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Vancouver Seaplane Tour

By Harbour Air Seaplanes
Recommended by 92% of travellers
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Mix up your regular way of doing—and seeing—things while visiting Vancouver, and experience the city from up in the air on this seaplane tour. Not only can you get perspectives and pictures of the city you wouldn’t get from a bus or walking tour, but you also take off and land on the water—adding a splash landing to all adventure seekers' Vancouver vacations.
from
C$159.57
per adult
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C$159.57
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 7 per group
Duration:30m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Take to the sky over Vancouver on this seaplane tour with a skilled pilot 
  • See the city from up above for a unique, scenic vantage point
  • Return home with incredible aerial photographs from the flight
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot takes the stress out of going to a new place

  • 20-minute seaplane flight
  • Carbon offset levy
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Harbour Air Seaplanes
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Meet for your seaplane tour on Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. Greet your pilot, hop aboard your small seaplane, and get ready for unique views and an aerial exploration of the city. Once seated and ready to go, the plane engine roars up, and you take off from the water and into the sky. During your around-30-minute sightseeing flight, catch views of Vancouver’s main attractions, including Stanley Park and the 2010 Olympic buildings. From the sky you can enjoy the sights of downtown Vancouver without being amidst the hustle and bustle of the crowded streets. Have your camera ready to take fantastic pictures. After your time soaring above the city, your pilot brings your seaplane down for a water landing in the harbor. Your tour ends at the same downtown location where you met your pilot. Please note: It is possible for flight times to change depending on weather.

Departure details
  • Harbour Air Seaplanes, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre Unit #1 - 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3 The seaplane terminal is located at Burrard Landing in Coal Harbour. Parking is available at 1095 W Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC. Check-in for your flight 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3020_VAN1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All passengers travelling must be ambulatory in order to fly. A mobility assistance device, such as a wheelchair or cane, may be used by a passenger to get from the terminal to the aircraft, however, passengers must have the ability to walk on and off the aircraft with minimal or no assistance.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please present photo ID at check in.
  • Check in 30 minutes prior to flight time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Vancouver Seaplane Tour
  • Passengers may be denied boarding who may be deemed unfit to travel.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Vancouver Seaplane Tour?
Vancouver Seaplane Tour price starts from C$165.78. Discover and book Vancouver Seaplane Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Vancouver Seaplane Tour cancellation policy?
Vancouver Seaplane Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Vancouver Seaplane Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Vancouver Seaplane Tour?
Vancouver Seaplane Tour is hosted by Harbour Air Seaplanes. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Harbour Air Seaplanes on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Vancouver Seaplane Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Vancouver Seaplane Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 30m. Discover and book Vancouver Seaplane Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3020_VAN1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Harbour Air Seaplanes
    1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada
    Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre Unit #1 - 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3 The seaplane terminal is located at Burrard Landing in Coal Harbour. Parking is available at 1095 W Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC. Check-in for your flight 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure.
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    Harbour Air Seaplanes
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Your scenic seaplane flight departs from Vancouver's bustling harbor and takes you on a 20-minute flight around the city's skyline and surrounds
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    Pass by
    Vancouver
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

