Victoria, British Columbia
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Victoria Panoramic Seaplane Tour

1. Victoria Panoramic Seaplane Tour

Fly high above scenic Victoria BC and explore its beautiful scenery by seaplane. This thrill-a-minute tour will reveal a spectacular landscape and unforgettable aerial views. The Panoramic Seaplane Tour of Victoria will glide over the Olympic Mountains and along the Victoria waterfront to the white sand beaches of James and Sydney Islands. From here the tour heads north to the Saanich Peninsular and over the famous Butchart Gardens before returning back to Victoria Harbor. It is an experience not to be missed, especially if time is limited in Victoria and the photo opportunities just cannot be bettered. A fantastic day out for aviation lovers.

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Vancouver: Whale Watching Victoria Trip & Return by Seaplane

2. Vancouver: Whale Watching Victoria Trip & Return by Seaplane

Start your day with a pickup at 7:30 AM from your accommodations in Vancouver. Take off on a whale-watching safari across the Georgia Strait, then spend the afternoon enjoying the English charm of Victoria. Look out for a wide variety of wildlife, like seagulls, sea lions, and seals. Adorned with flowers and colonial architecture, Victoria is a wanderer's paradise. Admire the beauty of the ocean and reflect on the area's history as you explore this vibrant city where students and politicians alike get around by bike. With a nod to its English heritage, British Columbia’s capital is filled with gardens and seafront parks, stately hotels and museums, bohemian eateries, and craft breweries. It is also the gateway to southern Vancouver Island, a destination for food and wine touring, whale watching, and ocean adventures of all kinds. At the end of the day, return to Vancouver by seaplane. This tour includes pickup from your hotel, private residence, or AirBnB anywhere in Vancouver.

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From Vancouver: Victoria Tour by Helicopter and Seaplane

3. From Vancouver: Victoria Tour by Helicopter and Seaplane

Victoria is popular for the charm it exudes, manicured gardens and friendly Canadians. If you are in Vancouver and your time to visit Victoria is limited, this quick downtown to downtown air service is the perfect choice. Your day starts with a spectacular helicopter ride over the Gulf Islands to Victoria. You have about 6.5 hours to explore this very walkable city before a sea plane takes you back to Vancouver where you will arrive in the early afternoon. Includes pick-up from your accommodation in Vancouver. Times: 9:20 AM Hotel pick-up(*) 10:00 AM Helicopter flight from Vancouver(*) 10:35 AM Arrival in Victoria 5:00 PM Sea Plane flight to Vancouver(*) 5:35 PM Arrival in Vancouver(*) 6:05 PM Return to Hotel (*) If these times conflict with your cruise ship arrival or plane departure in Vancouver, they can be changed to meet your requirements.

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From Vancouver: Victoria & Butchart Gardens Heli-Boat Tour

4. From Vancouver: Victoria & Butchart Gardens Heli-Boat Tour

Benefit from pickup at your accommodation in Vancouver, and then get stunning views of the city and spectacular Gulf Islands as you fly by Helicopter to Victoria on Vancouver Island. Use your free time to shop for linen, china, and antiques on Government Street. Go into one of the tearooms to enjoy an afternoon tea of cream puffs and dainty sandwiches, or stroll the manicured gardens at leisure.  Next, board a bus to Butchart Gardens, designated a National Historic Site of Canada for its rich array of plants, water features, and statues. Meet the ornamental birds of the elaborate birdhouses, go for a stroll in the Italian Garden, and more. Then, climb aboard a 74-passenger speedboat at a private dock in Butchart Gardens and take a 2-hour cruise back to Vancouver. Get stunning vistas from the outdoor viewing areas, and make use of the heated seating areas and small snack selection before arrival.

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Victoria: Extended Panoramic Tour by Seaplane

5. Victoria: Extended Panoramic Tour by Seaplane

Experience exhilarating views over the rugged coastline of Victoria. Guests should meet at the Vancouver Seaplane Terminal, Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre for this half-hour tour. This is the most popular tour from Victoria Harbour for a reason. The perfect introduction to seaplane aviation, enjoy 30 minutes of adrenaline pumping views of downtown Victoria, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains in the distance. A real highlight of the ride is the dramatic water spray during take-off and landing. Remember to bring a camera! Harbour Air and Westcoast Air operate the largest seaplane fleet in the world with over 50 planes. Relax in the company of your expertly trained guide and fly sky high. Experience Victoria the alternative way. At the end of the tour you will be driven back to your hotel by shuttle bus.

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From Vancouver: Butchart Gardens by Seaplane and Speedboat

6. From Vancouver: Butchart Gardens by Seaplane and Speedboat

Combine adventure and culture on this unique day trip to Victoria and the famous Butchart Gardens. Leaving from Vancouver in the morning, you will be picked-up from your hotel and taken for a thrilling journey in a seaplane over the fascinating islands of the Canadian Pacific coast. Land in Victoria city center at around 10:00 AM, giving you plenty of time to stroll the streets and admire the quirky English style. In the afternoon you'll be driven to the world-famous Butchart Gardens by bus. Once there, you'll have about 2 hours to admire the flowers and other plant life in these impressive gardens. Travel back to Vancouver city center in a comfortable, covered speedboat at around 04:45 PM. Arrive back at your hotel in Vancouver at around 07:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Victoria, British Columbia

Great experience and good care

I have already made various trips that involved whale watching and did not want to do anything else because of the bad experiences. Nevertheless, I jumped over my shadow again and it was absolutely worth it. We were picked up on time in the morning. The whale watching boat was intentionally only about a third full so that everyone had enough space to move around and watch whales without stress. We saw various orca families that we accompanied with the necessary respect, a great experience. The crew told us a lot about the area and the animals, you could tell that they had fun sharing their knowledge. The afternoon in the remarkable Victoria was very relaxing. After 5 we flew back to Vancouver by seaplane. The view over Vancouver Island was again an experience. We were picked up at the jetty and brought back to our accommodation. Not cheap, but it was worth it.

What a wonderful way to see Victoria! A great adventure, and well worth it. Highly recommend.

it was an experience unfortunately it rained and the view was bad

Beautiful activity that allows us to see the region differently.

We really enjoyed the seaplane, and its service is excellent!