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With up to 20 daily departures, you can fly between Nanaimo Harbour and downtown Vancouver, South Vancouver (YVR) or Sechelt on a scheduled service flight. Want to try flying on floats? Join us for a scenic panorama tour and experience Nanaimo from...more
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Reviewed yesterday

Anytime I want to get to Vancouver or Richmond quickly, I always fly Harbour Air. They have great customer service and I always enjoy the experience. I especially enjoy the complimentary tea/coffee and treats while you wait for your flight.

Thank Liz C
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded today

Liz C, We really appreciate the kind words about our teams in Nanaimo and Vancouver. I will be pleased to pass along this good news about their great customer service. Looking forward to your next flight with us! - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A short family break and a round trip on a float plane from Sechelt to Nanaimo BC. Check in was easy and luggage was weighed and taken for us. Free drinks, fruit, muffins and cookies were available while we waited to board. Children were even...More

Thank Godojudi
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded today

Godojudi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We appreciate you taking the time to review your recent scheduled flight from Sechelt to Nanaimo, and are pleased to hear you enjoyed our services and complimentary amenities. Looking forward to your next trip with us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time on a float plane. It was fantastic, and certainly beat my usual commute which is ferry/bus/sky train to the airport. Shaved off about 3 hours of time! The shuttle bus was full when we landed, but a taxi arrived within minutes and...More

Thank Robbie F
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Robbie F, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow TripAdvisor users! Having an additional three hours to your day really helps you get the most out of it! We are so happy to hear you love our services...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today, I witnessed one of the most genuine acts of kindness, respect, and outstanding customer from Shannon in the Nanaimo Harbour. There was an elderly customer that was a tad confused, she recognized this, spoke sweetly to him to decipher what he needed and where...More

Thank islandfoodie2000
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

islandfoodie2000, Thank you so much for the kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with fellow TripAdvisor users. We are proud of our teams and always pleased to hear such wonderful feedback. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018

We flew to YVR South with Harbour Air on a turbine otter as an alternative to the ferry. I was fun and fast and only cost $50 more than the ferry + taxi would have cost. Fast checkin and on time departure.More

Thank Kristie-Lynn M
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Kristie-Lynn M, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow TripAdvisor users! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience - the convenience and time savings just can't be beat! We look forward to your next flight with...More

Reviewed April 14, 2018

I travelled with my 5 year old on Harbour Air from Nanaimo to Vancouver. It was such an amazing experience!! Right from the start, the staff we very helpful, and in no time we had our boarding passes in hand, my little one was sporting...More

Thank little_gnome
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Hello little_gnome, Thank you so much for taking time to review our service! So great to hear you and your daughter had a wonderful flight and enjoyed the views of the Strait of Georgia. Looking forward to seeing you two again soon! - Harbour Air...More

Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

When travelling from Qualicum Beach to Sechelt on a regular route would take me an hour from home to the Nanaimo ferry terminal then 2hr from Nanaimo to Vancouver terminal. There would be a short wait..1/2 to hours to do the next time g to...More

Thank netlie
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank you Netlie! We are so happy our service helped smooth over your trip to the Sunshine Coast. It can be a lengthy experience taking transit and ferries to the Sunshine Coast, this is a prime example of why we have this route - ease...More

Reviewed April 6, 2018

I used them a few time and I was blown away from their service! The shuttle bus driver at Vancouver was very friendly and polite and asked how my Hawaii trip was. She drove with care and help load my bags in the bus also...More

Thank Avory B
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Hello Avory, Thank you for flying Harbour Air! We appreciate you taking the time to review our service. We work hard for our passengers and are so happy to hear our team blew you away - in the good way. Looking forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed February 21, 2018

I am a huge fan of Harbour Air. Easy to use and either harbour (downtown or South Terminal) convenient, well-priced. Just went from Vancouver to Victoria and made a huge mess of my return ticket. Staff Bernadette and Yulia went above and beyond to fix...More

Thank patsychom
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

Dear patsychom, Thank you for taking the time to share your review about your recent experience with Harbour Air. We understand that mistakes happen from time to time and our team of staff does their best to be adaptable and assist our guests in getting...More

Reviewed January 27, 2018

Got us from Nanaimo to Vancouver lickety split. A shuttle was waiting to take us to YVR. Service was excellent all around. They have a nice comfortable lounge in Nanaimo with coffee and newspapers available. They have really made this as comfortable and hassle free...More

Thank FarFlungStarling
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Dear FarFlungStarling, Thank you for your five-star review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience flying from Nanaimo to YVR and were able to utilize our lounge and shuttle service. Thanks for flying with us and we hope to welcome you aboard again...More

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clivecherry
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Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes | Property representative |
Hi clivecher, Thanks for your question! When you arrive at YVR we have a complimentary shuttle service that can pick you up and drive you to our terminal. Please find guidelines for pick up below. Alternatively a taxi... More
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