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Harbour Air Seaplanes

90 Front St | Unit 1A, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H7, Canada
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I travelled with my 5 year old on Harbour Air from Nanaimo to Vancouver. It was such an amazing experience!! Right from the start, the staff we very helpful, and in no time we had our boarding passes in hand, my little one was sporting...More

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hello little_gnome, Thank you so much for taking time to review our service! So great to hear you and your daughter had a wonderful flight and enjoyed the views of the Strait of Georgia. Looking forward to seeing you two again soon! - Harbour Air...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

When travelling from Qualicum Beach to Sechelt on a regular route would take me an hour from home to the Nanaimo ferry terminal then 2hr from Nanaimo to Vancouver terminal. There would be a short wait..1/2 to hours to do the next time g to...More

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you Netlie! We are so happy our service helped smooth over your trip to the Sunshine Coast. It can be a lengthy experience taking transit and ferries to the Sunshine Coast, this is a prime example of why we have this route - ease...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I used them a few time and I was blown away from their service! The shuttle bus driver at Vancouver was very friendly and polite and asked how my Hawaii trip was. She drove with care and help load my bags in the bus also...More

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hello Avory, Thank you for flying Harbour Air! We appreciate you taking the time to review our service. We work hard for our passengers and are so happy to hear our team blew you away - in the good way. Looking forward to seeing you...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I am a huge fan of Harbour Air. Easy to use and either harbour (downtown or South Terminal) convenient, well-priced. Just went from Vancouver to Victoria and made a huge mess of my return ticket. Staff Bernadette and Yulia went above and beyond to fix...More

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Dear patsychom, Thank you for taking the time to share your review about your recent experience with Harbour Air. We understand that mistakes happen from time to time and our team of staff does their best to be adaptable and assist our guests in getting...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Got us from Nanaimo to Vancouver lickety split. A shuttle was waiting to take us to YVR. Service was excellent all around. They have a nice comfortable lounge in Nanaimo with coffee and newspapers available. They have really made this as comfortable and hassle free...More

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Dear FarFlungStarling, Thank you for your five-star review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience flying from Nanaimo to YVR and were able to utilize our lounge and shuttle service. Thanks for flying with us and we hope to welcome you aboard again...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

I flew a return trip from Vancouver YVR to Nanaimo Harbour ZNA. I've never used this service before. Right from my initial phone call to book my flights to leaving the Otter to eat supper at the Flying Beaver (at Harbour Air's YVR terminal building,...More

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Dear Kennet B, Thanks so much for your five-star review! Our teams will be happy to hear that you recognized their service levels in all aspects of your Harbour Air experience. We're happy to hear your first time flying with us was enjoyable and we...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Short flight (20 minutes) to YVR to meet family from overseas. Nice day for a flight, bit bumpy but nothing scary. Left on time, arrived on time. Shuttle to YVR included.More

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear Malcolm C, Thank you for your five-star review of your recent flights! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the convenience of our service to connect between Nanaimo and YVR Airport in Richmond. We strive to offer a travel experience that is easy, professional, and...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I have never written a review before but feel compelled to do so now after my first experience with this Company. I am a 66 year old male with arthritis in both legs. Recently (mid July) I had to go to Europe and as I...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

If you're heading to YVR from Nanaimo to catch a flight, try Harbour Air. It's a short flight and, depending on the weather, can be very scenic. There's a free shuttle to YVR's International and Domestic Terminals. Just a heads up... if you are booking...More

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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear lauraflynnhess, Thank you so much for your glowing five-star review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed the convenience of flying with us from Nanaimo to catch a connecting flight from YVR airport. Great tip as well about ensuring you choose the best goFare category...More

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clivecherry
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Hi clivecher, Thanks for your question! When you arrive at YVR we have a complimentary shuttle service that can pick you up and drive you to our terminal. Please find guidelines for pick up below. Alternatively a taxi... More
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