Below are 2 of the most popular boating adventures we recommend to our customers. Create your trip ..

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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 ..

What is the minimum age to drive the rental boat?

The driver of the boat must be 21 years of age or older and fluent in English.

Are there any additional costs on top of the hourly rental rate?

The fuel, tax and insurance ($10 per driver) are not included in the hourly rate.

Do I need a boat license to rent a boat?

No .. we provide you with a free one day boating license when you rent with us.

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