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Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane – prices, timings, what to expect

Make your day trip to Victoria from Vancouver more exciting by exploring the city in a Seaplane.

Take a breathtaking seaplane ride to the iconic island, where you may spend the day exhilarating like never before!

Instead of a long hustling drive, spice up your journey between Vancouver and Victoria with any seaplane package that meets your convenience. 

Choose this round-trip seaplane ride between the two lovely cities for an unforgettable journey.

What to expect on the flight

Check out the video below to better understand what to expect if you decide to take a seaplane from Vancouver to Victoria.

Flight tours to VictoriaCost
Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and FerryCA$346
Vancouver to Victoria Seaplane FlightCA$276
Flight to Victoria + Butchart Gardens entryCA$556
Victoria Flight + Whale-Watching CruiseCA$583
Seaplane Tour + Capilano Suspension Bridge ParkCA$189
Victoria Excursion by Helicopter and Sea PlaneCA$813

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Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry

Duration of the ride: Full day trip of approximately 8 hours in the Seaplane Vancouver to Victoria tour package.

You will see: Travel the adventurous 35-minute flight between Vancouver and Victoria. Enjoy beautiful aerial views as you travel to Victoria by seaplane, the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation.

Then go on your sightseeing tour of the city to see beautiful sunset views of the water and islands.

Additional benefits: Seaplane flight from Vancouver to Victoria takes 35 minutes over the Gulf Islands. The passengers get an aerial view of the islands and sea that comprise this region of British Columbia.

Discover the picturesque and historic areas of Victoria. Return to Vancouver by coach and panoramic boat (4.5 hours total), where you decide when you want to leave Vancouver.

The number of passengers: This package supports around nine individuals.

Timings: Pick any time between 7 am to 9.30 am to kick start your tour from Vancouver to Victoria in a Seaplane

Departure and Return point

Harbour Air Seaplanes
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

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Cost of the tour

Adult ticket (12+ years): CA$346
Child ticket (2 to 11 years): CA$ 183
Infant ticket (up to 1 year): Free


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Vancouver to Victoria Seaplane Flight

Duration of the ride: You will enjoy the Vancouver to Victoria aerial tour in a Seaplane for around 35 minutes.

You will see: On this seaplane journey, you will travel across British Columbia elegantly and enjoy spectacular sights from the air.

In Coal Harbour, board your seaplane and head to the sky with your pilot. 

Admire the views across the Lion’s Gate Bridge, and Stanley Park’s Brockton Peninsula as the Burrard Inlet fades into the horizon. 

Soar above the Salish Sea, admiring the Gulf Islands’ sandy beaches and deep forests. 

Spend a day or just an afternoon seeing Whistler’s sights and sounds, and then complete the trip with a flight back to Vancouver.

Additional benefits: Arrive in Victoria’s Inner Harbour and walk along the waterfront boardwalk. 

The number of passengers: This package supports around 14 individuals.

Timings: Every day, flights depart every hour from the morning till the evening. Select any time between 7.30 am to 6.30 am according to your convenience.

Departure point

Harbour Air Seaplanes
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

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Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre Unit #1 – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3.

The seaplane terminal is located at Burrard Landing in Coal Harbour, right along Vancouver’s iconic seawall. 

Parking is available at 1095 W Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC.

Return point

Harbour Air Seaplanes
950 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada

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The Victoria Harbour Airport terminal is located on Wharf Street on the Inner Harbour, close to the downtown center, the Parliament Buildings, and many of the city’s notable hotels and attractions. 

Cost of the tour

Adult ticket (12+ years): CA$276
Child ticket (3 to 11 years) – CA$ 151
Infant ticket (up to to 2 years)- Free


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Seaplane Flight to Victoria with Butchart Gardens Admission

Duration of the ride: Enjoy a full day Seaplane flight from Vancouver to Victoria

You will see: Book this round-trip seaplane ride from Vancouver to Victoria. Fly over the Georgia Strait and the Gulf Islands before landing in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. 

Enjoy some free time in Victoria before returning to downtown Vancouver on an afternoon or late flight. 

A shuttle van and entry to the Butchart Gardens is included, making this trip even more enjoyable.

The number of passengers: This package supports around 14 individuals.

