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Ecomarine offers kayaking and stand up paddleboarding (SUP) from 2 of Vancouver's best oceanfront locations: Granville Island and Jericho Beach. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced paddler, Ecomarine offers rentals, lessons and a variety...more
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1668 Duranleau St | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S4, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
+1 604-689-7575
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

This is honestly one of the best experiences that I had in Vancouver. A big thank you to Jess who was our tour guide. He made us feel comfortable throughout the experience and was very knowledgeable about the city. The whole experience was a good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank andreirydz
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Got to explore and investigate around the Jericho Sailing Centre pier. Our guide, Philip, was very knowledgeable about all the intertidal life that we found. Thanks for keeping us entertained and teaching about all the cool creatures!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul P
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I had a great class with Alora from Ecomarine. She was a skilled kayaker and did a great job of teaching me the basics. I walked away From the course with a general knowledge of kayaking skills and safety while kayaking. I learned how to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mandy L
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Just finished the weekend-long Beginner kayaking course, with John as our instructor. I can’t say enough good things about the course or about John as an instructor. He was so friendly, thorough, and reassuring that the course had a great atmosphere and I felt fully...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Awesome kayaking trip - beautiful and fun with a great guide. Sites to see while kayaking were very interesting - house boat row, brides, public market, Science World.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Abby M
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour with Marnie in False Creek. It is clear that she is very enthusiastic about not only kayaking but also about Vancouver as a city. Although I have kayaked a number of times in the past, I believe this tour would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We had a fantástic 2.5 hrs tour in false creek. Marnie is a wonderful caring guide. She is very knowledgeable, patient, friendly and fun. They fit you with the right boat, and the double boat is really an easy paddling. We were able to learn...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carlos A
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I have taken two classes from these guys over the years (solo capsize recovery and intro to SUP) and was really happy with the experience. I rent kayaks from both the GI and Jericho locations. Equipment is decent, staff are awesome and their monthly membership...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank allstaryvr
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Ladner Marsh is a peaceful place that is an easy day paddle. The guide, Lauren, was thoughtful and supportive as she and Tomio led the way through the day. Lunch was up a quiet inlet. After a muddy exit, we had a delicious lunch with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rita_Zamluk
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Thank you John, it was a pleasure paddling with you and the group, you made it all so easy for those who haven’t done much paddling and interesting for those who have ... your professionalism showed! Thank you also Rose and Holly for answering my...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out,
Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios,
hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all
offer a plethora of activities and entertainment
options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the
area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls
overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many
visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh
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19 April 2017|
Response from Ecomarine P | Property representative |
Hi Karen, Depending on the tour we'd be happy to provide more information on meals and campsites. On all multi-day tours the food is delicious! Please feel free to reach us at via our company contact info. Happy... More
Tamara M
5 August 2015|
Response from Ecomarine P | Property representative |
Hi Tamara, We are open at our Granville Island location all year round. Jericho and English Bay will finish their season mid-September. You can give us a call at 604 689 7575 to make a rental reservation. Best, Tessa