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Harbour Air Seaplanes

Unit #1 Burrard Landing, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2C6, Canada
1.800.665.0212
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Ranked #21 of 140 activities in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours, Transportation
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gabriola bc
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I often use this service for both personal and business trips. It is a cost-effective alternative to the land-based airlines subject to the proviso that it is shutdown by fog and does not operate at night. the flights are more interesting than land flights and with less hassle at the terminals. the seats are not spacious and getting in and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Had a few hours to kill in Nanaimo so took a view from the air. Helpful booking staff, friendly chatty pilot, super smooth take off and landing with amazing views as you fly very low. Could be considered slightly expensive hence the four and not five stars but will be a never forgotten experience.

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on the move
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A fantastic experience and one not to be missed. We booked on line a few days before our trip and managed to get real bargain airfares for a late afternoon flight from Vancouver to Victoria. After checking out of our hotel at noon we planned to leave out bag at the terminal and wander downtown until our flight, but the... More

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

Dear planbee, Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for recommending our service. We are thrilled that our front desk staff made your experience even more enjoyable and we hope you were able to make the most of your time in Victoria. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR... More

Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I were visiting Vancouver and we both have always wanted to experience flying on a sea plane. We booked a trip to Victoria Island which is an easy 35 minute flight. When you arrive by the Vancouver seawall, it's very easy to locate the building to check in for the flights, since the sea planes are parked... More

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

Dear Rick K, I would like to thank you very much for choosing Harbour Air for your first seaplane experience! We really appreciate the detailed review and your recommendation. It is a pleasure to hear that you and your wife had a great time on the flight and enjoyed the great service our crew provided you. We look forward to... More

Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was a cloudy day when we went but that didn't take away from the experience at all. It was fantastic and exciting.

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

Dear Jame K, Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We love to hear that you had a great time on your tour despite the weather and hope to have the chance to welcome you on board again on a sunnier day! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR | WHISTLER AIR More

Valrico, Florida
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186 reviews 186 reviews
134 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We wanted to get in the best views of Vancouver in the short time we had so we decided to pay the price, $321 for 2 adults & one child, plus a little extra to get the single window seats. The staff was extremely courteous and it turned out to be a great experience. While it is loud the crew... More

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

Dear edge8400, Thank you very much for sharing your experience and tips with our TripAdvisor readers and for recommending our service. We are delighted to know that your family enjoyed the tour and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR | WHISTLER AIR More

Fortaleza, CE
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I had to go to Nanaimo (Vancouver Island) three times on the same week - I was staying near Chinatown in Vancouver, so the trip by ferry would involve going all the way to Horseshoe Bay, then take the ferry to Nanaimo - more than 2 hours each way. So I've decided to use the seaplanes; that was a very... More

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

Dear Fmonteiro, I would like to thank you very much for choosing Harbour Air for your recent commute to the Island and for trying out one of tours. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and your recommendation and are thrilled that our staff made your experience even more enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon!... More

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you have the money (about 114 CAD for a 20 minute tour), do it. That is all I have to say. For the rest, use the complementary earplugs, sit back and enjoy the views. Well worth it when visiting this awesome city!

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

Dear LucasvanBerne, Thank you very much for the short and sweet review! We’re delighted to know that you enjoyed your flight with us and your time in Vancouver, and can’t wait to welcome you again soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR | WHISTLER AIR More

Warwickshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We took a sea plane flight with Harbour Air out of downtown Vancouver to Nanaimo. This is the first time we had ever been on a sea plane and it's the smoothest plane flight we have had even though it's in a single engine plane. The pilot was friendly, take off on time and landing so smooth you would hardly... More

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

Dear Mig7ab, Congratulations on your first floatplane flight! I am very happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the experience with us. Thank you very much for recommending our service and for your kind feedback regarding our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our flight to Victoria from Vancouver on the seaplane is an experience I'll always remember. We were fortunate to have a clear, beautiful day, so the views were beyond spectacular. This is a professional operation and is exceptionally well-managed. They even have an inflight safety video presentation on an i-Pad (not sure why, but I found this both amusing and... More

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

Dear Jeff P, Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your flight experience with our future guests. We’re delighted to be part of your fond memories of your vacation in Vancouver, and look forward to welcoming you again for another unforgettable experience! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST... More

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