Seaplane Flight To Victoria And Whale-Watching Cruise - Vancouver

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Please check-in 30 minutes before flight departure time.
  • Departure Details :
    Harbour Air Seaplanes, Unit #1 Burrard Landing 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Fly from Vancouver to Victoria on a 35-minute flight by seaplane and search for Orcas on a whale watching cruise on Haro Strait. Be kind to the environment with the most environmentally friendly form of transport between Vancouver and the mainland - carbon offset levy included! Upon arrival in Victoria set off on an exciting 3-hour cruise through Haro Strait, native home to orcas (killer whales), sea lions and seals, followed by a return flight to the mainland. This unique opportunity to see these magnificent animals in their natural habitat will bring you insight that no aquarium can provide.

Know More about this tour

Orcas frequent the waters of Haro Strait between March and October to feed on the salmon passing through on their migratory route. See these magnificent marine animals in their natural environment for an experience no aquarium can rival. The underwater kelp forests of the Pacific Northwest ocean ecosystem also provide a rich food source for other wildlife such as seals, seabirds and sea-otters, all of which may be spotted during your tour.

This tour is seasonal, operating from March to October.


Roundtrip scenic seaplane flight from Vancouver to Victoria

Whale-watching cruise

Carbon offset levy

GST (Goods and Services Tax)



Food and beverages

Hotel pickup and drop off

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 its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Aug-2019

    What an amazing experience !
    Would definately recommend this to anyone, we are so pleased we opted for the Seaplane both ways rather than boat.
    From checking in for our flight through to landing, the friendliness of the staff was fantastic.
    The views from the plane were breathtaking.
    We had an all femail crew on our whale watching cruise who were really informative, helpful and fun. They were very attentive and the passion of their work really shone through.
    We were so lucky to see Orca and whilst our photos didn't do the sightings justice we were so pleased that they had also taken 'official' pictures that you could view a matter of days later along with a blog of our trip.

    Take layers with you as it is windy if you are viewing up top, great touch that we could help ourselves to hot beverages on board and purchase a snack.

    In my opinion this is a must do experience !
    Thank you we had an amazing time

  • 08-Jul-2019

    The entire experience was smooth and satisfying. The booking experience was accommodating, the seaplane agents and pilots were helpful and pleasant, and the guide for the tour was fantastic (Derek Lowe, thank you!)

    10/10 would recommend. We didn’t get to see any orcas but I blame that on mother nature, not the agency.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Right from the time I checked in for the sea plane ride at Vancouver, to the time the return flight landed, everything went smoothly. The flights offered great views and the whale watching trip in between was equally fruitful. Sighted humpback whales as well as orcas, while enthusiastic guides kept everyone engaged. Both Harbour Air and Orca Spirit Adventures appear to be well run agencies and coordinated their schedules well, ensuring that a lot of action was packed in a day. Recommend this tour very highly.

  • 10-Sep-2018

    Visited w my daughter she is in 30’s. Harbor air was on time Erica good over, Chris and Ben not friendly.

  • 23-Jun-2018

    My son fell in love with this experience. This is one we plan on doing again very soon.

  • 02-Jan-2018

    While the whale watching is is a long way out there to find them. Be prepared for a long boat ride, and bring a jacket. Very friendly crew.

  • 12-Oct-2017

    Both the seaplane and whale watching were excellent trips. It would be great to have small map given to us on the seaplane so we can identify the little islands we go over. However, the star was friendly, professional, and care was taken with our safety. The whale watching crew extended our trip 30 minutes so we could see an additional pod of whales that were spotted. I would highly recommend this.

  • 10-Oct-2017

    More than happy to choose this one of the most convenient way to visit victoria island. Let alone the wonderful experience of Orca watching, definitely recommended!

  • 08-Oct-2017

    Efficient and professional

  • 08-Oct-2017

    An experience not be missed out on, it was brilliant.
    The seaplane flew low over Victoria and its islands with beautiful views all around.The guide on the rib was very informative, even though there was heavy mist at sea we saw the whales, a family of 3 then some individuals. We had so much fun in the rib boat which added to the experience. Definitely recommend this experience and good value for money.

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