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Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Want to spend a day in Whistler but don’t want to lose a day just in travel time? This round-trip seaplane flight from Vancouver provides the perfect solution. This convenient transport package includes two 35-minute flights between Vancouver and Green Lake in Whistler, as well as a shuttle service to and from Whistler Village or a bike rental. Spend the day or just an afternoon discovering the sights and sounds of Whistler, and end on a high note with a return flight to Vancouver.
  • Round-trip seaplane flight to Whistler from Vancouver
  • Enjoy beautiful bird’s-eye views during each 35-minute flight
  • Catch a complimentary shuttle to and from Whistler Village
  • Enjoy a bike rental to use instead of the shuttle
  • Eliminates the need to figure out directions or deal with car traffic
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Departure Point

1: Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre Seaplane Terminal, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4, Canada
2: Harbour Air, 8069 Nicklaus N Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B8, Canada

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Instead of driving to Whistler from Vancouver, book this round-trip seaplane flight that gives you breathtaking aerial views and shorter travel time.

Check in for your flight to Whistler at the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre at 8:30am. Aboard the seaplane that takes off at 9am, admire the aerial landscapes during the 35-minute flight. Land at Green Lake, Whistler, at 9:45am, and hop aboard a free shuttle to Whistler Village. Or if you’d like to get some exercise in, pick up a complimentary bike rental (helmet and lock included) and pedal off to the village.

In Whistler Village, try any number of activities (own expense), including Peak 2 Peak, ziplining, hiking, shopping and more — it’s up to you.

After a pleasant day, take the 6:10pm shuttle back to the Whistler Air/Harbour Air base. Check in at the Green Lake terminal at 6:40pm. Your seaplane is scheduled to depart at 7pm and touches down at the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre at 7:40pm.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Check in for your seaplane flight to Whistler at the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre at 8:30am. Board the plane for a 9am departure, then admire the beautiful British Columbia coastline as it unfolds below you during the 35-minute flight.
Pass By:  
Harbour Air
Land at Green Lake, Whistler, at 9:45am and hop a free shuttle to Whistler Village. If you'd prefer to stretch your legs and reach the village at your own pace, borrow a complimentary bike and helmet and pedal there on your own.
Stop At:  
Whistler Blackcomb
Once you've reached Whistler Village, the day is yours to spend as you like. At your own expense, you can hike, zipline, take the gondola from peak to peak, or spend the day shopping and wandering (or biking) through the village. Catch a shuttle back to the Whistler Air/Harbour Air base in the evening to check in for your return flight, departing at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm depending on your date of travel.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Complimentary shuttle service available in Whistler. Must be booked in advance
  • Please present photo ID at check in
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please reconfirm flight time at least 24 hours before flight
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Harbour Air Seaplanes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver?
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 Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver.

Traveler Tips


  • "I probably should have taken the 9am flight to Whistler (but, hey, conference and work), but even so, leaving around noon gave me plenty of time to explore Whistler village and head up Whistler Mountain to the Roundhouse." See review
  • "Wonderful experience, breath taking views of the mountains and a good way to see experience Whistler if you don't want to take the time to drive." See review

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Brilliant Trip
Catherine B
, Aug 2019
The sea plane was amazing. Whistler was overcrowded on our visit but the journey up and back was worth every penny.
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Best way to travel!
JTBEVAN66
, Aug 2019
Took the float plane from Vancouver to Whistler for a day trip. Can’t imagine a better way to travel. Easy boarding, amazing (!) views, really nice crew. A highlight of our trip to Vancouver.
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Wonderfull experience
gervek
, Sep 2018
We all loved it, a smooth take off and landing, very friendly pilots and very informative on the different parks and mountains we flew over. We were able to observe everything very close.
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Brilliant!
butterworthy
, Aug 2018
The highlight of my trip—and possibly my summer. The wildness and vastness of nature at Vancouver's door—and the sense of its endlessness—is really captured in the flight, particularly the return flight, where the light over the glaciers was lovely. I probably should have taken the 9am flight to Whistler (but, hey, conference and work), but even so, leaving around noon gave me plenty of time to explore Whistler village and head up Whistler Mountain to the Roundhouse. Coffee, beer, photography... awesome. The pilots, crew, and staff of Whistler/Harbour Air were all super friendly. Totally recommended. The perfect day trip to take for those traveling on business or at a conference.
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Wonderful experience, breath taking...
SHIRLEY C
, Oct 2017
Wonderful experience, breath taking views of the mountains and a good way to see experience Whistler if you don't want to take the time to drive. We chose the option of getting a bicycle instead of the shuttle to the main village from the seaplane dock in Whistler and enjoyed exploring on our bikes. We would definitely do this again.
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We had a fantastic day trip to...
Eric W
, Oct 2017
We had a fantastic day trip to Whistler, and going by seaplane was the highlight of our trip. The pilot was a very experienced aviator and pointed out all the sights along the way. Would love to do this trip again!
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Horrible! All we received was a...
chrisorchristine
, Sep 2017
Horrible! All we received was a voucher...No pickup times, no flight times, no further communication of any sort. We actually missed our flight because of the lack of communication from this company! Thankfully, I called the tour operator directly and they had space for us on the next flight.
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The float plane experience was perfect...
Richard B
, Aug 2017
The float plane experience was perfect! The view was incredible, the plane left on time, the shuttle was waiting for us both ways. We took the Peak 2 Peak to the mountain top and walked around but the hikes were steep and fairly smooth with loose gravel so easy to slip. I wished I had my hiking poles. We ate lunch at Christine's at the top of Blackcomb Mountain. Lunch was fabulous as was the service. Wish we had spent more time at the top of the mountain as the afternoon in town was rather a bust. The shops are touristy and mostly for bikers. The town was hosting a mountain bike event when were were there which sounds like a common occurrence. In retrospect I wish we had taken the free bikes HarbourAir offered and ridden into town from the lake. We ended up sitting around waiting for 7pm to arrive. There is a very nice restaurant right at the float plane dock with lovely outdoor seating if you want to get out of town late in the day. It was much cheaper booking this trip through Viator than directly through HarbourAir. We got the Peak 2 Peak senior discount significant! by booking a few days in advance on their website. We are 60 and 62, so AARP cardholders but they didn't check.
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Amazing view! Very well organized, a...
Beatriz
, Apr 2017
Amazing view! Very well organized, a shuttle bus takes you from the plane/lake to Whistler center of town, and there is a time to pickup after, if you book round trip. The small plane goes through the snowed mountains, beautiful! The pilots were very professional and the ride very smooth. The first pilot even pointed out for us to see some interesting locations, and he even pointed out a mountain goat! Great ride!
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Wunderbarer Flug
paulstaehli
, Nov 2019
Schon der Flug nach Whistler ist ein Erlebnis. Wenn das Wetter stimmt, bietet die Fahrt auf den Peak eine tolle Aussicht. Schon bei der Bergfahrt sahen wir unter der Kabinenbahn einen Schwarzbären. Später graste einer an der Skiliftstation - auf etwa 30 m Entfernung.

Product code: 3020P21

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