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Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing Cruise
4.5

Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

By Harbour Cruises
Recommended by 91% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
About
See the highlights of Vancouver from the water on a cruise that offers uninterrupted views of the city skyline and surrounding mountains. A cruise provides a relaxing way to see the city without worrying about traffic or parking along the way. Plus, the vantage point provides photo opportunities you can’t get any other way.

Ages 0-99, max of 90 per group
Duration: 1h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Take a sightseeing cruise through Vancouver Bay
  • Relax and enjoy the boat’s full bar (at your own expense)
  • The spacious boat provides indoor and outdoor viewing areas
  • Learn about your surroundings through onboard commentary

  • Guided Tour
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5287HAR

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Is it reserved seating?
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
Is it wheelchair accessible?
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.
Do I need a boarding pass?
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.
Are pets allowed?
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.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5287HAR

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  • You'll start at
    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.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Stanley Park
    Lions Gate Bridge
    Gastown
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Joined in September 2010

#17 of 83 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Vancouver
  • maryellenl2021
    maryellenl2021
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    Different way to explore Vancouver
    Fun time relaxing on the cruise. Food was surprisingly good. Nice music while you cruised. Good service. Beautiful scenery
  • LauderdaleLass
    LauderdaleLass
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    Vancouver Paddlewheel Harbor Cruise
    The dinner cruise on The Constitution paddlewheel was a perfect way to view the harbor and sights of Vancouver. Each deck and the bow afforded a different perspective of the bridges, the shoreline and of course, the lights of the city. Good food, good drinks and the warmth and friendliness of the staff made the experience marvelous and memorable.
  • caliowa
    caliowa
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    September Sunset Dinner Cruise
    A great option on a beautiful evening when staying in Vancouver, British Columbia overnight after Alaskan cruise. Very relaxing with unique entertainment being provided by a young man and his father(?) playing guitar, bongo drum and singing wide variety of songs. Evening was staffed very well and personable. Full bar and buffet of high quality. Couldn’t ask for more of a beautiful evening on the water the scenery was beyond compare!
  • John S
    John S
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    Great Dinner Cruise!
    This was much nicer than I had expected. The boat was NOT the paddle boat pictured, but a much nicer newer three deck ship. Very comfortable! The quality food was very good with a good choice of menu items. They sat us with another lovely couple at a 6 seat table (all were like this) so it gave you plenty of room as you get up frequently. The route took as all around Vancouver from the Harbour, under the Lions Gate Bridge and up False Creek as far as it could go then back again. Very scenic with a gorgeous sunset! Highly recommended!
  • ginnyfromkansas
    ginnyfromkansas
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    Nice evening out.
    Very nice evening cruise with excellent food. They were a little understaffed at the bar area and would not allow you to purchase your own drinks. With one person trying to serve our entire deck floor, she did the best that she could. Perhaps it was that we were not purchasing liquor...
  • 651MrsG
    651MrsG
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    Relaxing lunch cruise
    This was a lovely trip out, into the Indian Arm, past Deep Cove to Silver Springs Waterfall. The scenery was spectacular, with lots of photo opportunities. The boat was skilfully manoeuvred into the side so we could get close to the waterfall, although it was not fully flowing because of the dry weather. My Husband's not got the best sea-legs but he was fine on this trip. The lunch was very nice: chicken or salmon, which was served to your plate on the buffet, but everything else you helped your self to: potato salad, green salad, rice salad, a range of bread rolls. Followed by a choice of pies. Refills of tea and coffee and water, with a well stocked bar if you so desired. The cruise leaves at 11.00 am, but you need to be ready to board at 10.30 am.
  • O3952QNpeterv
    O3952QNpeterv
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    The creative beauty of the world around us!
    Staff very welcoming & helpful on this beautiful tour boat. Commentator very good. Scenery just amazing! Delicious food. Thanks for making our special day a memorable one!
  • yowbingm
    yowbingm
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    Honda Celebration of Lights, July 2023
    If you are interested in viewing the annual Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks competition from the water, I would definitely recommend doing it with Harbor Cruises. Prior to watching the fireworks, we had a wonderful buffet style dinner in what seemed like a floating restaurant that offered stunning unobstructed views of Vancouver, Vancouver's coastal mountains and the ocean while it was still daylight and beautiful nightscape views of Vancouver once it got dark. It really was a wonderful relaxing way to unwind from a stressful day at work on a medical unit. The view of the fireworks from the top deck was stunning [I would definitely bring a warm sweater if you want to watch the fireworks outside as it is cooler out on the water]. The background music was never too loud; THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT the food was good. The evening seemed to have a good flow. We did not seem rushed. There were not too many lulls in between boarding the boat; eating dinner; watching the fireworks. Thanks Harbor Cruises for a wonderful evening at this year's fireworks competitions.
  • Mishka014
    Mishka014
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    Relaxing evening on the harbor~
    Very relaxing evening on this dinner cruise! Nice views of the harbor and all the sights along the way. Food was pretty good - salad, rolls, rice, veggies, vegetarian lasagna (excellent), salmon, prime rib. Alcohol was in addition to the cost - wait staff was pretty good. The live music was excellent! Enjoyed this!
  • 480KevinM
    480KevinM
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    Beautiful British Columbia
    It was a wonderful experience. The crew took great care of us during the cruise and were ver knowledgeable about the area. The food was wonderful and the Captian did a great job positioning the ship to see the waterfall. I would take this cruise again with family or friends.
  • Q4089FZtraceyb
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    Definitely worth it
    This was an amazing experience, especially since it was a solo trip. The crew was really nice, the food was good (although the salmon could have used some seasoning), and the views were absolutely amazing. You meet people from all over the world who are visiting plus locals, it was just a great experience for me. I definitely recommend this trip!
  • arnel625
    arnel625
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    Vancouver Harbor Cruise - great!
    Really neat 2-hour cruise! The staff was courteous and helpful, the musicians were very good, and the fellow cruisers were gregarious! We were able to stand on the top deck and observe the shoreline and seawall as we passed under the bridges. On the return to the dock, the captain was very mindful of allowing us time to view the sun setting over the mountains.
  • jillsO4494EL
    jillsO4494EL
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    Sunset dinner cruise
    We took the sunset dinner cruise on the paddle steamer Constutution last night. The event was well organized and the staff were all lovely. The food was good, but it would have been nice to know what was included on the buffet table, perhaps with a menu list on the table before we were taken up to select our choices for dinner. The only thing that marred the evening a little was the family next to us with 4 loud children, so we spent as much time outside as we could. I do wonder whether it's a suitable event for such small children. The sunset was beautiful, we were in a perfect spot when the 9 O'clock gun went off and the musicians were great too. A lovely experience overall.
  • IanB1965
    IanB1965
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    Nice boat, very relaxed
    A comfortable boat for a 4 hour cruise. Lunch was good. Tour was somewhat interesting & lovely scenery. Commentating was boring by a young lady who was trying hard but has a thick accent. Service was good
  • X7517YLjulier
    X7517YLjulier
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    Good views, service, and food
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lisabQ408ZM
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
As tourists spending a few days in Vancouver we wanted to take an hour sightseeing Cruise around the harbor. The boat could be called charming because of its Paddle Wheel and the scenery was pretty nice. Everyone wants to be on the top deck to take photos but the speakers don't work so you can't hear anything that the guide is saying about the history and culture as we went around the harbor. I don't normally leave reviews but that's the reason why we go on a tourist Cruise in order to learn about the area. Unfortunately no one could hear what was being said because the speakers were so old and didn't work. We paid 96 Canadian dollars for two people and I think for that much money we should be able to come away with some history of the area let alone any sort of safety instructions just in case.
Written 10 July 2022
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AuroraSeraphina
Canada698 contributions
Our family of 3 really enjoyed this one hour cruise. Purchased tickets the day before and would recommend to purchase in advance. Spent some time indoors on second level as well as the bulk of the cruise outdoors to take in the sights and snap some fantastic pictures. Relaxing ride, our toddler loved it!
Written 13 July 2022
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Nasus2
Sydney, Australia61 contributions
Jun 2022
Booked harbour tours on line while in uk. No problem with boarding only 18 passengers. Paddle ship was interesting and clean. Coffee and wine was very welcome. However although it’s not harbour tours fault anyone thinking of booking should be aware that vancouver port is very industrial rather than photogenic. Many many views of container ships. . Probable the least enjoyable tour of our whole trip
Written 21 June 2022
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Farmps
403 contributions
Really good way to spend an hour getting your bearings around Vancouver.
The boat was comfortable and spacious… you didn’t feel crammed in.
Lovely trip around Vancouver harbour, good commentary and facts given.
Really enjoyed it.
Written 22 July 2023
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Edward W
8 contributions
Hands down great tour. Well narrated with a lot of history and entertainment.

