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Flight - South Vancouver Airport to Victoria - Harbour Air

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Flight - South Vancouver Airport to Victoria - Harbour Air

Hi there,

Looking for help & advice again please. We arrive into Vancouver Airport on a domestic flight at 11.45 and wanted to fly out to Victoria with Harbour Air so as to enjoy the views. However, the flights around about this time with Harbour Air are 12.30 p.m. which I don't think we would have a chance of making and the next flight isn't until 15.35 which is almost 3 hours of waiting around. Would the other airlines such as Air Canada offer the same views or are we better waiting for the Harbour Air flight. All advice would be appreciated.

Thanks as always.

Selbeep.

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1. Re: Flight - South Vancouver Airport to Victoria - Harbour Air

Well, the seaplanes fly at a lower altitude than the AC plane will. It's a 30 min flight either way. I've flown on a 6 pax HA seaplane out of the harbour and it was stunning. Here's the fleet:

www.harbourair.com/the-experience/fleet/

You will need about 1.5 hours to make a connection anyway, so not really 3 hours. On a nice day, it would be spectacular. But you might contact HA to see which aircraft they would likely be using. I think the 18 seater would be more like AC than the 6 seater. Not sure.

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2. Re: Flight - South Vancouver Airport to Victoria - Harbour Air

Float plane is more fun. The wheeled planes go to Victoria Airport instead of the harbour. The airport is 30 minutes by car so you will use up 30 minutes either in a car or how about a pub?. The Harbour Air shuttle from the main airport takes you to a shared building housing both Harbour Air and The Flying Beaver waterfront pub. tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g181716-d70…

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3. Re: Flight - South Vancouver Airport to Victoria - Harbour Air

That's great. Thanks both for your advice. We'll go with Harbour Air and have our lunch while we're waiting!

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4. Re: Flight - South Vancouver Airport to Victoria - Harbour Air

Ditto what Alegre says. Nice lunch on the riverside watching floatplanes land and take off. Your flight will circle around Victoria and then land and taxi into Victoria harbor. Lovely way to get there IMO. Good decision.

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5. Re: Flight - South Vancouver Airport to Victoria - Harbour Air

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