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Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry

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    What to Expect
    Kick off your Victoria sightseeing adventure from Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. Choose your departure time based on operating hours, meet your pilot and board the seaplane for an exciting water take-off.

    Leave behind Vancouver’s busy harbor for the dramatic beauty of the Gulf Islands. You’ll have 35 minutes to soak up great panoramic views of the city, island passageways and snow-capped mountains before landing in Victoria. From there, design your own sightseeing itinerary. Perhaps you’ll indulge in some shopping at the island’s unique boutiques and antique shop, or tour atmospheric neighborhoods like Chinatown and Oak Bay. Don’t miss top attractions like the Butchart Gardens and the Empress Hotel, known for its fabulous traditional English tea service.

    After your self-guided tour, head to the coach station for a ride to the ferry. Flash your ticket and grab a comfortable seat on the ship for the scenic ride through Active Pass and the Gulf Islands to Vancouver. Note: Total return trip time is 4.5 hours.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Canada Place, Downtown Vancouver
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Scenic seaplane flight to Victoria
    • Bus and ferry back to Vancouver
    • Carbon offset levy
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 15 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Flights are subject to cancellation due to bad weather
    • Not handicap accessible
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Nice and smooth, very efficient and wonderful views. One of the many highlights of our recent Alberta/BC holiday. We chose the single engined seaplane as recommended, as the windows were larger than on the twin engined seaplanes. Much quieter than I had expected (but then I am a
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    Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry
    Responded 7 Oct 2019
    Hello PaulNa, Thank you for your five-star review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience. We agree, the flight does provide some spectacular scenery. Our scenic tours are truly a bucket-list experience. We truly appreciate the recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back when you visit Vancouver. Sincerely, - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
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    The day started out right with the very friendly and capable staff of the Harbour Air Vancouver terminal. The flight to Victoria was very scenic, even though it was a cloudy, overcast morning! Our pilot provided a wonderful, smooth flight! The Victoria terminal is
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    Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry
    Responded 7 Oct 2019
    Hello M_MWade2013, Thank you for your five-star review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience. We are thrilled you had such a spectacular time on your day trip to Victoria!  We are proud of our teams and always pleased to hear such wonderful feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
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    We knew getting Ferries to and from Vancouver Island would be busy in August and one journey was during a bank holiday. As long as you book in advance and arrive in a timely manner .We used 2 different terminal on both sides but they were equally great. The organisation was ver6
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    It was raining the day we took the seaplane back from Victoria to Van Couver airport. It was quite noisy and no co-pilot.
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    Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry
    Responded 6 Oct 2019
    Hello gladyoann, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow TripAdvisor users. We are so happy to hear you enjoy the convenience of flying. The time savings just can't be beat. We really appreciate the review and welcome you back when you return. Sincerely, - The Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
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    I am glad that we did two different things, the seaplane for outbound and the ferry inbound, we enjoyed both. The staff were very helpful and warm. The plane (a bit noisy) but felt safe and calm, the sea and islands you could see from above were beautiful. The ferry was very
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    Response from HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry
    Responded 6 Oct 2019
    Hello LiMao2014, Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip to Victoria.  Our Victoria Fly 'N' Drive Tour plus The Butchart Gardens visit truly is the perfect way to spend your time in Victoria! We appreciate the recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, - The Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
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    By: Harbour Air Seaplanes
    1,500 reviews
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    JennyG475
    Sydney, Australia
    11331
    What a view
    Vancouver is a lovely city but you get a real sense of its beauty from the air. We took a 25min scenic flight and
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    Carmina R
    50
    Nice
    I bought the seaplane / ferry tour and it was fun. The problem was that it was really foggy that morning, so we
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    mum056
    Brisbane, Australia
    429
    A nice way to travel
    We had no problems with check in or flying with Harbour Air. It is a great way to get a view of Vancouver harbor
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    Nigel H
    Garden Bay, Canada
    5926
    Top Notch Pilot
    Great flight today from Sechelt to Harbour Air's Richmond seaplane base near YVR. An earlier flight had to be
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    James C
    Vancouver, Canada
    2813
    Great flight and change from riding BC Ferries
    The price is reasonable, the service is excellent and staff make you feel welcomed and valued as a customer. The
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    Lacrausen
    Huixquilucan, Mexico
    12637
    What a flight!!
    Great flight around Vancouver bay and Stanley park. The sea plane experience is completely different to a
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    LightPacker579839
    111
    Sea Plane Flight
    A wonderful experience, perfect way to see the Vancouver shoreline, Stanley Park, Vancouver City from the air, not
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    267sss
    10
    Fantastic use of an hour in downtown Vancouver
    My wife and I really loved this tour! Stunning views of Vancouver downtown, Stanley park, North/West Vancouver,
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    482daphnes
    Vancouver, Canada
    20
    Delightful experience.
    My daughter treated me to a couple of days at the Empress in Victoria for my 80th birthday and we flew there and
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    Henrik_Jaq
    Nanaimo, Canada
    10368
    Great service
    We fly with Harbour air regularly,but recently I needed some help from customer care. Kelsey was a pleasure to
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    cook2442
    Boulder, Colorado
    248
    unique experience
    My family really enjoyed our seaplane tour with Harbour Air. The take off and landing were really smooth and it
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    Fuzziegang1
    Sydney, Australia
    190
    Great service
    We have used them twice, unfortunately the last time appalling weather cancelled most flights in and out of the
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    gemm362
    Lincoln, United Kingdom
    50
    Amazing experience
    We were incredibly lucky to get the plane to ourselves as no one else had booked our particular tour. Our pilot
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    rogercT8539TI
    20
    Live the 1930s!
    Seeing seaplanes landing on the water every 10 minutes or so in Vancouver Harbour (as the Canadians spell it) I
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    William P
    Glendale, Arizona
    1072284
    Good schedules, comfortable planes, beautiful scenery!
    Although this is not the cheapest way to get around the area it certainly was very pleasurable. We flew from
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