Add dates

Vancouver Island Seaplanes

Our most recommended Vancouver Island Seaplanes

Victoria Panoramic Seaplane Tour

1. Victoria Panoramic Seaplane Tour

Fly high above scenic Victoria BC and explore its beautiful scenery by seaplane. This thrill-a-minute tour will reveal a spectacular landscape and unforgettable aerial views. The Panoramic Seaplane Tour of Victoria will glide over the Olympic Mountains and along the Victoria waterfront to the white sand beaches of James and Sydney Islands. From here the tour heads north to the Saanich Peninsular and over the famous Butchart Gardens before returning back to Victoria Harbor. It is an experience not to be missed, especially if time is limited in Victoria and the photo opportunities just cannot be bettered. A fantastic day out for aviation lovers.

From Vancouver: Victoria Whale Watching Adventure

2. From Vancouver: Victoria Whale Watching Adventure

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see killer whales with your own eyes! Become a real explorer on this full day air safari including a 3-hour whale-watching trip. Guests meet at the Vancouver Seaplane Terminal. From here you will fly from Vancouver Harbor to Victoria. This is an opportunity to see the mesmerizing views of the Gulf Islands from above. With over 50 aircrafts, Harbor Air Seaplanes operate the largest all-seaplane fleet in the world. Guest will take part in a unique whale watching expedition from Victoria's Inner Harbour. Led by expert guides, you will learn about this ecologically diverse area and the whales that inhabit it. See these magnificent creatures in their own waters. This is an experience that no aquarium can provide. You can also spot seals, birds and the spectacular vistas of Southern Vancouver Island. Don’t forget to bring a camera!

Vancouver: Floatplane Transfer between Vancouver & Victoria

3. Vancouver: Floatplane Transfer between Vancouver & Victoria

Make your way to Coal Harbour, part of Burrard Inlet near Canada Place, and board a seaplane to take you to your next journey in Victoria, BC. Located right along Vancouver’s iconic seawall, the terminal features a passenger lounge with panoramic views of Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains, a gift shop, and the fully licensed Cockpit Café. From Burrard Inlet, ascend for bird’s-eye views of the green towers of Lion’s Gate Bridge and the Brockton Peninsula of Stanley Park. Flying south over the Salish Sea, look down on a cluster of the Gulf Islands dotted with beaches, forests, and fields of gold and green. After 35 minutes in the air, your pilot will land in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Along the harbor, visit the majestic ivy-covered Fairmont Empress hotel and pass the BC Parliament Buildings which, at night, twinkle with thousands of lightbulbs. Victoria's floating terminal boasts some of the city’s best waterfront views and is located beside The Flying Otter Grill and its new extended outdoor patio (the Otter Deck), serving fresh west coast cuisine for lunch and dinner. This journey is also available in the opposite direction, from Victoria to Vancouver.

Victoria: Extended Panoramic Tour by Seaplane

4. Victoria: Extended Panoramic Tour by Seaplane

Experience exhilarating views over the rugged coastline of Victoria. Guests should meet at the Vancouver Seaplane Terminal, Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre for this half-hour tour. This is the most popular tour from Victoria Harbour for a reason. The perfect introduction to seaplane aviation, enjoy 30 minutes of adrenaline pumping views of downtown Victoria, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains in the distance. A real highlight of the ride is the dramatic water spray during take-off and landing. Remember to bring a camera! Harbour Air and Westcoast Air operate the largest seaplane fleet in the world with over 50 planes. Relax in the company of your expertly trained guide and fly sky high. Experience Victoria the alternative way. At the end of the tour you will be driven back to your hotel by shuttle bus.

Vancouver: Floatplane Transfer between Vancouver and Tofino

5. Vancouver: Floatplane Transfer between Vancouver and Tofino

Make your way to Coal Harbour (a part of Burrard Inlet near Canada Place) in Vancouver and board the floatplane. From there, ascend for a bird’s-eye view of the green towers of the Lion’s Gate Bridge and the Brockton Peninsula of Stanley Park. Marvel at these incredible panoramas of the city skyline before heading West over some of British Colombia's most stunning natural scenery. Fly across the Straight of Georgia, over Port Alberni Inlet and Pacific Rim National Park. Enjoy stunning city, ocean, and mountain views during this quick 1-hour journey - a convenient and memorable way to get to Vancouver Island. As you fly closer towards your destination, descend along the coast of Clayoquot Sound into the picturesque Tofino Harbour. Land adjacent to the Tofino Resort and Marina in the heart of the village where your flight will end. This transfer is also available in the opposite direction, from Tofino to Vancouver.

