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Book this quick-and-easy round-trip seaplane flight package from Vancouver to Victoria. Fly over the Georgia Strait and Gulf Islands, and make a splashy ending in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Enjoy free time in Victoria, before returning on an afternoon or evening flight back to downtown Vancouver. Bonus: A shuttle bus and admission fee to the Butchart Gardens are included, making this travel experience even more pleasant.
  • Round-trip seaplane flight from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Capture bird’s-eye views of the Georgia Strait and Gulf Islands
  • Transport and admission to the Butchart Gardens included
  • Choose from several morning departure times from Vancouver
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Harbour Air Seaplanes , 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

The seaplane terminal can be found within the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, located right along Vancouver’s iconic seawall.

This activity will end right where it started.
Instead of a long drive, add a little excitement in your travel between Vancouver and Victoria. Opt instead for this round-trip seaplane flight between the two picturesque cities.

Make your way to the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, part of Coal Harbour, and check in before your flight departure time. After a safety briefing, take to the skies for a scenic flight.

Fly out over the Georgia Strait and peer out below to see the villages and anchorages of the beautiful Gulf Islands. Look out for Mount Baker in the distance, Salt Spring Island, and the world-famous Butchart Gardens.

Touch down in the Inner Harbour, located in central downtown Victoria, and take ground transportation to the Butchart Gardens (admission included). In Victoria, shopping, the Royal BC Museum, and several other attractions are just steps away—enjoy free time in the city before returning on an afternoon or evening flight back to Vancouver.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Departure from Vancouver
Duration: 1 day 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre
Check in 30 minutes prior to your flight departure time at the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, located centrally in downtown Vancouver's beautiful working harbour, Coal Harbour. Before taking flight, take part in a short safety briefing. Then, you’ll be ready for your 35-minute scenic flight to Victoria.
Pass By:  
Gulf Islands
Departing from downtown Vancouver, you'll first fly out over the Georgia Strait, before catching the tiny village and anchorages of the beautiful Gulf Islands pass below.
Pass By:  
Mount Baker
While in the air, look for Salt Spring Island below, Mount Baker in the distance, and the world famous Butchart Gardens. Just sit back and enjoy the views. 
Pass By:  
The Butchart Gardens
After landing in central downtown Victoria, in the Inner Harbour, take ground transportation out to The Butchart Gardens.
Pass By:  
Victoria
Enjoy free time in Victoria, before returning on an evening flight back to downtown Vancouver. 
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please present photo ID at check in.
  • Check in 30 minutes prior to flight time.
  • Please reconfirm flight time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All passengers travelling must be ambulatory in order to fly. A mobility assistance device, such as a wheelchair or cane, may be used by a passenger to get from the terminal to the aircraft, however, passengers must have the ability to walk on and off the aircraft with minimal or no assistance.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Harbour Air Seaplanes
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Seaplane Flight to Victoria with Ground Transport and Butchart Gardens Admission?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Seaplane Flight to Victoria with Ground Transport and Butchart Gardens Admission.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Seaplane Flight to Victoria with Ground Transport and Butchart Gardens Admission?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Seaplane Flight to Victoria with Ground Transport and Butchart Gardens Admission.

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  • "When in the Pacific Northwest, travel the way the locals do." See review

