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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Having promised our daughter a float plane trip, we opted for Harbour's trip from Victoria. They have a number of options, ranging from the quick twenty minute loop around the city, to longer and more expensive variations. Not wanting anything too elaborate, we were going for the quick trip, but they offered for the same price a longer one. This one took us as far as Butchart Gardens, where some passengers alighted for dinner, whilst we returned to Victoria, giving us a forty five minute trip with two take offs and landings. Don't know whether this is always available, as it's not in the brochure, but worth asking. On a beautiful sunny evening, the views were fabulous and the trip well worth it. Check the weather though, as it wouldn't be so good with the clouds down!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank MrMrsW50
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Dear MrMrsW50,

Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so pleased you and your family were able to join on the flight to and from Butchart Gardens! It is such a spectacular time of day to be flying! Fantastic insider tip to check if this flight is available!
Thanks again and we hope to be able to welcome you and your family on board with us on your next trip to Victoria!

-Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team

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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We did a sightseeing flight with Harbour Air and it was a great experience. It's not cheap but very memorable. Staff was kind and service good.

Date of experience: August 2015
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Dear Okyay Bozkurt Ö,

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your sightseeing flight! It is such a spectacular way to see the city and surrounding area! We are proud of our team and are always pleased to receive such pleasant feedback.

On behalf of all of us, we hope to welcome you on board with us again soon!

-Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

All the staff were courteous and pleasant. The flight was flawless and I will be a frequent user of this service after some very grueling misadventures with BC Ferries

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Roger J W
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

Dear Roger J W,

Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so pleased to be able to offer you a quick and convenient flight to and from Vancouver Island! We are proud of our customer service agents and are always pleased to hear such positive feedback.
We look forward to seeing you again soon!

-Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team

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Reviewed 1 January 2016

I have become a real fan of Harbour Air. The route from YVR south terminal to Nanaimo is so convenient. No charge for parking near the Flying Beaver pub and no weight restrictions on baggage. I have been fortunate to always pick beautiful blue sky days for the 20 minute flight and it makes "getting there" a real treat. The waiting room in both terminals has a free hot beverage dispenser and free newspapers.
Staff are professional and attentive and there is no need to line up for anything!!
Perfect travel experience.

Date of experience: December 2015
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Public Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

Dear KitterCoquitlam_BC,

Thank you very much for the glowing review! We are pleased to hear that our customer service levels are exceeding your expectations, the beautiful blue sky travel days definitely help.

On behalf of our team at Harbour Air Seaplanes, we thank you for taking the time to write a write and hope to welcome you on board again soon.

Kind regards,

Harbour Air TripAdvisor team

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Reviewed 25 December 2015

This service is amazing. You travel via float plane. We went to the Vancouver Airport. You land at their terminal and their is a free shuttle to the airport terminal. It takes just 20 minutes of flight time. And the cost is very reasonable, much less than taking the ferry with a car and no parking to worry about.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank John P
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HarbourAirSeaplanes, Public Relations Manager at Harbour Air Seaplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

Dear John P,

We're not kidding! And we're pleased you've discovered British Columbia's best kept secret. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent trip with us in December. The time savings is no joke, we assure you!

On behalf of our team at Harbour Air Seaplanes, we thank you for sharing your feedback and we hope to see you on board again soon.

Harbour Air TripAdvisor Team

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