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Harbour Air Seaplanes

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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Jonathan S wrote a review Yesterday
Coquitlam, Canada14 contributions2 helpful votes
I booked a 4pm extended tour with this company and had prebooked the day before. Check in was very easy with a friendly staff member and was informed that I would be the only passenger on a 14 seat single otter. I was surprised that my tour was not postponed due to a lack of bookings for this flight but was informed by the checkin lady that they would proceed anyways due to not disappointing me their customer. I appreciated this gesture by the company. The pilot was very professional and the amazing view of Victoria harbour and the surrounding coastline was amazing. Besides a few bumps in the sky, the flight was fairly smooth. Thank you Harbour air for this opportunity to fly on a seaplane and was able to take some great photos.
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Tom wrote a review Sep 2020
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
I traveled on business between Vancouver and Victoria during the pandemic. Harbour Air is my first choice when traveling between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, but after seeing all the precautions they have taken to help me feel safe, I can only recommend them more and more times. Thanks to my pilots Steve and Francisco and to all the helpful front counter agents.
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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
MyNameIsNotTomas, thank you for your 5-star review - we truly appreciate the kind words about our team members. We are so pleased to hear our Health First initiative has helped you feel safe travelling with us during COVID-19! We really hope to see you again soon! - Harbour Air Team
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Tony R wrote a review Mar 2020
Jedburgh, United Kingdom134 contributions4 helpful votes
To round off a 3 week visit to Vancouver Island I flew from Victoria to Vancouver on an Harbour Air Otter sea plane to link with my flight back to UK. The Harbour terminal was comfortable and easy to reach. Refreshments were available and the staff were pleasant and efficient. The flight was great. It was smooth, with wonderful views as it flew up the Vancouver Island coast. Takeoff and landing were gentle, without any bumpiness. A great experience and not expensive. Much quicker and more convenient than the ferry. There was a free transfer by minibus from the seaplane Terminal to the main Vancouver airport. I would reccomend this flight to anyone travelling between Victoria and Vancouver.
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Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Hello tonyr359, Thank you for sharing your positive travel experience with fellow TripAdvisor users! We're so thrilled that you enjoyed your scheduled flight between Vancouver and Victoria with us! We agree, the flight does offer some spectacular scenery. We truly appreciate the recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you aboard again very soon. Sincerely, - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
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Anders B wrote a review Jan 2020
Olstykke, Denmark38 contributions46 helpful votes
Excellent half hour tour around Victoria. Harbor air is a very professional business. Tours are conducted as professionally as if going from A to B. Very good. Recommendable to do that tour if you are passing through. Get a good look of the surroundings of Victoria. Great fun and a great experience taking off and landing on water. The smoothest landing ever ‼️👍 our pilot did his job to perfection. A pilot for 16 years at harbor air 😳👍. Many of the pilots with similar senior experience. A sustainable company with ambition as well. Going for electric planes in the future. Excellent.
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Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Hello andersweisb, Thank you for your five-star review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience. We agree, the flight does offer some spectacular scenery of Victoria! We appreciate the recommendation and we look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Victoria. Sincerely, - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
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Alan C wrote a review Nov 2019
Doncaster, United Kingdom123 contributions62 helpful votes
Very helpful and informative staff, Pilot was very good communicator and as the plane had spare seats suggested that we all take window seats for thje round trip. A superb way in which to get to know the surrounding area.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes
Responded Dec 5, 2019
Hello Alan C, Thank you for taking the time to leave a very kind and positive review. We agree, the flight offers some fantastic scenery! We're so proud of our dedicated, helpful, and friendly pilots and we're so fortunate to have them on our team. Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
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