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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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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
Thank SpaceWaitress1
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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 3 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

Reviewed October 26, 2018

Airline staff was excellent to deal with. I had to change flights twice and each time I called a human voice answered with no wait. Flights were on time and I felt perfectly safe on the flight over to Victoria. Check in staff was friendly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

MiriamC1199, Thank you so much for the kind words. We are proud of our teams and always pleased to hear such wonderful feedback related to the elevated service you received! Our flexible cancellation procedures means our reservations team, who as you noticed are real humans,...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018

Getting to the Vancouver Harbour terminal is easy and the terminal is walking distance from Canada Place, the Vancouver Convention Centre, and transit stations. Check-in is fast and the staff are welcoming and pleasant. There is no security screening but still check-in at least 30...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

cigd70072, Thank you for taking the time to share this detailed account of your experience with fellow TripAdvisor users! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the beautiful and breathtaking experience and appreciate your feedback about our pleasant customer service. It sounds like you are...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018

Friends had warmly recommended we do the trip and so we did. All very professional with a proper terminal where you can wait before the flight is called up. Opted for the 20 minute trip which took us over Vancouver and a bit around the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hitchcock2, Thank you for your five-star review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the Vancouver Classic Panorama and the unique views this tour provides. It really highlights the beautiful city and vastness of the surrounding communities. We hope to welcome you aboard again soon....More

Reviewed October 16, 2018

Being from Hawaii, I have never been in a sea-plane, so this was very cool for me. I only did the 20-minute inflight option because I wasn't sure how smooth or rough the ride would be...I wish I had done the 30-minute in-air option. Oh...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Heather B, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow TripAdvisor users! We are thrilled you had such a spectacular time on your Vancouver Classic Panorama. Although you wished to take part in the Extended Panorama, we welcome you...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018

Amazing view from the seaplane and perfect day in Victoria ! We went to the butchard gardens and it was really beautiful. We recommend this experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sarah F
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sarah F, Thank you for your five-star review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Victoria, including the majestic Butchart Gardens. We appreciate the recommendation and look forward to your next flight with Harbour Air! - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team

Reviewed October 15, 2018

I caught a scenic tour on a spur of the moment. The ticket agent was very helpful and it was only a matter of a few minutes before boarding. Memorable is an understatement. The aircraft was clean, the pilot professional and very competent, the views...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care Coordinator at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

OldPilotOld, Thank you for choosing Harbour Air on a whim! It is so great to hear our Customer Service Agent was of assistance and had you booked on our next departure. Our tours are breathtaking and it is so nice to hear the memories will...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

We flew from Vancouver to Victoria on Vancouver island. It’s about a 35 minutes flight. Quaint but efficient boarding and embarkation. Beautiful aircraft including Twin Otters and Beavers. Friendly and professional service. Lovely views at 4-5 thousand feet throughout journey. A great way to arrive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care Coordinator at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

JNS111, Thank you so much for your five-star review! We appreciate you taking the time to share you experience and are pleased to hear you enjoyed seeing all three of our de Havilland seaplanes during your trip. Although the views are stunning, the convenience and...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

I had 4 family members coming from Ottawa & Toronto, visiting us, on the Sunshine Coast. We picked up my Dad and one of my brothers, from Sunshine Coast Air , the next day, picked up other brother with his girlfriend, from Harbour Air (...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care Coordinator at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

sweetwaterGibsons, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow TripAdvisor users! Our team at all levels is genuinely dedicated to providing guests with the best possible service, and we are thrilled to hear your brother and his girlfriend had...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.