• Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
From USD $ 347.67 View price calendar

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Book this quick-and-easy round-trip seaplane flight package from Vancouver to Victoria. Fly over the Georgia Strait and Gulf Islands, and make a splashy ending in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Enjoy free time in Victoria, before returning on an afternoon or evening flight back to downtown Vancouver. Each flight is 35 minutes. Bonus: A shuttle bus and admission fee to the Butchart Gardens are included, making this travel experience even more pleasant.


  • Round-trip seaplane flight from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Enjoy each way a 35-minute flight
  • Capture bird’s-eye views of the Georgia Strait and Gulf Islands
  • Transport and admission to the Butchart Gardens included
  • Choose from several morning departure times from Vancouver

What You Can Expect

Seaplane Flight to Victoria with Ground Transport and Butchart Gardens Admission

Seaplane landing in Victoria

Instead of a long drive, add a little excitement in your travel between Vancouver and Victoria. Opt instead for this round-trip seaplane flight between the two picturesque cities.
Make your way to the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, part of Coal Harbour, and check in 30 minutes before your flight departure time. After a safety briefing, take to the skies for a 35-minute flight.
Fly out over the Georgia Strait and peer out below to see the villages and anchorages of the beautiful Gulf Islands. Look out for Mount Baker in the distance, Salt Spring Island and the world-famous Butchart Gardens.
Touch down in the Inner Harbour, located in central downtown Victoria, and take ground transportation to the Butchart Gardens (admission included). In Victoria, shopping, the Royal BC Museum, and several other attractions are just steps away — enjoy free time in the city before returning on an afternoon or evening flight back to Vancouver.

Customer Reviews

Larry C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

My wife and I had an awesome experience. This was our first seaplane trip. The customer service was outstanding. They even offered coffee and pastries for all the customers. Visiting the Gardens was a stunning experience. They are the most beautiful Gardens that I have ever seen. A must see activity for anyone visiting Vancouver!

pauline n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Wonderful gardens. Excellent bus driver/narrator. 2 thumbs up!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Flying by seaplane is the only way to go to Victoria for a day trip. Catch an early flight and get to Victoria with plenty of time to catch the bus to Butchart Gardens. You will have plenty of time at the gardens and then return to Victoria for sightseeing and on weekends plenty of entertainment.
Be careful to note where the seaplane facility is located as it can be a bit confusing to locate if you are not familiar with the harbor in Vancouver

Laura G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was one of the HIGHLIGHTS of my trip to Vancouver - the seaplane flight to Victoria! What a great way to travel, quickly - why spend hours on a boat when you can get there in 45 minutes! It was awesome taking off on the water and then landing on the water and floating in to the docking area! Highly recommend!

Jonathan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

I would highly recommend the tour, it is worth every dollar!

Pam Savage Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Seaplane to Victoria is the only way to go. Loved it! Upon landing it was easy to find our land transport to take us to the butterfly farm - which is fantastic and really worth a visit -and then onto Butchart Gardens. This place is simply beautiful, no other words. Victoria itself is a charming place, and we thorougly enjoyed looking around there. It was a good independent tour and we highly recommend this!

Simone F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

My husband and I decided to take the seaplane to and from Victoria rather than the ferry to reduce travel time. Everything was very well organized. We booked the 9am flight and upon arrival in Victoria it was a short walk to get the bus to Butchart Gardens. We had a quick stop at the Butterfly House on the way which was worth the visit. Spent a few hours at the Butchart Gardens which are amazing and also paid extra to do the boat trip once we got there which we also enjoyed. Took the bus back to Victoria and had a couple of hours there in the afternoon to check out the wharf area and wander around before flying back on the 6pm flight. When I booked I requested a 5.30 or 6pm flight and we were on the 6pm which gave us plenty of time to fit everything in. A fantastic day trip which we would highly recommend.

Lisa L USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

I decided to take the sea plane both ways instead of taking the ferry back to maximize on time. The only issue that I had with this is that I was put on a 4:30 flight back as later flights were sold out. I didn't know this until the day of. That was a bummer because I really would have liked more time in Victoria so just check your times before booking this trip. The gardens are magnificent. I'm really glad I went. I did not do the Butterfly Garden because I didn't have time. It's takes 45 mins- 1 hr to get to Butchart once you land in Victoria so 2 hours of your day is just in travel once you finally get to there. Overall, I can't recommend this tour enough. It was such an awesome experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Nice smooth flight, pilots excellent, loved the Butchard Gardens, no problems with transport, would also highly recommend the Butterfly
Farm, Victoria Island very pretty must see for a day out of Vancouver.

Kate H

4 star rating: Recommended July 2018

Call the seaplane number to reconfirm flight time. Seaplane staff were very helpful. Tour drivers were very knowledgeable and fun.
The butterfly pavilion will give you a discount in the shop if you say that you are with CVS tours. The green parrot is very friendly and will land on you. The gardens were insanely busy, pack your patience. Overall, a great visit just needs a little bit more information given to the people.

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