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.
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.
the trip was everything we expected and more from the moment we were picked up at the hotel till the second we stepped off the plane in Vancouver Harbour the "Rocky Mountaineer was unbelievable with picture postcard views for the entire 4 hours, Our hostess on board the train was so informative and helpful and the sevice was A+. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, we arrived at Whistler.the cablecar ride to the summit was beautiful, but then we too
k the "peak-to- peak" gondola and the experience reached a new level. finishing off with a floatplane ride over the mountains and a landing in Vancouver Harbour was the icing on the cake. Out of the entire 31 days we were away from our home in Australia - this was my wifes favourite experience!!!!
wonderful trip with good guides and excellent scenery. the floatplane flight was great. great way to see the sights. whistler was great
everything we hoped for and more. the staff was extremely helpful and friendly
Worth the money. I'll do it again but then first the train and return by plane. The order should be an option while booking.
An excellent day all around. The staff on the train were great and provided every opportunity to make our experience the best. The flight back was a real experience as well
Overall a very good trip....be sure to ask to sit on the left hand side of the train on the way up to Whistler cause sitting on the right hand side the view is not very good...the best part of the trip in my opinion was the float plane....to say it rocked might be an understatement...the views from the plane are unreal....
Float plane trip was amazing. Whistler and lifts great. Train back OK float plane both ways would be my choice the views so beautiful really a great way to see the perspective of the landscape.
A good trip made great by the pilot of the floatplane who decided to take us over the mountains, definitely the "good way" and thank you very much!
The return trip was brilliant; I love trains and the glass dome carriage was excellent. Best part? Standing on the viewing platform with stunning views everywhere.
The tour operators were great but Viator's arrangements were messed up - had pickup at the wrong hotel - my email instructions fro Viator were poor. Than god the tour operators were flexible and responsible. The tour and trip itself were great. I would use the operators again and highly recommend them, but I would not trust Viator to make the proper arrangements.
The train journey was nice but the plane journey back was cancelled due to weather and no information received until I call to confirm my pickup from Whistler. The driver from the plane company was bit rude. The driver who brought us back to Vancouver was nice. Surprising element is additional charges for car journey back to Vancouver it was not informed to us.