Rent A Boat In Vancouver, BC, Canada For An Idyllic Seaside Getaway - Updated 2021

rent a boat in vancouver

A wonderland of unmatched beauty, Vancouver is definitely for the traveler seeking great outdoor fun in a picturesque setting. Visitors to this energetic coastal metropolis are sure to encounter thrilling snow sports in winter and exciting mountain biking and pure rain forest-like hiking trails in summer. This engaging city is awash in sparkling blue waters, sandy shorelines, and plum routes for kayaking. If on your holiday in Vancouver you’re looking for accommodations that break away from the typical hotel and bed-and-breakfast spots then rent a boat and experience lodging from a different perspective. If you’re game, read on to discover the best spots to rent a boat in Vancouver, British Columbia.

1. Ultra-stylish float home with plush amenities (from USD 76)

Situated in a pleasing oceanfront setting is this roomy floating abode. This two-bedroom accommodation features a den area that can double as an additional bedroom making it a very spacious and perfect home away from home. Boasting a wide range of luxurious features, you can’t help but feel like royalty. Enjoy the utmost in pampering with a heated outdoor deck, impeccable furnishings like a soft Italian-leather sofa, a well-equipped kitchen with a snazzy Nespresso coffee machine, an expert plasma TV with surround sound, and much more. Guests are just moments from a revamped scenic waterfront area that offers lively cafes, delicious restaurants, and charming shops. This locale is also only minutes from downtown Vancouver.

Waterfront, City View, Modern Float Home
91 reviews
house boat 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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The kitchen is well enough equipped for real cooking
It was immaculate well-equipped and very comfortable
The interior is done with taste and the terrace view to Vancouver is
Despite it being cold and rainy our entire stay
The home was exactly as shown and was in a perfect location with easy walking access to everything
The house was very clean and well-appointed and had everything we needed
As beautiful as the pictures Very classy and clean
our host made us feel welcome and was sweet to periodically check with us that all was ok
Linda was very helpful with check in
Linda always returned my texts quickly and answered all my questions
The seabus took us straight to the port
We would love to return one day and have recommended a float home vacation to all of our friends Truly relaxing
With Lonsdale Quay Market also within 10 minutes walk there really is everything you could want
The location was wonderful walking distance to seabus Starbucks
The views across the bay were brilliant
Clean lots of light and airy Canada Day fireworks were spectacular Ideal location convenient transportation to area attractions and dining
The location is hard to beat a short walk from excellent shops and restaurants at Lonsdale Quay and from there a 10-15 minute SeaBus ride to downtown Vancouver Linda met us on arrival and was ext...
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2. Sunny and bright West Coast beauty (from USD 197)

Lots of large floor-to-ceiling windows afford wonderful views of the marina at this seaside abode. Contemporary and elegant furnishings are found throughout along with delightful nautical decor. The kitchen is well-equipped with stainless steel appliances. Other top amenities are available like laundry facilities, a huge flat-screen TV, a pristine bathroom with a soothing soaker tub, and more. This accommodation provides a convenient ramp giving you easy access to the docks. The marina’s locale is quiet but you have the benefit of getting to the lively downtown area of Vancouver in only 15 minutes via a handy sea bus.

Enjoy A West Coast Unique Ocean Experinece In Paradise!
61 reviews
house boat 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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The space looked exactly like the pictures
The floating house we stayed in was wonderful
The very subtle rock of the property during tide changes was soothing and reminded you that you are actually on the water
The view across the harbour at sunset was totally stunning
The views from the full glass front were outstanding
sparkling clean and so enjoyable
It was clean quiet and contemporary in its decor
This house float was exactly as pictured and described
Everything was clean and as advertised with a well-stocked kitchen
Everything in the home was clean and beautiful and created a totally peaceful oasis to return to at the end of the day
We also really appreciated the property manager accommodating an early check in and late check out
We will most definitely return to Vancouver and most definitely rent this unit again
The owners were very responsive and easy to communicate with and were so helpful with everything from beginning to end Overall
Couldn't ask for anything else Clean quiet floating
Brilliant float home excellent access for the sea bus Grouse Mountain and North shore
The area around the property is riddled with cute little restaurants and shops
The location was a 10 minute walk to the market
It was in a great location just a short walk from public transportation and shops/restaurants
restaurants shops and the ferry to downtown Vancouver
Parking good Lonsdale market Friday night entertainment
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3. Classy floating home of supreme comfort (from USD 195)

Enjoy the fresh sea air at this one-bedroom floating accommodation in a newly developed marina in Vancouver’s beautiful North Shore area. When you’re ready to venture out, you’re just steps from the dock and there’s easy access to Vancouver’s city center. Guests of this sophisticated lodging can enjoy an easy stroll along the splendid sea wall to visit Lonsdale Quay or to catch the sea bus. The interior is neat and uncluttered with a well-appointed kitchen. The living room and dining area boast large windows allowing great sights of the boats moving in and out of the marina. Furnishings are comfortable with bits of maritime decor scattered about and the sleeping options are comfy. For indoor entertainment, there’s internet access and Netflix.

