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Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise

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US$ 364.20
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    What to Expect
    Kick off your oceanic adventure from Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. Choose your departure time, meet your pilot, and board the seaplane for a thrilling water take-off.

    Leave behind Vancouver’s bustling harbor for the dramatic beauty of the Straight of Georgia. You’ll have 35 minutes to soak up great aerial views of snow-capped mountains and verdant coastline before landing in Victoria. From there, you’ll board an open-topped Zodiac or covered Ocean Cruiser (please make your boat selection at time of purchase) for the whale-watching cruise. 

    Set off into Haro Strait, an area flush with salmon—a natural attraction for orcas during migration! Spot whale pods, as well as seals, sea lions, sea otters and more. Throughout your ride, your guide shares fascinating facts about the resident marine life, and explain the area’s unique oceanic ecosystem.

    After your cruise, choose to head directly back to the mainland by seaplane, or stay in Victoria to visit great attractions like the Butchart Gardens or the Empress Hotel, known for its fabulous traditional English tea service. Please check with your guide for the last flight time of the day. 

    This tour is seasonal, operating from March to October.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Canada Place, Downtown Vancouver
    Return Details
    Returns to the original departure point.
    Return flights depart Victoria Harbour at 6:00pm and 6:30pm.
    • Roundtrip scenic seaplane flight from Vancouver to Victoria
    • Whale-watching cruise
    • Carbon offset levy
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Gratuities
    • Food and beverages
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 15 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • 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
    • Not handicap accessible
    • Duration of tour may vary
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

    Started in the morning from Vancouver to Victoria with a seaplane - amazing views. 3,5 hours to visit Victoria (enough if you are not a fan of butchard gardens - anyway with teenagers a challenge). Then we started the orca spirit tour for whalewatching in...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 780andreasp
    HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello 780andreasp, Thank you so much for the kind words and recommendation! Our Spend the Day in Victoria is one of our favourite day trips. We're so thrilled you enjoyed your whale watching adventure tour with Orca Spirit and that you got to see some...More

    Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

    Excellent customer service from Harbour Air and Orca Whale watching. Employees were all so friendly and helpful. Mick our guide for the Zodiac tour was great. They provided suits which kept us dry and warm. Even in 20 degrees onshore it was cold and windy...More

    Thank GCarnaffan
    HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2019

    Hello GCarnaffan, Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip to Victoria and your whale watching tour! We are proud of our teams and always pleased to hear such wonderful feedback. So great to hear that you saw...More

    Reviewed 27 May 2019

    Harbour Air were so helpful and accommodating. Despite a third party agent not passing on details of a change of date, they honoured the booking and enabled us to have an amazing day. Can’t recommend them or the trip enough.More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

    Hello Carol S, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow TripAdvisor users!  The convenience of our service and exceptional staff are what so many of our passengers appreciate, and we are happy to hear you think so as...More

    Reviewed 6 May 2019 via mobile

    English is below. 水上飛行機に乗るのも、ホエールウォッチングも初めてでした。飛行中は揺れることなく、綺麗な景色を見られました。ホエールウォッチング中は、船からは少し遠かったですが、何組かのシャチの家族を見ることができました。いつどこにシャチが現れるのかは分からないので、写真を撮ることは難しかったです。 水上飛行機のスタッフさん、ホエールウォッチングツアーのスタッフさん、皆さん親切でした。バンクーバーに訪れることがあれば、また参加したいです。 Getting on a seaplane and joining whale watching tour were first time for me. I could see beautiful sceneries durling flight, and it was very smooth. In whale watching tour, I could see many families of olca. They were a...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank yusuke i
    Reviewed 3 May 2019 via mobile

    We took the seaplane from Vancouver Harbour to Victoria. The flight was smooth and provided great views from the air. Mick was our captain for the whale watching tour. Although we didn't see any whales, it was a great time. There were several bald eagles...More

    Thank bwelgeSTL
    HarbourAirSeaplanes, Public Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2019

    Hello, bwelgeSTL, Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip to Victoria. We are thrilled you had such a spectacular time on your day trip! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back aboard soon!  -...More

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