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Harbour Air Seaplanes

Address: 90 Front Street | Unit 1A, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H7, Canada
Phone Number: 250 714 0900
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Ranked #5 of 31 Activities in Nanaimo
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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Was looking for an option to reduce my commute from Van Island to YVR to pick up my rental car and head across the border. Harbour Air's schedule, price and locations were the ideal solution. The Nanaimo crew were pleasant, with complimentary papers in the waiting room. I was the last to board the plane - as a result, had... More 

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

Dear JVC-YYC, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about our service; we are delighted you enjoyed your flight with us. We also sincerely appreciate you letting us know about your experience using our shuttle service. Your feedback has been forwarded to our Vancouver South base manager to ensure that our guests continue to receive the efficient... More 

Comox, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Excelent flight and on time service and People have been friendly and helpfull. The best way to travel acrosse the sea from Vancouver Island to the mainland

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care coordinator at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Viktor D, Thank you very much for the 5-star review! We love hearing that you enjoyed our services to the airport and sincerely appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR | WHISTLER AIR More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The 30 minutes scenic flight we booked for ourselves and our European visitors was excellent! Our friend who always wanted to fly in a seaplane was able to sit in the copilots seat and wear headphones to listen to the captain. Our flight flew over the gulf islands near Nanaimo providing very beautiful views of our coastline. This was also... More 

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

Dear Barbiedoll55, Thank you very much for the wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you and your friends thoroughly enjoyed your first floatplane experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you on board again soon for more adventures! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR | WHISTLER AIR More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Perfect and fast way to get from Vancouver Island to the Vancouver Airport! Our pilot flew an extra loop over a group of orcas! Wow! Online price of 69$ is reasonable. You get an express flight and a free shuttle to your departure gate at Vancouver Airport!

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

Dear Stefan J, Wow, what a great way to end your trip to BC! Thank you for choosing Harbour Air to connect to the airport. We sincerely appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR | WHISTLER AIR More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

What a great experience not to mention a fast and cheap way to get from Nanaimo to Vancouver airport or harbour. The flight takes less then 20 minutes and there is no messing around, turn up, check in, grab a free coffee and pastrie, board and go. The planes are basic and loud but that just adds to the fun.... More 

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

Dear clivemc, Thank you very much for including Harbour Air in your travel plans and for taking the time to write such a great review. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and the convenience of our Vancouver airport services. We trust you had an awesome time in BC and hope to have the... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

What a wonderful way to travel! I was lucky enough to be allowed to sit next to the pilot for the flight so could fully enjoy the spectacular views of both the mountains and sea. The staff at the harbour were very friendly and helpful. There are also complimentary coffee and snacks while you wait for your flight.

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

Dear LouMD, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us and our TripAdvisor readers. It is always wonderful to hear from our guests and how much they’ve enjoyed their flight. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR | WHISTLER AIR More 

bermuda
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
13 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Way better than the ferries. My goodness you can get from Nanaimo to Vancouver or visa versa in 20 minutes! Downtown to downtown. They often have specials so if your flexible to the exact time of day you can go way cheaper.

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

Dear janisc, Thank you very much for your 5-star review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the convenience of our service and hope you had a wonderful flight. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR | WHISTLER AIR More 

Nanoose Bay, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A very fast, convenient way on and off the Island. A great way to see the scenery around Vancouver Island.

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

Dear Me T, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience on our flights and for recommending our services between Nanaimo and the Mainland. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR | WHISTLER AIR More 

Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Most impressed by their small, friendly company. Knowledgeable staff, great pilot and WAY CHEAPER to fly from Nanaimo to Vancouver than the other major carrier.

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer care Coordinator at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear 380JohnA380, Thank you for sharing your experience on our service with our TripAdvisor readers and for the wonderful feedback about our crew! It is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR | WHISTLER AIR More 

Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Good service to the island; transport as well as scenic views, if it is a clear day. Ferry is for cars and for a slow crossing. The "float plane's is the most efficient way of getting about the islands.

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

Dear Nissology, Thank you very much for your 4-star review and for recommending our services; it is sincerely appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR | WHISTLER AIR More 

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