A great way to see the city from a completely different but spectacular perspective is to take a trip on one of Vancouver’s Harbour Cruise boats.
Departing from Coal Harbour near the end of Denman Street, there is a variety of boats and tour options to choose from.
Harbour Cruises from Coal Harbour
Harbour Cruises and Events offers a range of cruise options, from dinner cruises in English Bay, around Burrard Inlet or even up Indian Arm towards Deep Cove on the North Shore and beyond. Two-and-a-half-hour sunset dinner cruises run from May to Mid-October and cost close to $80 per person. One-hour narrated tours of Burrard Inlet cost about $30 and depart four times a day from the end of April until the end of September.
Taking a boat cruise is an excellent way to enjoy the city, and the deck of the boats on a sunny day is one of Vancouver’s best places from which to take a photo and admire the views.
Tips and Advice
Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your Harbour Cruise experience.
TIP #1: Want a cheap way to see Vancouver from the middle of Burrard Inlet? Then simply take the Seabus from Waterfront Station over to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. It’s just a single zone ticket on weekends and after 6:30 pm (so $2.75 for an adult) or two zones at regular times. It’s not quite the same, especially if you don’t get a seat at the very front or very back, but it’s an enjoyable way to travel to the North Shore which offers lots of its own places to explore.
TIP #2: Vancouver’s Harbour Cruises is a participant most years in the Kidsworld Program where children ages 4-13 can attend a selection of local attractions on specific days of the year along with an accompanying adult at no additional cost! It’s a fantastic deal, especially if you want to do fun stuff like go on a mini-cruise for cheap!