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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...more
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1055 Canada Pl | Unit #1 Burrard Landing, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0C3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Greeted my friendly staff, who advised us in various tours/trips and costings. When we bought our tickets for our 20min tour of surrounding area of Vancouver (£76/c$129). We were offered free teas, coffees and pastries for the café in the departure/lounge area. There were optional...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Neil M
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Neil M, Thank you so much for the wonderful review and choosing Harbour Air while vacationing in Vancouver! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour, sitting up front in the co-pilot seat certainly does make for a memorable flight. We hope to have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it is expensive but worth the trip. Super well organized, on-time boarding and departure and the view amazing. 35 mins in Victoria. The way back to Vancouver we took the ferry - 3 hours in total.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BrazilACA
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

BrazilAca, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It is so great to hear our on-time performance, professionalism and unique experience met your expectations. We hope these memories stick with you and yours for many years! - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of six adults decided to treat ourselves and charter a seaplane for 18 and what a great idea it was!. From our arrival at the harbour, checking in and then boarding the seaplane with Mike, our Captain, we felt like celebrities in first...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

NobbyWorcestershire, Thank you so much for the wonderful review and choosing to fly with Harbour Air! We are proud of our teams and always pleased to hear such wonderful feedback. I will be passing this along to Mike, who will be pleased to hear his...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I often fly with this company. It is obviously best on a nice day - it isn’t roomy and some planes don’t allow even your purse with you. So be prepared and pocket the things you want on the flight so you can give up...More

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

AHB007, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We really appreciate your loyalty to Harbour Air and recommending our services for a quick and convenient travel option. We are so pleased to hear you enjoy the unique perspective and had...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did my first business trip from Salt Spring Island to Vancouver Harbour which was an amazing experience. Everyone with this air service was amazing, friendly and helpful. A great experience and I cannot recommend them enough!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank martybragg
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

martybragg, Thank you so much for the kind words and recommendation! We are so pleased to hear you were able to take advantage of our services on your business trip to the area - not to mention the friendly and helpful service you were met...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent trip to Vancouver my wife said she she could do a float plane tour of Vancouver. Normally my wife does not like small planes so I quickly checked about taking a tour. The 10 and 20 minute tours of Vancouver were sold...More

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to sharing this detailed review with your fellow TripAdvisor users! We are pleased to hear you and your wife enjoyed the take off and landing, we do have to agree that it is smoother than regular land based aircraft...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing experience! This company and their staff really have their act together. Check in is easy and the staff are fantastic. The 30 minute flight to Victoria is breathtaking. What scenery! So beautiful. Take off and landings are so smooth you don't even...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kelly S, Thank you so much for the wonderful review and choosing Harbour Air! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience and appreciate your feedback about our customer service. The convenience of our service, beautiful views and exceptional staff are what so many...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was easy to reach by bus and a short walk. Great waiting lounge and lovely service all round. Overall was a lovely experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank grayburgtravel
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Graham B, Thank you for your four-star review. We're so pleased to hear the convenience of our service and location made Harbour Air the right choice for you! We hope to welcome you aboard in the near future. - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We decided to head to Vancouver Island by seaplane. It wasn’t the cheapest way to get there but it was an adventure in itself. Stunning views, so much fun taking off and landing on water. The flight crew and check in crew were all fabulous.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

SpaceWaitress1, Thank you for your five-star review! We're so pleased to hear you chose Harbour Air to travel to the island. We are here to get our passengers to where they need to go, and the stunning views that come along with that is major...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We booked this tour in advance when we knew we were coming to Vancouver. We got lucky with the weather, it cleared a couple of hours before our trip. Bad weather would certainly spoil the views. A seaplane tour was a first for us and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Samphe
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Samphe, Thank you for sharing your great experience with us! We are thrilled you had such a spectacular time on your Vancouver Classic Panorama, and the weather offered your group some amazing views. We also appreciate the feedback regarding the terminal's atmosphere, and will pass...More

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worldtraveller99
May 16, 2018|
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Response from Oxonboy | Reviewed this property |
Check the Harbour Air website. The Terms and Conditions state a minimum 25 minutes before flight time for check in. If you want to avail yourself of the free tea, coffee and biscuits I’d recommend bit longer!
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sezcotterz
March 4, 2018|
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Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes | Property representative |
Dear sezcotterz, You would not be charged if the tour was cancelled due to weather. We hope to welcome you on board soon! -Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
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frantaztika
December 2, 2017|
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Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your interest in flying between downtown Vancouver and Sechelt! During April there are two flights a day during the week and one flight a day on the weekends. You might also want to check to see if the... More
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MickeyworldOrlando
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Transportation between Vancouver and Victoria (7 Replies)
I am going with my family of 5 to Vancouver for 7 days in June. We will be visiting Victoria for 2 days in the middle of the week. We have taken Harbour Air Seaplanes in the past but looking to book round trip for 5 people (all adults) is over $2,000! I am looking at the ferries but between the travel to the ferry stations for both cities and the crossing time, it just seems to take too long. We will only be staying overnight in Victoria and I feel like I am losing too much time with the...More
May 06, 2015|
Response fromcruiseryyc|
Those are really your only two choices - fly or ferry. You could look at taking Pacific Coach Lines from downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria. It still takes the better part of four hours but you don't have to do the driving or waiting for a ferry.