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Vancouver Seaplane Tour provided by Harbour Air Seaplanes

Vancouver Seaplane Tour
4.5
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93% of travelers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Take to the sky over Vancouver on this seaplane tour with a skilled pilot 
Duration:
30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
7
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    7
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Mix up your regular way of doing—and seeing—things while visiting Vancouver, and experience the city from up in the air on this seaplane tour. Not only can you get perspectives and pictures of the city you wouldn’t get from a bus or walking tour, but you also take off and land on the water—adding a splash landing to all adventure seekers' Vancouver vacations.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See the city from up above for a unique, scenic vantage point
  • Return home with incredible aerial photographs from the flight
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot takes the stress out of going to a new place
What to expect
Meet for your seaplane tour on Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. Greet your pilot, hop aboard your small seaplane, and get ready for unique views and an aerial exploration of the city. Once seated and ready to go, the plane engine roars up, and you take off from the water and into the sky. During your around-30-minute sightseeing flight, catch views of Vancouver’s main attractions, including Stanley Park and the 2010 Olympic buildings. From the sky you can enjoy the sights of downtown Vancouver without being amidst the hustle and bustle of the crowded streets. Have your camera ready to take fantastic pictures. After your time soaring above the city, your pilot brings your seaplane down for a water landing in the harbor. Your tour ends at the same downtown location where you met your pilot. Please note: It is possible for flight times to change depending on weather.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See the city from up above for a unique, scenic vantage point
  • Return home with incredible aerial photographs from the flight
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot takes the stress out of going to a new place
What to expect
Meet for your seaplane tour on Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. Greet your pilot, hop aboard your small seaplane, and get ready for unique views and an aerial exploration of the city. Once seated and ready to go, the plane engine roars up, and you take off from the water and into the sky. During your around-30-minute sightseeing flight, catch views of Vancouver’s main attractions, including Stanley Park and the 2010 Olympic buildings. From the sky you can enjoy the sights of downtown Vancouver without being amidst the hustle and bustle of the crowded streets. Have your camera ready to take fantastic pictures. After your time soaring above the city, your pilot brings your seaplane down for a water landing in the harbor. Your tour ends at the same downtown location where you met your pilot. Please note: It is possible for flight times to change depending on weather.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3020_VAN1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 20-minute seaplane flight
  • Carbon offset levy
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Harbour Air Seaplanes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • Harbour Air Seaplanes, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre Unit #1 - 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3 The seaplane terminal is located at Burrard Landing in Coal Harbour, right along Vancouver’s iconic seawall. Parking is available at 1095 W Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All passengers travelling must be ambulatory in order to fly. A mobility assistance device, such as a wheelchair or cane, may be used by a passenger to get from the terminal to the aircraft, however, passengers must have the ability to walk on and off the aircraft with minimal or no assistance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please present photo ID at check in.
  • Check in 30 minutes prior to flight time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Inclusions
  • 20-minute seaplane flight
  • Carbon offset levy
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Harbour Air Seaplanes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Departure details
  • Harbour Air Seaplanes, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre Unit #1 - 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3 The seaplane terminal is located at Burrard Landing in Coal Harbour, right along Vancouver’s iconic seawall. Parking is available at 1095 W Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC.
Duration
30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All passengers travelling must be ambulatory in order to fly. A mobility assistance device, such as a wheelchair or cane, may be used by a passenger to get from the terminal to the aircraft, however, passengers must have the ability to walk on and off the aircraft with minimal or no assistance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please present photo ID at check in.
  • Check in 30 minutes prior to flight time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 20, 2022
A note from Vancouver Seaplane Tour
Passengers will be required to complete a health declaration form before travel Passengers may be denied boarding who may be deemed unfit to travel.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Harbour Air Seaplanes
    1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada
    Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre Unit #1 - 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3 The seaplane terminal is located at Burrard Landing in Coal Harbour, right along Vancouver’s iconic seawall. Parking is available at 1095 W Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC.
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    Harbour Air Seaplanes
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Your scenic seaplane flight departs from Vancouver's bustling harbor and takes you on a 20-minute flight around the city's skyline and surrounds
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    Pass by
    Vancouver
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
168 reviews
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Heather D
8 contributions
Oct 2021
Imagine -dark and tumultuous cloud closing-in on the City. A ray of sunshine streams down and lights our seaplane as it takes off, spray and spume flying! Then this incredible enormous city spread out before us! AMAZING! And the pilot was a great and funny guy too. He swept us over towards Bowen Island, and it too was lit by the sun amidst ominous cloud. There is so much more we want to explore now! Then we were off to the hanging bridge at Kitsilano. We did all the trails and elevated walkways, and then had a picnic before crossing back. It was so serene there...
