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Harbour Air Seaplanes

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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2C6, Canada
Phone Number: 1.800.665.0212
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Come aboard for a scenic seaplane flight and experience an authentic west...

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 & 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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$95*
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Vancouver Seaplane Tour
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$209*
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Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry from Vancouver
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$171*
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Vancouver to Victoria Seaplane Flight

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What a Great Tour!

The pilot was cool, the plane was cooler, and the ride was most excellent! I took a 10 minute tour--but after we took off the pilot announced that it was a nice day and we would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
BillyBob66
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Aguanga, California
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Aguanga, California
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The pilot was cool, the plane was cooler, and the ride was most excellent! I took a 10 minute tour--but after we took off the pilot announced that it was a nice day and we would do more than ten! He gave us at least an 18 minute flight around the harbor. I'd use these guys for any air travel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a free day in Vancouver so we took the seaplane up to Whistler and explored all day. All of the staff were wonderfully fantastic and the views were out of this world. A bit expensive but if you can afford it, it's well worth the money. What a wonderful day!

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Thank Brittany V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very reliable, Friendly and an easy way to make it to South terminal. Makes it to easy to head back to work.

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Scotland
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84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I guess it was a must do even for me who hates heights but doesn't mind flying 😀🙈. Went down to the check in area at the Convention centre . Ladies were very nice and offered complimentary coffee etc after check in . At our booking time we were gathered at the gate and led down the walkway to the... More 

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Thank reloader22
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear reloader22, Thank you for review and recommendation! We are so glad you enjoyed your flight despite a fear of heights. The sightseeing flight is a spectacular way to see the city and surrounding area and our pilots always do their best to ensure everyone on board gets an excellent view! On behalf of all of us, we hope to... More 

manatee
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135 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the seaplane to Victoria to save some time and it was a fun trip. Very efficient service and a great way to see the sights.

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Thank cslu1
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear cslu1, Thank you so much for your 5-star review! Flying to Victoria with Harbour Air certainly is both the short cut and the scenic route! On behalf of all of us, we hope to welcome you back on board with us again soon! -Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To see Vancouver and the coast from the air is to truly appreciate the beauty of this wonderful city and the surrounding area. So many beautiful islands and inlets, framed by the hills and mountains. It was a fun experience to fly in such a small plane (there were 5 of us on board plus the pilot) and to take... More 

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Thank Glee68
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Glee68, Thank you so much for your review and recommendation!! We are so glad you enjoyed your scenic flight! Vancouver really is a beautiful city in a stunning location and we are so happy you got to experience it from 'our point of view'! Flying in a Canadian made de Havilland Beaver is certainly a wonderfully West Coast experience... More 

Seattle, WA
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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to use Harbour Air rather than ferry for our Vancouver to Nanaimo trip. The staff at South Vancouver (YVR) and on the Nanaimo side couldn't have been more helpful. We arrived at YVR to find free parking (even on Canada Day weekend their free lot had space). Check-in was fast, the agent gave my one-year-old wings to clip... More 

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1 Thank Scott H
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Scott H, Thank you so much for your glowing review and recommendation!! We are thrilled you and your family had such a wonderful experience with our team! We are proud of our Customer Service Agents and are always pleased to hear such excellent feedback! We are so glad you were able to take advantage of our quick and convenient... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to make reservation changes at the last minute and the agent couldn't have been more helpful. I fly to Victoria and the Gulf Islands regularly and the staff and pilots are always excellent...makes flying easy and enjoyable!

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Thank Johnnikerose
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Johnnikerose, Thank you so much for your 5-star review!! We always appreciate hearing from our frequent passengers! We are proud to provide excellent customer service and we are pleased to hear how helpful and friendly you find our team. I am so glad we were able to accommodate your last minute reservation changes! Thank you again and we look... More 

vermont
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253 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real bucket list item. Taking off and landing on the water is a real thrill. We took a round trip flight from Vancouver to Victoria. The scenery is beautiful but the thrill is in the plane. OH and every airline should be run as efficiently and with as much customer service as this one. Go ahead take a flight... More 

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear ajbike, Thank you for your 5-star review and recommendation!! We agree! Taking off and landing in the water is a fantastic 'not to be missed' experience! We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip to Victoria with us. We are proud of our team and the customer service they provide and it is always pleasant to receive such wonderful... More 

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Vancouver, me and my girlfriend went to visit some of her family on the island, and after weighing up all the options, we flew. Yes, it probably worked out at maybe five times the price of the coach and ferry, but it took about an eighth of the time, and was ten times better. It really is worth... More 

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Thank Marc W
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Marc W, Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are thrilled you and your girlfriend loved your flight to Vancouver Island, despite being a nervous flier. The co-pilot seat really is the best seat in the house! Thank you for recommending our services to your father, we are glad to hear he loved his sightseeing flight as... More 

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Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.