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The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« on: August 26, 2015, 07:00:42 AM »
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The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise - OE

Taking place during the day on Thursday 8th September 2016, this is your first chance to show off your 1960's costume - provided you dare travel downtown in it??? Costume is not compulsory to join the cruise.

A great way to get into the convention spirit, to meet up with your fellow-Gaters and to see the beauty of Vancouver from the water


SORRY, THE HARBOUR CRUISE IS NOW FULL
Waiting list suspended, sorry if you weren't able to make it this time


Welcome Aboard!


The Queen of Diamonds

We are organising an optional extra activity for you on Thursday 8th September 2016 - a three hour Vancouver harbour cruise on board The Queen of Diamonds in the company of Richard Dean Anderson, Dan Payne, David Winning, Dan Shea, Bruce Woloshyn and representatives from Sea Shepherd.

The ticket price for the cruise is US$95
This includes:
  • bus transport from and back to the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
  • a three hour daytime harbour cruise
  • lunch on board (pre-selected choice of Westcoast Barbecue or Seafarer's Luncheon)
  • the opportunity to chat to representatives from Sea Shepherd and to rub shoulders with some of our guests in an informal atmosphere
  • Exclusive limited edition cruise collectible (design TBA), only available to those taking part on the cruise.

The Queen of Diamonds will be cruising through False Creek past Granville Island, Stanley Park. West Vancouver Shoreline to Pt Atkinson, Anchorages, (note, NOT Anchorage, AL!!), back through False Creek and a view of Science World

The cruise operator reserves the right to substitute the Queen of Diamonds with an alternative vessel should it be necessary.
Passengers are entirely liable for their own personal belongings. This includes the shuttle bus service - you are not allowed to leave personal belongings on board the bus whilst on the cruise.


1960's costume optional

Spaces on the cruise are strictly limited so make sure you grab your tickets when they go on sale in the New Year.
As Christmas is fast approaching we have decided to launch ticket sales for this event in January. However we have set up a registration form at the link below, so you can get your name on the list and express your interest in the cruise. Once tickets go on sale, priority will be given to those on the registration list. We do also need to hit a minimum number to make the cruise viable, so this pre-registration will greatly assist in that.

As Thursday is also the main registration day for the convention, we will have priority lines and times for those taking part in the cruise, and you will also be back at the hotel in plenty of time for the Meet and Greet party that evening.

Departure time from the hotel will be posted when tickets go on sale

Please note - you MUST hold a convention ticket to take part in the harbour cruise. Extra details may be added to the cruise description between now and when tickets go live.

The boat has some disabled access. They do have a seat lift to the washroom level, with a wheelchair located on that level. There are 5 steps to come on the boat, which Crew can assist as needed. The boat cannot handle motorized wheelchairs.


L U N C H    M E N U

Seafarer's Luncheon - Penne Arrabbiata. (V)
  • Pasta noodles noodles tossed in a scrumptious tomato, fresh Italian herbs and vegetables sauce. Served with grated parmesan cheese.
  • Caesar Salad - With homemade seasoned croutons & freshly-grated Parmesan.
  • Thai Noodle Salad
  • Fresh Brewed Tea & Coffee

OR

Westcoast Barbecue
  • BBQ Chicken & Beef Burgers.
    Enjoy the sights unfolding around you as our chef flips his magic on the barbecue. Nothing beats burgers grilled out at sea. Garnished with your choice of lettuce, tomato, cheese, onions, pickles & various other condiments.
  • Potato Salad
  • Fresh Brewed Tea & Coffee

The cruise company have said they are happy to offer a Vegan option on both course options so please make sure you indicate Vegan if required when the tickets go on sale.



The dining room on board
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Re: The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2015, 05:20:27 PM »
Definitely signing up for the cruise!
 

