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Address: 1668 Duranleau Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S4, Canada (Formerly Ecomarine Ocean Kayak Centre)
Phone Number:
+1 604-689-7575
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Ecomarine offers kayaking and stand up paddleboarding (SUP) from 3 of...

Ecomarine offers kayaking and stand up paddleboarding (SUP) from 3 of Vancouver's best oceanfront locations: Granville Island, English Bay and Jericho Beach. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced paddler, Ecomarine offers rentals, lessons and a variety of local tours that are designed for your level.Our retail store on Granville Island is open year round stocking a wide range of ocean kayaks, SUP boards and specialty products including clothing and accessories for all your outdoor adventures.

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Kayak Tour - wonderful

I enjoyed a wonderful guided tour at English Bay! I was alone with the guide, because I was the only one to reserve at this time. It was very nice, the tour was adapted to the... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Montreal, Canada

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I enjoyed a wonderful guided tour at English Bay! I was alone with the guide, because I was the only one to reserve at this time. It was very nice, the tour was adapted to the weather and what I wanted to view on the bay. Would recommend for everyone looking for a nice kayaking tour!

Thank lhtrottier
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful guided tour of False Creek starting from the Ecomarine dock at Granville Island. The experience was extremely serene and enjoyable once getting used to the kayak in the water. Our guide was extremely helpful and knowledgeable in leading us through the proper techniques and safety tips. Bring a hat, sunscreen and bottled water for added comfort.

Thank Mark G
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

My son and I spent a great couple of hours kayaking around off Jericho Beach . The staff was very friendly and helpful and the kayaks were good makes and in good condition. It was a great way to get a perspective of Vancouver.

Thank cptyyg
Edmonton, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved the kayak tour! Selina, our guide, was wonderful. The weather was amazing and tour distance and length were just right. Well worth the price and would totally do it again!

1 Thank ZubyVK
West Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We did this as a team build Celina & rose were great guides . Very patient with those of us who might not have been as adept as others. It could have been a bit longer and I might have liked to go towards English bay rather than science world-just my suggestion

Thank MangiareBenissimo
Saskatoon, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I joined the Sunday morning paddle board tour of Flase Creek and had a wonderful experience. The group leader was terrific - lots of interesting information about the sights along the way, and a good paddle instructor as well. She kept our group with mixed abilities together and had everyone maneuvering like a pro by the end of the morning.... More 

Thank Shona I
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016

had a hard time carrying the kayak all the way to the beach. it's quite a long walk carrying a heavy kayak. the people in charge that day was not enthusiastic and seems to be more interested talking to each other.The guy is nice but he girl with her is not still we decided to kayak since we already planned... More 

Thank andie941
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

THE WEEKEND KAYAKING COURSE -- very very beginners $300 non refundable -- NOT ever refundable They don't tell you this on the website so I will: 1) if you have any health condition at all -- don't do it 2) if you are not a very strong ocean swimmer -- don't do it 3) if you are anxious about holding... More 

Thank Jeanette G
Ecomarine P, Ecomarine Paddling School Director at Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres, responded to this review

Dear Paddler, I’m sorry that you had a negative experience during our Beginner Weekend kayaking course. Since your initial complaint, we have since provided you with a full refund on your course fees. For over 30 years, ecomarine has had the pleasure of introducing hundreds of thousands of people to kayaking. We offer dozens of kayak courses and tours and... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We reserved a boat at 1 location, got there and were told they gave it away, so went to another location across town, the girl at the counter gave us a deal for our trouble, but when we returned the manager had increased our charges on us and said his location shouldn't be responsible for what happens at another. They... More 

1 Thank dubblife
Ecomarine P, Manager at Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres, responded to this review

I’m sorry your experience with Ecomarine was far from ideal. I have reached out to the manager at the other location explaining the situation and how he could have better handled the interaction; there was a communication error on our side and I apologize on behalf of Ecomarine. Additionally I have spoken to the staff here and expressed the importance... More 

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

We took the English Bay guided kayaking tour. It was fantastic! Our guide was super friendly and helpful. She made struck up conversations easily, and was extremely helpful is anyone felt uncomfortable or clueless. I highly recommend this tour. We even had some seals come up and visit for a bit. While the tours are $67 for one person, it... More 

2 Thank Alicia S

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