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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...more
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950 Wharf St | Inner Harbour Centre, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Richard H
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the sea an sky trip the Clipper into Victoria and after a 4 hour stay we took the Harbor plane back into Seattle that was very nice to have the best of both worlds a very smooth trip.

Thank satnstan
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

satnstan, Thank you for writing in about your experience. We are pleased to hear you had smooth trip and opportunity to experience both air and sea when travelling to and from Victoria. We hope to welcome you aboard again someday! - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I call it that as when the planes lineup in a row (to me) it says HA HA HA HA. But nothing funny on these small planes just pure enjoyment. Crossed another one of my bucket list. To fly in a float plane was on...More

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

J_in_WA, Thank you for coming up from Washington to fly with us! We are pleased to hear you had a great time on your flight and our tour was your best spent money while in Canada. As mentioned, the take off and landing are extremely...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had booked a tour of the Victoria Harbor and surrounding area. We arrived for our flight and found I had booked it on the wrong day. The front desk employee was able to get us on another tour later that day with no charges...More

1  Thank Richard C
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Richard C, Thank you for writing in about your experience. We are so pleased to hear you had fun on our tour and that our Agent was able to accommodate you and your grandchildren on another tour when you experienced an incorrect departure date! We...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

I was told I should see the Butchart Gardens so I checked into it. From where I was staying, I would have had to take a cab to the other side of Victoris, paid that fare and tip, then if I wanted dinner at the...More

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Barbara F, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your Butchart Gardens Fly N' Dine experience. We are pleased to hear the flight, dinner and limo ride back to Victoria was a great experience and elevated your trip to the Butchart Gardens....More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

If you are in Victoria and want to go by seaplane to Vancouver do not hesitate! This was the most memorable part of our trip! We decided to take the seaplane to Vancouver instead of the ferry because first it was different and exciting and...More

Thank Jennifer O
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jennifer O, We really appreciate you taking the time to share such kind words! Using a seaplane for convenience really pays off as you get both stunning views and more time at your destination. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your first flight...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our tour today....visibility was fine but cloudy skies..and some wildfire smoke drifting in made things a bit flat .....we have just moved to Victoria and have done a lot of exploring in the ground, so it was nice to identify places we are...More

Thank Pam C
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Pam C, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow TripAdvisor users! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour and enjoyed the experience of taking off and landing on the water - an extremely unique experience...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

From the person that sold us the tickets at the booth outside who even bothered to go out of her way to wish us a good flight when she went to lunch; to the person in the lounge that made my wife a decaf coffee;...More

Thank Stuart W
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Stuart W, Thank you so much for the wonderful review and choosing Harbour Air Seaplanes. Our staff are genuinely dedicated to providing guests with the best possible service and we are thrilled to hear their commitment to service reflected your time in Victoria! I have...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

In my mind you simply cant come to Canada and not fly in a float plane! We booked the extended panorama tour in order we could enjoy Victoria from the air and it was excellent. The trill of taking off and landing on water is...More

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

PaulT73, Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your Victoria Panorama. We appreciate your detailed review. You are so right! The landing and take off on water is hard to beat - extremely smooth and an entirely...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We did the 20 minute tour of Victoria with the in laws as a spur of the moment trip and we all absolutely loved it. We’ve watched seaplanes around the world and can now say we did it. No need to book window seats as...More

Thank Hope4321
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hope4321, Thank you for your five-star review! We are thrilled you had such a spectacular time on your Victoria Panorama. Thank you for taking the time to choose Harbour Air as a family friendly activity - passengers of all ages can really enjoy this tour!...More

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Vane_P22
13 June 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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Susan C
31 August 2016|
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Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes | Property representative |
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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pdiw
28 August 2016|
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Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes | Property representative |
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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