Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Vancouver, Canada
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy the exquisite waterfront views of Canada's premier West Coast city on a leisurely Vancouver Harbor sightseeing cruise. Travel past landmarks sites such as world-renowned Stanley Park and the city's rejuvenated Gastown district, marvel at the incredible North Shore Mountains from atop an open-air deck, and admire the stunning Lions' Gate Bridge while sipping a cocktail (own expense) from the onboard bar. 
  • Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing Cruise
  • Escape the city streets to see Vancouver from the water
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise with a fully licensed bar
  • Marvel at the incredible beauty of the surrounding mountains and waters

What's Included

  • Guided Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 501 Denman St
    501 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2W9, Canada

    Harbour Cruises Marina, located on water at 501. Denman Street. Intersection is Denman and West Georgia Street.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Stanley Park (Pass By)

Lions Gate Bridge (Pass By)

Gastown (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vessels are wheelchair possible, please contact the tour office for more information
  • Please note vessel is subject to change
  • Please note only working service animals with certification is allowed on the cruises.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Is it reserved seating?

A:Yes, all seats are reserved based on your booking (similar to a restaurant). Please let us know at the time of booking, or no later than 72 hours prior to the cruise if you wish to be seated with other travelers who have booked separately

Nov 2022

Q:Is it wheelchair accessible?

A:Our vessels are wheelchair possible. If you have a standard-sized wheelchair, it would be no problem to get you on the vessel. However, there are stairs to the upper decks. This means you will be seated on the main deck that you boarded on. There are windows all around the vessel for panoramic viewing of the surroundings. Furthermore, the accessibility of the washrooms varies between each vessel. If you are in a wheelchair please let us know at the time of booking.

Nov 2022

Q:Do I need a boarding pass?

A:Yes you do. Please check in at the tour and information office prior to boarding the vessel to collect your physical boarding pass. The tour office and vessels are at the same location at 501.Denman Street.

Nov 2022

Q:Are pets allowed?

A:Pets are not allowed on any of our vessels unless they are certified service animals with documentation that can be shown at the time of boarding.

Nov 2022

Q:Which vessel will I be on?

A:We never guarantee a vessel. Our vessels are subject to change and are dependent on availability.

Nov 2022

Q:Is there parking nearby?

A:There is a pay parking lot by Easy Park above the Harbour Cruises marina at 501. Denman Street. Parking is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The parking meter is located at the entrance of the parking lot and only accepts credit cards

Nov 2022

Q:Do you provide hotel pick up?

A:Unfortunately, we do not provide hotel pick up

Nov 2022

Q:Is smoking allowed on board?

A:Smoking is only permitted at the designated area on the outer deck. Please speak to the onboard serves staff for exact location.

Nov 2022

Q:How many passengers does the vessel hold?

A:Harbour Cruises has three vessels. The number of passengers can range from 60 – 250 depending on the vessel we use.

Nov 2022

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Featured review
My husband and I took our 2.5 year old on this cruise, the staff was so friendly, professional and knowledgable on the sights we saw. The cruise was large, clean and had snacks and beverages for all (to purchase) if needed. We enjoyed being inside and out, would recommend to do this as it's not long and there are a lot of things to see on the water.


151 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Vancouver experience
Antony_M, Sep 2023
It was a great experience. The lady narrating had jokes here and there which was funny. I learned a lot about the history of Vancouver and how the city got its name
Enjoyable way to spend an hour & learn about Vancouver
Diane_F, Sep 2023
Enjoyable tour, Luke did a good commentary. Great to see the grey seals & liked the info about the boars and ships.
Excellent tour!
Seirosa_S, Sep 2023
The tour guide was wonderful with lots of interesting information about Vancouver. Seeing Vancouver from the boat on the harbour was lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Our Wonderful Day
Robert_S, Sep 2023
seeing the seals all the buildings along the shore seeing the sea planes land and take off. the tour guide explained so much of the history as the tour continued it was amazing to know how it started.
Great way to see Vancouver
Tony_B, Sep 2023
This was a great cruise, the staff were very helpful and the boat was comfortable. The commentary was informative with a touch of humour. We enjoyed our time sightseeing with this company
Veery informative and interesting as well as beautiful.
Valerie_M, Aug 2023
Loved the narration and the facts that were not known to us. It was a rainy day but still we were able to enjoy the tour fully. We would definitely do it again with additional family members.
Tour guide was awesome!
Corina_S, Aug 2023
Learned a lot about the harbor and even saw some cormorants and baby seals! It was nice to be a tourist in our own city
Vancouver boat trip
Ana_V, Aug 2023
Confortable ride and a Nice boat trip and Good Service for the price. We enjoyed the ride a round the harbor
The announcer had very...
Werner_K, Aug 2023
The announcer had very interesting details to share. We learned a lot about Vancouver and its harbour!
My son's 30th birthday weekend
Sharon_R, Aug 2023
Everything the cruise was very informative and the scenery was breathtaking. The whole experience was great would definitely do it again and hopefully with other people We are from Ontario
A very worthwhile experience for the family
Aaron_S, Aug 2023
A very worthwhile experience for the whole family. Flexible departure times made booking easy and convenient
Two thumbs up!
Theresa_H, Aug 2023
Very nice harbor tour with lots of great information about the history of Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Definitely recommend as a way to start or finish your day!
Great cruise
Kamini_L, Aug 2023
My husband and I took our 2.5 year old on this cruise, the staff was so friendly, professional and knowledgable on the sights we saw. The cruise was large, clean and had snacks and beverages for all (to purchase) if needed. We enjoyed being inside and out, would recommend to do this as it's not long and there are a lot of things to see on the water.
Vancouver boat tour
Kathryn_D, Aug 2023
Very informative, personable and entertaining , gave us historical perspective of Vancouver for all ages.
A pleasant way to spend an afternoon
Marco_B, Jul 2023
We were not sure what to expect. But were pleasantly surprised by the excursion. An absolutely fantastic day on the harbour.
Thought tour guide was...
Sandra_H, Jul 2023
Thought tour guide was good, very knowledgeable. Wish I had sat on other side of boat so I could have seen sights better. Wish people around us had stopped talking so I could have heard guide more easily. Otherwise, enjoyed seeing the sights from the water.
Totally recommend!
Colleen_P, Jul 2023
Amazing experience! Everyone was great and went above and beyond! We celebrated my parents 60th Anniversary and they just loved it! We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and learned history! Thank you so much!
See the city from the water
Jodie_M, Jul 2023
A lovely, unhurried cruise around a very interesting harbour! The captain paused for various sights including seals and the information shared made our visit to Vancouver even more delightful. We did not do the dinner cruise.
Lovely boat trip
Rosemary_E, Jul 2023
Great trip and interesting information about Vancouver Harbour and its history. The boat was clean and the staff were welcoming to us as we arrived. As I am deaf maybe offer headsets for the commentary
Vancouver Harbor Tour
Mark_C, Jul 2023
Great tour. Knowledgeable guide. Enjoyed the views. Check in was seemless. The views of Vancouver harbor were great.

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