EPottawa
EPottawa
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Great ride to Victoria
Great team running the show. From check in through drop off, everyone was wonderful. This is a splendid way of gett
laurelalee
laurelalee
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Wonderful adventure
The Harbour Air flight was on time and a neat adventure in itself. Whale watching from the orca spirit zodiac with
dereksI7165IA
dereksI7165IA
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great views and a memorable flight
terrific views and a great way to see Vancouver and the nearby coast. If you can afford it, it is highly recommend
zoet224
zoet224
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One of the best things we did
One of the best things we did whilst visiting Vancouver. Small plane but flight was very smooth. Saw amazing vista'
793billieb
793billieb
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Amazing Orca Adventure
Flight took 35 minutes to Victoria. Then we needed to walk about 20 minutes because we took a covered boat which I
T9302VLmelaniel
T9302VLmelaniel
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Taste of the West Coast - 5 stars!!
Took the Taste of the West Coast tour with Harbour Air - it was one of the most amazing and exhilarating experience
bettyw160
bettyw160
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Fun tour
Our flight was fun and covered the hills and city. Robb was a great pilot. The takeoff and landing was much smoothe
DaveyB1962
DaveyB1962
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Cracking experience
This is a wonderful novelty experience and prices for the panorama tours are reasonable. However, you should be awa
156lisap
156lisap
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Amazing experience!
Worth every penny! Check in was easy (great, friendly staff). The flight was beautiful---amazing views and you ge
joanbX4861RB
joanbX4861RB
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The way to go!
We had one day to travel from Vancouver, do 2 high teas and tour the Butchart Gardens. This was THE way to go. Th
TerryFuchWit
TerryFuchWit
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Whales
Top job, did exactly what it said it would. Caught a plane, saw the whales. Outstanding stuff. [adding a little m
F5730ENjanm
F5730ENjanm
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Celebrate the Queen
Loved our pilot Adam....gave us a Royal tour before dropping us at Butchart for tour and tea. The staff at takeoff
ProfessorNYC
ProfessorNYC
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Good way to go!
Everyone was very helpful with my friend who uses a walker. Friendly and courteous staff. Checkin was easy.
myreer
myreer
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Seaplane views Vancouver Island
The views from the seaplane were amazing even though it was a cloudy misty day. Unexpected high mountain peaks and
lilybutt52
lilybutt52
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Vancouver from above!
Great experience seeing Vancouver from above! Malcolm was a friendly pilot with a great sense of humor! Loved thi
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Brian K
Honolulu, HI24 contributions
Jun. 2022
This was one of the best experiences during my stay in Vancouver. I have never been on a sea plane before and Vancouver with its calm harbor and scenic water and mountain terrain makes this the perfect location.

It's a short flight of 20 minutes but still you cover a lot of ground.

One recommendation apparently you can reserve seats on the plane for an addition fee however Trip Advisor does not offer this option. So you should call the company directly and make sure to get a good spot otherwise you are taking your chances on where you end up getting placed in the plane.

I got lucky with no reserved seat and was actually able to sit in the co-pilot spot for the duration of the flight which was amazing.
Written August 6, 2022
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HarbourAirSeaplanes
briankB, Thank you very much for your detailed five star review! Your kind words will not doubt benefit fellow Viator users you are considering using our services. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your first sea plane experience, not to mention the the amazing views from above. We appreciate the recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you again.
Written August 8, 2022
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jacqui43
Spalding, UK659 contributions
We decided on the day to take a sea plane tour of the city and wow it was amazing. Booking was easy and we opted for the package where you had an audio tour and a drink in the bar afterwards. The views were amazing with plenty of opportunity to take some stunning photos. The flight took off and landed smoothly and the pilot and crew staff very friendly. This is an excellent way to see Vancouver by air and I would highly recommend.
Written July 29, 2022
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HarbourAirSeaplanes
jacqui43, Thank you so much for your review and taking the time to share your experience with fellow Viator users! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the views from above as much as we do. The convenience of our services and exceptional friendly staff are some of things our guests appreciate, and we are happy to hear you think so as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon. - Harbour Air Seaplanes
Written August 2, 2022
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Ian
Halifax, UK128 contributions
Absolutely excellent experience ! My partner booked this trip for the two of us, and we were lucky enough to have ‘Sam’ as our pilot for the morning. It was supposed to be a 20 minute tour, but was more like 40 mins. We did get lucky with the weather, as it was a beautiful day, and the views around Vancouver bay, over Stanley Park, and a loop or two over the city, was just superb.

I thoroughly recommend this tour, it’s not cheap but the memories are priceless.

The aircraft and facilities were very well maintained, and safety comes first, which is very reassuring.