We had an emergency that prevented us from making our scheduled tour. The staff was gracious and accommodating allowing us on a later vessel. So very nice.

Bucket list paddle boat…..CHECK
Written 25 June 2023
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Scott W
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
Such a great sightseeing trip. The boat was very clean and did a smooth trip. I get seasick very easy and did not get sick during this trip. The announcer did a great job talking about all of the sites as we came up to them and giving a lot of background information. He also had a lot of dad jokes, which I found very funny. The 1 hour trip was just perfect in timing. Definitely a great trip, and we'll probably do it again next time we are in the area.
Written 2 August 2023
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Monique J
Washington DC, DC5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
I took this sightseeing cruise with my family and friends and it was amazing. The weather was beautiful, the tour guide was knowledgeable and the views were gorgeous. I would definitely recommend. Great and memorable experience at an affordable price.
Written 22 August 2023
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Carole W
5 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
A lovely relaxing way to spend an hour. Good commentary provided. There’s a snack bar and washrooms available too. Highly recommended. Special thanks to the admin ladies who were happy to amend our booking (we were let down by taxi taking us to the boat) but we made it just in time anyway.
Written 17 June 2023
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Diane C
Canton, OH60 contributions
Jun 2022
We took this cruise a couple weeks ago when we were in Vancouver and it was awesome. The guide was very informative and funny. The crew was excellent and this cruise was very nice. If you want to sit back and relax and take in the scenery, this is a must do.
Written 11 July 2022
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Bill B
115 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
As a local resident, whenever I have visitors, this is the first thing I book because it's the best introduction to Vancouver. But I would only do this on a nice day because it's the scenery that matters. If you can't see the mountains, save it for another day. The paddlewheel is very relaxing and big enough to move around, find shade or stay in the sun, and it has a bar. Because of its location on Coal Harbour (near the Westin Bayshore), before or after the cruise, you can a walk along the seawall or into nearby Stanley Park.
Written 28 August 2018
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