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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 144 Activities in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours, Transportation
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Santa Monica, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everyone on our flight walked off with a huge smile. We took the scenic flight, about 20 minutes in the air seeing Victoria from the sky. Our pilot, Max, was incredible. Our six year old sat next to him the entire flight and had the time of his life. You taxi out in the water, accelerate and soon you are... More

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Boston
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218 reviews 218 reviews
40 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Everyone we encountered here-front desk staff, pilots-obviously love their job(s). People are helpful, cheerful-you name it. The Vancouver terminal has free coffee, pastries, newspapers and is the perfect place to hang out waiting for you flight. The tours are varied-and the airline also flies regularly scheduled routes to Victoria and Whistler-as well as charters. Wow-they were wonderful.

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

Dear mookie61, Thank you very much for the 5-star review and for mentioning our wonderful staff! We are delighted that you had such a fantastic time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR | WHISTLER AIR More

Whitstable, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

After a short but necessary safety briefing we set off on a fantastic flight over the islands, up into the mountains and over the glaciers. Plenty of photo opportunities with beautiful views. Take the longer tour as the 10 minute flight is just around the bay. Very helpful staff , only criticism would be that the announcements weren't as clear... More

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

Dear middleagetravel, Thank you very much for your 5-star review and for recommending our service! It’s wonderful to hear that you had a fantastic experience on our flight and that we exceeded your expectations. Your note about the announcements has been forwarded to the appropriate manager. We look forward to welcoming you back for more adventures! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE... More

Mississauga, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Having been to Vancouver a couple of times, I could sit and watch the seaplanes come in and take off all day long. This year for my birthday, my husband and I came to Vancouver from Toronto for 4 days. We took the mail run with Harbour Air. Tight quarters for sure but loved, loved, loved it. Taking off and... More

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

Dear Travelforever60, Thank you very much for the wonderful review! Looks like your had an amazing time on the Mail Run tour and we really appreciate you sharing your experience with our future guests! Thanks again for the recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you on board on your next West Coast getaway! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR... More

Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is one of those bucket-list experiences that you either know you must do, or simply have no interest. For those in the former category, it's a trip you won't soon forget. While the sea plane tours range from 20 minutes to nearly 80 minutes, I would recommend the longer trip (Alpine Lakes and Glaciers tour) as you get a... More

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

Dear akostich_11, I would like to thank you kindly for taking the time to write such a detailed review and for sharing your beautiful photos of the Alpine Lakes and Glacier tour with our future guests. We are delighted to hear that you loved the flight and enjoyed the stunning views of our backyard. I also would like to apologize... More

Oxford, UK
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69 reviews 69 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We rode the mail run flight, stopping at two island ports, disembarking at Salt Spring Island and took two cycle rentals as part of the package. We loved the flights - a brilliant experience, but if you are not used to cycling in the Rockies, then do not bother with the cycle tour - I'm surprised the company offer this... More

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

Dear WorldTravellerTony, Thank you very much for your review about our Mail Run tour. We are really happy to hear that you had a fun day and loved your flight. We also sincerely appreciate your feedback regarding the bicycle excursion. Your comment has been forwarded to our sales department for review. Again, thank you for taking the time to write... More

Fremont, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Minus: Our flight was overbooked by one person. I heard the pilot say, "that's not uncommon". He also added that it wouldn't have been a problem except they were already at the weight limit. The planes aren't exactly comfortable. Tight quarters for sure. Plus: It was a great adventure to take off and land in the water. I was flying... More

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

Dear Maria H, I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your flight with us and sincerely appreciate your feedback. I would like to re-assure you that Harbour Air would never intentionally overbook its flights and I am very sorry to hear that this was implied by one of our pilots. Harbour Air strives to provide the best customer service... More

Victoria, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

While living in the Cowichan Valley oin Vancouver Island I had to attend a meeting in downtown Vancouver. It was very convenient to fly from Maple Bay (near Duncan) to the Vancouver Harbour and was not much more costly than driving (and its ferry costs) and was much more convenient. Reservations and flights were very professionally handled by Harbour Air... More

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

Dear advoctae, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about our service. We really appreciate the review and your recommendation of our Gulf Islands’ flight. We love to hear that you enjoyed the convenience and professional service we aim to provide and we look forward to welcoming you on board again soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR... More

Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I enjoyed a great trip to Victoria for the day from Vancouver on Harbour Air. Everything went smoothly, from the check-in, to the flight and the view from the plane was spectacular. It was well worth the money.

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

Dear woolercoaster, Thank you so much for the 5-star review and for recommending our service to our TripAdvisor readers. It is a pleasure to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you on board again soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR | WHISTLER... More

canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Just like the title says, go on this short flight. Awesome views of the coastline, city and mountains

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

Dear Roadtraveller196, Thank you very much for your vote of confidence! We’re thrilled to know that you loved your flight and can’t wait to welcome you again soon! CAROLE STURM CUSTOMER CARE COORDINATOR HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES | WESTCOAST AIR | WHISTLER AIR More

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