Gain a unique perspective on Vancouver’s history on this 90-minute tour and take in the sights of the city from the water. Suit up in an all-weather Mustang Survival Suit for the classic Zodiac experience, and step onboard our most intimate boat: a 12-passenger, open-air vessel that’ll have you holding onto your seat (and your hat!) as you cruise the waters at high-speed. You will take in a fascinating array of information, highlighting the sights of Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, the North Shore, English Bay, False Creek and Stanley Park.

This adventure will take you on a 90-minute waterfront sightseeing tour of downtown Vancouver aboard a 12-passenger open-air, Zodiac-style boat. (NO WHALE WATCHING IS INCLUDED).

Starting at$49.00* CAD/ Adult See Seasonal Rates

2022 Season
May 1, 2021 - September 26, 2021
Adults (18+)$49.00* CAD
Youth (13-17)$49.00* CAD
Children (7-12)$49.00* CAD
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

*+ Conservation Fee & Tax. Seasonal rates may apply.

About the experience...

  • Downtown Vancouver sightseeing tour from the water, including Coal Harbour, the North Shore, English Bay, False Creek, Stanley Park and more.
  • Guided by 1 expert guide, who will also be your boat driver.
  • An exciting ride soaring up to 55 km/h (35 m/h) in a high-speed, open-air, rigid-hull inflatable zodiac.
  • To ensure your comfort, all-weather exposure suits or lifejackets will be provided.

Cancellation Policy

*Please see our COVID-19 Update here for information regarding future bookings*

This adventure has a hassle-free 48-hour cancellation policy. Just contact us at least 48 hours prior to your adventure departure to cancel and receive a full refund, no questions asked. Groups of 10+ guests are subject to a 72-hour cancellation policy. Promotional (discounted) bookings are final sale.

We reserve the right to delay or cancel a departure if there are fewer than 4 guests reserved at the time of departure or in case of events beyond our control (adverse weather conditions, technical or mechanical issues etc.).

Prepare For Your Adventure

windbreaker<br />jacket
Warm<br />Sweater
Long<br />Pants
Closed-toe<br />Shoes

It gets cold out on the water (trust us!), so we recommend windbreaker jackets, sweaters, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. We will also provide you with either warm all-weather exposure suits or lifejackets (depending on weather conditions) to wear on top of your clothes. It’s also a good idea to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a tight-fitting hat, a camera to capture some memorable moments and, above all, your sense of adventure!

Whale watching is NOT included in this adventure and Whale Sighting Guarantee does not apply.

This adventure is not suitable for anyone with a history of serious medical conditions, including but not limited to, back or neck injuries, recent surgery, and/or current or suspected pregnancy. Passengers under 4ft/120cm in height or 50lb/23kg in weight also cannot join (typically applies to children under 7 y.o.).

Each passenger is required to sign a Release of Liability at check-in. Participants must be 19 years of age or require a parent or guardian to sign on their behalf.

The boat used for this adventure is not wheelchair accessible.

Granville Island Adventure Centre

1666 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada

Please remember to check-in half an hour before your adventure.




Do tours run in all types of weather?

Tours operate rain or shine! Safety is our priority and, in extreme weather conditions or high winds, adventures may be cancelled at the discretion of our qualified crew. We will be in touch should this be the case.

Will we see whales on Sea Vancouver?

No, this is a city sightseeing adventure and it DOES NOT include whale watching. Vancouver, however, is home to a variety of birds and sea mammals and we may occasionally see dolphins, harbor seals, bald eagles, and other sea birds during adventures.

Are there bathrooms on the Zodiacs?

No, the RHIBs are open-air boats, and therefore do not have washrooms on board. We recommend that you use the public washrooms (located next to our office) before your departure.

Are there snacks or beverages available on board the Zodiacs?

No, there are no snacks or beverages available on the Zodiac-style boats. You can bring your own snacks on board; however, do not consume too many liquids as there are no bathrooms on board.

Do passengers often feel seasick?

No, our boats are custom-built for whale watching with passengers in mind. Captain and crew will also do their best to minimize the impact of the sea. However, if you are prone to seasickness, we recommend you purchase non-drowsy Gravol from a pharmacy prior to your adventure with us.

Can I bring a camera on a Zodiac?

