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Our most recommended Vancouver Island Seaplane

  • Victoria Fly 'n Drive: Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

    1. Victoria Fly 'n Drive: Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

    Your tour departs from Vancouver Harbor for a mesmerizing seaplane flight over the Gulf Islands. 35 minutes later you'll arrive in Victoria's downtown inner harbor. From here the day is yours to spend exploring British Columbia's beautiful capital city. At the end of your day you'll return by coach on BC Ferries, sailing through the gorgeous Active Pass back to Vancouver. With more than 50 aircraft, your tour operator has the largest all-seaplane fleet in the world. DeHavilland DHC-3 Turbine Single Otters and Twin Otters service regularly scheduled flights between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. DHC-2 Beavers service the Gulf Islands. Cessna 185 aircraft are also available for charter.

    Enjoyed the flight over. Very smooth flight. Awesome views from the sky. Great experience! Victoria was nice, but was disappointed that there wasn't more to see and do. In hindsight, we should have included Butchart Gardens in our excursion. The ferry ride back to Vancouver was nice. We did have a communication issue such that our flights were booked incorrectly, but Get Your Guide handled our complaint promptly and to our full satisfaction. I would recommend using them in the future.

  • Victoria Panoramic Seaplane Tour

    2. Victoria Panoramic Seaplane Tour

    Fly high above scenic Victoria BC and explore its beautiful scenery by seaplane. This thrill-a-minute tour will reveal a spectacular landscape and unforgettable aerial views. The Panoramic Seaplane Tour of Victoria will glide over the Olympic Mountains and along the Victoria waterfront to the white sand beaches of James and Sydney Islands. From here the tour heads north to the Saanich Peninsular and over the famous Butchart Gardens before returning back to Victoria Harbor. It is an experience not to be missed, especially if time is limited in Victoria and the photo opportunities just cannot be bettered. A fantastic day out for aviation lovers.

    What a wonderful way to see Victoria! A great adventure, and well worth it. Highly recommend.

  • From Vancouver: Tofino Round-Trip Seaplane Experience

    3. From Vancouver: Tofino Round-Trip Seaplane Experience

    Discover the West Coast of Vancouver Island with this round-trip seaplane flight to Tofino. Depart from the harbor in Vancouver and take in the scenery as you cross the Strait of Georgia to reach Tofino – a world-famous surf destination. Admire the beauty of this coastline as you fly over the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Briefly touch down in Tofino’s picturesque harbor before returning to downtown Vancouver.

  • Vancouver: Whale Watching Victoria Trip & Return by Seaplane

    4. Vancouver: Whale Watching Victoria Trip & Return by Seaplane

    Start your day with a pickup at 7:30 AM from your accommodations in Vancouver. Take off on a whale-watching safari across the Georgia Strait, then spend the afternoon enjoying the English charm of Victoria. Look out for a wide variety of wildlife, like seagulls, sea lions, and seals. Adorned with flowers and colonial architecture, Victoria is a wanderer's paradise. Admire the beauty of the ocean and reflect on the area's history as you explore this vibrant city where students and politicians alike get around by bike. With a nod to its English heritage, British Columbia’s capital is filled with gardens and seafront parks, stately hotels and museums, bohemian eateries, and craft breweries. It is also the gateway to southern Vancouver Island, a destination for food and wine touring, whale watching, and ocean adventures of all kinds. At the end of the day, return to Vancouver by seaplane. ...

  • Nanaimo: Panoramic Seaplane Tour

    5. Nanaimo: Panoramic Seaplane Tour

    Experience the excitement of seaplane flying with this 20-minute flight. Depart from Nanaimo’s historic waterfront on this ideal introduction to seaplane aviation. Explore your surroundings from a new perspective and take in panoramic views of Harbour City with Mount Benson as its backdrop. Enjoy aerial vistas of some of the southern Gulf Islands including Newcastle Island Provincial Park located right offshore. Don’t forget to be on the lookout for wildlife such as seals and sea lions on the rocky coastlines along the Strait of Georgia.

  • Victoria: Extended Panoramic Tour by Seaplane

    6. Victoria: Extended Panoramic Tour by Seaplane

    Experience exhilarating views over the rugged coastline of Victoria. Guests should meet at the Vancouver Seaplane Terminal, Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre for this half-hour tour. This is the most popular tour from Victoria Harbour for a reason. The perfect introduction to seaplane aviation, enjoy 30 minutes of adrenaline pumping views of downtown Victoria, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains in the distance. A real highlight of the ride is the dramatic water spray during take-off and landing. Remember to bring a camera! Harbour Air and Westcoast Air operate the largest seaplane fleet in the world with over 50 planes. Relax in the company of your expertly trained guide and fly sky high. Experience Victoria the alternative way. At the end of the tour you will be driven back to your hotel by shuttle bus.

    As a way to make it better... would be to make sure passengers are informed of the high lites of the air tour (head-sets) or AV screen

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What people are saying about Vancouver Island

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 35 reviews

Great experience and good care

I have already made various trips that involved whale watching and did not want to do anything else because of the bad experiences. Nevertheless, I jumped over my shadow again and it was absolutely worth it. We were picked up on time in the morning. The whale watching boat was intentionally only about a third full so that everyone had enough space to move around and watch whales without stress. We saw various orca families that we accompanied with the necessary respect, a great experience. The crew told us a lot about the area and the animals, you could tell that they had fun sharing their knowledge. The afternoon in the remarkable Victoria was very relaxing. After 5 we flew back to Vancouver by seaplane. The view over Vancouver Island was again an experience. We were picked up at the jetty and brought back to our accommodation. Not cheap, but it was worth it.

What a wonderful way to see Victoria! A great adventure, and well worth it. Highly recommend.

it was an experience unfortunately it rained and the view was bad

Beautiful activity that allows us to see the region differently.

We really enjoyed the seaplane, and its service is excellent!