Written October 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
heatherdF9574ZQ, thank you for including Harbour Air in your adventure, then taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow TripAdvisor users. Our team is genuinely dedicated to providing guests with the best possible service and we are thrilled we were able to ensure you had not only an amazing flight, but we made sure you had a good laugh! We look forward to seeing you again soon. - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
Written October 22, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Colin L
Windsor, Canada1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
Absolutely incredible experience with Harbour Air on Salt Spring Island. Our 10:30 am flight to Vancouver was canceled due to poor weather. The staff immediately advised us of alternatives including re-booking a later flight and ferry options. We re-booked knowing full well that the 1:20 pm flight may be canceled (and it was). The Harbour Air staff immediately issued us a refund and shuttled us to the ferry. The staff made us feel welcome to stay in the waiting area with coffee and snacks and provided exceptional service. Thank you so much!
Written April 4, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HarbourAirSeaplanes
M5293... Thank you so much for your review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience and appreciate your feedback about our customer service during weather interruptions. We are always here to help get our customers where they need to go, even when mother nature is working against us. Hope to welcome you aboard soon!
Written April 13, 2022
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Kevin M
Ladera Ranch, CA11 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful time during our flight. Seeing Vancouver from the air was amazing and the flight was very smooth during takeoff and landing. My only complaint was the listing device to here the pilot didn’t work but they refunded the cost for the device without question.

Overall it’s a tour you would enjoy even without a listening device.
Written September 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
480KevinM, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow TripAdvisor users. We are so glad to hear the experience was amazing, and when a hiccup came up, our team was able to do their best to make it right. Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back aboard soon! - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
Written September 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carmina R
12 contributions
I bought the seaplane / ferry tour and it was fun. The problem was that it was really foggy that morning, so we ended up fogged in for an hour and a half till our flight was able to depart, we were meant to leave at 9am and ended up going at 10:50am. Fortunately all the staff were really nice and helpful that offered to change our flight if the fog didn't dissipate.
Written January 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Carmina R, Thank you for writing in about your experience. The safety of our passengers and crew is always a top priority for us and we appreciated your patience that morning. Challenging weather days can be hectic, but our staff do their very best to keep everyone updated and informed. We are proud of our teams and always pleased to hear such wonderful feedback. Our staff are genuinely dedicated to providing guests with the best possible service. We really appreciate the review and welcome you back when you return. Sincerely, - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
Written January 22, 2020
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Robert
Pensacola, FL1 contribution
The views and flight were great. I am so accustomed to a tour guide approach with talking. Pilot flew only. No explaining of what we are seeing. And because they required “airplane mode” on our phone, I had no way to open even maps. Still a good tour.
Written June 1, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HarbourAirSeaplanes
Maps23 - We appreciate your feedback regarding the lack of commentary from your pilot. Due to the high volume of traffic in and around Canada's largest port, our pilots are strictly in contact with Air Traffic Control which does not allow for them to provide a commentary throughout the flight. However, we genuinely appreciate hearing about ways in which we can enhance guest experience and are grateful for your review. Looking forward to your next trip with us! Thank you for choosing Harbour Air.
Written June 1, 2022
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newbie_trav
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
Short but spectacular way to see the harbor and surrounding areas. The hidden gem is there is a small bar at the terminal where you can sit waterfront and watch the planes and boats come and go. Worth a stop even if you’re not flying
Written June 24, 2022
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Tim Shepherd
4 contributions
Float plane was a a life experience I always wanted to try. This was worth the wait. Cracking half hour. Would recommend anyone visiting g Vancouver to try it. Better value than the cable car to get a view of the city. Staff v professional as you would hope.
Written June 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HarbourAirSeaplanes
Thank you for your five-star review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience, and you choose to travel with us - we're thrilled to know we got to share a special day with you! Hope to see you again soon. - Harbour Air Viator Team
Written June 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rosemary
Burnaby, Canada3 contributions
Sep 2020
All staff at all levels from booking to check-in to harbour front were friendly & helpful. It was a superb experience and a pleasure to have dealt with everyone there. We found everyone competent as well. This was an adventure for my 9 year old nephew who has never flown via seaplane before. He described the experience as 'epic'!
