A Great Way to See the City

Sea Vancouver

Vancouver, as we are told repeatedly, is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. We are told this because it is true. For visitors, there are no shortage of ways to discover the city: walking, cycling, open-top bus. I loved Sea Vancouver because a: you get to see the most beautiful views of the city in a short space of time b: the zodiac goes fast enough to paint a smile on your face and c: it’s got a terrific price point. Fun for Bucket Listers of all ages.

Length of Trip : 90 minutes

Cost : $39 plus taxes per person. Vancouver attractions can be quite pricey, this is a great deal.

Best time to go : All year round. Tours run in all weather, with waterproof clothing provided.

Wheelchair friendly : Please call ahead as accommodations can be made for disabled guests.

Family friendly : Yes, although kids must be older than 7.

Where to eat : Your closest bet (with a great view) is the popular waterfront restaurant Carderos. You can also walk along the promenade to a distinctly shaped bar and grill called Lift. Both have excellent wine lists and fresh seafood. There are casual coffee-shops nearby as well. You can also try the Westin Bayshore’s casual Seawall Bar and Grill or the hotel restaurant, Currents.

Official Site : SeaVancouver Ph: 604-633-6413

Where to Stay : We recommend staying with our trusted partner Holiday Inn when visiting Vancouver.

Getting There : You can find the Sea Vancouver office inside the lobby of the Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive. There is street and underground parking available.

Note from Robin : You’ll need to arrive thirty minutes before departure. Book ahead to avoid disappointment, especially on a sunny day! Dress in layers, as the wind can get cool. There’s no bathrooms on the Zodiac so make a final pit stop before walking down to the boats. The skipper can launch the Zodiac right off waves in the harbour or make the ride a lot calmer, it all depends on how adventurous the passengers are. You might get a little wet, so bring a ziploc for your camera (especially if it’s raining!)

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