• Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 227.96 View price calendar

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Take the adventure route between Vancouver and Victoria with a scenic 35-minute flight. Soak up lovely aerial views while crossing the Strait of Georgia by seaplane — the most eco-friendly transport to Victoria — then set off on your own sightseeing excursion of BC’s capital. At the end of your day, catch the ferry back to the mainland, admiring stunning island and ocean views at dusk.


  • Seaplane flight from Vancouver to Victoria, on Vancouver Island
  • 35-minute flight over the Gulf Islands from the mainland to Victoria
  • Aerial view of the islands and water that make up this part of British Columbia
  • Explore Victoria's charming and historic neighborhoods
  • Coach and scenic ferry ride back to Vancouver (4.5 hours total)
  • You choose when you depart Vancouver

What You Can Expect

Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry

Flying over Downtown Vancouver

Kick off your Victoria sightseeing adventure from Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. Choose your departure time based on operating hours, meet your pilot and board the seaplane for an exciting water take-off.

Leave behind Vancouver’s busy harbor for the dramatic beauty of the Gulf Islands. You’ll have 35 minutes to soak up great panoramic views of the city, island passageways and snow-capped mountains before landing in Victoria. From there, design your own sightseeing itinerary. Perhaps you’ll indulge in some shopping at the island’s unique boutiques and antique shop, or tour atmospheric neighborhoods like Chinatown and Oak Bay. Don’t miss top attractions like the Butchart Gardens and the Empress Hotel, known for its fabulous traditional English tea service.

After your self-guided tour, head to the coach station for a ride to the ferry. Flash your ticket and grab a comfortable seat on the ship for the scenic ride through Active Pass and the Gulf Islands to Vancouver. Note: Total return trip time is 4.5 hours.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This is a fantastic tour - unfortunately the day we went was a bit impacted by wet weather so the views over the city and the Straits from the plane werent as good as we hoped, especially in terms of taking photos. By the time we returned on the ferry the weather had cleared and it was picturesque sailing through the Gulf Islands late in the afternoon. This is a good package.

Oranit S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Beautiful views!

Sandra C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This is just a fantastic trip to do, it is a must really spectacular.

Pamela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The best way to travel to Victoria. Easy and fast!

Pamela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The best way to travel to Victoria. Easy and fast!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Loved this package. Such an enjoyable day visiting Victoria and flying on a seaplane was on my bucket list! Thank you Viator.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great service and great customer service.

Andrea W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The plane was easy to find and easy to check in. It left on time and was super quick to get across to Victoria. We had a lovely day in Victoria then made our way to the bus station for the bus back. The bus was air conditioned and the driver was great, we got back to Vancouver in a few hours via the ferry and enjoyed our day!

Willem V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

What a view :

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The sea plane was not to be missed and the views were fab.... don't forget your passport or driving licence as they require photo I'd
An absolute must

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