The trip was awesome! Granny visited our boat up close and personal! The guide was wonderful and we loved the education and to know that part of our money goes to help the whales, Thanks
Patty & Ken Swanson – Arizona
Before boarding, we ask all guests to check-in at our office. From there we will provide directions for boarding your boat.
We are located on Granville Island, 5-10 minutes from most downtown hotels. There are many options for transportation to our office and departure point:1806 Mast Tower Rd. Vancouver, BC Canada V6H 4B6
Our office is on Mast Tower Rd., across the street from the Lobster Man, off Duranleau Street. (This is on the west side of the Net Loft building).
The # 50 (False Creek South) bus can take you directly from downtown Vancouver to the entrance of Granville Island. You can catch the #50 bus along Granville Street starting at Waterfront Station, heading south. Stay on the bus until West 2nd Avenue at Anderson St. Once off the bus, you will see the sign for Granville Island on your left hand side. Walk onto the island and stay on the left-hand sidewalk. After passing The Keg restaurant on your right, the next street on your left will be Mast Tower Rd. We are located on the left hand side and you will see a sign for Wild Whales Vancouver.
If you are staying elsewhere or would like more information on bus routes and schedules, please visit the Translink website and use their trip planner.
Disembark at Granville Island and head to Duranleau St., which starts near Bridges Restaurant (large yellow building at western end of Granville Island). Mast Tower Lane is about 100 meters ahead on the right hand side as you walk away from the water at Bridges Restaurant.
You can drive directly on to Granville Island and there is usually ample parking available in the morning, but it can become quite busy later in the day. Parking on Granville Island is restricted and you will be required to purchase an all-day ticket while on the tour. Parking for less than three hours is free, to park for more than three hours, you must purchase an all-day ticket. For more information about parking on Granville Island, click here. (Note: Do not leave any valuables in your vehicle. We will gladly store items while you are on your tour).
Taxis to Granville Island are readily available; trips from downtown to Granville Island will likely be around $ 10.00 for up to four people. Try Black Top Cabs, Yellow Cabs or Maclure’s Cabs, call for enquires about larger groups. There is a taxi stand on Granville Island, making the trip back very convenient.
Traffic on Granville Island is one-way and can move slowly. If possible, you may want to ask to be dropped at the entrance to Granville island. From here, walk on to the island, staying to the left-hand sidewalk towards Duranleau St. and you will reach Mast Tower Road in a couple of minutes.