See Vancouver the way it is best seen – by water – during this 3-hour tour in a Zodiac inflatable boat. Beginning at Granville Island, you'll cross False Creek and follow the coastline through Stanley Park. From your guide, learn about Vancouver's waterfront landmarks like the Burrard Street bridge and the city's most-photographed natural formation: Siwash Rock.Travel through the Vancouver Harbour and on to Deep Cove and Indian Arm, a glacial fjord with a backdrop of steep granite cliffs that can only be seen by boat.
Make your own way to Granville Island 20 minutes before your 12pm departure time, then get set up in a survival suit (a waterproof dry suit that protects against hypothermia in case of a capsize) and hop into a Zodiac; an inflatable boat that reaches top speeds of 25-30 mph (40-50 kph). From your guide, hear a detailed account of the history of Granville Island, the Burrard Street Bridge, Bard on the Beach, and the Eugenia Building as you pass by these waterfront landmarks.
After crossing False Creek, ramp up the Zodiac to top speed and follow the shore along Stanley Park. Stop at Siwash Rock and snap a picture of Vancouver's most-photographed natural structure as you learn about the history of the rock formation from your guide. Continue to Vancouver Harbour–and hear about its history–as well as that of the Lions Gate Bridge, Canada Place, and Seaspan. Cruise past the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge toward Deep Cove, where you'll see some of the best views of the area; sights that are only visible by boat.
Enter Indian Arm, a glacial fjord and small community which has no road access. Stop at Granite Falls and take in views of the steep granite cliffs and untouched natural forests. Make a quick stop at the north end of Indian Arm at the Wigwam Inn before turning around for the return trip, during which you'll pass Silver Falls quite closely. The tour concludes back on Granville Island at 3pm.