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Harbour Air Seaplanes

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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2C6, Canada
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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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US$97.65*
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Vancouver Seaplane Tour
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US$210.14*
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Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry
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US$272.64*
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Mount Mamquam and Alpine Lakes Seaplane Tour from Vancouver

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The only way to fly...to Victoria!

I love flying Harbour Air...especially to Victoria. 4 hours by car/ferry from Vancouver to Victoria is nice if you want to be on the water but nothing beats a 30 minute flight... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Brad S
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447 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love flying Harbour Air...especially to Victoria. 4 hours by car/ferry from Vancouver to Victoria is nice if you want to be on the water but nothing beats a 30 minute flight where you can see everything from above. The spectacular dramatic landing into Victoria's inner harbour is worth the price alone. Love the new Victoria seaplane terminal...clean, roomy and... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got in flight Saturday Feb 11th 2017 at 11.30 from Vancouver to Nanaimo with Harbour air , They charged $74 for our 2 small suitcase witch was same I went with Sea air from Nanaimo to Vancouver airport with 0 (zero) charge. We are very disappointed and will never travel with this company , will never recommend to any... More 

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1 Thank Behzad G
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Behzad G, We are sincerely sorry to hear you are disappointed in your recent experience with Harbour Air. In June 2016 Harbour Air introduced our new goFARES which allow passengers to select the pricing option that best suits their needs. This includes our goGOLD which has a 50lb luggage allowance and additional amenities; our goFLEX has a 25lb luggage... More 

London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a brilliant time on the 20-minute Panorama Classic tour with our extremely professional and friendly pilot and good condition plane (not that I am any expert as far as sea planes go). Not cheap but totally worth it as these go. Recommended.

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1 Thank T V
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear T V, Thank you so much for your 5-star review and recommendation. We are thrilled you enjoyed your Panorama Classic tour! We are proud of our teams and are always pleased to hear such wonderful feedback. On behalf of all of us, we hope to welcome you back on board again soon! -Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treat, 20 minute tour is totally worth it, smooth ride but good idea to take mints in case it gets a bit bumpy. Stunning views of city, mountains and ocean vistas.

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

Dear Emma d, Thank you so much for your 5-star review and recommendation! We are thrilled you loved your Panorama Classic Tour! We agree, it is a stunning way to see the city and surrounding area! On behalf of all of us, we hope to be able to welcome you back on board again soon! -Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team More 

Vancouver
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My flight this morning was easy and enjoyable. I requested the jump seat beside Pilot Mike and had another thrilling ride with HarbourAir. It's a quick flight from spring-like warm non-white Victoria's Inner Harbour to a wintery, slippery, snow-covered Vancouver's Coal Harbour. We floated away from the Victoria dock in time to get a close-up look at MV Coho Ferry... More 

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1 Thank CdnRunnerGirl2013
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear CdnRunnerGirl2013, Thank you so much for your 5-star review and recommendation! We are so pleased you enjoyed your flight with us! What an experience to see the shifting seasons from above with the spectacular view provided by the copilot seat! Excellent insider tip to check our website for deals or sign up for our email alerts! Thank you for... More 

Skegness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted for the 20 minute tour. It was excellent value for money and seemed longer than the 20 minutes. Pilot and staff were friendly and the waiting area offered free coffee.

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1 Thank sophiekirk4
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear sophiekirk4, Thank you so much for the 5-star review and recommendation! We are so pleased you enjoyed your Panorama Classic tour around Vancouver! The tour is a fantastic way to see the city and surrounding area! On behalf of all of us, we hope to welcome you back on board again soon! -Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team More 

Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had booked for an extended 40 minute tour but unfortunately it started to rain and visibility was poor for the mountain part of the tour. But we decided to go on a mini-tour instead and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Next time we are in Vancouver we will book again on a nice sunny day. Staff was very pleasant and they... More 

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Thank cadbury63_13
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear cadbury63_13, Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased you were able to take a shorter tour with us. We hope we are able to welcome you back for an extended tour on a beautiful, sunny day! We think that complementary coffee and pastries is an excellent way to start any trip! On behalf of all... More 

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In 2013 I traveled with Harbour Air. They stuck me in a terrible center seat with absolutely no legroom (I am 6'3"). As a result I spent the flight all contorted in order to fit into the too small space. For a week after i suffered severe back pain as a result of this. The plane pilot knew the situation... More 

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

Dear smagik, Thank you for you feedback regarding your recent experience with our teams. I would be pleased to investigate this further for you, if you could please contact us directly at customercare@harbourair.com with your name and if possible the date of your original flight. Our ground crew and pilot do their best to seat passengers comfortably on full flights.... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Can't beat the Otter floatplane to Victoria. Amazing views the whole way - Particulalry as you fly over the Gulf Islands and down the Saanich peninsula.

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1 Thank GeoffG1967
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear GeoffG1967, Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your flight to Victoria with us! We agree, the views are spectacular! On behalf of all of us, we hope to welcome you back on board again soon! -Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team More 

Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Being fond of all types of planes, and having flown in a seaplane before, I was very much looking forward to our 35-minute trip from Vancouver to Victoria. However, my husband, not being fond of air travel anyway, and having never before flown in a small seaplane, was filled with trepidation. We walked to the seaplane terminal from our hotel,... More 

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

Dear GlobalTrekker4Ever, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are thrilled to hear both you and your husband loved the flight!! It is so wonderful to hear of both your joy in flying from Vancouver to Victoria in a deHavilland Otter and also of the transformation of your husband's feelings towards flying in a seaplane! We think that... More 

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