Timings: Avail Seaplane tour from Vancouver to Victoria at any one of the three slots between 8.30 am to 9.30 am

Departure and Return point

Harbour Air Seaplanes
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

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Note: The seaplane port is located within the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, directly along Vancouver’s famous seawall.

Cost of the tour

Adult ticket (12+ years): CA$556
Child ticket (2 to 11 years): CA$ 291
Infant ticket (up to 1 year): Free


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Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise

Duration of the ride: This Vancouver to Victoria package is a full day trip of approximately 10 hours.

You will see: Discover Vancouver and Victoria’s natural wonders on a thrilling whale-watching expedition.

Enjoy beautiful aerial views as you traverse the Strait of Georgia by seaplane—the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation to Victoria. 

Set out from the island’s capital on an exhilarating cruise through Haro Strait, home to orcas (killer whales), sea lions, and seals, followed by a flight back to the mainland.

Additional benefits: There are two flights between Vancouver and Victoria included. You get to see seals, sea lions, seabirds, and the breathtaking scenery of Southern Vancouver Island. 

The number of passengers: This package supports around 14 passengers.

Timings: Pick any time between 8 am to 9.30 am with the travel option of flight for cover boat or open boat.

Available months: This tour package is available only during some parts of the year. You can book this tour during the whale season, which hovers around – 

  • End of July to the first week of November
  • Third week of January to the end of February
  • Mid of June to the end of July

For the rest of the months, the tour is not available.

Departure and Return point

Harbour Air Seaplanes
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

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Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre Unit #1 – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3.

The seaplane terminal is located at Burrard Landing in Coal Harbour, right along Vancouver’s iconic seawall. 

Parking is available at 1095 W Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC.

Cost of the tour

Adult ticket (12+ years): CA$583
Child ticket (2 to 11 years): CA$ 305
Infant ticket (up to 1 year): Free


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Seaplane Tour with admission to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Seaplane Tour with admission to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Duration of the ride: This seaplane tour from Vancouver to Victoria package is a full day trip of approximately 4 to 9 hours.

You will see: This package combines two renowned Vancouver attractions into one incredible West Coast experience.

Begin with a seaplane flight above Vancouver. Take off from Coal Harbour and fly around the city and the North Shore Mountains. 

After landing, take a shuttle to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park for another thrilling adventure.

Additional benefits: By booking a package, you can save money on each. On a 20-minute flight, you can see Vancouver from above. 

Spend as much time as you want visiting Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. 

Shuttles will take you back to Canada Place in Vancouver regularly.

The number of passengers: This package supports around 14 individuals.

Timings: Select either 9.30 am or 10.30 am departure timing.

Departure and Return point:

Harbour Air Seaplanes
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

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Cost of the tour

Adult ticket (12+ years): CA$189
Child ticket (2 to 11 years): CA$ 103
Infant ticket (up to 1 year): Free


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Victoria Excursion from Vancouver by Helicopter and Sea Plane

Victoria Excursion from Vancouver by Helicopter and Sea Plane
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Duration of the ride: This is a full day seaplane trip to Victoria, lasting approximately eight hours

You will: Travel elegantly from Vancouver to Victoria with round-trip flights over the Strait of Georgia and save time by eliminating long ferry lineups. 

You’ll fly to the island by helicopter, with breathtaking views of the coast and islands, and then return by seaplane. 

Your flights between Vancouver and Victoria include collection and drop-off at your Vancouver accommodations, with departure times tailored to your schedule.

Additional benefits: Enjoy bird’s-eye views from the helicopter and seaplane—ideal for couples, groups of friends, and those celebrating special occasions. In Vancouver, enjoy lounge access with complimentary refreshments.

The number of passengers: This package supports around 15 individuals.

Timings: The Seaplane Vancouver to Victoria tour starts exactly at 10 am

Available months: This Victoria tour package is available only during certain times of the year. It is available from – 

Start of August to the end of October

Start of February to the end of July

For the rest of the months, the tour is not available.

Departure and Return point:

You can select any of the Vancouver hotels. They pick up and drop off clients in Vancouver from any hotel, Air B&B, or private apartments in the city.

Cost of the tour

Adult ticket (12+ years): CA$813
Child ticket (4 to 11 years): CA$ 555

Victoria to Vancouver: If you plan to book a Seaplane tour from Victoria back to Vancouver, check this out.

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