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Re: The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2015, 07:01:51 PM »
Cruise looks awesome! Let's home for sunny mild weather as the good times are definitely guaranteed. :)
 

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Re: The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2015, 08:58:12 PM »
Speaking of weather, what is the average temperature in Vancouver in September? Rainy season?
 

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Re: The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 09:24:49 PM »
Speaking of weather, what is the average temperature in Vancouver in September? Rainy season?

It's usually pretty warm during the day, but it can get a little chilly in the evenings.

This will show the current weather in Vancouver and some historical/average data:
http://www.weather.com/weather/monthly/l/CAXX0518:1:CA
 
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Re: The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2015, 08:24:31 AM »
Speaking of weather, what is the average temperature in Vancouver in September? Rainy season?

The few times I was there, both in August, it was warm during the day with the sun shining, but a light jacket was needed for the evenings. Also, I'd bring a rain jacket or umbrella. We had rain one day when we went to Lynn Canyon but it was mostly just a mist that quickly moved off in a few hours.

The Pacific Northwest area is a temperate rain forest area so a good amount of rain throughout the year and moderate temps. My kind of weather. ;)
 
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Re: The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2015, 11:51:36 PM »
Speaking of weather, what is the average temperature in Vancouver in September? Rainy season?

The few times I was there, both in August, it was warm during the day with the sun shining, but a light jacket was needed for the evenings. Also, I'd bring a rain jacket or umbrella. We had rain one day when we went to Lynn Canyon but it was mostly just a mist that quickly moved off in a few hours.

The Pacific Northwest area is a temperate rain forest area so a good amount of rain throughout the year and moderate temps. My kind of weather. ;)

Very good to know.
 

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Re: The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2015, 02:13:39 PM »
Is there a limited number of tickets for the cruise?
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Re: The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2015, 02:39:28 PM »
I'm on the fence for the cruise...
I sooo want to go on it, it sounds amazing!
 

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Re: The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2015, 10:31:59 AM »
USNavy Retired. I like cruises.
 
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Re: The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2015, 11:25:41 AM »
Will this cruise take place before or after the con?
I'd like to start looking for flights. ::)
 

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Re: The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2015, 01:44:47 PM »
The date etc is just under the photos in the first post
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Re: The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2015, 02:31:55 PM »
Thank you!
Was too blind to see it.  :-[
 

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Re: The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2015, 02:59:51 PM »
Thank you!
Was too blind to see it.  :-[

There's a LOT of information on here... if you're reading fast, it's easy to miss. =)
 
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Re: The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2015, 11:17:58 AM »
PC - any activity marked PC means that it takes place Pre-Convention
OE - any activity marked OE is an Optional Extra and involves the purchase of a ticket add-on
FE - any activity marked FE means Free Entry and is included in your main convention ticket

The Vangroovy Harbour Cruise - OE

Taking place during the day on Thursday 8th September 2016, this is your first chance to show off your 1960's costume - provided you dare travel downtown in it??? Costume is not compulsory to join the cruise.

A great way to get into the convention spirit, to meet up with your fellow-Gaters and to see the beauty of Vancouver from the water


  • Ticket price for the 3 hour cruise will be announced soon and must be purchased in advance through the Gatecon website
  • Cruise departs from the Waterfront. Time TBC. Click HERE for departure point map
  • During the cruise there will be the opportunity to talk to representatives from Sea Shepherd
  • We expect some of our special guests to be on board
  • Important - you will need to make your own way down to the waterfront for the cruise. The Skytrain runs from the Sheraton right down to the Waterfront at a cost of $4 single journey and the journey time is approx 25 minutes plus 5-10 minutes walk to the cruise departure point
  • The ship will be available to board up to one hour prior to the departure time of

For more Skytrain info click HERE

Hi Richard,

I know you're mega busy sorting tickets and sending the manual confirmations of tickets purchased BUT just a quick question. Will you inform us ahead of time as to when tickets for this excursion and the others will go on sale? :)

Thanks for all the hard work!

Gemma x