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 plane... (5 Stars) Probably the highlight of our vacation! (We did the plane in morning/train evening)... Professional operation, informative pilot, and great views from the plane (especially flying at 7300 ft over 6500 ft. mountain tops!) ... Best of all, I was invited to sit in the co-pilots seat which made the flight a special experience!
The Train (4-1/2 stars)... Overall, a better experience that I was expecting! Comfortable coaches, snacks, drink/salad on PM return. Really great views. Only minor negative, was that it was almost a 3-1/2 hr trip (the train only averaged 25-30 mph)
Whistler (3-1/2 stars)... OK. A few shops (they are all the same after a while), pretty good lunch on the patio (65 degrees/sunny!) Mostly just walked the main road and ended up waiting about 45 min for the eve bus to go back to train.
Viator (5 stars)... As usual, everything was WELL PACKAGED and PLANNED by Viator, and all at fair prices... Love these guys!
Great trip - The train ride was excellent. Our car attendant (Ken) was the best! The Floatplane trip back was beautiful. Worth the $.
Absolutely stunning scenery. the flight from Vancouver to Whistler wasn't turbulent at all and the sky was so clear. we passed over some glaciers and mountain peaks before landing in Whistler. Whistler is such a fun town!
Fabulous! If you only have time to do one trip - make it this one. Views are spectacular. Plenty of time in Whistler to eat, shop and do the Peak to Peak gondola. The Floatplane journey back is an experience not to be missed.
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.