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Corilair Charters

3050 Spit Road, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5C5, Canada
+1 250-287-8371
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Hearing protection not provided

An otherwise interesting mail flight on the Beaver was marred by the fact that our pilot did not... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
604vanc0uver
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Not exactly what I thought it was

This was a beautiful scenic flight however, from the description, I was looking for more of an... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
breadandbutta
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Participate In The Historic Mail Flight! Join our seasoned crew as we go about our very unique daily business. Your journey off the path begins at Corilairs’ float plane dock on world famous Tyee Spit, where you board the De Havilland Beaver or Cessna float plane. Your pilot will point out the many highlights of the region enroute to the remote islands of Coastal British Columbia.
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3050 Spit Road, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5C5, Canada
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

An otherwise interesting mail flight on the Beaver was marred by the fact that our pilot did not provide us with any hearing protection. The noise level inside the aircraft bordered on painful. When I emailed the operations manager to complain, he told me that...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This was a beautiful scenic flight however, from the description, I was looking for more of an informative, educational experience. In reality, you mostly deliver the mail to uber-rich Americans who have bought up property on remote(ish) islands. I wasn't exactly looking to see how...More

Thank breadandbutta
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Negative: pricey (~$200 Cdn pp); weather-dependent; slightly awkward entering and departing seaplane; not much information about where you're going and what folk do there. Positive: unparalleled views of the coastal islands and surrounding waters; brief walks through odd/funky settlements; your travel companions will likely be...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

My husband is a bit of an aviation "nut", so when planning our trip I searched for flying experiences and stumbled across the Corilair Mail Flights operating out of Campbell River. We joined four other passengers on a lovely sunny day for our flight. Our...More

Thank DeeBee31
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

This was a great experience. We live in Victoria, BC but this was an opportunity to see a part of the Island that can only be appreciated by float plane. From the helpful guy at check-in, who showed us which islands we would be visiting...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

If you don't like to fly, this is the trip for you. It's really smooth and our pilot Bill made it a very comfortable ride. Take offs and landings were remarkable. Bill was also very informative and made the journey very interesting. We all took...More

Thank James G
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. Flying in a DHC-2 Beaver from the 1950s is a great experience. With several stop everyone has a chance to sit up front and enjoy the views of the islands. Made my holiday.

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

My husband and I took part in the "Historic Mail Flight" offered by Corilair out of Campbell River, B.C., Canada. The booking went smoothly and all front-end staff were very helpful and informative. We are "locals" and were able to take advantage of the 2...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

If you really want to take in the splendor of Canada's fabulous West Coast, spend a morning or afternoon with a friendly competent Corilair pilot touring the islands and enjoying fabulous mountain vistas in a float plane. My husband and I have made 2 trips,...More

Thank Nancy J
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We chartered a float plane from Campbell River up to Alert Bay for the weekend. What an experience. Beautiful aircraft and the scenery was stunning all the way. We were fogged in for our return flight but Corilair staff could not have been more helpful....More

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darren312
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Response from jjhhcw | Reviewed this property |
$199.00 Cnd. We bought our tickets in December 2016 as they have a 2-for-1 deal for the month of December. The flights did not expire until the end of May of this year. We used the vouchers in May of this year. We are... More
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