High-end floating home where you can relax & enjoy the ocean wonders.
94 reviews
house boat 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
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It had everything needed and more---reading lights above the bed
Everything is compact and we moved things around to accommodate our luggage Gorgeous kitchen to work in and
really was one of the nicest VRBOs we have ever stayed in
All beds really comfortable Enough space for 4 adults highly recommend to anyone who is looking for something different
It is the main floor or the suite Windows open wide making it feel like a deck Sleeps four comfortably
The house is well appointed and super clean and very relaxing ~ highly recommended
Overall place was clean but recycling basket was full
She helped us at the rental and gave us priceless information
sea bus paths and more
Unique area and experience Would love to go back again
What a wonderful house and so close to the city
Unit was wonderful and we truly enjoyed our trip with our 15 year old grandson Would love to come again
The location is very convenient to a grocery store
Great spot great restaurants close by easy to travel to downtown by sea bus
So relaxed in this area after a day spending in the city
The seabus running every 15 minutes brings you in 15 minutes in the heart of Vancouver and in 15 minutes very convenient to the airport Kris
It is within easy walking distance to the ferry across to the cbd
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4. Breathtaking and adorable oceanfront float home (from USD 76)

Oozing with dazzling upscale charm, this spacious waterside three-bedroom, houseboat-like dwelling offers a spectacular towering barrel ceiling, pretty exposed wood beams, polished wood flooring, accent windows shaped like portholes on a ship, and attractive floor-to-ceiling windows to amplify the amazing view. Enjoy ocean breezes throughout this pleasant float home when you slide open the patio door. The entire interior is an example of refined modern living with a stellar full-service kitchen that features everything from a handy dishwasher to a professional gas range. There’s even a temperature-controlled wine chiller any Merlot fanatic will love.

Breathtaking 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Float Home
96 reviews
house boat 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
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The generous upper level balcony ran the width of the houseboat and offered incredible views of the Vancouver skyline
Each bedroom had it's own bathroom which provided great privacy for our family (3 couples) and the half bath upstairs worked great for our grand kids
The positives for us were each bedroom had its own bathroom and the expansive living area with balcony views across the water to Vancouver Thanks Peggy and family
The kitchen was furnished on par with our home and the decorating and furnishing thought and detail by Peggy and her family is unmatched in any VRBO we have stayed in the past 5 years
We had 6 adults and 2 kids who fit perfectly in the houseboat with the kids hunkering down on great Bo Concept foot stools that magically convert into very comfortable single beds
Large bedrooms with each having its own full bath made it incredible with guests
is a very friendly accomadating host
she was beyond being helpful with check in & out
The float home was amazing and so very comfortable
Peggy was a wonderful host
5 star accommodations with and a 6 star host
An easy 10 minute walk to Lonsdale Quay
there are restaurants and all kinds of shopping plus the seabus docks there which gives very easy access to the city and gastown
Tucked away in a little marina
The location is fantastic - very easy to get around and close to everything
more beautiful North Vancouver side and only a 10 minute walk to the ferry to Vancouver
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5. Conveniently located maritime charmer (from USD 300)

Replete with an eye-popping seafaring exterior, this moored houseboat-inspired lodging offers complete tranquility and excellent comfort surrounded by very attractive surroundings. Though the interior is not quite as captivating as the exterior, the comfort available surely outweighs this shortcoming. This two-bedroom float home is fully equipped with comfortable furnishings and the subtle decor has a bit of eclectic flair. Barrel ceilings, striking exposed wood beams, and large windows complement the inside features. The highlight of this accommodation is a roomy and breezy balcony equipped with a gas barbecue and a nice view of the marina in the foreground and mountains in the distance.

18 reviews
house boat 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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the kitchen is very modern top of the line appliances and fully equipped
The master bathroom is huge
A comfortable bed is always important and the master bed was excellent
(we only stayed in the one bedroom)
/seating are very comfortable and there was a nice array of supplies in the kitchen/fridge
Very clean very comfortable
The house is nicely decorated clean and well equipped
The house was clean updated and the views were incredible
Everything is clean and well taken care of
The master bed has separate controls and each person can tilt their head or foot to desired position independantly - and it even vibrated if desired
the homeowner was very quick with communication and easy to work with as we finalized the booking
The hosts are easy to work with and very helpful
All in all a great experience
The native themed artwork was majestic and well thought out
Location is awesome for accessing the wilds of Whistler Squamish and Brittannia beach Access to points south always involved heavy traffic getting across the water Things to consider regarding ...
It's a quick walk to restaurants bars and the food market at Lonsdale Quay and also close to an IGA supermarket that's open late
Five minute walk to the seabus which are quite frequent
It was 10 minutes from Capilano Suspension Bridge 15 minutes from Lynn Canyon and Whytecliff parks
The docks are wide stable concrete structures but the tides raise and lower the docks and house
This home was an easy 5-10 minute walk to Lonsdale Quay where we rode the Seabus to downtown Vancouver
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Vibrant Vancouver's boat lodgings

There’s no doubt Vancouver is a slice of Mother Nature’s splendor. From beautiful bodies of water to magnificent mountain scenery, Vancouver is a jewel on the northern West Coast. Staying in one of these incredible boat rentals is an added bonus to enjoying this city’s glorious natural beauty and its lovely aquatic environment.

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