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  • Classic Vancouver Panorama Tour by Seaplane

    1. Classic Vancouver Panorama Tour by Seaplane

    Enjoy the most popular tour of Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains. This ideal introduction to seaplane aviation departs from downtown Vancouver’s Coal Harbour and provides a complete aerial view of the city, as well as its surrounding parks and beaches. As if the scenery isn't enough, the thrill of flying will really carry you away. The exhilarating spray of the water is always a highlight during take-off and landing. With over 50 aircraft currently, your hosts operate the largest all-seaplane fleet and the first carbon neutral airline in North America. 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 available for charter.

    The weather wasn’t great, but the experience was still fabulous! Loved the quirkiness of the harbour airport, and the ride itself was breathtaking. Amazing views, felt totally safe and comfortable, a very nice birthday treat :)

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

    2. 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.

  • Vancouver: Shared or Private Panorama Flight by Seaplane

    3. Vancouver: Shared or Private Panorama Flight by Seaplane

    Discover even more of the majestic mountains and expansive coastline that surround the breathtaking city of Vancouver, as you fly high over the scenery on this 35-minute flight. This extended version of the Vancouver Panorama tour offers the same sights before following the coast further north towards Whistler, then looping back down over the Islands and exploring the incredible Sunshine Coast. With currenetly over 50 aircraft, Harbour Air and Westcoast Air operate 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, and Cessna 185 aircraft are available for charter. Take your chance to experience Vancouver's beautiful landscapes from a bird's-eye-view!

    水上飛行機での空からのバンクーバーの眺めはそれは素晴らしいものでした。でもそれを上回る出来事が有りました。予約して行ったextendedツアーは悪天候で中止、でclassicツアーへ無理に変更をお願いしたらOKの返事をもらえましたが、ツアー自身はこれも天候待ち。所が運良くGOサインが出て、充分にパノラマツアーを楽しめました。その時のharbourairの受付女性が何とツアー会社に連絡してくれて、extendedとclassicの差額返金交渉までしてくれたのです。これには物凄く感激しました。異国の地での心に残る旅の思い出になりました、ありがとう。

  • From Vancouver: Tofino Round-Trip Seaplane Experience

    4. 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.

  • From Vancouver: Whistler Day Trip by Floatplane

    5. From Vancouver: Whistler Day Trip by Floatplane

    After being collected from your accommodation, at around 8:00 AM, you'll be taken to your plane, leaving from the grand Canada Place. Enjoy panoramic views of Howe Sound, as well as sea-to-sky scenery as you fly beyond the valley to explore rugged peaks, majestic mountains and the lush alpine meadows of the Coast Mountain Range. Marvel at the turquoise glacial waters of the mile-high Garibaldi Lake before landing on the Green Lake, where a shuttle will take you to Whistler Village. Decide your own itinerary in Whistler, with free time to walk around the village, shops, and galleries. Take a short trip to the Lost Lake, ride the peak-to-peak gondola, or have a glass of wine in a local bar. Following your time in Whistler, a shuttle will be waiting for you at your designated pickup point, and fly you back to Vancouver. Enjoy the sights of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands as you fly....

  • Vancouver: Whale Watching Victoria Trip & Return by Seaplane

    6. 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. ...

  • The Gulf Islands: Kayak Outing with Seaplane Experience

    7. The Gulf Islands: Kayak Outing with Seaplane Experience

    Experience the idyllic island paradise between continental Canada and Vancouver Island: the Gulf Islands. These coastal waters are some of the most diverse in the world. See bald eagles, seals, dolphins, otters, oystercatchers, colorful starfish and many more. Discover this natural paradise on a paddleboat tour along the rock formations and remote beaches in comfortable seafaring double kayaks. The day begins with a flight in the seaplane to Saltspring Island. After a short introduction to the handling of the kayaks, your paddle adventure begins. Learn about the way the ecosystems depend upon and interact with one another from your informative English-speaking guide. The high point of the outing is a picnic on a deserted beach. After a 5-hour outing, return to the mainland to be picked up and returned to your accommodation in Vancouver by a chauffeur.

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What people are saying about Vancouver

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 160 reviews

The weather wasn’t great, but the experience was still fabulous! Loved the quirkiness of the harbour airport, and the ride itself was breathtaking. Amazing views, felt totally safe and comfortable, a very nice birthday treat :)

This was super fun and a great way to see the city. Never been in a float plane so that was interesting and the views were spectacular. If you have the opportunity I highly recommend it.

The Tour was amazing and the tour operator was very flexibel when we asked to reschedule due to the weather.

Great experience. About 20 min long. 10 passenger plane. Over all scenic. Exactly what you would expect.

Very good experience! Thank you pilot John! My kid loves it!