Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise


  • Fly over the coast and waterways of British Columbia

  • Touch down on the water in a dramatic seaplane landing

  • Discover Haro Strait in a whale-watching vessel

  • Convenient Vancouver departure point close to public transit


Kick off your oceanic adventure from 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 have plenty of air time to soak up great aerial views of snow-capped mountains and verdant coastline before landing in Victoria. From there, 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.

Tour info

10 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Cruise Vancouver Island’s Haro Strait on a spectacular whale-watching tour that includes round-trip seaplane flights between Vancouver and Victoria. See the BC coast from the air and water during the flight, while avoiding the long, traffic-filled trip to Vancouver Island by ferry. As you cruise, watch for orca whales, sea lions, and seabirds as you explore a scenic channel off Vancouver Island’s east coast.

What’s included?

  • 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

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 10h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Passengers will be required to complete a health declaration form before travel Passengers may be denied boarding who may be deemed unfit to travel.

Cancellation Policy

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

Operated by:

Harbour Air Seaplanes

About operator:

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 and 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!

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