Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Whistler Day Trip by Train and Floatplane from Vancouver. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The whole experience was awesome and ran very smoothly! We travelled with our two kids 15 and 11 and they really loved the floatplane ride to Whistler. The customer service rep on the phone went out of his way to find dates that worked for us. I would use Viator tours again for any future tours in different cities.
Thank you for asking, the Train Trip to Whistler, the Gondola to the Mountain Peaks and the Floatplane back to Vancouver has been one of the most memorable experiences we had on our trip so far!!! Taking of from Whistler, flying along Mountain Peaks and landing in Vancouver Harbour was a Lifetime Experience we were lucky to have. Rolf + Hanna from Sydney Australia
our flight to Whistler was ok and on time. A shuttle-bus brought us into Whistler-Center - good organisation.
Another shuttle-bus returned us later to the railway-station. The train had a delay for about 1,5 hours - but on the train, there was a very good service.
The whole tour was very good organized - it was a nice trip !! Thankyou
Very organised tour from start to finish. Rocky mountaineer was excellent and float plane was an amazing experience. Good amount of free time in Whistler.
Flight superb, Peak to Peak Gondola not for those that fear heights.
Train trip slow but scenic.
Remember that flight is weather dependent. Not sure what happens if it is cancelled.
The tour was well organized and comfortable. The views from both the train and the plane were spectacular. Highly recommended.
Best trip I have been on.Took the seaplane from Vancouver to Whistler awesome trip up the valley and then over the snowcovered moutains a wonderful trip,also flew over the waterfall.We had plenty to do in Whistler Peak to Peak gondola Blackcombe Mountain to Whistler Mountain and whistler hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics.Then at 1500 we boarded the Rockey Mountaineer back to Vancouver tremendous trip.
Altogeather a lovely trip
Great tour shame about viators not answering my questions. Book the tour but be aware that your on your own dealing with each individual element of thd tour. If you like cable car rides do the peak2peak ride glass bottomed car and buy your tickets on the train. You need around 5 hrs if you want to do most things in Whistler.
Everything we hoped it would be. Great views, food, and service on Train. Float plane ride was awesome for the return.
Great scenic tour. Travel through the mountains one way and over them the other. Plenty of time too at Whistler for sight seeing and the Peak-2-Peak.
This is one of a life-time experience! We were lucky with the weather - a sunny day perfect to enjoy the great views from the dome. Service was impeccable on the train, from start to finish – a nice breakfast, complementary drinks, and full attention from the crew. Once arriving in Whistler, we took the Gondola up - views were amazing! A 360-degree panorama, snowy peaks all around. The Gondola is worth it, bringing you to the top of the mountains, and we hiked some of our way down – perfect combination! The Peak-to-Peak Gondola is really special and going from Whistler to Blackcomb is really neat. The return on the float plane was a great end – we flew by glaciers on the left, the sea on the right and even got a nice sunset over Seattle. Planes are tiny but comfy and pilots definitely know their way around. Totally recommend this tour to anyone!
Had a very nice start of the day, around 8am, in the glass-top train which is one wagon out of about 10 on the whole train. The setting is first class and we were welcome with drinks and served breakfast on comfortable seats... One nice but kind of odd thing was after breakfast, being offered complementary alcohol drinks (not used to get on cocktails or beer at 10am!). The main aspect is off course being able to discover the scenery of this historical railroad through the glass-top which is really quite an experience, enhanced by the fact that the wagon is also taller than the other regular wagons. One of the highlights is about 30mn after departure, when entering the bay where the Squamish River meets the Strait of Georgia. Here the tracks follow the water and let us discover beautiful islands with distant snowed peaks in the distance. A nice note was also that the train slows down for points of interests, allowing passengers to admire the scenery. In Whistler, we enjoyed a very nice 4-5 hour gondola-hiking-chairlift tour of the resort, back just in time around 4pm for our float-plane flight back to Vancouver. The weather did hold up perfectly for a smooth and scenic flight with the Rockies on the left (east) and the ocean on the right. Awesome day!
This tour is well worth the price. The scenery and the great service on the glass dome train was wonderful. Whistler was beautiful and the gondola ride to Whistler peak was fantastic. The float plane back to Vancouver was awesome. This was the best tour I've ever been on. I highly recommend it and can't wait to go back one day.