Taking a boat ride is a refreshing way to see a city's skyline and is much safer than climbing up the city's tallest building or hijacking a helicopter from government officials. Explore the water with today's Groupon: for $29, you get two adult admissions to the Vancouver Harbour Tour from Harbour Cruises & Events (a $59.90 value).
Named one of Vancouver's 11 essential stops by Vancouver Attractions, the Vancouver Harbour Tour from Harbour Cruises & Events invites passengers on a scenic and informative cruise aboard the majestic MVP Constitution paddlewheeler vessel. Don a pair of shades or a sorting hat while lounging on the luxury raft's outdoor deck as a guide waxes for approximately one hour about the picturesque port. Cruises meander through the Burrard Inlet, drifting past renowned sights such as Stanley Park, and the North Shore Mountains. Sojourners can soak up the sun or dip into the ship's two interior decks, where a fully licensed bar and snoring beat boxer keep travellers entertained. Jaunts depart at four different times throughout each day until the end of September. While not included in this deal, Grouponers can take a 40% discount on the sunset dinner or luncheon cruise upgrades.
Harbour Cruises & Events
Harbour Cruises & Events has ferried aquanauts across the waters of Vancouver Harbour for more than a century, elucidating the city's history and granting seldom-seen views of the skyline. On the MPV Constitution, one of Vancouver's only authentic paddlewheelers, guests can enjoy views of the city on the open-air deck, or below on the A and B decks where the luxuries of a fine-dining restaurant take to sea. The Sunset dinner cruise and the Indian Arm luncheon cruise, departing from headquarters at 501 Denman Street in Vancouver, make use of such fine settings to create floating meals of beef bordelaise and fresh British Columbian salmon accompanied by live music. Fireworks cruises, also departing from headquarters, celebrate the waning of summer with a buffet dinner and live DJ, letting couples get close and practice their breakdancing moves when everyone else is looking to the sky. All cruises sail out from headquarters at 501 Denman Street.