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Harbour Air Seaplanes

345 reviews
Victoria, Canada
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About Harbour Air Seaplanes
Founded in 1982 with two small seaplanes, Harbour Air is North America’s largest and first fully carbon neutral airline. The company’s international seaplane service, which originally began as a service for the forestry industry in B.C., is now a quintessential west coast experience. With a showcase fleet of more than 40 aircraft, Harbour Air offers up to 200 daily scheduled flights, scenic tours, adventure packages, and private flights. With 12 scheduled destinations connecting downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle (WA), Nanaimo, Tofino, Whistler, South Vancouver (YVR), Sechelt, Salt Spring Island, Pitt Meadows, Maple Bay and Comox, B.C. born Harbour Air welcomes 450,000 passengers every year.
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Tours and Tickets by Harbour Air Seaplanes
23 reviews
Soar over downtown Victoria and surrounds on a thrilling, 20-minute seaplane flight! Take to the skies right from the water and enjoy an unforgettable aerial perspective of the harbor, coastline, Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains towering in the distance. With a maximum of five passengers, it’s an intimate, small-group ride navigated by an expert pilot.
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$94.96 per adult
Victoria to Whistler Scenic Flight
Hop aboard and take in aerial views of British Columbia on this Victoria-to-Whistler flight. Take off in a classic de Havilland seaplane from Victoria's Inner Harbour and watch from above as you fly over the Georgia Strait, plus glacial mountains and lakes. After 60 minutes, land smoothly on Green Lake next to Whistler; a free shuttle bus transports you to your destination in town.
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$216.52 per adult
Victoria to Vancouver Seaplane Flight
8 reviews
Enjoy swift travel and breathtaking views over British Columbia on this Victoria to Vancouver seaplane flight. Hop aboard your seaplane in Victoria’s Inner Harbour and take to the skies with your pilot. Enjoy panoramic views over local landmarks including Ogden Point, the Fairmont Empress Hotel and the BC Parliament Buildings. Soar over the Gulf Islands’ sandy beaches and dense forests, and look out for the mighty Lion’s Gate Bridge and Brockton Peninsula.
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$165.62 per adult
Seaplane Flight to Vancouver with Bus Tour from Victoria
1 review
Travel to Vancouver from Victoria by seaplane, and enjoy the stunning views from the air before taking to the roads for a 4-hour tour of Vancouver with this combo tour. First see Mount Baker, Salt Spring Island, and the Georgia Straight from the comfort of your seaplane. Then, head out with a guide, and explore Vancouver’s Chinatown, Stanley Park, English Bay, and Gastown before hopping back on your seaplane for a flight back to Victoria.
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$333.51 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend doing the Harbour Air tour of Victoria. A lovely company, very safe and they treated us so well.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Tessa M
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Tessa M, Thank you for you kind recommendation! We're thrilled you enjoyed your scenic tour in Victoria! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back aboard soon!  Sincerely, - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team

Reviewed April 14, 2019

We took the plane tour in a plane that held about nine people and it was full, but didn’t seem crowded. As we were walking to the plane, the pilot asked who wanted the co-pilot seat and my husband took and he had a huge...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and choosing Harbour Air!  We are pleased to hear your husband enjoyed sitting up front in the co-pilot seat - it certainly does make for a memorable flight. We appreciate the review and we look forward to...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019

In operation since 1982, Harbour Air has been serving Vancouver and Vancouver Island for the better part of a quarter century. Originally established to meet the needs of the logging and fishing industries, the airline now provides scheduled, tour and charter services utilizing a predominantly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

PookyCake, Thank you so much for writing in about your Harbour Air experiences. It sounds as though you are a seasoned traveller, while having had a chance to enjoy everything we offer here at Harbour Air before, during and after your flight. We appreciate the...More

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed. I showed up with my rollaboard and laptop bag, like I travel anywhere in the world with, and was told I had to pay $42 in “excess baggage” fees. This is totally exorbitant on top of an already expensive ticket price. I had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

brently55, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and are very sorry to hear you did not have the great experience that so many of our passengers do. In 2013 we introduced goFAREs, and similar to traditional airlines, our four fare classes...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018

with only 4 of us on the plane, on a clear, sunny day, we did the tour over Victoria. about a 20 minute flight but beautiful. smooth takeoff and landing. pilot did not point out anything just flew the plane. would have like to have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank debbief289
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Customer Care at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

debbief289, Thank you for sharing your great experience with us! We are thrilled you had a good time on your Victoria Classic Panorama, and the weather offered your group some amazing views. We appreciate your feedback regarding the lack of commentary. Due to the high...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

One should take the benefit of using Harbor air Connections between Vancouver and Victoria as both cities are unique themselves. because the seaplane his the most effective and unique connection in between these two extraordinary Locations and flood level is rather low one gets a...More

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

sternenkaiser, Thank you so much for writing in about your recent Harbour Air flight. This is a perfect description of the amazing sights one will experience while taking Harbour Air on their a scheduled flight, or scenic tour. We hope to welcome you aboard soon!...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

A half hour flight around Victoria by seaplane - we got a very full 30 minutes and the scenary was awesome. Check in was easy and the flight on time Free coffee fruit and stuff at terminal A really good experience and fantastic valueMore

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

NRI54, Thank you so much for your review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the Victoria Panorama tour, and the check-in and flight was both seamless and convenient. While waiting for a flight, the complimentary coffee and pastries are always a delicious touch. We...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018

This was so fun. Highly recommend! It was great way to get an aerial view and it was so centrally located!

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

Dolores S, Thank you so much for the 5-star review and recommendation! We are pleased to hear the convenience of our service met your needs. We look forward to welcoming you aboard again. - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team

Reviewed October 1, 2018

In Victoria for a few days in late September and we decided to take a 20 minute float plane tour of Victoria. This was a fantastic experience that my wife and I had always wanted to try and I am sure glad we did. There...More

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

Gary M, Thank you for the kind review. We are so happy to hear you chose to fly with Harbour Air on our Victoria Panorama. We have the agree, this is such an unique and breathtaking experience, everyone should fly in a seaplane at least...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Incredibly easy walk from any of the downtown hotels in Victoria. Polite agents and cute little airport. We were offered drink coupons for use in either Victoria or Vancouver (much easier to use in Vancouver). Our plane was a new Twin Otter with a beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Richard H, Thank you for sharing your kind review. We are pleased to hear you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed our new Twin Otter - what a beauty! There's something about that new plane smell that elevates the experience. Looking forward to the kind...More

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June 13, 2017|
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Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes | Property representative |
Dear Vane_P22, Thank you for your question and congratulations! There won't be any problems having you fly with us. Our aircraft are safe for all stages of pregnancy. Take off and landings are very smooth on the water... More
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August 30, 2016|
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Hi Susan C, Thank you for your question! We would love to assist you in sorting out your travel plans and arrange a pre-board to allow you extra time to board the aircraft. If you could please contact us directly at... More
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Hi pdiw, Thank you for your question! We have lots of tour options out of Victoria and hope we can/have found a suitable tour for you. We have Scenic Flights staring at $109 for a 20 minute flight, a 35 minute flight for... More
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