|Payment |||Interac, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver Lower Mainland|
|Getting There |||Granville Island|
|Cross Street |||Johnston Street|
|Office hours are 9AM to 5PM daily|
Profile Last Updated: March 18, 2009
Hop aboard one of Accent Cruises’ ships and ply the waters of English Bay, Coal Harbour and False Creek and fall in love with the city all over again. In business since 1987, Accent Cruises has the largest fleet of tour vessels in Vancouver. It offers five ships: The cozy M.V. Malecite (72 passengers), the heritage Vancouver Spirit (78 passengers), the grand yacht M.V. Eloquent (96 passengers), the M.V. Carousel, perfect for weddings (100 guests), and its flagship vessel and biggest ship, the Burrard Queen (220 passengers). The ships have outdoor decks, ideal for watching the sunset or a post-dinner stroll. On balmy summer nights, the decks are converted to outdoor discos where passengers can dance the night away (or until the ship docks at least!)
Some Popular Routes
Routes differ but they run the gamut of cruising to Bowen Island and Deep Cove where you can wave to kayakers and check out the multi-million dollar homes on the waterfront. Or, you can sail around Stanley Park, go under the Lion’s Gate Bridge, and see the lights from the three local ski mountains glittering in the distance. Another popular trail is along Kits Beach and Jericho Beach where the downtown lights are front and centre. Cruises take around two and a half hours.
A Sailing for Every Occasion
Reservations for dinner cruises can be booked online. Accent Cruises also has something special for events and holidays like Mothers’ Day, the annual Celebration of Light fireworks, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Ships can be chartered for private functions and company events, catering to groups anywhere from 10 to 400 people and host events from birthdays, stags, family reunions to team-building functions and customer appreciation parties. Menus change routinely but can include fresh BC salmon, chicken, pasta, salads, rolls, tea and coffee and dessert.
Parking: Granville Island has free parking and pay parking lots.