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I was completely shocked by how smooth and quiet the ride was! I thought the landing would be really rough and in fact it was much gentler than a traditional plane. We enjoyed everything about the ride in the seaplane. An important thing to point out is that we're quite short so the seats were perfectly fine for us but anybody over 5 '5'' will likely feel cramped. The seats are much smaller than airplanes and it's a very small cabin. If you don't mind the tight squeeze, I HIGHLY recommend this trip. Also, the airports are really nice and accommodating!
Amazing and the arrangements can be flexible in case of emergence. The staff is so helpful as well: being patient to reiterate the entire procedures and arrangements.
The tour was excellent. The pre-flight check in was efficient and helpful. Thank you for the free coffee! The flight left on time, was fun to see everything on the way in to Victoria. We had no trouble woth the bus back to the ferry. Thanks for the ride to our hotel at the end. Great day!
Tour was fantastic. The plane ride was so fun and views were to die for. The staff were all very professional and the flight was on time and the take off and landings were better than any land flights I have taken. Victoria is a beautiful city to explore and the ferry ride back was long but great.
The best way to get to Victoria and gives you more time to explore, Only 40 minuites to get there but 2½ hours to get back. Nice cruise through the islands with chance to see Orcas.
Victoria is very English without all the rush of Vancouver. No skyscrapers or roadside billboards,just clean and tidy. A must vist town.
Don' miss this trip! Quick way to Vancouver Island to start day and scenic run back via coach/ferry. Driver did do drop off for those who wanted.
Enjoyed this trip very much. Liked to experience both the Ferry and the Seaplane!
It is a, great waiting lounge at Vancouver, where we were offered coffee and croissants. The flight over to Victoria was lovely. I thought we had a little tour of Victoria included, but that did not materialise. Otherwise I would recommend the trip!
Great day trip and worth paying the extra to do the Vancouver to Victoria leg of the tour by seaplane. The views during take off and landing were amazing. The return leg of 3.5 hours may sound daunting, but a substantial part of this is on the ferry and weather permitting you will be able to enjoy more amazing views from on deck. Note, it is important that you contact the operator of your tour, as explained in your voucher, to get the times of your plane and bus bookings. These will not come from Viator.
Wonderful to see our children and be shown some wonderful amazing vitas and experience some challanges, and the culture of another country.
The sea plane and Victoria Island are wonderful. The 45 minute bus ride to the ferry that then took us back to Vancover (11/2 Hours) then a 45 minute bus ride to the hotel was not expected. It went fine. The ferry had a good buffet.
Flying in a seaplane was the most amazing experience. We were very fortunate as it was a beautiful sunny calm day. My husband got to sit in the co-pilot's seat which was an added bonus. The trip back on the ferry was very pleasant. All in all we had a fabulous day.
Great experience - smooth ride on seaplane and back on ferry. Victoria is lovely and worth visiting for the day.
First time on a seaplane, and what a great experience! Cloudless blue sky, not a breath of wind and sitting next to the pilot - what's not to like? The journey from Vancouver to Victoria was about 40 minutes with superb clear-as-a-bell views over north and west Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the approach into Victoria harbour. I didn't realise that Victoria is the capital of British Colombia, but it is. After spending a few hours in the city, there was a 40 minutes coach drive to the BC Ferries terminal at Sydney, then a 90 minutes boat journey back to south Vancouver. An added bonus was seeing a pod of 6 'killer' whales pass by the ferry boat on the starboard side. This was a great trip and one I would highly recommend, although maybe I wouldn't have said that if the wind had been high or visibility not so good.
Great flight however I would return by air and not the ferry as it would give more time to explore the Island and town.
Easy and very professional to get to a destination faster and have 360 degrees view. Enjoy it immensely.
I recommend it to everyone. It was wonderful. I would repeat with a heartbeat!
Excellent trip, very well organized. The combination of air and sea was perfect. Enjoyed having the freedom of returning on whichever ferry we wanted.
I was visiting a friend and decided to take the seaplane across to Victoria, spend the day there and then take the ferry and bus back to Vancouver. This was a splendid way to spend the day. Victoria is interesting, vibrant I would recommend a visit to anyone. Viator Tours were a great company to work with and I would recommend them for any tours to Victoria.