• Wayne Schmidt

Seaplane to Vancouver Island

Harbour Air - Four flights


The best commute from Vancouver to Vancouver Island is by seaplane. Flying was the perfect transportation for our mid-week getaway to Victoria (Captial of British Columbia).

When researching ways to visit Victoria on Vancouver Island, we decided to take a seaplane over the ferry to maximise our time whilst making the most of the opportunity to take in the scenery, as it is not only a direct flight to Victoria but a scenic flight too.


Harbour Air has the most efficient check-in and boarding process. Located in the heart of the city, so easily accessible, only a five-min walk from our hotel. You need to be there 30-minute prior; after a quick check-in, you can relax in the beautiful lounge, enjoying a beverage of your choice. You can even purchase a glass of champagne.

The take-off was incredibly smooth, and we noticed the regular commuters carried air buds to reduce the noise, although we were not bothered by the noise.

Magical scenery over the 35-minute flight, definitely ticking off another bucket list item for Wayne. It has been a month of them since we arrived in Canada.


Harbour Air has a very flexible booking process, whereby if you need to make any changes, you can do this up to four hours online before your flight with no charges assuming you have booked a flex fare.


The flight was smooth and simply just fun, with plenty of smiles from even the seasoned commuters. If you want to save time, we recommend booking your flight with Harbour Air. You will not be disappointed.