• Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 371.42 View price calendar

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Discover the natural wonders of Vancouver and Victoria an exhilarating whale-watching excursion! Delight in lovely aerial views on the 35-minute crossing of the Strait of Georgia by seaplane — the most eco-friendly transport to Victoria. From the island capital, set off on an exciting 3-hour cruise through Haro Strait, native home to orcas (killer whales), sea lions and seals, followed by a return flight to the mainland.


  • 3-hour whale watching cruise by boat to spot Southern Resident killer whales
  • Two 35-minute flights between Vancouver and Victoria with stunning aerial views of the Gulf Islands
  • See seals, sea lions, seabirds, and the spectacular vistas of Southern Vancouver Island
  • Small group tour ensures personalized service

What You Can Expect

Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise

Seaplane landing in Victoria

Kick off your oceanic adventure from Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. Choose your departure time (please see flight-time options on Important Info page), meet your pilot and board the seaplane for a thrilling water take-off.

Leave behind Vancouver’s bustling harbor for the dramatic beauty of the Straight of Georgia. You’ll have 35 minutes to soak up great aerial views of snow-capped mountains and verdant coastline before landing in Victoria. From there, you’ll board an open-topped Zodiac or covered Ocean Cruiser (please make your boat selection at time of purchase) for the 3-hour whale-watching cruise. 

Set off into Haro Strait, an area flush with salmon — so a natural attraction for orcas during migration! Spot whale pods, as well as seals, sea lions, sea otters and more. Throughout your ride, your professional guide will share fascinating facts about the resident marine life, and explain the area’s unique oceanic ecosystem.

After your cruise, choose to head directly back to the mainland by seaplane, or stay in Victoria to visit great attractions like the Butchart Gardens or the Empress Hotel, known for its fabulous traditional English tea service. Please check with your guide for the last flight time of the day. 
This tour is seasonal, operating from March to October.

Customer Reviews

Katherine N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Visited w my daughter she is in 30’s. Harbor air was on time Erica good over, Chris and Ben not friendly.

Russell H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

My son fell in love with this experience. This is one we plan on doing again very soon.

Renee F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Both the seaplane and whale watching were excellent trips. It would be great to have small map given to us on the seaplane so we can identify the little islands we go over. However, the star was friendly, professional, and care was taken with our safety. The whale watching crew extended our trip 30 minutes so we could see an additional pod of whales that were spotted. I would highly recommend this.

黄 涛

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

More than happy to choose this one of the most convenient way to visit victoria island. Let alone the wonderful experience of Orca watching, definitely recommended!

Raelene C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Efficient and professional

Sandra M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

An experience not be missed out on, it was brilliant.
The seaplane flew low over Victoria and its islands with beautiful views all around.The guide on the rib was very informative, even though there was heavy mist at sea we saw the whales, a family of 3 then some individuals. We had so much fun in the rib boat which added to the experience. Definitely recommend this experience and good value for money.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great experience, the seaplane is a must we did whale watching as well. The whale watching boat and the guides were great we did see some whales but not sure we would pay too see them again.

Kay C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The whole day was fantastic. The float plane gave you fabulous views over the islands and you land right in the harbour at Victoria. Great town with lots to see and then exciting whale watching in a rib with an expert to find and talk about the orca. We had great weather and it might have been a different story if it had been a bit rough but all in all a fabulous day!

Lorraine G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

worth every cent such a beautiful place to visit and so much to do


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Well worth it. Highly recommend returning by seaplane after being out for three hours on whale watching trip which was fun and exhilarating

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