The Boats
The newest boats and best rates ..

 Person 21 years of age or older as the driver, fluent in English, valid photo ID, a $1,000 deposit of either credit card or cash.

– Hourly rates do not include applicable taxes, fuel, and $10 insurance per driver

– Minimum rental period of 2 hours

– Bottom Fishing Equipment (2x Rods + Bait : $40), Crab Trap (Trap + Bait : $40), No fishing/crabbing on 18ft and 21ft Boats –    No Fishing/Crabbing available

We are gradually reopening our business now, while monitoring the COVID-19 situation with local government & heath authorities. Some of our services are not available, such as fishing and crabbing. 

Early Bird Special in July 2020 :

One hour free of rental charge with 5 hours (or more) trip departing at 9:00AM. (i.e. Start at 9:00AM and end at 14:00PM, charge 4 hours regular rental)

Coupon code “EarlyBird” . Regular hourly rate applies to the rest hours. (No more $5/hour discount available) 

Safety

Your safety is our priority. Our friendly staff will ensure you are completely comfortable at the helm before leaving the dock.

All of our boats are of rugged construction and fitted with life vests for each passenger plus safety equipment as required. We require you to carry a cell phone while on board the boat.

Easy Drive

Our easy to operate boats make boating fun. Whether it is your first time or you are a little rusty there is no need to worry.

We make sure everyone is comfortable before they leave the boat rental dock with some easy to follow instructions. All our rental boats are built to handle the local waters.

Engines

All of our rental boats are fitted with modern Yamaha or Mercury outboard engines. These engines are the leaders in reliability.

These quiet, clean-burning, fuel efficient engines are world renowned for their reliability and ensure you feel safe while you explore the waters on your boating adventure.

TOP PLACES

250km of coast to explore ..

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

boat rental places to see

Corporate Groups

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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Water bike rentals are NOW available at Granville Island. It's fun & fitness on the water!

Operated by Vancouver Boat Rentals at J-Dock on Granville Island

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RENTAL FAQ's

Some questions answered ..

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

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

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

Gift Cards

Gift Card Vancouver Boat

Adventure awaits .. with the perfect birthday gift. More gift card info ..

Vancouver Boat Rentals

Granville Island Boat Rentals has been operating on Granville Island in the heart of downtown Vancouver since 1982. Boat renters come back year after year to enjoy the safest and most modern boat rental fleet in Vancouver. Granville Island Boat Rentals has served over half a million customers since it began renting boats in 1982.

Even if you have never driven a boat before there is no need to worry, our easy to operate boats make boating fun for everyone. Driving is easy with a lever to control your speed and a wheel just like a car to steer. Granville Island Boat Rentals helpful staff make sure everyone is comfortable before they leave the dock and go through everything you need to know like maps of the area, how to drive the boat and safety equipment. Navigating the waters around Vancouver is easy as there are many landmarks to help guide you.

If boating is something you have always wanted to try then contact Granville Island Boat Rentals today to book your boat rental adventure ..

Granville Island Boat Rentals is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver on Granville Island. Granville Island is popular with locals and tourists with millions visiting every year. You could spend your entire day on Granville Island shopping and eating and with our Boat Rentals location right on Granville Island you can easily rent a boat and get out and enjoy the amazing views of Vancouver.

Minutes from our Granville Island Boat Rental location you will be out in English Bay in your rental boat exploring the sites Vancouver has to offer. While exploring Vancouver’s coast line with Granville Island Boat Rentals look out for wildlife like seals, bald eagles, marine birds along the way. There is so much to see and do when you rent a boat with Granville Island Boat Rentals.

Go west on your boat rental towards Bowen Island and you will get amazing views back of the city while boating by lots of tankers that dot English Bay. Continue on your boat rental up towards the Seal Colony at Pam Rocks where you will find around 150 seals relaxing, playing and jumping into the water. You will be amazed at how many seals you will see from your boat. Boating to the east, you will see Vancouver’s beautiful skyline from coal harbour and taking your boat rental further you will reach the amazing mountain fjords at Indian Arm. At the top of Indian Arm you will find Granite Waterfalls, this is a great place to stop your boat and relax on your boat rental in the peaceful surroundings. Renting a boat with Granville Island Boat Rentals is a must in Vancouver.

Guest Comments

“.. What a rocking great time the two guys at the shop where right on!! Very informative with local conditions where not to go and most important were to go! Boats are in excellent condition and handle great an excellent way to take a trip without a large crowded tour boat. Also too the water was extremely refreshing!! Thanks for the great time ..”
– Richard & Melina, Texas, USA

“.. Great experience ! The nicest, most friendly staff I’ve ever met in Canada. The boat was nice and handled well. The price was very reasonable. Great way to get a different view of Vancouver. A absolute must try. Thanks guys ! ..”
– Morten Bothmann, Copenhagen, Denmark

“.. GIBR and Granville Island was the back drop to my wedding engagement to my beautiful girlfriend of 4 years. We spent the afternoon on the boats and then had dinner on the island. It could not have been done without G.I.B.R. The Staff was once again amazing and we will be back. Thanks for all the Help ..”
– Curtis, Surrey, Canada

“.. Our last day in Vancouver and we thought we would go visit Granville Island, never thought we would have been sightseeing in a boat. We have never rented a boat but our Hotel (Hotel Vancouver) said it was a great way to see the City. And yes it was fantastic! You guys are really good with kids! Thank you again, we love your City! Sally ..”
– Sally, London, England

“.. Thanks for the awesome instructions and patience. We had a great time! My 7 yr. old spotted a seal! My husband received a gift certificate for his 40th birthday…fabulous idea! ..”
– Sarah, Delta, Canada

“.. I just want to thank you for the excellent service that you provided to my sister and I on Monday, September 15th, 2008. I know that you went out of your way to provide us with a boat to rent that day, and to let you know that we really appreciated what you did. To those interested in renting a boat at Granville Island, I would highly recommend Granville Island Boat Rentals. The equipment is basically new and service is very courteous and professional. We had a great day on the water. Thank you again ..”
– Douglas, Victoria, Canada

“.. My brother and I had a wonderful day on the water. Even though we live in greater Vancouver seeing the city from the water is spectacular. Thanks for the excellent service. We will be back for more ..”
– Joan, Delta, Canada

“.. My boyfriend and I went up the indian arm and stopped at the water fall and had a big picnic, it was amazing I recommend everyone to do that!!! Biggrin We spent about 4 hours up there but seemed like a full day, can’t wait to do it again! ..”
– Janice, Vancouver, Canada

“.. A spur of the moment thing!With guests from Australia enjoying lunch on the pier at Bridges – the perfect way to end the day with a trip to show them the sights of Vancouver at its’ best. Most of these comments read as if they were written by GIBR themselves but the friendly yet efficient crew really do set them above other rental companies I have experienced. First class boats and equipment,and a smiling face. What more could you ask for? ..”
– Ian Rigg, West Van., Canada

Announce

We are sorry

The business is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 issue. Re-open date is to be determined. We currently do not take online reservation.