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We are Vancouver's largest fleet of Open Bow Boats! Due to popular demand Coal Harbour Boat Rentals is pround to announce we have upgraded our entire fleet to boast only 18 ft + Open Bow Rider...Read more
Vancouver’s most popular body of water, the Indian Arm, offers a combination of breathtaking scenery, lake like calm waters, dozens of swimming holes and many destinations to tie up the boat...Read more
Although No License is required - we take boating very seriously. A trained small-craft captain will take you through proper safety and opperation instruction, after you've arrive and have filled the required paperwork. You will need a driver's license. See below for further details...Read more
Charges per 15 minute increments (1 hour 45 minutes would equal 1.75 hours) Gas, Insurance and Tax not included. $112 Deposit required on reservations. 48 hours cancellation noticed needed for refund otherwise the deposit amount can go toward a rental at another date.Read more
1. You do not need a boating License, but you must have a driver's license and be able to read and speak english so we can be sure you understand the Vancouver boating safety rules and boating regulations.
2.We reserve the right to refuse service if we believe saftey requirements are not met.
We are here to provide a Vancouver boat rental service to those that want to see our remarkable scenery and beautiful waters. Whether you are a tourist, local, or something in between, we aim to offer an exceptional experience BUT not at the expense of your safety or the safety of other boaters. That is the only reason we reserve the right to refuse service.
Fuel, Tax and $10 insurance not included with any rentals.
Our Downtown Vancouver rental boats provide a variety of sizes, power and styles to meet everyones needs. We offer smaller, less expensive boats for small groups, to fancy Bayliner Bow Riders. So depending on what you are looking for, we can provide it! If you are looking for a small boat for a harbour cruise or a sporty speed boat for the day, we are your company! Why buy a boat and pay for moorage, insurance and maintenance when you can rent one from us for a fraction of the price? If you think you will use our boats on a regular basis it is worth while to check out our Membership offerings.
1. Do I need a Boating License?
No. We are able to provide you with a license for the duration of your rental by completing an easy safety checklist.
2. Can anyone rent a boat?
As much as we would like to say yes, the answer is no.
Not everyone is able to meet our qualifications in order to rent a boat. For safety reasons only, all potential customers must be able to speak, read, and understand English. If someone is unable to understand the rules and guidelines of renting a boat due to a language barrier, then we reserve the right to refuse service due to safety concerns.
If we feel that a person is not understanding the rules or the lesson for the operation of the boat, then we reserve the right to refuse service.
If we feel like a person is under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, then we reserve the right to refuse service
We are here to provide a service to those that want to see our remarkable scenery and beautiful waters. Whether you are a tourist, local, or something in between, we aim to offer an exceptional experience BUT not at the expense of your safety or the safety of other boaters. That is the only reason we reserve the right to refuse service.
We do offer guided tours so you can still get out on the water.
3. What are your boundaries?
Bowen Island to the West and Indian Arm to the East.
4. What are your hours of operation?
We are open from 10 till 8 everyday, 7 days a week. Last boat out at 6 and must be back by 8. We will gladly accommodate earlier rentals, however, arrangements must be made in advance. Weather conditions may effect our hours of operation.
5. Can we reserve a boat? And if so, how far in advance? Is there a deposit required?
Yes you can reserve a boat and we encourage you to do so. However, we can only hold a boat till 10 am on weekends and 11 am on weekdays. After that it is first come, first serve. However, it is our main goal to get everyone out on the water, so we do everything in our power to get you out. This is best done by getting your name on a wait list and keeping in contact throughout the day.
Although reservations are recommended at anytime, they are especially useful on weekends due to high demand. It is recommended that reservations are made a few days in advance, especially for weekend rentals.
There is a $100 deposit required that will be credited towards your rental. 48 hours cancelation policy in effect for full refunds. If it rains on the day of your reservation then your deposit will be refunded. Reservations and deposits may be made over the phone.
6. Can we drink alcohol on the boat?
The same rules to drinking and driving apply on the water. If the driver is caught under the influence then they will lose their drivers license. We will use our discretion on the dock.
7. Can we water ski or tow tubes?
Due to insurance restrictions we are not able to allow our boats to be used for those purposes. We do, however, offer guided waterski charters. Call for more info.
8. What are the extra costs on top of the hourly rental rate?
There is a one time $10 insurance charge for the boat, fuel and tax. Fuel costs depend on how far and how fast you are going. The faster you go the more fuel you use. Depending on the boat rented, fuel may range from $10 - $30 per hour.
9. Do you have fishing boats?
No we do not. But if you want to bring your gear and fish off our power boats you can.
10. Do you provide fishing licenses?
No, but you can pick them up online.
11. Do you provide diving lessons?
No. We provide a taxi service to dive sights. We also can arrange a guide. However, you must be certified.
12. Where does your sightseeing tours go?
We do not have set tours. We provide more of a custom tour based on what our clients want to see and how long they want to go. With our knowledge of the area and hot spots we are sure to get you the most out of the tour.
13. Why us?
Our conveniently located office with quick access to either Indian Arm or Bowen Island. We have a large range of sizes and prices to accommodate everyone. Lots of parking.