Boat Rental FAQ

Below are some FAQ's :

What age do I need to be to drive?

To drive a boat you must be 21 years or older.

What is required to rent a boat?

A government ID and a $600 deposit by credit card or cash.

Are there other costs involved in renting?

The fuel, tax and insurance ($10 per driver) are not included in the hourly rate.

Is a boating license required?

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.

Do I need a fishing license?

Yes .. you can get your boating license online by following this link ...

Can my infant child come on the boat?

Yes .. there is no age limit for the boat rental passengers. We have life jackets for all ages including infants.

Can I bring my K-9 pal 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 go when we rent a boat?

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 online?

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.

What is the cancellation policy?

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.

Why should we rent with your company?

  • 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.