Air New Zealand Activities

Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry from Vancouver

116 Reviews

  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: Flexible (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3020_VAN9A

Reviewed by: Richard L, United Kingdom, January 2014

First time on a seaplane, and what a great experience! Cloudless blue sky, not a breath of wind and sitting next to the pilot - what's not to like? The journey from Vancouver to Victoria was about 40 minutes with superb clear-as-a-bell views over north and west Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the approach into Victoria harbour. I didn't realise that Victoria is the capital of British Colombia, but it is. After spending a few hours in the city, there was a 40 minutes coach drive to the BC Ferries terminal at Sydney, then a 90 minutes boat journey back to south Vancouver. An added bonus was seeing a pod of 6 'killer' whales pass by the ferry boat on the starboard side. This was a great trip and one I would highly recommend, although maybe I wouldn't have said that if the wind had been high or visibility not so good.

Reviewed by: Vivienne S, December 2013

Great flight however I would return by air and not the ferry as it would give more time to explore the Island and town.

Reviewed by: Anne N, December 2013

Easy and very professional to get to a destination faster and have 360 degrees view. Enjoy it immensely.

Reviewed by: WALID A, December 2013

I recommend it to everyone. It was wonderful. I would repeat with a heartbeat!

Reviewed by: Bonita T, September 2013

Our first ever flight in a seaplane. Staff at check-in were very helpful, young female pilot was brilliant, Victoria is delightful and the ferry trip back was amazing. One 'complaint' - our original booking didn't give the time of departure so I had to do w bit of emailing to get that information.

Reviewed by: Samuel G, December 2013

Excellent trip, very well organized. The combination of air and sea was perfect. Enjoyed having the freedom of returning on whichever ferry we wanted.

Reviewed by: Thomas M, September 2013

The trip was well organised and most enjoyable. Definately worth taking the seaplane and ferry to and from Victoria. Great views of the island both from the plane and the boat with lots to do for the day in Victoria and plenty of good restaurants to keep you fed. Would recommend everyone to take this trip when visiting Vancouver!!!!!

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Tour code: 3020_VAN9A