Start this full-day excursion with an awe-inspiring 35-minute seaplane flight to Vancouver Island with stunning aerial views of Vancouver, the Gulf Islands, and the Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
You will be greeted in your hotel lobby on the morning of your tour by one of our tour guides and will be driven to your seaplane flight. We will provide you with a map of Victoria, as well as directions on where to meet your guide in Victoria. Your morning guide will be there to answer any last minute questions you may have, or to give you advice on what to see and do in Victoria!
Your flight departs from Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, and you will fly south over the Strait of Georgia towards Victoria. Soak in the sights of the beautiful Southern Gulf Islands and surrounding waters before your seaplane lands in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. You will arrive in Victoria a couple of hours earlier than the rest of your tour group, so start your free time in Victoria right away! Visit sights such as the Royal BC Museum, Fisherman’s Wharf, or have Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress (reservations required).
Join your Tour Guide later that afternoon for your return drive home by mini-coach. From here, we will drive to the world famous Butchart Gardens where you can enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful family estate gardens. Return by water as your mini-coach drives aboard the ferry to Vancouver.
This full day trip to Victoria will be a trip you won’t soon forget!
Please note: In order to board your seaplane flight, the following is required:
ONE piece of government-issued photo ID
- Example: Passport, Driver’s License*, Provincial ID, Citizen Card, Permanent Resident Card. *Temporary Driver’s License can be used as photo ID even though there is no photo, but it is important to ensure the expiry date has not been surpassed.
TWO pieces of government-issued ID without a photograph, one must have passenger’s name, date of birth and gender.
- Example: Birth certificate, Social Insurance Number (SIN) card, Provincial Health card. NOTE: credit cards are NOT acceptable nor are anything else that is not issued by the government.
Suggested Clothing: Comfortable clothing for the day including a warm shirt or outer layer. Walking shoes recommended.
Click the link below to book your Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour including the Seaplane. Alternatively, you can call our Guest Services Team at 604.255.7272 or toll-free at 1.877.669.2277.