Take to the sea and sky on this fully customizable tour from Vancouver to Victoria and back! You’ll step aboard a seaplane from Vancouver’s downtown, taking in sweeping views of the Salish Sea and its windswept archipelagos. Landing in Victoria, you’ll step aboard our state-of-the-art catamaran with floor-to-ceiling, panoramic windows in search of orcas and humpback whales. And when you’ve had your fill of sea air, you’ll catch a seaplane back to Vancouver.
Part 1 – Seaplane Flight from Vancouver to Victoria
8:20 AM Check-in for your seaplane flight
9:00 AM Departure from downtown Vancouver
~9:35 AM Arrival into downtown Victoria
Part 2 – Half-Day Whale Watching (Victoria, BC)
12:00 PM Check-in for whale watching adventure in Victoria
12:30 PM Departure. Whale & marine wildlife watching
~4:30 PM Return to downtown Victoria. Free time
Part 3 – Seaplane Flight from Victoria to Vancouver
5:20 PM Check-in for your return seaplane flight
6:00 PM Departure from downtown Victoria
~6:35 PM Arrival into downtown Vancouver
This customizable round-trip adventure will take you from downtown Vancouver to Victoria on a 35-minute one-way seaplane flight (Part 1). From here, you’ll board a custom-built 95-passenger catamaran, embarking on a 3+ hour, fully-guided whale watching and marine wildlife viewing tour (Part 2). The return journey consists of a 35-minute one-way seaplane flight from Victoria to Vancouver (Part 3).
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax. Seasonal rates may apply.
About the experience...#princeofwhaleswhalewatching
- Roundtrip scenic seaplane flights Vancouver – Victoria – Vancouver over the Gulf Islands (35 minutes each way)
- Fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife tour. Opportunity to observe different species of whales in the wild, sea birds and other marine wildlife. Guided by 3-4 Transport Canada certified marine naturalists.
- Year-round Whale Sighting Guarantee. In the unlikely case that we do not see whales, you can join us on another whale watching tour for free.
- The perfect viewing platform and the only one of its kind on the British Columbia coast. This 95 passenger catamaran was engineered and built in Canada with the safety of our beloved marine wildlife and our guests as priority number one.
- Free time to explore downtown Victoria at your leisure.
- Complimentary tea, coffee & hot chocolate on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies and chocolate bars) available for purchase.
- Customize your adventure. Book as a day tour or split up over 2 or more days.
*Please see our COVID-19 Update here for information regarding future bookings*
This adventure has a hassle-free 72-hour cancellation policy. Just contact us at least 72 hours prior to your adventure departure to cancel and receive a full refund, no questions asked. Groups of 10+ guests are subject to a 72-hour cancellation policy. Promotional (discounted) bookings are final sale.
Seaplane flights are subject to delays or cancellations due to adverse weather conditions.
Prepare For Your Adventure
It gets cold out on the water (trust us!), so we recommend windbreaker jackets, sweaters, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. It’s also a good idea to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a tight-fitting hat, binoculars and, above all, your sense of adventure!
Onboard snacks are currently unavailable for purchase due to COVID restrictions but please feel free to bring your own snacks if you wish.
A government-issued photo ID (passport or driver’s license) will be required to check-in for the seaplane part of this adventure.
The boat used for this adventure as well as seaplanes are not wheelchair accessible.
Luggage up to 25 lbs (11 kg) is accepted on all flight routes at no additional charge.
Harbour Air – Vancouver Harbour Terminal
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1, Canada
Please check-in with Harbour Air agent inside the terminal 40 minutes before your adventure start.
Government-issued photo ID (passport or driver’s license) will be required to check-in.
Tours operate rain or shine! Safety is our priority and, in extreme weather conditions or high winds, adventures may be cancelled at the discretion of our qualified crew. We will be in touch should this be the case.
Yes! There is a high chance of seeing orcas, humpbacks, and other types of whale on your tour. Our year-round whale sighting success rate is ~95% (averaged across all of our adventures) with chances being even higher during summer months.
This adventure is covered by our year-round Whale Sighting Guarantee. In the unlikely case, we do not see whales on this adventure, you can join us on another whale watching tour. This guarantee is valid for a lifetime!
Yes! The catamarans are equipped with two airline-style washrooms.
No, our boats are custom-built for whale watching with passengers in mind. Captain and crew will also do their best to minimize the impact of the sea. However, if you are prone to seasickness, we recommend you purchase non-drowsy Gravol from a pharmacy prior to your adventure with us.
Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate will be available on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies, chocolate bars) can be purchased with CAD cash. You can also bring your own snacks.
Reservations are definitely recommended. Adventures often sell out and we don’t want you to be disappointed.