Yes! Bring your camera and/or video camera to capture the experience. We also recommend that you bring a plastic bag or other waterproof case to keep your camera safe and dry during transit. The boat will come to a complete stop for photo opportunities.

Are Zodiac adventures safe?

Yes, all of our captains and boats are certified by Transport Canada. Zodiacs move fast but are very stable. There will be no 360-degree turns on this tour. These adventures are designed for fast sightseeing and not a thrill park ride.

Do I need to make a reservation?

Reservations are definitely recommended. Adventures often sell out and we don’t want you to be disappointed.

  • Reviews

    Sehr nette und gut organisiertes event Ein großes Danke an die tolle Crew - Aaron, Aurora, Rebecca und craig.
    Es war ein toller Nachmittag mit euch und wir haben tolle und vor allem einmalige Eindrücke erlebt.

    Posted on 7/20/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    A great adventure Literally everything was perfect about the Zodiac tour we took. Staff was very nice and helpful. Our guide Jasper was great. He was very professional, friendly and gave a perfect amount of relevant information (instead of going extra blah blah like most guides usually do).

    Posted on 4/21/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Awesome day! It was a beautiful day and the tour started on time. We started from Granville Island on a 74 seater vessel. It was very windy out in the sea but we saw some really beautiful moments of a mother teaching her calf to swim/ feed in the water. We were very lucky to cruise parallel to the two Humpback Whales’ direction of movement. There were some very thrilling moments we witnessed! Truly awesome and recommended! The tour guides were all very friendly and well informed. They also relayed a lot of information about the whales and other sea animals. We saw sea lions lazying on the rocks as well! Overall a truly beautiful day!

    Posted on 10/03/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Uno spettacolo !!! Una escursione da non perdere ! Personale molto professionale e preparato noi siamo andati con il gommone ed è stato fantastico. Abbiamo visto molte foche e due gruppi di orche . Consigliatissima !!!

    Posted on 9/21/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Amazing! I went with a friend on the zodiac and it was so much fun. The ocean was a bit wild that make the crossing really exciting. Only with the wind and the speed of the zodiac made me happy. Then the best of all was to see 2 humpback whales. The staff are really professional. I really recommand this place. I'll come back for sure to see Orcas 😁

    Posted on 4/24/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Let's do it again! So professional and so caring even in these uncertain times.
    Loved all the information that the staff gave on the Whales.
    They really made sure that even with social distancing everyone knew what was happening at all time and where to look etc. .
    Saw lots of Grey Whales will have to go again and hope for Orcas .

    Posted on 7/13/2020 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Half Day Whale Watching Outstanding! Saw a couple of pods of Killer Whales in Howe Sound. Our naturalist guide Wilma was wonderful- knowledgeable, enthusiastic and warm! Captain did a great time finding the Orca pods. Highly recommended.

    Posted on 9/07/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    What a fantastic experience!! What a fantastic experience to see whales out in the wild. I was on the afternoon half day cruise. The staff and crew on this tour were brilliant. The staff had great knowledge of the area and the wildlife in it and the captain had the brilliant sailing knowledge and radio contact to find some orca’s. We followed their path for an hour. Whilst following them the staff gave us information on the type of whale we were watching and any information they had on the group. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Thank you!

    Posted on 9/11/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Will remember that day for the rest of my life! After a disapointed trip last year from Victoria, the weather conditions were against us, my daughter and I decided to give a second chance on July 5th, 2020. OMG! we had the most unbelievable whale watching day EVER! We saw two packs of killer whales mingling together and they came so close to the boat, along with not one but two Humpbacks joining the packs. Something rarely seen before. They gave us quite the show!
    Shoutout to the crew, they were amazing! I also want to mention that I appreciated the fact that they are respecting the wild life to the fullest. Stopping the boat motors showed me how professional they were and how much they care. They don't stressed the animals and we can watch as long as possible.
    Unfortunately I can't post any pictures cause all I have is an iPhone. This is one of those time where I wish I'd have a GOOD camera! Took great videos though.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you :-)

    Posted on 7/06/2020 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Walvis spotten Top dag met een goed resultaat. Duidelijke uitleg door de gidsen die ook zeker de juiste kennis in huis hebben.

    Posted on 8/17/2019 via TripAdvisor