Harbour Tours to Enjoy the City Free from the Traffic
Climb aboard any of the Vancouver harbour cruises for the perfect harbor tour to get a look at the many sites that line the city's pretty waterfront. A boat cruise provides you a magnificent panoramic view of not only the city and its landmarks but also the nearby Coastal Mountain range.
Several companies offer harbour tours of differing lengths that depart at various times throughout the day and early evening, some offering much more than just sightseeing.
Harbour Cruises and Events
This long-established company offers a number of different kinds of Vancouver harbour cruises and they proudly boast the first narrated tour of the inner harbour area. Harbour Cruises and Events also offers visitors an immensely popular Sunset Dinner Cruise, during which you will have the opportunity to view the city as the sun goes down and the lights come on throughout Vancouver.
Their special is also a favourite. This 4-hour cruise through an 18 km coastal mountain fjord offers a chance to view spectacular scenery, including pretty Silver Falls, and you might even spot some local wildlife. Don’t forget your camera! Harbor Cruises and Events also offer unique cruises for special events and holidays, such as the start of spring, Canada Day, and Christmas.
Featuring 2 ships that can accommodate up to more than 300 passengers each, Vancouver Cruises offers public sailings as well as private harbour cruises for organizations or groups that wish to charter the entire boat. Public events include dance cruises, fireworks cruises, Mother’s Day, and New Year’s Eve sailings. At Christmas time, Carol Ships offer holiday entertainment, sing-a-longs, and a feast fit for the holidays. This family-owned-and-operated business has been a Vancouver fixture for more than a quarter century.
Formerly known as Vancouver Champagne Cruises, this long-established company offers early evening dinner cruises under the setting sun over the waters of Vancouver. The buffet is spectacular and the sights of Vancouver at that time of day are simply stunning.
Visiting Vancouver? Book Early!
If you’re hoping to enjoy a Vancouver Harbour Cruise while you’re in town, check out your options before arriving, especially if you’re visiting during peak tourist season. Though many of the cruise boats hold lots of passengers, they fill up quickly.