Victoria Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver

6. Victoria Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver

On this full-day excursion you’ll depart Vancouver Harbor by seaplane for an exciting flight over the Gulf Islands to beautiful Victoria. After you arrive in Victoria you’ll enjoy a coach tour that take you to the famous Butchart Gardens. In Victoria the shops, a museum, and several other attractions are just steps away. You’ll return to Vancouver by seaplane on a scheduled afternoon flight of your choice. With more than 50 aircraft, Harbour Air and Westcoast Air operate the largest all-seaplane fleet in the world. DeHavilland DHC-3 Turbine Single Otters and Twin Otters service regularly scheduled flights between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. DHC-2 Beavers service the Gulf Islands. Cessna 185 aircraft are available for charter.

From Vancouver: Whale Watching and Victoria Trip by Seaplane

7. From Vancouver: Whale Watching and Victoria Trip by Seaplane

Discover the picturesque and popular old town Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, on this all-day tour from Vancouver. Enjoy a spectacular seaplane ride through the scenic Gulf Islands headed to Victoria, one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy 3 hours of whale watching adventure and your own hours visiting some of Victoria's most popular points of interest. This tour includes all transportation, pick-up from your hotel, private residence or Airbnb in Vancouver. Return by seaplane arrives at downtown Vancouver. Sample Itinerary 7:00 am - Meet your driver at your place 8:30 am – Meet your pilot and depart on a seaplane to Victoria 9:30 am – Arrive for check-in at Orca Spirit Adventures 10:00 am – Embark on a three-hour whale-watching tour by boat 1:00 pm – After your whale watching tour, enjoy free time exploring downtown Victoria. Recommendations will be provided. 4:30 pm – Return to the seaplane terminal to check in for your return flight to Vancouver 5:05 pm - The driver will meet you at the arriving gate and bring you back to your accommodation. Upon your request, you can adjust your return flight to Vancouver by 6 pm flight.

From Vancouver: Victoria Tour by Helicopter and Seaplane

8. From Vancouver: Victoria Tour by Helicopter and Seaplane

Victoria is popular for the charm it exudes, manicured gardens, and friendly Canadians. If you are in Vancouver and your time to visit Victoria is limited, this quick downtown-to-downtown air service is a perfect choice. Begin with pickup from your accommodation in Vancouver. Then be transported to the helipad for your flight Take the spectacular helicopter ride over the Gulf Islands to Victoria. You will have about 6.5 hours of your own time to explore this very walkable city before a seaplane takes you back to Vancouver, where you will arrive in the early afternoon.

Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Seaplane

9. Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Seaplane

Combine adventure and culture on this unique day trip to Victoria and the famous Butchart Gardens. Leaving from Vancouver in the morning, you will be picked-up from your hotel and taken for a thrilling journey in a seaplane over the fascinating islands of the Canadian Pacific coast. Land in Victoria city center at around 9:00 AM, giving you plenty of your own time to stroll the streets and admire the quirky English style. Depends on your choice of shuttle time, you'll be driven to the world-famous Butchart Gardens by a scheduled shuttle bus. Once there, you'll have about 2 hours to admire the flowers and other plant life in these impressive gardens. An excellent live commentary will be performed on the bus by a guide driver. Travel back to Vancouver in a comfortable, take a seaplane departs at 5 or 6 PM. Arrive back at your hotel in Vancouver at around 6 or 7 PM.

  • Adventures
  • Water activities
  • Transfers
11 activities found
Sort by:

Frequently asked questions about Vancouver Island

What top attractions are a must-see in Vancouver Island?

Other Sightseeing Options in Vancouver Island

Want to discover all there is to do in Vancouver Island? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Vancouver Island

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 35 reviews

My husband had always wanted to fly on a seaplane . I took advantage of the ability to do so at Victoria. It was great! We really enjoyed it !

Brilliant trip to Victoria. Novel and exciting with great views, wish we could do it again

Absolutely amazing experience! Would definitely do it again!

Very well organized. Easy to find. Breathtaking experience.

It was a very memorable day , would highly recommend it ☺️