Vancouver: Shared or Private Panorama Flight by Seaplane

4.8 / 5

90 reviews

Activity provider: Harbour Air Seaplanes

Vancouver: Shared or Private Panorama Flight by Seaplane

Activity provider: Harbour Air Seaplanes

From US$ 173.23 per person

Hop aboard one of our planes for an extended Vancouver Panorama tour departing from downtown Vancouver’s Coal Harbour. Take in complete aerial views of the city's beautiful scenery, the surrounding parks, its beaches and Vancouvers' stunning coastline.

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Duration 45 minutes
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  • Take a panoramic seaplane tour of Vancouver and the beautiful North Shore mountains
  • Enjoy full views of entire the city and all of the majestic scenery surrounding it
Full description

Discover even more of the majestic mountains and expansive coastline that surround the breathtaking city of Vancouver, as you fly high over the scenery on this 35-minute flight. This extended version of the Vancouver Panorama tour offers the same sights before following the coast further north towards Whistler, then looping back down over the Islands and exploring the incredible Sunshine Coast. With currently over 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, and Cessna 185 aircraft are available for charter. Take your chance to experience Vancouver's beautiful landscapes from a bird's-eye-view!

  • Airfare
  • Taxes, fees, and carbon offset charges
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Flight time is 35 minutes
  • Child pricing is valid only when accompanied by a paying adult, children that are younger than 2 fly for free
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 90 reviews

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Fantastic way to take in the sights of Vancouver

This is truly a must do while in Vancouver, especially if travelling with friends or family. We have two young boys who both loved the whole thing (particularly take off and landing and the snow topped mountains!). The staff at Harbour Air were very friendly, and we had no problems getting checked in with the family, and were able to leave our bags in the terminal (at no extra charge). The terminal is well equipped, including the free coffee and pastries which we certainly made use of and were not expecting. The pilot was great, talked us through the route he was taking and what we should look out for and asked before take off if there was anything in particular anyone wanted to see. A very worthwhile (if slightly pricey) experience!

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September 3, 2019

Excellent flight and beautiful scenery

I would highly recommend this. No problems at all at the check-in desk, the flight was smooth, the pilot professional, and the scenery exquisite. What a great way to see Vancouver and surrounds if you only have a few days in the city. My only feedback is that it would have been even better with matching commentary. I got the headphones and audioguide but the pilot explained to us that he was going to take a different route than usual because of the weather. Not his fault obviously but the audioguide commentary no longer matched what we actually saw. Still there was some interesting information in it and the headphones also acted as mufflers which wasn't a bad thing with the noise of the plane.

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June 17, 2019

As advertised and very fun

Takeoff was prompt, service was friendly. However, the desk staff seemed fairly poorly trained. I showed up with the confirmation e-mail I had received, but because I hadn't printed it out they scrambled to figure out what to do. I blame the management, as the staff seemed new/seasonal, and this wasn't exactly a unique or unforeseeable problem. They did solve the issue eventually, and I had a great time.

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June 20, 2017

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