Sightseeing with a difference!

Sightseeing Vancouver Boat Rental

Are you and your business colleagues / friends looking for a fun, safe and leisurely ocean adventure?

Sightseeing Vancouver Boat Rental

The Sightseeing & Eco Tour is a marine adventure using self-drive speed boats and provided maps in order to visit some of Vancouver’s most spectacular coastal attractions.

Group Ocean Adventure
Explore the Coastal Attractions at Your Own Leisure
Self Drive Boats (5 Passengers Per Boat)
Sightseeing & Eco Tour Maps Provided
Boating Licence Included

Pop over to us on Granville Island and we will set you and your group up with modern speed boats (5 passengers per boat) fully equipped for an exciting two and half hour exploration of the waters around our beautiful city. Imagine taking the helm of you very own boat for a couple of hours!

Our staff will take your crew through the operation of the boat, discuss with you where you would like to visit and supply you with Sightseeing & Eco Tour Maps.

There is so much to see and discover:

Head East

Cruise past English Bay and around our world-renowned Stanley Park while just a bit further on the beautiful Vancouver skyline comes in to full view behind the majestic Lions Gate Bridge. Feeling lazy? Meander down the inlet a little further towards the pristine Indian Arm and stop off at the spectacular Granite Falls “melt water” waterfall. As you head back, capture the romance of Vancouver’s spectacular sunsets.

Head West

Adventure alone or bring your friends along and explore the heart of Vancouver or cruise over to the islands and inlets of Howe Sound. Make your way to the heart of the city in minutes or be in Howe Sound in less than an hour. A colony of up to 150 harbour seals inhabit Pam Rocks. See them close up in their natural setting! Be on the look out for the majestic Bald Eagle, another common sight in Howe Sound.

Places To See

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For more information about the top places to see on your Sightseeing & Eco Tour Click Here >>

Sightseeing & Eco Tour Itinerary

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09:30 – Arrive at our downtown office on Granville Island
09:45 – Safety briefing and boat operation overview
10:00 – Boats leave the dock

Two and half hours exploring the Vancouver’s spectacular coastline.

12:30 – Return to the dock (on Granville Island)
01:00 – Explore the world famous Granville Island Market and stay for lunch and drinks at one of the great restaurants located on Granville Island.


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$60 per person plus tax (Based on 5 people per boat)

Themed Events

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Themed Boat Rental Treasure Hunt VancouverMany clients love to throw themed Sightseeing & Eco Tour.
Dress-up themes is always fun whether it be:

Gilligan’s Island
The 70’s

Themes are not required. It is totally up to you.

Some Pics



Some questions about the tour ..

What size group can Granville Island Boat Rentals accommodate?

We can accommodate groups of up to 75 people. Granville Island Boat Rentals has the largest boat rental fleet in downtown Vancouver.

What does Granville Island Provide for the Sightseeing & Eco Tour?

Group welcome, safety briefing & boat operation review
Boating operator permit for the day
Damage Insurance
Lifejackets and other safety equipment
Sightseeing & Eco Tour Maps
Map orientation
Focused attention for your group event

What is the difference between the Treasure Hunt and Sightseeing & Eco Tour?

The Treasure Hunt is a game on the water where teams of 5 cruise around Vancouver’s coastline in search of answers. Each team is provided with a game package with maps and questions.

The Sightseeing & Eco Tour takes place in the same area as the Treasure Hunt but it is not a competition. Teams of 5 will take to the water for a leisurely boat ride around Vancouver’s coastline. Maps and information on points of interest are also provided so you and your team can choose where you would like to visit.

Do we have to book the Sightseeing & Eco Tour for 9.30 am or can we go later in the day?

Most Treasure Hunts are booked in for the 9.30 am time slot as we would not have the boats available in the busier afternoon hours. However, this does usually depend on the time of year you are looking to book your Sightseeing & Eco Tour. In the quieter months of April, May, June and October we may be able to accommodate at later starting time.

Do you provide private buses to pick us up and drop us off from our office location?

We can organize a charter bus to meet your transportation needs at additional cost.

Is the Sightseeing & Eco Tour suitable for everybody and for all ages?

All ages can participate in the Sightseeing & Eco Tour however the driver of the boat must be over 21 years of age. Guests that are pregnant or have had recent surgeries should avoid this event.

What should we bring when going on the Sightseeing & Eco Tour?

Dress in layers, sometimes the weather can be cooler out on the water. Avoid high-heeled shoes. Sunscreen, sunglasses, cameras and hats are recommended.

What happens if it rains?

Sunshine is always best, but all groups have had fun regardless of the occasional wet days. Everyone seems to just be happy to be out of the office. There are no penalties for canceling your Sightseeing & Eco Tour as long as 7 days notice has been given.

What restaurants on Granville Island do you recommend for some lunch and drinks?

We recommend The SandBar restaurant on Granville Island.

What type of speed boat is used in the Treasure Hunt?

Our 17ft Hourston Glascraft speed boat are used in the Treasure Hunt (although other boats may also be used depending on availability). These boats are built specifically for Vancouver’s coastal waters. The boats include : 75 hp Engine, 5 passenger capacity and stereo. Click here for more information and pictures >>

Is there a damage deposit we need to place before beginning the Treasure Hunt?

A $400 deposit of either a major credit card or cash deposit is required for every boat rented. The deposit is released immediately after the boats are returned to the docks without any damage.

Are there any additional costs on top fixed $60 per person rate?

No there are no additional costs on top of the $60 per person rate.

Does the designated driver for each team need a boat license to rent a boat?

No. We provide the driver with a free one day boating license when you rent with us.

Is the drinking of alcohol allowed on the boat?

No. The same rules regarding drink driving on the road apply to drivers on the water and is policed by the Coastguard. If we feel a person is already under the influence of alcohol at the time of arrival we will use our discretion and refuse service to that person.

Can we bring a dog on the boat?

Yes, dogs are allowed on the boats. There is a $10 clean up fee if there are hairs and dirt left in the boats.

Why book a Sightseeing & Eco Tour team building adventure?

It is a fun filled adventure that everyone will enjoy and never forget.
It involves a safe, fun packed and team spirited outdoor boating adventure.
Navigate some of Vancouver’s most spectacular coastal attractions.
You get the newest rental boats in Vancouver.
You get the fastest speed boats in Vancouver.
You get the best boat rental location in Vancouver. Located in the heart of downtown, our prime location on Granville Island provides both easy and fast access to the best coastal attractions in Vancouver.
You get a free 1 day boating license to cover your trip.
Voted the number one boat rental operator in Vancouver, we have been serving all of Vancouver’s boat rentals needs since 1982.

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