Frequently Asked Questions

General

YES we are! Vancouver Water Adventures is a family owned and operated Sea doo, Zodiac, Paddleboard and Sea Kayak rental and tour operator in the Heart of Vancouver. We have 2 locations, Kitsilano Beach and Granville Island. We offer a great working environment with the ability to grow your skills as you learn new ones.

 We are currently hiring full time positions for the summer of 2016. Our season runs from May 1st to September 30th. Looking for fun, enthusiastic, fit and outgoing personalities to round out our team for this summer. If you think you would be a great fit for our team and are interested in applying for any of the available positions please send your cover letter and resume to info@vancouverwateradventures.com.

 

All applicants must posses the following Qualities:

·      Enjoy working as a team yet more than capable to handle tasks alone.

·      Outgoing, highly motivated, punctual, friendly, approachable and HARD WORKING.

·      Passionate about showcasing Vancouver's beauties and landscape to tourists/locals alike.

·      Maintain an understanding of safety regulation importance

 

Stand up Paddle Board Instructor/Guide:

 Qualifications Required:

·      Standard first aid (40 hour and 80 hour first aid courses are preferred)       

·      Paddle Canada Stand up Paddle certification (We do run this 3 day course every spring)

·      SUP experience preferred

 

Job duties include yet not limited to:

·      Leading or assisting to lead clients on paddleboard excursions, lessons and tours

·      Checking all equipment prior to departure

·      Sending out paddleboard rentals

·      Preparing clients with waivers and payment

·      Fitting clients with proper gear

·      Open and close Beach front or Granville Island store fronts

·      Aiding clients with launch and returns

·      Following through will all safety procedures

 

Sea doo Instructors/Tour Guides

Qualifications Required:

·      80 hr ofa level 3 first aid or 90 wilderness

·      Sea doo guide course (VWA runs this course once every spring)

 

Job duties include yet not limited to:

·      Checking all equipment before departure

·      Leading or assisting to lead clients on Sea doo Excursions.

·      Instruct renters with our PWC course and issue 1 day boaters license

·      Preparing clients with waivers and payment

·      Fitting clients with proper gear

·      Open and close Beach front or Granville Island storefront.

·      Aiding clients with take off and landings

·      Fueling machines

 

Zodiac Boat Tour Guides:

Qualifications Required: 

·       SVOP

·       VHF Radio Op Certificate

·       Marine First Aid

 

Job duties include yet not limited to:

·      Assisting Clients throughout the booking, waiver and/or payment process

·      Fitting Clients with proper gear

·      Checking all equipment prior to departure

·      Operation of the Zodiac while narration of the tour

·      Maintain all safety regulations and protocols

 

SUP YOGA Instructor/Guide:

 Qualifications Required:

·      Standard first aid (40 hour and 80 hour first aid courses are preferred)

·      Paddle Canada level 1 instructor Paddle Board.

·      Yoga Certification (Min 200 Hours)

 

Job duties include yet not limited to:

·      Leading or assisting to lead clients on SUP YOGA practices

·      Teach clients from beginner to advanced levels

·      Preparing clients with waivers and payment

·      Fitting clients with proper gear

·      Open and close Beachfront or Granville Island storefront.

·      Aiding clients with launching and returns

 

Sea Kayak Instructor/Guide:

Qualifications Required:

·      Standard first aid (40 hour and 80 hour first aid courses are preferred)

·      Paddle Canada level 1 instructor Sea Kayak certification or equivalent.

 

Job duties include yet not limited to:

·      Leading clients on Sea Kayak Excursions, tours and rentals

·      Teach clients from beginner to advanced levels

·      Preparing clients with waivers and payment

·      Fitting clients with proper gear

·      Open and close Beachfront or Granville Island storefront.

·      Aiding clients with take off and landings

 

Have a look at our tours section for full details. There are no tours for the Waterbikes and Paddleboards.

Our last send out is for 1 hour and it departs 1 hour prior to close

Jetski Rental

Yes! Call us at 604.736.5155. Please arrive ½ hour prior to booking.

The driver of the craft must have a valid drivers license. Riders without a valid drivers license and above the age of 6 years may still ride the craft in the passenger position for an extra fee.

Jetski Tours

Yes and it is encouraged. Call us at 604.736.5155. Please arrive ½ hour prior to booking.

The driver of the craft must have a valid drivers license. Riders without a valid drivers licence may still ride the craft in the passenger position for an extra fee.

Kayaks

Kayaks average about 10km/h but it all depends on the rider.

Children under the age of 16 are required to have adult supervision for general safety however.

Paddleboards

We are busiest between 2 and 4. Weekends and holidays are particularly busy. If all our boards are on the water we simply put you on a wait list for the next available board. To keep things fast and efficient you have to come into the office and pay before we add your name to the wait list. We always recommend coming in early to avoid long wait times.

No, generally standard swimwear will do. If you wish to have a wetsuit you may rent one from us at time of rental for $5.

No, paddleboards are a first come first serve basis. Our busiest times are weekends and afternoons. If you call prior to coming in we can give you an idea of our availability but we can make no guarantees.

While there are no enforced age limits, we do not recommend this for children under 12.