It all started here – FALSE CREEK’S little gem that nobody can quite figure out ~ even after they have been here.
Nestled in the heart of downwown VANCOUVER, GRANVILLE ISLAND is a very unique collection of restaurants, public market, boat yard, cement factory, hotel, theatres, artisans & a few treasures even we haven’t yet discovered in our fourth decade here.
This naturally sheltered harbour is a the home of the MARITIME MARKET, a collection of boats for sale or charter & many of the required infrastructure to properly support the same.
GRANVILLE ISLAND Is mere minutes from the magical waters of VANCOUVER’S outer harbour, where deep sea ships sit at anchor between loads ~ these IRON ISLANDS provide the foreground while mountains with ski hills to the north, skyscrapers to the EAST & gentle slopes to the south provide a one of a kind view.
local phone: 604.687.4110
Check in for your adventure at the office first. It’s open daily 9-5, with longer hours for the peak summer period.
We’re situated between yacht brokers, the LOBSTER MAN & the GRANVILLE ISLAND BOAT YARD immediately across from us ~ three hour free parking is near our doors (subject to availability) & long term options are available as well – see the map to the left.
The MARITIME MARKET docks are open daily but have security procedures after hours, which we will orient you to. There are shore based washrooms and showers on the same code as the docks.
The moorage is quite tight, so we are happy to ‘valet’ you in and ouf of the docks (during normal business hours)
Highway 99 comes to an end after turning into OAK STREET and Granville Island is a few blocks west of that terminus. It is a popular downtown spot that has a causeway to drive on (immediately under the south side of the GRANVILLE STREET bridge).
NOTE: busy summer afternoons can see very heavy traffic on Granville Island – best to come early or end of the day.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 12.7km away and that can be 15 minutes when traffic is light up to much much longer in rush hours (morning and afternoon). Taxi and limousine service is available from the airport. Note: Vancouver does not yet have UBER service.
FALSE CREEK FOOT FERRIES
Our immediated body of water is serviced by a network of small ferries and both FALSE CREEK FERRIES and AQUABUS use GRANVILLE ISLAND as a hub.
administrative line: 604.683.6837
LACEY (ext 50)
ANDRES (ext 51)
GENNY (ext 25)
COLIN (ext 13)
RICK (ext 101)
DOCK CREW number: 604.690.2628 (690-BOAT)
COOPER has been there for about a decade now & purchased a company that had been there since 1965 ~ SIDNEY is a true BOATING MECCA.
This is fantastic access to the GULF ISLANDS & their US SAN JUAN counterparts.
Everything you could need is right here – grocery store that lets you take the carts right into the marina, the whole downtown strip with easy pedestrian access ~ restaurants, bookstores & more. See our map to the left for points of interest.
VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT is just up the hill ~ a few nice takeoffs and landings visible from our docks!
direct: 604.683.6837 ext. 16
As you enter this world class marina we are the middle of three offices in the breezeway of the floating building (to your right).
The city of SIDNEY’S MAIN STREET is BEACON AVENUE ~ as it approaches the water it turns left & SEAPORT PLACE is the natural extension of this public walkway ~ right into the marina through the extra wide main dock.
Our boats are spread through the marina ~ on the main dock, C dock (mid size) & F docks (larger boats)
The marina is open to the public during the day – you will need to obtain a marina pass for access outside of business hours. A small deposit is left with the MARINA office next door.
Short term pay parking is available at the marina – long term parking nearby – check the map to see where to park long term.
DRIVE, FLY or FERRY – any way you get here the trip is nothing short of spectacular – check out this link for details
DAWN has been helping our guests for over 31 years and is delighted to help with your trip planning before your journey & to follow up afterwards once you have spectacular memories of this great location.
administrative line: 800.667.9833
OUR SHORE CREW
DAWN (ext 16)
OUR DOCK CREW
CORDELL (ext 38)
We’ve been there for over a decade now & we are expanding to serve you better ~ easy access to the most magical cruising grounds on the planet.
You can’t get any closer to the sound & have all these great services ~ groceries, restaurants, chandlery & so much more.
(valid MAY to SEPTEMBER)
Your coordination before and after the trip will be with the reservations line above.
When picking up and dropping off the boat, use the local 604.578.8000 line. Check-ins for early boarding are done from 4-6pm. If logistics prevent you from arriving at the prescribed time, we can arrange access with a lockbox at the marina.
Charters start and finish at 10am, so if you are boarding in the morning, we can start your boarding at 0830 hrs.
It is not possible for us to have an office at the dock site, so we do have a large van and the crew will be watching for you and have their phones with them at the prescribed times.
To get to the marina, come down to the foot of COURTENAY STREET, turn right and proceed to the north most marina access (past the ferry access and boat ramp).
The city has completed its new NORTH HARBOUR facility & we are pleased to currently have our fleet on A & B docks at the extreme NORTH end of NORTH HARBOUR. (Westview).
Marina access is restricted, so we will need to ensure you are able to access the marina and ask that you keep the gates closed at the request of the other marina tenants.
Short term parking is available at the marina – long term parking nearby – our dock crew will advise.
DRIVE or FLY – any way you get here the trip is nothing short of spectacular – check out this link for details
The COMOX ferry docks inthe middle of the Westview marina.
We are aproximately a 25-30 minute drive from the SALTERY BAY ferry terminal along HIGHWAY 101.
The AIRPORT (YPW) is directly up the hill ~ just a 2.5km (7 minute) drive. Scheduled service is available from Pacitic Coastal Airlines and the pilots can request a cab to be waiting for you on arrival. Flight times from YVR are aprox. 30 minutes and the flights are from the YVR SOUTH TERMINAL (free shuttle available from the main terminal).
Administrative line: 800.667.9833