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star-5
Just wonderful
Myron_D
, Jul 2022
Very well organized and flexible. You can spend as much or as little time in Butchart Gardens as you want as the bus back to Victoria runs every hour on the hour. The flights were wonderful and the scenery from the air was breathtaking. Everything was top notch.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Myron_D, Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience and sincerely thank you for including Harbour Air in your adventure! We hope to welcome you aboard again someday!
star-5
Great experience
Martha_M
, Jul 2022
Everything was well organized and I was able to accomplish a lot in one day. The views from the air were amazing.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Martha, thank you so much for the kind review. The convenience of our service and exceptional team members are some of the many things our guests appreciate, and we are happy to hear you think so as well! Hope to see you again soon. - Harbour Air Seaplanes
star-5
Great Tour
Jennifer_R
, Jul 2022
Great experience. Highly recommend this combo tour. Seaplane was incredible way to travel to and from Victoria. The Gardens were amazing.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Jennifer, thank you so much for the detailed and kind review - we're thrilled you loved Butchart Gardens and your seaplane experience. - Harbour Air Seaplanes
star-5
One incredible day!
Janet_B
, Jun 2022
Best day ever! Great experience with seaplane, butterfly and garden, bus drive was a wealth of knowledge and entertaining. Seaplane personal offered great dining advice
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Janet, thank you so much for your review! We are proud of our teams and always pleased to hear such wonderful feedback, and are thrilled to know you enjoyed your time in Victoria. We hope to welcome you aboard again someday! - Harbour Air Viator Team
star-5
A fantastic experience!
Michael_B
, May 2022
The flight over was great! The weather was perfect and we had great views of the islands, mountains and waterways. Our bus driver Greg, to and from Butchart Gardens was a wealth of information as well as being very funny - he certainly added to the trip. Flight back was on a smaller plane and quite squashy but still great views and fantastic service. Would highly recommend this trip to someone wanting a great day out without spending most of it travelling to and from! Thank you for making a wonderful memory for us 😎
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Michael - Thank you so much for your kind words and five star review. We are thrilled you had such a fantastic time on your day trip to Victoria! You described it perfectly, and the convenience and time savings just can't be beat. Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back aboard in the future!
star-3
We wish it had gone smoother
Katherine_M
, May 2022
It was a bit of mis communication. We could not find the CVS to get the tickets. It took us over 30 minutes to figure that out with numerous questions and finally a phone call. We had asked previously where we needed to go. The spot that they circled on the map was inside the Empress Hotel. It was a bit chaotic and stressful. Coming home our seaplane was canceled. We had to rush across the island by taxi to catch the ferry. The taxi across the island cost 💲 100. We got to Tsawwassen around 9:00, but we were so out of position for coming back to Vancouver it took about a hour and another $100 to get back to our room. That was quite stressful and tiring too. It easily added a extra 41/2 hours of stressful anxiety riddled time.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Katherine, we appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your valuable feedback will ensure we're doing our best to provide guests with the information needed to enjoy their Harbour Air excursion as planned. We've followed up with our teams to ensure guests are directed to the front of the Empress Hotel, not inside. As for your flight cancellation, we are very sorry to hear. Here at Harbour Air, the safety and comfort of our guests are our top priorities and we understand weather days can be very stressful for our guests. As a result, our team members are trained to deal with the situation and assist everyone in getting to their destination as quickly and as efficiently as possible, and are glad to hear you did make it home, albeit with a delay. Rest assured, your return flight was refunded in full. Should you have any further questions, concerns or suggestions regarding our services, please do not hesitate to contact us at customercare@harbourair.com. Once again, thank you for sharing you experience with us Katherine, and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you with the high level of service that we strive for in the future.
star-5
Great time!
William_L
, May 2022
This trip was a perfect way to see a lot! The seaplane flight took a lot of time off of getting there and back vs. water transport. Always heard how beautiful Victoria is, but seeing is believing! Our tour operator to the gardens was also very knowledgeable and entertaining! And the gardens are nothing short of spectacular! Highly recommend for folks wanting to fit in more tour and less transit.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
William_L - Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your day trip to Victoria. We are here to get our passengers to where they need to go, and being quick and comfortable is a major perk! Thank you for your feedback about your trip to the Butchart Gardens. We'll be sure to pass along your comments to our tourism partners in Victoria. Hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Perfect in every way!!
Brian_D
, Sep 2019
We had just 3 days in Vancouver before our cruise and wanted to utilize our time the very best way possible and this day trip via the seaplane was absolutely perfect. When in the Pacific Northwest....travel the way the locals do.
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star-5
Day to remember
Keith_M
, Sep 2019
One of the best gardens we have ever visited.The added bonus were the seaplane flights. Absolutely fantastic.
star-3
Just above average
Janet H
, Aug 2019
Both flights were late- but flight over was flawless. Smooth take off and landing. Deplaned and didn’t know where to go to get bus to Victoria..no instruction. Flight on way back had two pilots which we later learned one was training. ROUGH landing. I’m just saying, for that kind of money- I want an expert flying the plane.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Janet, we appreciate hearing about your day. This valuable feedback will help us ensure we do our best to provide guests with all the necessary information to make sure their experience is the one so many have come to love and expect from Harbour Air. As for your return flight, while at times we have two pilots operating an aircraft, please rest assured that each and every pilot-in-command is fully licensed and qualified to operate that aircraft, and any standard recurring training only takes place on empty flights. Thank you for choosing Harbour Air, and if you'd like to speak to us in detail about your experience, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at customercare@harbourair.com. - Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team
star-5
Seaplane and Flowers
JAMES_C
, Aug 2019
First seaplane ride. Awesome flight both to Victoria and back to Vancouver. The Gardens were indescribable. Such beauty .
star-5
Enjoyable Day Trip to Victoria
James F G
, Aug 2019
Seaplane flight was a delight. Buchart Gardens was fabulous. Included transportation from the harbor to the gardens well organized.
star-5
Not to be missed
Curiosity54282474252
, Aug 2019
Without doubt this was one of life's great experiences. Burtchart Gardens are 2nd to none made even better by Harbour Seaplanes. A truly memorable experience!!
star-5
Seaplane and Butchart Gardens
Teri_N
, Aug 2019
Great flights, well-planned. Included tickets for Butchart and Butterfly House. Nice narration on ABC bus transport. Butchart Gardens are my very favorite tourist site.
star-5
seaplane flight
lizdarran
, Aug 2019
Excellent day. very efficient. what more can I say. the gardens were lovely. We hurried from the plane to the bus and didn't have to wait for the next one.
star-5
Fabulous Day Trip to Victoria
LouLock
, Jul 2019
We wanted to see Victoria and only had time for a day trip. Getting the seaplane each way allowed us to maximise our time there. The flights were brilliant and the transfers to Butchart Gardens worked really well. A fantastic day out.
star-5
Fantastic fights, beautiful gardens
Jenny S
, Jul 2019
We had only one day to see Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, and 4.5 hours each way on the ferry was not going to allow us nearly enough time to enjoy. Harbor Air Seaplanes made it possible to do it all in a day. Their staff is super professional. The flights were a mere 35 minutes each way. While the morning trip to Victoria was rainy, the evening trip was clear and views were incredible!
star-5
Put this on your bucket list!
Susan W
, Jul 2019
This is an adventure not to be missed — even if you are hesitant to get on a small plane (like I thought I would be, but WAS NOT!) Fantastic experience with breathtaking views.
star-5
Great Day
Mark_S
, Jul 2019
Trip was wonderful. Did the butterfly exhibit before the gardens. Spend one hour which is good enough. Then on to the gardens. We had a beautiful day, the gardens are everything we expected and more. Lost of people but manageable. The RT sea plane trip was flawless. Great ride, a little cloudy but smooth. Highly recommend this trip.
star-5
Great value
Nassim_S
, Jun 2019
The cost of tour was great and Viator managed everything well with seaplane staff and we got our vouchers and return ticket at the time of check in.. The tour included butterfly garden admission voucher which not mentioned in tour description.

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