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“BC FERRIES BEWARE!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harbour Air Seaplanes

Harbour Air Seaplanes
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US$97.48*
and up
Vancouver Seaplane Tour
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Come aboard for a scenic seaplane flight and experience an authentic west coast way of life! Out here, this is how we travel for work, for fun & sometimes just for the view! Join us for a tour or scheduled flight today and see BC the way we do. You've come all the way west, the only direction left to go is up!
Chemainus, Canada
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“BC FERRIES BEWARE!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

My wife and I have flown to and from downtown Nanaimo to Vancouver and we absolutely RAVE about this option of travel.

Do the math and you will see that although it is more expensive, if you put any value on your time, Harbour Air is a viable alternative to the horrendous experience dealing with BC FERRIES!

Try it and be WOWED!

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Vancouver, Canada
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“Fabulous, professional, on-time service....a pleasure to travel with Harbour Air Seaplanes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

I travel often between YVR and the Island, and love flying with Harbour Air.

The counter agents are always warm, helpful and have a smile. They have many flights through the day and an easy online or phone-in booking system. If you can book your ticket online, you can usually save yourself a few dollars vs. phoning in.

I have to say that I love the cookies, newspapers and fruit at YVR..... and great job with the new high-tech machines for fresh coffee and lattes....they rock and are really appreciated before a flight on a rainy day.

Seaplane service between Vancouver and the Island is super fast and convenient....not to mention comes with some pretty great scenery. If you want a professional, reliable, enjoyable harbour to harbour experience, Harbour Air Seaplanes gets my two thumbs up!!

Cheers & Enjoy!

Visited October 2011
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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Scenic West Coast by Air”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

The best way to see Beautiful British Columbia is from the air! I have flown with Harbour Air many times for business and am always impressed with what you see from their Twin-Otter aircraft.

Well trained pilots, crew and staff and a "Saftey First" attitude make every part of a short trip or a scenic tour extremely enjoyable.

And as the name suggests, they fly harbour to harbour, serving many communities on the West Coast with float planes.

The best part is that if you get a chance, ask to sit in the co-pilot seat. Don't worry, you don't have to know how to fly! Just put on the headset, listen to the flight control information and have a chat with your pilot from the best seat on the plane!

Visited August 2011
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St Louis, Missouri
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“A great air tour of the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

I really enjoyed the sea plane tour. You realize how big Vancouver is.
It was so relaxing and a fun way to tour the city. One issue I had was there was no communication from the pilot so you had to guess where you were.

Visited September 2011
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

Fantastic, fast service and an experience that will last a lifetime. Being a innacity boy the idea of water planes a novel thing. But it's brilliant (I've been using that alot talking to people about it) be aware they are no jumbos so the plane is cramped and they only have a single and double props - but you won't care once you see the view. Would recommend. Enjoy your trip

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