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Vancouver Seaplane Tour

Vancouver, Canada
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30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


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.
  • 20-minute seaplane tour of Vancouver
  • 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
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.

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Seaplane Tour
, Sep 2019
Excellent customer service preceding and following our flight. Good instructions preceding flight. Flight on time. Beautiful tour. Note: Audible tape of the tour not worth the money. Otherwise the trip is worth 5 stars.
Take the flight
, Aug 2019
Blessed with a sunny day, very easy getting booked in, just like a mini departure lounge with tea and coffee provided. Bit bouncy on take off but then you were off and what a wonderful experience it was helped by John out pilot. The time flew and what a smooth landing, a must when visiting Vancouver ….
Beautiful view of Vancouver out of classic Beaver Seaplane
, Aug 2019
Beautiful overall views of Vancouver and surroundings out of the small and classic De Havilland Beaver Seaplane. Good sight. Only four persons on board (inclusive the skillful and focussed pilot). Very nice part of my visit to Vancouver. I recommend it. (Only the information at the information desk in the harbor could be a little bit better.)
, Aug 2019
This tour was excellent, simply beautiful! Everything was very organized and the time in air was excellent so everyone had amazing views all of the time. Highly recommend if you want to see Vancouver & the Howe Sound in a spectacular way!
The best gift for our anniversary!
, Aug 2019
Such an amazing experience! I recommend it to every one, I surprised my husband for our anniversary and it was such a perfect idea!
A remarkable seaplane flight over Vancouver
, Aug 2019
We treated our 15 year old granddaughter to the very memorable seaplane harbor takeoff, airborne view of the city, and landing. It was exhilarating!
Great Flight with Incredible City Views
Avik G
, Aug 2019
This was my first flight on a seaplane and it did not disappoint! On our plane were three passengers including myself and the pilot- although he was young (23 years old!) he was extremely professional and fantastic at navigating! There were incredible views of the downtown area and nearby more forested areas- I only wish it lasted longer! 5 Stars for pilot and experience I highly recommend arriving 30-40 minutes early- the office was hard to find from the side which I approached from and it took a while to find. Although I arrived 20 minutes prior to boarding, the desk agent guy was rather snarky and rude saying 'we almost left you behind' and when I explained how I got lost running between the different levels around the Convention Center he said 'well it's seaplanes- we are on the water, duh'. Fun fact- the office is not on the lowest level and the confirmation does not have a phone number to call in case you need to contact them. He also said he 'did not have time to get me an audio guide' (though he was just standing around) but I had fun regardless. 2 Stars for staff and check-in protocol and professionalism Excluding the office staff at HarbourAir, the actual plane experience cannot be beat!
Seaplane sightseeing.
, Aug 2019
This was a great experience. Excellent views from the seaplane. Some passengers had reserved seats by the window/in the front which I would recommend doing. Very efficient staff at the seaport.
, Aug 2019
An absolutely superb experience, with a great ( female ) pilot who did her best to make the experience one not to forget. To see Vancouver from the air just a few thousand feet below was very different to seeing it from the incoming flight to the airport - much closer and real. Can't wait to do it again and although not cheap, it was worthy every penny - you get what you pay for.
10/10 experience
, Jul 2019
I surprised my boyfriend with this as an early birthday gift (he was visiting Vancouver for the first time) and he absolutely loved it! We went on Canada Day so it was very busy at Canada Place and a little difficult to get down to the check-in area, but on a normal day I assume it would be a lot easier. The staff was all very friendly and accommodating, and the flight was beautiful. Our plane sat 13 people plus the pilot, and even though I was not right beside the window, I could still see all the gorgeous views on both sides of me. I also thought the price of the flight was good for what you get. I would definitely recommend this for anyone, whether you are just visiting or have lived here your whole life like me!

Product code: 3020_VAN1

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