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Address: 90 Front Street | Unit 1A, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H7, Canada
Phone Number: 250 714 0900
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Why Ferry When You Can Fly?

I have become a real fan of Harbour Air. The route from YVR south terminal to Nanaimo is so convenient. No charge for parking near the Flying Beaver pub and no weight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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coquitlam, bc
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coquitlam, bc
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I have become a real fan of Harbour Air. The route from YVR south terminal to Nanaimo is so convenient. No charge for parking near the Flying Beaver pub and no weight restrictions on baggage. I have been fortunate to always pick beautiful blue sky days for the 20 minute flight and it makes "getting there" a real treat. The... More 

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Public Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear KitterCoquitlam_BC, Thank you very much for the glowing review! We are pleased to hear that our customer service levels are exceeding your expectations, the beautiful blue sky travel days definitely help. On behalf of our team at Harbour Air Seaplanes, we thank you for taking the time to write a write and hope to welcome you on board again... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This service is amazing. You travel via float plane. We went to the Vancouver Airport. You land at their terminal and their is a free shuttle to the airport terminal. It takes just 20 minutes of flight time. And the cost is very reasonable, much less than taking the ferry with a car and no parking to worry about.

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Thank John P
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Public Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear John P, We're not kidding! And we're pleased you've discovered British Columbia's best kept secret. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent trip with us in December. The time savings is no joke, we assure you! On behalf of our team at Harbour Air Seaplanes, we thank you for sharing your feedback and... More 

Victoria, Canada
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99 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

It is the best way to travel to Vancouver airport from Nanaimo. I booked online this 20 minute-flight for $80 each way. I took the first flight in the morning for a meeting and came back on a the last flight that afternoon. As mentioned in other reviews, they provide a choice of newspapers, coffee and snacks. The staff is... More 

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Thank DuncanColumbia
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Marketing & Community Relations at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear DuncanColumbia, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. -Harbour Air TripAdvisor team More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Been flying with Harbour Air for over 10 years both to downtown Vancouver and YVR. The staff and pilots are wonderful! Check in is fast and efficient, love the organic coffee and the new reserved seat! Now we have all the family using Harbour Air as it is faster and more efficient and the great customer service is amazing!

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1 Thank Nanaimo-Travellers2
HarbourAirSeaplanes, customer care coordinator at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Nanaimo-Travellers2, Thank you very much for your patronage and for the compliments! We sincerely appreciate you sharing your experience as a frequent flyer with our future guests. It is a pleasure to hear how much you and your family enjoy the convenience of our service and we look forward to welcoming you all on board again soon! Harbour Air... More 

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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

We were left with stressed heads and a super bad taste in our mouth after a booking a trip from Nanaimo to YVR a few years ago having rang a couple of hours prior to our flight whether it was going due to weather to be told we'd only be contacted 20 mins prior to check in as policy--this leaving... More 

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, customer care coordinator at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Michelle G, Thank you very much for your feedback! We are sorry to hear of your previous experience on a weather day and apologize for any inconvenience. Regrettably, operating seaplanes under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and water runways come with some challenges and limitations at times. We sincerely appreciate you giving us another chance and are delighted to hear... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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85 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a fun way to jump to the mainland of back to the island. A 20 minute flight, the view is amazing. They have cookies and coffee while you wait for your flight. A really nice pub on the mainland side.

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Thank Kieko55
HarbourAirSeaplanes, customer care coordinator at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Kieko55, Thank you kindly for your 5-star review and for choosing Harbour Air for your commute to the Mainland! We sincerely appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team More 

Ladysmith, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

After the birth of my first son in 2010, I found myself travelling from Whitehorse to Ladysmith multiple times a year for visits with just me and my boy. Public transit through Vancouver from YVR to the ferries, etc, just didn't seem like a viable option anymore (before the Canada Line was built. So I started travelling between Vancouver and... More 

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Thank Margaret_Dorraine
HarbourAirSeaplanes, customer care coordinator at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Margaret_Dorraine, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience on our service and for your kind feedback regarding our staff. We greatly appreciate your trust and continued business, and we will do our very best to continue to meet your family's needs in the future. Warm Regards, Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team More 

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62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Harbour air has always provided good friendly service. Free coffee, tea and shuttle advice to YVR. You ca accumulate points for your flights to redeem towards gift cards or future flights 👍🏼

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Thank Raffi65
HarbourAirSeaplanes, customer care coordinator at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Raffi65, Thank you very much for for your patronage and for taking the time to write about our service. We're delighted to hear how much you appreciate the convenience of our service and look forward to welcoming you on board again soon! Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team. More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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87 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It is so quick and all the staff is very polite and helpful. The planes are small but they get up and down before you even know it. Easily the best way to go.

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Thank Sexton5
HarbourAirSeaplanes, customre care coordinator at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Sexton5, Thank you very much for the 5-star review and for the recommendation! We sincerely appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear how much you enjoy the convenience of our service. See you again soon! Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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265 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Just returned from a 2 wk vacation overseas, spent the night at Fairmont Airport before coming home ... the concierge drove me to the South Terminal so I could get the Harbour Air flight I had reserved. Couldn't get better service if I tried . but WAIT - this float place ride to Nanaimo was an AMAZING way to go.... More 

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Thank S_Leach
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care Coordinator at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear S_Leach, We are pleased to hear you had a lovely time flying with us and enjoyed the magnificent views of our ‘backyard’. Thank you very much for your 5 star-review and for sharing your photos with our future guests. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon! Harbour Air Tripadvisor team More 

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