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Harbour Air Seaplanes

Vancouver, Canada
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About Harbour Air Seaplanes
Come aboard for a scenic seaplane flight and experience an authentic west coast way of life. Out here, this is how we travel for work, for fun and sometimes just for the view! Join us for a tour or scheduled flight today and see BC the way we do. You've come all the way west, the only direction left to go is up!
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Vancouver Seaplane Tour

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.
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30 minutes
from $123.27

Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry

Explore the capital of British Columbia—Victoria on this exciting day trip from Victoria. Enjoy the thrill of traveling by seaplane, and see incredible panoramic views of the city, and the snow-capped mountain along the way. Once in Victoria, there’s no strict itinerary to stick to—instead, benefit from the freedom of planning a self-guided tour. Potential highlights include the Butchart Gardens, the Empress Hotel, Chinatown, and Oak Bay.
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8 hours
from $263.89

Vancouver to Victoria Seaplane Flight

Travel in style over the sights of Vancouver and land directly in the heart of Victoria a quick (and scenic!) 35 minutes later. Save yourself the frantic drive out to the airport or long waits at the ferry terminal by booking this Vancouver to Victoria Seaplane Flight. Check availability easily from this page and take advantage of the low-price guarantee when booking through Viator.
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35 minutes
from $199.06

Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver

Want to spend a day in Whistler but don’t want to lose a day just in travel time? This round-trip seaplane flight from Vancouver provides the perfect solution. This convenient transport package includes two 35-minute flights between Vancouver and Green Lake in Whistler, as well as a shuttle service to and from Whistler Village or a bike rental. Spend the day or just an afternoon discovering the sights and sounds of Whistler, and end on a high note with a return flight to Vancouver.
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9 hours
from $373.46

Glacier Sightseeing Experience by Floatplane from Whistler

Take to the skies and enjoy breathtaking views over Canada’s rugged mountainscape on this 30- or 40-minute glacier sightseeing experience by floatplane from Whistler. Hop into your flightseeing plane near Green Lake and take your seat. Then, watch as the land disappears beneath you and soar high over Whistler’s rugged terrain. Admire panoramic views over the region’s mighty glaciers, soaring peaks, shimmering lakes and dense forests. Listen as your pilot shares insight into the valleys’ rich geography, and upgrade your tour for a further 10 minutes’ airtime.
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30 minutes
from $156.25
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MuyFun wrote a review Feb 2021
Newport Beach, California85 contributions100 helpful votes
We flew over to Victoria Island. They were very accommodating and helpful. Highly recommended. Pilots were very safe and was a fun experience to fly on a floatplane.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes
Responded Mar 2, 2021
MuyFun, thank you so much for your review - we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time in the air, and on the ground. We are also thrilled to hear our team members were helpful and accommodating, providing you with a memorable experience! We really hope to see you again soon, - Harbour Air Seaplanes
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KM wrote a review Feb 2021
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Harbour Air offers a cargo service which we have used off and on for the past 5 months. I run a business and we fly product from Vancouver Island to the Sunshine Coast. We we first wanted to fly product to the Sunshine Coast, I phone both Harbour Air and Sunshine Coast Airlines to find out what their rates for cargo was. I told them what we would be flying, and what the weight would be ruffly. Both companies stated that cargo is billed by weight, and gave me the pricing for the weights. Yesterday i went to drop off our product from the morning flight to the sunshine coast. I was told that i would be charged $80 + tax ( the price of a seat ) to fly my cargo to the coast. I was then told that cargo is billed based on weight and DIMENSIONS. I was shocked. We have flown with them before and never been charged like this. Paying that much for cargo is not a feasible option. I now had to run over to the other airlines and book the mid day flight with them (they weren't running a morning flight that day.) This now caused me to miss my appointment, and have to wait around all morning for the next fight, of which i paid $30 + tax to fly to cargo to the sunshine coast. There were multiple issues - when i enquired about flying cargo in last fall i was told that cargo is billed by weight. When we had flown other items, it was done by weight. - the staff could tell by my reaction that i had never been told this. They should have sent my cargo by weight and informed me of how it would be moving forward. Instead the staff just stood there and said its a seat price. I can no long depend on harbour air for reliable service. My product was delayed shipment, vendors were expecting it, the delivery on the sunshine coast side was inconvenienced and had to charge their schedule. I missed an appointment and delayed everything happening that morning. I will no longer be flying with Harbour Air and will Support the other local airline instead.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes
Responded Mar 2, 2021
9393km, thank you for taking the time to share this experience with us and we are sorry to hear our services did not meet your needs on that day. In 2020, we updated our freight services to create a familiar shipping experience to align with other major couriers, being able to offer flexible prices depending on the needs of our guests - whether you are looking to send freight on the next flight, have it by end of day, or the next day. Whatever guests' needs, all freight is calculated by weight and dimensions. That being said, it is extremely rare we would suggest a guest to pay for an additional seat to cover the cost of their freight. We would be happy to ensure your freight service was appropriately priced for your needs, and would appreciate the opportunity to look into this for you. If you can please reach out to our Customer Care team at customercare@harbourair.com, we'd be happy to speak. We appreciate you shipping with us over the year, and we looking forward to speaking, - Harbour Air Seaplanes
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askarian wrote a review Oct 2020
18 contributions3 helpful votes
Do NOT book with them unless you are willing to have your flight canceled less than 2 hours before, with no alternative means of getting to your destination. They are too cheap to have fog technology in their planes, fine. Then at the very least there should be a shuttle service or something other than me paying $500 to a ride share or taxi to get to a ferry. The best part is after everything, they will ignore your email when you ask for a refund for the flight they canceled and you didn't take.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes, General Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes
Responded Nov 9, 2020
Hello askarian, thank you for writing in about your experience. The safety of our guests is extremely important to us. While it is rare we are forced to cancel a flight due to weather, when these cancellations occur, we do our best to help guests find alternate travel options – we are sorry to hear the transportation that was available to Vancouver did not meet your needs. While we can see your flight was refunded in full, please keep an eye for an email from our Customer Care team to discuss your experience. Kind regards, - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
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Lance G wrote a review Sep 2020
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You always get a window seat! The Twin Otter plane is super fun, and the views were spectacular. I did this trip both ways, and it was super easy, and probably the same price as the ferry if you account for all the TIME i saved. We all know, time is money...
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes
Responded Sep 25, 2020
307lanceg, thank you for the review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent flight and value the time savings and convenience that comes along with travel with Harbour Air! - Harbour Air Team
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Elena B wrote a review Sep 2020
9 contributions10 helpful votes
Our friends got us a gift card a while ago and I can't believe we waited so long to take this tour!!! This was so much fun and the tour really captures how breathtaking Vancouver looks from the air. We would love to check out other tours now!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes
Responded Sep 25, 2020
elenavburch, we are so happy to hear you had a great time with us! We are thrilled to hear your received a gift card for a tour, and hope we are able to welcome you aboard another! - Harbour Air Team
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