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Vancouver Boat Rental

Experience the thrill of driving your very own private speed boat while navigating the majestic Vancouver coastline and surrounding Islands. Whether you are visiting the capital for the day, or are a local Vancouver resident, this Vancouver Boat Rental experience is an incredible way to view the sights. Fly across the water on a private speed boat. Choose from a 17 or 18-foot self-drive boat.
Where: Vancouver, British Columbia
Picture of Vancouver Boat Rental - 17ft. Boat - 3 hour rental
Vancouver Boat Rental - 17ft. Boat - 3 hour rental
Picture of Vancouver Boat Rental - 17ft. Boat - 4 hour rental
Vancouver Boat Rental - 17ft. Boat - 4 hour rental

Hold on tight, you are in for a fun-filled ride!

Adventure awaits … look up and catch sight of a bald eagle or gaze down at a harbour seal. Boating in and around Vancouver is truly an unforgettable experience. Nothing brings friends or family together like a day on the water!

If it’s zipping around the harbour you’re after, or a peaceful, leisurely cruise, this is the boating experience for you and your friends. There is no better way to experience the magnificent waters of Vancouver.

No experience needed.  The boats are easy to use. Free one day boating license and dock side training are provided.  

The Vancouver Boat Rental experience is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver.  With a prime location on Granville Island, you’ll have both easy and fast access to the best spots in Vancouver.

Some of the most popular attractions you could see on your Vancouver boating adventure:

  • English Bay

  • Coal Harbour

  • Indian Arm

  • Lighthouse Park

  • Granite Waterfall

  • Seal Colony at Pam Rocks

  • BC Place & Rogers Arena

  • Lions Gate Bridge     

  • Buntzen Power Station

  • Snug Cove

What’s included:

  • A 17-foot, 75 hp speed boat rental for 5 people or an 18-foot, 90 hp speed boat rental for 6 people.

  • A free one day boating license with every rental.

  • Central location right in the heart of downtown Vancouver on Granville Island.

  • Full instruction on boat operation and a safety briefing before you set off on your adventure.  

  • Life jackets for all ages.

Season: April to September,  Mondays to Sundays (weather dependent)

Need to Know:

  • Fuel and insurance are not included. Insurance fee is $10 insurance per driver per trip. The cost of the fuel depends on how fast and how far you travel. On average boat fuel costs range from $10-$30 per hour.

  • A $500 deposit of either a major credit card or cash deposit required on the day of rental.

  • Valid photo ID required for the driver.

  • Minimum age for the renter/driver = 21 years.

  • Driver must be fluent in English.

  • There is no minimum age for passengers on a rental boat but any passenger under the age of 19 needs to have the rental waiver signed by their legal guardian.

  • All of the boats are of rugged construction and fitted with life vests for each passenger plus safety equipment as required.

  • You are provided with a free one day boating license.

  • Limitations to where you can go: boundary to the west is Bowen Island (15km from Granville Island) and the boundary to the east is Indian Arm (25km from Granville Island)


Vancouver Boat Rentals takes place at Granville Island, Vancouver:


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