Island Hopping, Whale Watching and Tours In Vancouver, Canada

60 Guests

About This Boat

Discover the best of Vancouver, Canada aboard Pacific Ferries and Tours.  Offering daily tours for Island Hopping, Whale Watching, Hop on Boat Tours, Commuter Ferry Service to Gibson and private charters.  The largest vessel in our fleet can host up to 60 people.


• Island Hopping Excursion: $185.00 per person
• Hop-on Boat Tour: $75.00 per person / day
• Vancouver Whale Watching Adventure: $145.00 per person

Kids under 5 are free, 5 and up are adult price

We also offer private boat charter, message us for more details.

What You Can Expect:

Island Hopping Excursion

Get a taste for coastal living during a guided Island-Hopping tour of Howe Sound and Vancouver. Pass beneath gleaming bridges, take photographs that can only be captured from the water, and enjoy the chance to spot seals and dolphins during this full-day Island Hopping excursion. Featured destinations include Bowen Island,
Gibson Landing and Granville Island. Depart Downtown Vancouver at the Convention Centre, early in the day to make the most of your time in Howe Sound. Leave the city's tall skyscrapers and bustling thoroughfares in your wake while you cruise beneath Lion's Bay Bridge and into Howe
Sound. With the tiller pointed toward the Sunshine Coast, drink in postcard-perfect maritime views and maintain a watchful gaze for wildlife including bald eagles and
harbor seals who love to sun themselves on the rocks close to shore. Arrive at your first destination, Bowen Island. Treat yourself to some ice cream or a coffee while exploring this quaint little town. Our second destination is Gibson's Landing, which serves as the marine gateway to the Sunshine Coast. Rent a bike or kayak during your free time or peruse the town's charming artisan boutiques in search of souvenirs.  Our third and final destination is Granville Island. Located in the heart of the city, Granville Island is Vancouver's little gem.  It is famous for its farmers and public markets featuring local vendors and artists.  There are several local restaurants, pubs and a local brewery, guaranteed to satisfy all tastes.

• Depart at 8:45 am form our dock at Convention Centre in Downtown Vancouver
• Arrive in Bowen Island at 9:30am
• Depart Bowen Island at 10:30am
• Arrive in Gibson’s at 11:15am
• Depart Gibson’s at 1:45pm
• Arrive at Granville Island at 2:45 pm
• Return to the Convention Centre dock at your convenience with our Hop on Boat Tour which
departs from Granville Island every hour until 7pm.

Hop-on Boat Tour

Enjoy a scenic cruise around the Harbour with Pacific Ferries aboard our Hop on Boat Tour. Featured destinations: Convention Centre in Coal Harbour, Lonsdale Quay and Shipyard Park in North Vancouver and Granville Island on the south side of Vancouver. Hop on and off at any destination! Explore the shops, grab a bite and take in the spectacular views! Tours run on the hour and the day pass is unlimited.

• Vancouver

Our dock at the Convention Centre is in the heart of downtown Vancouver located right next to the cruise ship terminal and the 2010 Olympic Cauldron. Our dock is a 10-minute walk form the iconic Gastown District, Tourism Vancouver, and the downtown shopping district and all the
major downtown hotels. This is a beautiful walk that offers a variety of restaurants and pubs along the way.

• North Vancouver

We dock at the center of all the action. On one side of our dock you have Shipyard Park with its local pubs, restaurants and local brewery. On the other side of our dock you have Lonsdale Quay which offers a public market with unique shops and vendors, live musicians and entertainers. You can also take advantage of the free shuttle bus to the Suspension Bridge or to Grouse Mountain!

• Granville Island

This little gem hidden in the heart of Vancouver is by far the biggest attraction in Vancouver hosting over 10 million visitors each year. Granville Island is famous for it’s farmers and public market featuring local artists and performers. This unique and special atmosphere can only be experienced on this little peninsula. There are also several local restaurants, pubs, and a brewery, guaranteed to satisfy every taste.

• The Tour

While on route you will sail under the Lion’s Gate Bridge, the Burrard Bridge around Stanley Park and Vancouver’s famous seawall. Enjoy these incredible views that are best seen from the water!

Vancouver Whale Watching Adventure

From the Convention Centre in Downtown Vancouver, you will board one of our fully enclosed and weather protected vessels.  Our vessels are equipped with comfortable aircraft reclining seats and onboard washrooms.  We also offer plenty of outdoor deck space! Join us on this epic adventure as we navigate Howe Sound Waters and observe whales in their natural habitat. There are three species commonly seen in the Georgia Straight. The southern resident killer whales who feed off salmon which spawn here in the summer, transient killer whales who migrate up and down the coast in search of food, and the Humpback Whales who travel here in the summer to early fall and feed off the small fish in the harbour. Humpback
whales can range in size up to 55 feet and weigh up to 40 tons. All whales are intelligent and have individual personalities. Some are curious and may approach the vessel to look us over, while others are shy and will keep away. Our crew will be able to identify the groups and sometimes individual whales for reference. Our crew and staff will go out of their way to ensure that you get the best experience by pointing out a variety of wild life spotted along the way such as: harbour seals, sea lions, sea birds, and eagles. The onboard guide will engage you with points of interest, historical and fun facts of the city and of course impress you with their knowledge of the wild species you will get to see while on board.
In addition to learning about the history and biology of the sea, you are guaranteed to indulge on the breathtaking views of some of the majestic mountains along the water.  Views that can only be seen from the water!

What To Expect Onboard:

Our fleet is a perfect combination of comfort, stability, offering panoramic windows for the best views. Our largest vessel is certified for for 60 passengers and can do 20 knots.

If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer. 


  • Type: Tours
  • Capacity: 60 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 hour
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 3 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Tours – Rescheduling

• Rescheduling will not apply if you miss your trip.
• Rescheduling depends on availability.
• No guaranteed spots when rescheduling.

*Note: vessels for tours vary by group size, for large private parties please contact for specific vessel requests*


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
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