5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

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  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
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Best Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise

Fly from Vancouver to Victoria on a 35-minute flight by seaplane and search for Orcas on a whale watching cruise on Haro Strait. Be kind to the environment with the most environmentally friendly form of transport between Vancouver and the mainland - carbon offset levy included! This is a small group tour with a maximum of 14 passengers.


  • Whale-watching cruise and seaplane flight from Vancouver to Victoria
  • 35-minute flight across the Strait of Georgia, from the mainland to Vancouver Island
  • Whale-watching cruise to spot orcas (killer whales) on Haro Straita
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 passengers, ensuring personalized service
  • Carbon offset levy and taxes included

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What You Can Expect

Best Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise

Whale Watching

Orcas frequent the waters of Haro Strait between March and October to feed on the salmon passing through on their migratory route. See these magnificent marine animals in their natural environment for an experience no aquarium can rival. The underwater kelp forests of the Pacific Northwest ocean ecosystem also provide a rich food source for other wildlife such as seals, seabirds and sea-otters, all of which may be spotted during your tour.

This tour is seasonal, operating from March to October.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I surprised my wife with a Journey that upheld everything and more.
Firstly the Staff at the seaplane terminal were impeccable and they also allowed us earlier flight due to availability. The flight over to Victoria faultless. Victoria Spectacular only wish we had of organised an overnight stay.
Whale watching Breath taking and the staff again were The Best. Thank you Corey for the passion of your job it is infectious.
Thank you again for a wonderful memory never to be forgotten.
Helen and Rod

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved it - all went seamlessly , just make sure you contact Harbour air early and carry a photo ID ...

But overall 5 Star, would recommend to anyone who wants to go whale watching and if you do get the chance grab the co-pilots seat often offered to passengers on full flights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Incredible experience....We were late getting to the plane but were able to take the next flight and meet our whale watch group on time. The whales were out and about and our guide Brad was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely use this site to book in the future.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had our 6 year old with us and went in the open cruise. Just that in itself was exhilarating, my son saying it was the best ride he's ever been on and giggled the whole way. Then seeing the beautiful Orcas was totally amazing. We also saw an eagle, some turkey vultures and some seals too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was one of the best excursions that we have ever done. I was lucky enough to be asked by the pilot to sit in the co-pilot seat which was awesome. When we landed we got the boat from Victoria and saw many Whales. A truly wonderful experience that my wife and I will never forget.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This is a must do. Go early so you can spend the day on Vancouver Island. What an experience watching the boats in and out of the harbour and even the whales as they come up for air. Landing on water is such an incredible experience thanks for arranging things for us well worth the money spent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

We loved every minute and can't wait to come back.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

That was a great trip!! We had a great tour staff for the whale watching which was very knowledgeable and guided us very well. We saw Orcas, Mink Whales and Porpoises - we well spent day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

We had an amazing day. The 30 min seaplane flight from vancouver to Victoria is the best way to see Vancouver and all the small islands clustered near it. Some great camera opportunties. The open boat was fantastic and Nick (The boatman) was a great guide, very informative and a real character. The boat ride experience in itself was an experience, It's as good as a roller coaster (great fun), but seeing Orca's and Minky whale, Sealions and Harbour dolphins topped it all. Taking the morning boat also gave us time to chill in Victoria before the return flight. A really memorable day. Not cheap, but I'd definitely do it again, for our experience it was worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

An amazing trip! The seaplane ride itself is really fun but the Whale watching was fantastic. The open boat is definitely the best. The suits seem a bit bulky when you put them on but they keep you really warm as you speed across the ocean at 35 knots. After looking for a while we found the highlight - a humpback whale which we watched for some time. We also saw harbour seals with pups and two types of sea lion. I would recommend this trip to anyone!

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Tour code: 3020_VAN7


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