Granville Island Kayak Tour

Water Sports in South Shore

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5 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

In this small-group kayak tour, set off from the dock on Granville Island and paddle away in the protected waters of False Creek. This calm waterway is full of interesting commerce, floating homes, marinas, birds, seals and unique vistas of the city’s attractions - such as Science World and BC Place Stadium. With lots of stops to recount Vancouver’s heritage, your guide will take you for a relaxing kayaking experience. Before or after your tour, check out all that Granville Island has to offer such as gourmet food shops in the Public Market, artist studios or enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants nearby. This tour is a maximum of 6 participants per guide ensure a personalized and small group experience.
Please check-in 10-15 minutes in advance of your tour start time.  The first part of your tour will be spent getting set up in your kayak and lifejacket, as well as getting familiar with how to use a paddle.  There will also be a short safety briefing on paddling as a group before getting on the water. Following this, you’ll launch on our dock and have some time on the water to get comfortable and practice kayaking before setting off along the shoreline to take in the sights.  Our passionate guides are excited to meet you, share their favourite stories and help you experience from Vancouver from the unique perspective of a kayak.Tour is designed for those with no kayaking experience. We always paddle at a relaxed pace to take in the sights and stop for photos, so anyone with moderate fitness can easily join this tour! Please let us know in advance if you have any condition that may affect your ability to paddle or enter a kayak from a dock. We’ll work with you to find a way to get you out paddling.

What’s included

  • Kayak rental and gear

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Popular choice with kids
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Close encounter with wildlife