Boat Rental FAQ

Below are some FAQ's :

"What age do I need to be to be able to drive a rental boat?"
The minimum age to drive a Vancouver Boat Rental's boat is 21 years of age.

"What documents are required when I go to rent a boat?"
Vancouver Boat Rentals requires a government ID and a $500 deposit by credit card or cash.

"What other costs are involved in renting a boat other then the hourly rate?"
The fuel, tax and insurance ($10 per driver) are not included in the hourly rate.

"Do I need a boating license to rent a boat?"
No.. you don't need a boating license to rent a boat. If you don't have a boating license we can provide you with a temporary license for the duration of your Vancouver boat rental.

"Can my infant child come on the boat rental with us?"
Yes .. there is no age limit for the boat rental passengers. We have life jackets for all ages including infants.

"Can I bring my dog on the rental boat?"
Yes .. you can bring your K-9 pal on the Vancouver rental boat. There is a $10 clean up fee if there is excessive hair or dirt left in the boat after your rental.

"Where can we explore when we rent a boat with Vancouver Boat Rentals?"
The areas to explore are endless, but there are boundaries. The boundary to the west is Bowen Island (17km away) and the boundary to the east is Indian Arm (27km away). View a list of the 12 top areas to explore by boat >>

"Is there an option to book our boat rental online in advance?"
Yes .. we provide the option to book your boat rental online. Click here to
book your boat rental online with Vancouver Boat Rentals >>

"Can we bring alcohol on the boat with us?"
No .. you can not bring alcohol on the rental boat. Vancouver Boat Rentals has a strict no alcohol policy.Any person on the boat found with alcohol on their person will be reported to the Vancouver Marine Police Department. Drinking on boats not equipped with cooking or toilet facilities is the same as driving under the influence on the road.

"Does Vancouver Boat Rentals have a cancellation policy for the boat rental reservations?"
Yes .. Vancouver Boat Rentals has a standard 7 day cancellation policy. If you cancel your reservation within 7 days you receive a full refund. If you cancel your boat rental reservation within 48 hours of your boat rental, you can reschedule your reservation to another day. Not showing up to reservation or cancelling your reservation on the day of the boat rental will result in the full boat rental charge.

"I plan on doing some fishing when out on the boat, do I need a fishing license?"
Yes .. to fish in the coastal waters of BC you need a fishing licence. You can get your
fishing license online by clicking this link >>

"Why should we rent a boat with Vancouver Boat Rentals?"

  • Enjoy the newest boat rental fleet in Vancouver.
  • Enjoy the best boat rental rates in Vancouver.
  • We have the most convenient boat rental location. Situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver, at the entrance to the world famous Granville Island.
  • We provide a free boating license for the duration of your rental.
  • We have been operating for over 20 years, established in 1992.
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