If you’re looking for a buzz taking off from the water, and then seeing the beautiful Vancouver bay/city, and then to land back on the bay, then this is a great trip to arrange.
Written September 4, 2022
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HarbourAirSeaplanes
iansF207, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled you had an absolutely excellent experience. You truly said it perfectly, the flight does provide some wonderful views! We are are proud of our teams and always pleased to hear such wonderful feedback. The safety of our passengers and crew is always top of our minds, and appreciate your recognition. Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to seeing you both soon. - Harbour Air Seaplanes
Written September 6, 2022
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Fred N
Austin, TX221 contributions
Jul. 2022
This a 20 minute ride, not counting the time to check in (at a very comfortable place with complementary coffee and a view) and board the aircraft. The flight goes out over the Burrard Inlet, over the Lion's Gate Bridge, north over the Georgia Strait, and back over the south side of the City. The sights are fabulous. The ride seems longer than 20 minutes. We are very familiar with the area, and enjoyed this new perspective of the beautiful city.
Written July 12, 2022
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HarbourAirSeaplanes
Fred, Thank you so much for your detailed five-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience, not to mention the spectacular scenery and views from above. Looking forward to your next trip with us!
Written July 14, 2022
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Heather D
8 contributions
Oct. 2021
Imagine -dark and tumultuous cloud closing-in on the City. A ray of sunshine streams down and lights our seaplane as it takes off, spray and spume flying! Then this incredible enormous city spread out before us! AMAZING! And the pilot was a great and funny guy too. He swept us over towards Bowen Island, and it too was lit by the sun amidst ominous cloud. There is so much more we want to explore now! Then we were off to the hanging bridge at Kitsilano. We did all the trails and elevated walkways, and then had a picnic before crossing back. It was so serene there...
Written October 20, 2021
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heatherdF9574ZQ, thank you for including Harbour Air in your adventure, then taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow TripAdvisor users. Our team is genuinely dedicated to providing guests with the best possible service and we are thrilled we were able to ensure you had not only an amazing flight, but we made sure you had a good laugh! We look forward to seeing you again soon. - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
Written October 22, 2021
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Colin L
Windsor, Canada1 contribution
Apr. 2022 • Family
Absolutely incredible experience with Harbour Air on Salt Spring Island. Our 10:30 am flight to Vancouver was canceled due to poor weather. The staff immediately advised us of alternatives including re-booking a later flight and ferry options. We re-booked knowing full well that the 1:20 pm flight may be canceled (and it was). The Harbour Air staff immediately issued us a refund and shuttled us to the ferry. The staff made us feel welcome to stay in the waiting area with coffee and snacks and provided exceptional service. Thank you so much!
Written April 4, 2022
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HarbourAirSeaplanes
M5293... Thank you so much for your review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience and appreciate your feedback about our customer service during weather interruptions. We are always here to help get our customers where they need to go, even when mother nature is working against us. Hope to welcome you aboard soon!
Written April 13, 2022
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Kevin M
Ladera Ranch, CA11 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful time during our flight. Seeing Vancouver from the air was amazing and the flight was very smooth during takeoff and landing. My only complaint was the listing device to here the pilot didn’t work but they refunded the cost for the device without question.

Overall it’s a tour you would enjoy even without a listening device.
Written September 11, 2021
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480KevinM, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow TripAdvisor users. We are so glad to hear the experience was amazing, and when a hiccup came up, our team was able to do their best to make it right. Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back aboard soon! - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
Written September 20, 2021
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Carmina R
12 contributions
I bought the seaplane / ferry tour and it was fun. The problem was that it was really foggy that morning, so we ended up fogged in for an hour and a half till our flight was able to depart, we were meant to leave at 9am and ended up going at 10:50am. Fortunately all the staff were really nice and helpful that offered to change our flight if the fog didn't dissipate.
Written January 21, 2020
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Hello Carmina R, Thank you for writing in about your experience. The safety of our passengers and crew is always a top priority for us and we appreciated your patience that morning. Challenging weather days can be hectic, but our staff do their very best to keep everyone updated and informed. We are proud of our teams and always pleased to hear such wonderful feedback. Our staff are genuinely dedicated to providing guests with the best possible service. We really appreciate the review and welcome you back when you return. Sincerely, - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
Written January 22, 2020
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Nico Soutu
12 contributions
Aug. 2022
An experience really worth doing, a must-do in Vancouver. The only criticism is that I couldn't choose my seat (5 seats out of 13 were booked in advance). If you have the possibility to choose when you order the tour, you should book a seat on the left of the aircraft, you really have the best views. I was unfortunately on the right... :-)
Written August 7, 2022
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HarbourAirSeaplanes
nicolas. Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the scenery from above. We hope to welcome you aboard again someday! - Harbour Air Seaplanes
Written August 8, 2022
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Robert
Pensacola, FL1 contribution
The views and flight were great. I am so accustomed to a tour guide approach with talking. Pilot flew only. No explaining of what we are seeing. And because they required “airplane mode” on our phone, I had no way to open even maps. Still a good tour.
Written June 1, 2022
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HarbourAirSeaplanes
Maps23 - We appreciate your feedback regarding the lack of commentary from your pilot. Due to the high volume of traffic in and around Canada's largest port, our pilots are strictly in contact with Air Traffic Control which does not allow for them to provide a commentary throughout the flight. However, we genuinely appreciate hearing about ways in which we can enhance guest experience and are grateful for your review. Looking forward to your next trip with us! Thank you for choosing Harbour Air.
Written June 1, 2022
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