Written September 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rougy1, thank you for such kind words. We work hard to provide world class service, and we sincerely appreciate hearing of your experience! Thank you for choosing Harbour Air for your nephew's very first seaplane ride, we hope to see you all again soon! - Harbour Air Team
Written September 25, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike K
Dudley, England, United Kingdom119 contributions
Apr 2022
An Amazing experience, I wish it could have been longer. Pilot was welcoming, friendly and professional. Seeing the city and surroundings was wonderful. If we could have communicated with the pilot (or a co-pilot to hear about what we were looking at, the aircraft, some history it would have been even better, but it was amazing as it was. A Great Memory of Vancouver.
Written April 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HarbourAirSeaplanes
MikeK171 - Thank you so much for your five star review! You truly said it perfectly, the flight does provide some wonderful scenery! We are proud of our teams and always pleased to hear such wonderful feedback. We appreciate your feedback regarding the lack of commentary. Due to the high volume of traffic in and around the harbours, our pilots are constantly in contact with Air Traffic Control which does not allow for them to provide a commentary throughout the flight. For those guests interested in a guided excursion, we do however recommend our FlyGuide Flight companion - a handheld multimedia device which offers pre-recorded audio commentary, photos, and maps in five different languages. This additional narration rental is CAD$10. Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back aboard soon!
Written April 25, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michelle B
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK16 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We took the 20 minute Vancouver seaplane tour. We had booked online prior to travelling to Canada and checking in on the day was seamless and efficient. Complimentary drinks and snacks were also available while you waited. Our pilot was fantastic throughout the whole journey, thinking about those on board and everyone wanting to get a good view on both sides of the plane. The journey was smooth and there was no bumpy take off or landing, which we'd expected. Can highly recommend this tour, a great way to see the region at a reasonable price, for a once in a lifetime experience.
Written March 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your five-star review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience. We are proud of our teams and always pleased to hear such wonderful feedback. We agree, the flight does provide some spectacular scenery! We appreciate the recommendation and we look forward to seeing you the next time you visit.
Written April 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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DaleTheTripRipper
DaleTheTripRipper
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Fly away
Seaplane ride from Vancouver to Victoria island was on my bucket list. Awesome ride and scenic views. Victoria isla
Jennifer R
Jennifer R
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Trip to Victoria
It was an amazing day! Great experience and everything was taken care of!! Definitely will do it again! If you are
413gerrieb
413gerrieb
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Great day out
Loved everything. The flight was on time and smooth. Our whale watching zodiac captain was knowledgeable and patien
TravelFoodieTex
TravelFoodieTex
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Exciting Seaplane Adventure
Exciting trip (about 30 minutes) over Vancouver Island. Very affordable. Easy to book and locate plane at the Inner
Wendy M
Wendy M
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Something different
How often do you gat the chance to go on a seaplane? This was fun, and the views wonderful. The crew were very help
The-Kunkels
The-Kunkels
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Vancouver like you’ve never seen it before- even as a local!
I have always wanted to take a flight on a float plane, so we booked the Vancouver Extended Panorama Tour for our 1
mrsrowland1997
mrsrowland1997
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Seaplane Vancouver to Victoria
The Seaplane flight is the best way to get to Victoria from Vancouver, especially if you’re limited with time or no
55Steelman55
55Steelman55
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A great night out
Very well organised with each part of the experience coming together to provide a memorable evening, from check in
Mike M
Mike M
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Wasted Opportunity to sell beautiful Vancouver!
This is entirely emphasising the added value that we COULD have had from a pilot who might have treated the five pa
_andy_g_packwood
_andy_g_packwood
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Good smooth flight
A very good smooth and efficient flight. I would definitely say this is the best way to get from Van to Vic or vice
Richard F
Richard F
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All about safety
Unfortunately on our way to Victoria the weather suddenly changed. Rather than take any risk the pilot immediately
yorks5267
yorks5267
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Great
A must do if you are in either Vancouver or Victoria. Whilst the seats are nowhere near spacious, look at the siz
RonaldoSnoopy
RonaldoSnoopy
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Very scenic way to travel
I always wanted to take the seaplane to go to Victoria and return and finally did it. Harbour Air ask you to arri
Getaway526059
Getaway526059
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Service Above and Beyond
Our early morning flight from Sechelt to Vancouver Airport South was being delayed due to over baggage on the fligh
AprilForbes
AprilForbes
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Awesome
What a wonderful day this has turned out to be.... Seaplane - very easy to check in and very helpful concerning my
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