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Vancouver Seaplane Tour

Vancouver, Canada
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From $119.79

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Soar above the scenic city of Vancouver, enjoying a bird's eye view of its picturesque harbor and nearby mountain peaks, on this 20-minute, small-group seaplane flight. Hop aboard your seaplane as you leave the tourist crowds in downtown Vancouver behind, as you glide above the city's beautiful skyline and take in an aerial view of its Olympic facilities. This small-group flight, limited to just 14 guests, also includes a carbon offset levy.
  • Soar above Vancouver for a birds-eye view of the city
  • Small-group tour is limited to 14 people, ensuring personalized service
  • Land with an exhilarating splash into the water
  • Carbon offset levy and taxes included

What's Included

  • 20-minute seaplane flight
  • Carbon offset levy
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Harbour Air Seaplanes
    1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

    Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre Unit #1 - 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3 The seaplane terminal is located at Burrard Landing in Coal Harbour. Parking is available at 1095 W Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC. Check-in for your flight 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Get a unique view of the beautiful city of Vancouver, marveling at its scenic harbor, surrounding mountains and beautiful architecture, during this 20-minute seaplane flight. You'll take off from the water of Vancouver's busy downtown harbor, continuing on a aerial exploration of some of the city's beautiful skyline and lush pine tree-covered surroundings.

Start your seaplane flight from Canada Place in Downtown Vancouver. Depending on the time you select, your flight will leave at either 10:30am, 2:30pm or 6:45pm. Climb aboard your seaplane and feel the engines whir up to full power as you gracefully glide above the water and up into sky. 

During the course of your flight you'll be able to observe landmarks like Vancouver's emerald-green Stanley Park, its bustling downtown, and the buildings constructed for the city's hosting of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Then come back down to earth (or water, rather) touching back in the harbor with a splash, having enjoyed a one-of-a-kind view of this unique Canadian city.

Please note: flight times are approximate and subject to change depending on weather conditions and weight limits.

Harbour Air Seaplanes

Your scenic seaplane flight departs from Vancouver's bustling harbor and takes you on a 20-minute flight around the city's skyline and surrounds

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Vancouver (Pass By)

Landing with an exhilarating spray of water on touch down, you return to earth (or sea!) having gained a unique birds-eye perspective of Vancouver. On your seaplane tour of Vancouver, you'll soar in the sky for 20 minutes and discover Vancouver as well as the spectacular Olympic venues from a bird's eye view.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All passengers travelling must be ambulatory in order to fly. A mobility assistance device, such as a wheelchair or cane, may be used by a passenger to get from the terminal to the aircraft, however, passengers must have the ability to walk on and off the aircraft with minimal or no assistance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please present photo ID at check in.
  • Check in 30 minutes prior to flight time.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

about cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Vancouver Seaplane Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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Featured review
Richard_C
It was awesome! I would do it again today if I wasn’t leaving town. It gave you a unique perspective of where we all we had been over the past couple of days. The views are beautiful
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Great experience
Richard_C, Oct 2022
All was good great to see Vancouver from the air for the first time and from every angle was even better.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Richard_C, Thank you for the five star review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your first time on a seaplane and all the views from above. Looking forward to your next flight with us.
Beautiful Views!
Diane_D, Sep 2022
Great way to see the city of Vancouver. Enjoy the view from the air. I highly recommend this trip. Smooth safe flight, they do a great job
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Diane_D, Thank you for your five star review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the great views from above as much as we do! We appreciate the recommendation, and look forward to your next flight with us. - Harbour Air Seaplanes
An amazing experience
Parag_B, Aug 2022
The tour is an amazing experience not only because it’s a seaplane and it was first time for us to take off and land on water but also because we got absolutely breathtaking views of the Vancouver city, various hills surrounding it as well as the vast sea and innumerable boats of different sizes. The only thing wanting for us was that we assumed that the commentary will be available by default as the ticket said English speaking guide but only after boarding the seaplane we realised that it to be taken extra. So, we did not have access to the commentary!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Parag_B, Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your experience. We are sorry to hear about the commentary on your flight but are pleased to hear you enjoyed the breathtaking views from above. Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back aboard again. - Harbour Air Seaplanes
Best birthday celebration ever!
Monica_M, Jul 2022
We had a very friendly, knowledgeable pilot. He even extended our trip since it was a birthday flight! There were 3 people celebrating birthdays so he kindly extended our time! Just great views up there! So amazing to see Vancouver in different perspective!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you so much for spending your special day with us - we're thrilled to hear you were in good company, and we were able to extend a little extra birthday treat. Hope to see you again soon! - Harbour Air Seaplanes
Must do
HELEN_C, Jul 2022
This was an epic ride, great views of Vancouver, got to see city, mountains ocean. Staff were helpful for my dad who had mobility issues
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you so much for the kind words! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourselves, and can't wait to see you again soon. - Harbour Air Seaplanes
Great
Erik_B, Jul 2022
A very nice experience to see Vancouver from above. We had sunshine and very clear visability so it vás beutiful.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Erik_B, Thank you so much for your five star review. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed the views from above as much as we do. Thank you for choosing Harbour Air and hope to see you again.
Best thing to do in Vancouver!
Debbie_M, Jul 2022
This was the first excursion we did in Vancouver and nothing else lived up to it. 100% worth the money we paid for it and got to see the whole city and beyond on a beautiful summer's day. Would recommend to anyone visiting Vancouver in a heartbeat!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Debbie_M, Thank you for including Harbour Air as your first excursion in Vancouver, then taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow Viator users. We are thrilled to hear you had an amazing flight and truly appreciate the recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you the next time you're in Vancouver.
Stunning view of the city from above
Tom_S, Jul 2022
This was a great way to see Vancouver and its soundings. Highly recommended for a memorable experience
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Tom, thank you for your five-star review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience and it's left a lasting impression on you. Hope to see you again soon! - Harbour Air Seaplanes
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Vikramaditya_G, Mar 2022
We had an excellent experience with Viator and Harbour Air. I purchased this for my wife's birthday. We had plans to visit Vancouver and this would be the perfect date! Few days before our trip, we had some questions about our Seaplane Harbour Tour. Even though I had reached out afterhours, I received a response back in 1 hour. The rep's name was Greezy. I was very impressed with how quickly we heard back. All of my questions were answered and the email was very friendly. On the day of our tour, our check in process was very smooth. The lady at the check in desk was very pleasant. The facility is also a neat place. They have a seating area, coffee shop, washrooms and a small store. Shortly after it was time for our flight. The Captain was amazing. He was very personable and friendly. He made sure that everyone were seated safely and went through all the safety instructions before the flight. The flight was about 20 to 30 minutes long and we couldn't have picked a better day. It was bright and sunny. The flight including take off and descent were very smooth and we flew over the ocean and over the Vancouver Harbour. Time flew by because we had so much fun. I am glad we went for this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Vikram - Thank you so much for the detailed and kind review! The convenience of our service and exceptional staff are some of the many things our guests appreciate, and we are happy to hear you think so as well! We love to recognize our team members for a job well done, and will be very pleased to share your experience with them. Again we really appreciate the review, and hope to welcome you aboard again one day!
