CorilAir Charters Ltd.
CorilAir Charters Ltd.
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Participate In The Historic Mail Flight! Join our seasoned crew as we go about our very unique daily business. Your journey off the path begins at Corilairs’ float plane dock on world famous Tyee Spit, where you board the De Havilland Beaver or Cessna float plane. Your pilot will point out the many highlights of the region enroute to the remote islands of Coastal British Columbia.
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

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TNT_75
Leeds, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Stopped in on the off chance they could take us up for a 30 minute tour. They were close to packing up for the day but it was no trouble for them. Our planned flight the day before with another company didn’t happen due to the weather, but it was perfect weather in Campbell River. Luke the pilot was great. Definitely recommend them.
Written September 19, 2023
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J.B.
Summerland, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Friendly accommodating staff. Wonderful sights from the air. Made our trip up to Denham Bay and back to Campbell River (5 days later) such an adventure!!!
Written September 9, 2022
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tellitlikeitisCanada
Courtenay, Canada72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
AWESOME!!!!! We booked them for a Feast Flight to Blind Channel Resort. Had an amazing gluten free meal and a beautiful flight by Corilair. We saw dolphins, seals and Orca whales. Couldn’t be happier
Written July 6, 2022
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GailW
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Highly, highly recommend this tour if you visit Campbell River. What a fabulous afternoon we spent with Corilair. Our pilot was Manni and he was super— very knowledgeable, fun to hang with and a great pilot. The ride was amazingly smooth with 4 landings in Refuge Cove, Stuart Island, Surge Narrows & Campbell River. Each island was so unique! To see the BC coast islands from the air just adds another dimension to the beauty all around you ! I’d have to say the float plane ride was the highlight of our 3 weeks in BC !
Written June 11, 2022
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Ken Nuyts
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
An amazing day flying from island to island on Canada's beautiful west coast. What made our three hour journey even more amazing was our pilot Shannon. She has a tremendous amount of flying experience and a great love for what she does. She listened intently to all of our questions and answered every one of them. We all took turns riding in the copilot seat as we flew from Campbell River to Refuge Cove, Big Bay and onto Surge Narrows. A day to remember forever and a trip I would recommend to anyone!

Ken & Kathy
Written June 1, 2022
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ReluctantReviews
Vancouver, Canada165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Tom was our pilot on the Historic Mail Flight Tour. Three hours from Campbell River stopping in Blind Channel, Stewart Island and finally Surge Narrows. A Beaver float plane with 6 passengers and the Amazing Tom at the controls! He put us all at ease, so professional and knowledgeable about the area.
Can't say enough good things about the office staff as well. Kind, courteous efficient funny - the full package.
I completely forgot I was nervous!
Written July 24, 2021
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Susan B
Victoria, Canada23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Words fail to convey the experience of flying with an experienced pilot who loves flying in this incredible place we call British Columbia, but more precisely, the coastal waters and islands off of Vancouver Island.

Fun is one way to describe the afternoon as Tom took us on a tour on what he called a “light” Monday mail delivery route that included stops on Redonda, Read, and Stewart Islands with an extra stop on tiny Dent Island to pick up a passenger. Slightly overcast, the weather was perfect with that diffused light which makes it easy to see seals, eagles, and sea lions in the water.
Exciting is another word to use as we banked, took off and landed in the comfortable float plans, and got out to meet some of the post masters and mistress of those islands, sharing brief stories and news of this strange COVID world we live in and hopefully, leave behind.
Incredible is the other word that barely does justice to describe the scenery, majestic mountains rising out of the Salish Sea.
The only thing I can say is come and see for yourself, the professionalism of the company and the spectacular Supernatural British Columbia.
It will leave you speechless.
Written June 1, 2021
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ilovetouring
Glasgow, UK250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
What an experience! We booked to take a flight on the Historic Mail Flight and we were not disappointed. We climbed up into the plane - a deHavilland Beaver and our pilot Shannon was great. Our party took turns sitting along side the pilot but the best views were from the seats at the back. We landed at Refuge Cove on West Redonda Island and walked up a very steep ramp - there were very low tides. We delivered the mail and spoke to the locals. Next we dropped a passenger on Rendezvous Island. It was too windy to get to the dock so a small boat came alongside and we watched as he hopped out of our plane and onto the small boat.
We flew over Surge Narrows and onto Read Island. Our final stop was Stuart Island before we returned to the Spit.
We saw views that could only be seen from a small plane and it was the experience of the holiday. Never to be forgotten.
Written October 7, 2019
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Anthony D
Brasschaat, Belgium513 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is an adventure ! We took the Mail plane to the remote places north of Vancouver Island. The pilote "Bill" offered us a smooth ride on this seaplane, not the youngest, but very classic (like in the cartoon of Tintin) and very well maintained ! Four take offs and four "landings" ! The scenary is fantastic and worth going ! Great experience !
Written September 7, 2019
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T0mmie
Castricum, The Netherlands162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
This tour was fabulous in every aspect. The views you get, you will never get in any other way. We were checked in by the office staff after which we were shown were the flight would go to. Then, after a short wait, we met Shannon, our pilot of the day. She proved to be very infomative and made every effort to point things out to us. We were taken to her aircraft: a deHavilland Beaver. Two more people joined us and had to be taken to an island for a fishing trip. Thereafter, it was just the four of us and the pilot of course. After the passenger safety briefing, we took off. I was amazed by the smoothness of it. Being a private pilot myself, I know what to expect but this was so great. We climbed out to some 1000 ft at which altitude we remained mostly. A bit higher at times. Giving an immaculately clear view. Beyond your expectation if you only fly large jets to your vacation destination. Regrettably we did not see any whales. Although we did spot a whalewatch tour boat take a turn but we didn't see what they were after. The whole trip lead us to a few different locations. The "historic mail" part of this flight was not present today because there simply was nothing to deliver as this time. Instead, Shannon showed us how the people on the islands live and told us all sorts of details. We took turns who would sit where. But all seats gave an excellent view outside. I was again surprised by the smoothness of every landing and I could hardly tell the moment of touchdown.

In total the trip lasted for a good two hours. Is it expensive? You bet. As all flying is. But just do this. You'll forget about the money but you'll never get this experience out of your head. For you have been up there....

Many happy landings!

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Written July 24, 2019
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