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Address: 90 Front St | Unit 1A, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-714-0900
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Whistler to Victoria Scenic Flight

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Flying from Nanaimo to Downtown Vancouver

We wanted a quicker easier way to meet our cruise ship in Canada Place Vancouver than bus and ferry but we had a lot of luggage. When we inquired they were very very helpful with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
Viviane H
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Arlon
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Arlon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted a quicker easier way to meet our cruise ship in Canada Place Vancouver than bus and ferry but we had a lot of luggage. When we inquired they were very very helpful with advice on the best price combination and we got a really good deal. We send part of our luggage ahead the night before and it... More 

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Viviane H, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are thrilled you were able to take advantage of our quick and convenient service from Nanaimo to Downtown Vancouver! We are proud of our Customer Service team and are always pleased to hear such wonderful feedback. On behalf of all of us, we hope to welcome you back... More 

Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Having promised our daughter a float plane trip, we opted for Harbour's trip from Victoria. They have a number of options, ranging from the quick twenty minute loop around the city, to longer and more expensive variations. Not wanting anything too elaborate, we were going for the quick trip, but they offered for the same price a longer one. This... More 

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear MrMrsW50, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so pleased you and your family were able to join on the flight to and from Butchart Gardens! It is such a spectacular time of day to be flying! Fantastic insider tip to check if this flight is available! Thanks again and we hope to be able to welcome you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We did a sightseeing flight with Harbour Air and it was a great experience. It's not cheap but very memorable. Staff was kind and service good.

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Thank Okyay Bozkurt Ö
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Okyay Bozkurt Ö, Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your sightseeing flight! It is such a spectacular way to see the city and surrounding area! We are proud of our team and are always pleased to receive such pleasant feedback. On behalf of all of us, we hope to welcome you on board with us... More 

Duncan, Canada
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

All the staff were courteous and pleasant. The flight was flawless and I will be a frequent user of this service after some very grueling misadventures with BC Ferries

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Thank Roger J W
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Roger J W, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so pleased to be able to offer you a quick and convenient flight to and from Vancouver Island! We are proud of our customer service agents and are always pleased to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon! -Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Service from Harbour Air in Nanaimo is fast, friendly, and functional. A trip from harbour to harbour or from harbour to YVR is about 20 minutes. On sunny days you get a built-in coastline tour, and the scenery is interesting and geographically educational. Seat space is tight, but almost everyone gets a window. However, the price is not for everybody,... More 

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Thank BroadenYrHorizons
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear BroadenYrHorizons, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences flying with us! We agree, it really is the 'short cut and the scenic route', especially on a beautiful sunny day! We have seat sales that go online every Wednesday at 5pm for flights the following week, as well you can sign up for email alerts to... More 

coquitlam, bc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

I have become a real fan of Harbour Air. The route from YVR south terminal to Nanaimo is so convenient. No charge for parking near the Flying Beaver pub and no weight restrictions on baggage. I have been fortunate to always pick beautiful blue sky days for the 20 minute flight and it makes "getting there" a real treat. The... More 

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Public Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear KitterCoquitlam_BC, Thank you very much for the glowing review! We are pleased to hear that our customer service levels are exceeding your expectations, the beautiful blue sky travel days definitely help. On behalf of our team at Harbour Air Seaplanes, we thank you for taking the time to write a write and hope to welcome you on board again... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

This service is amazing. You travel via float plane. We went to the Vancouver Airport. You land at their terminal and their is a free shuttle to the airport terminal. It takes just 20 minutes of flight time. And the cost is very reasonable, much less than taking the ferry with a car and no parking to worry about.

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Thank John P
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Public Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear John P, We're not kidding! And we're pleased you've discovered British Columbia's best kept secret. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent trip with us in December. The time savings is no joke, we assure you! On behalf of our team at Harbour Air Seaplanes, we thank you for sharing your feedback and... More 

Victoria, Canada
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

It is the best way to travel to Vancouver airport from Nanaimo. I booked online this 20 minute-flight for $80 each way. I took the first flight in the morning for a meeting and came back on a the last flight that afternoon. As mentioned in other reviews, they provide a choice of newspapers, coffee and snacks. The staff is... More 

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Thank DuncanColumbia
HarbourAirSeaplanes, Marketing & Community Relations at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear DuncanColumbia, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. -Harbour Air TripAdvisor team More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Been flying with Harbour Air for over 10 years both to downtown Vancouver and YVR. The staff and pilots are wonderful! Check in is fast and efficient, love the organic coffee and the new reserved seat! Now we have all the family using Harbour Air as it is faster and more efficient and the great customer service is amazing!

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1 Thank Nanaimo-Travellers2
HarbourAirSeaplanes, customer care coordinator at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Nanaimo-Travellers2, Thank you very much for your patronage and for the compliments! We sincerely appreciate you sharing your experience as a frequent flyer with our future guests. It is a pleasure to hear how much you and your family enjoy the convenience of our service and we look forward to welcoming you all on board again soon! Harbour Air... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We were left with stressed heads and a super bad taste in our mouth after a booking a trip from Nanaimo to YVR a few years ago having rang a couple of hours prior to our flight whether it was going due to weather to be told we'd only be contacted 20 mins prior to check in as policy--this leaving... More 

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1 Thank Michelle G
HarbourAirSeaplanes, customer care coordinator at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this review

Dear Michelle G, Thank you very much for your feedback! We are sorry to hear of your previous experience on a weather day and apologize for any inconvenience. Regrettably, operating seaplanes under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and water runways come with some challenges and limitations at times. We sincerely appreciate you giving us another chance and are delighted to hear... More 

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