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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

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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 November 2016

Trip by seaplane was great and a staff member the other end took us on a quick tour and showed us where a good walk was - really enjoyed Vancouver Island and the wharf and went to a fantastic restaurant the Blue Crab


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was amazing!!! We love it! We only regreted that we stayed for just a day in Victoria!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Enjoyed every minute organisation superb weather could not have been better views amazing would thoroughly recommend to friends and family


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The seaplane ride to Victoria is super cool. A real once in a life time experience.

Jeffrey R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great service and great view. Very happy we traveled via air. Could not be more happy.

charles p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

great flight, Visibility was good .Very smooth landing. Scenery was absolutely stunning. Seats are cramped, but you're on a puddle jumper.

Brian B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a great way to see Victoria for a day. The seaplane flight had great views as did the return trip on the ferry. Everything operated on time and we were dropped off at our original departure spot after the ferry ride back to Vancouver.

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Everything went like clockwork even tho we forgot to confirm with harbourair 48 hours prior to departure

James M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a great trip . The flight was amazing and well organised and the views were spectacular.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fabulous trip - first experience of a sea plane and wasn't disappointed. Flying to Victoria spectacular over the many small islands. Retuned by ferry which was also a lovely trip but takes a lot longer. Would definitely recommend.

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