Must Do Experience
David_J, Feb 2022
Wow! What a way to see Vancouver. I am not keen on flying but felt completely safe. One of the best experiences ever. Well done.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
David_J - It sounds like you must have enjoyed one of our fantastic Vancouver city tours! Among the many reasons that I've worked for Harbour Air for over 16 years is because of our total dedication to safety and customer service. Not to mention the unparalleled views! Thank you for sharing and feeling that which we will always strive to provide, and we hope to welcome you aboard again in the future!
Amazing!!
Paridhi_J, Dec 2021
It was a great experience to see Vancouver from above the skies. The crew was very friendly. My suggestion to everyone who is taking a seaplane is to grab the front row which has a bigger window. Overall i would highly recommend taking this tour.
Great experience! ...
Ksenia_O, Dec 2022
Great experience! My boyfriend and I took the tour and we’re both from Vancouver. It was magical. Will be taking this tour again with out of town family and friends.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Ksenia_O, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear you both had a great magical experience on your tour. Looking forward to your next flight with us.
Great seaplane experience!
James_A, Nov 2022
Wa a great experience…first time sea plane traveler. Price was reasonable, weather was great and the views fantastic. I cannot wait til my next trip to Vancouver where I can try one I’d the other tours.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
James_A, Thank you so much for your five star review! We're so pleased to hear you had a great experience and enjoyed the fantastic views from above. We look forward to your next flight with us. - Harbour Air Seaplanes
Such a wonder perspective of the city.
Colin_W, Nov 2022
Surprised my Girlfriend with this experience. She's a flight attendant and loves anything aviation. We had smiles on our faces the whole time! What a cool experience and a unique perspective of the city and surrounding area. The pilot (a Vancouver native) was very professional and gave a great tour. We would definitely recommend Harbour Air to anyone finding themselves in the Vancouver area!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Colin_W, Thank you for your kind words and five star review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the scenery and having a chance to view some of our iconic landmarks from above. We work hard to meet the needs of our guests and we really appreciate hearing our pilot very professional and gave a great tour. We look forward to seeing you and your girlfriend back aboard soon. - Harbour Air Seaplanes
Clear blue sky views over...
Jason_B, Sep 2022
Clear blue sky views over Vancouver Sea plane experience Exhilarating and great flying over Stanley park where we had cycled
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Jason_B, Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the spectacular scenery and had a chance to view Stanley park from above. Looking forward to your next flight with us. - Harbour Air Seaplanes
Seaplane tour over Vancouver
DrTracey_L, Sep 2022
A fabulous end to our trip to Vancouver. We are pleased we left it till the end of our stay as we were able to pick out the places we had been and those we’d learned about. Booking was easy and Viator sent a reminder about the need to take your passport and covid mask. A lovely bonus was the complimentary tea and coffees in the terminal waiting area. Great that our pilot also offered to take a photo of us with our plane. Often excursions like this charge for an official photo. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
DrTracey, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear you had fabulous time on your flight and love our services in the terminal area. We appreciate the recommendation, and welcome you back aboard soon. - Harbour Air Seaplanes
First class
William_P, Aug 2022
Very professional , from check in to boarding flight a great experience. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Vancouver.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
William_P, Thank you for your five-star review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience and appreciate the recommendation! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Great to Gift your Parents
Smeet_S, Jul 2022
I gifted my parents this trip on their first visit to Vancouver and was glad to see smile on their face after the trip. The only thing we missed was enhanced view of cityscape due to cloudy weather. But overall all staff members and the pilot have a very friendly and supportive approach.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Smeet_S, Thank you for your review. Even though there was cloudy weather, we are happy to hear your parents still enjoyed the experience with smiles! We appreciate you supporting Harbour Air Seaplanes, and hope to have the opportunity to see you all again. -Harbour Air Seaplanes
Amazing trip much too short
Andrew_E, Jul 2022
Seaplane trip in Juneau cancelled due to bad weather so glad I was able to book seaplane trip from Vancouver & experience new travel method. Great fun & managed to take excellent photos from window seat.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Andrew, Thank you for writing in about your experience. We are here to get our passengers to where they need to go, being quick and comfortable. We are thrilled to hear you were able to view and take pictures from above. Hope to see you again in the future! -Harbour Air Seaplanes
Vancouver Harbour Flight
Eric_M, Jul 2022
Awesome experience. I recommend to anyone who visits Vancouver. Our pilot kept us informed of what to expect and gave us a fantastic experience
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Eric_M, Thank you so much for your review and taking the time to share your experience. Our team is genuinely dedicated to providing guests with the best possible service. Looking forward to your next trip with us!
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