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I never had been to a place that was served so frequently by seaplanes. The Inner harbour is just ideal for these crafts. I must say, you have to get used by the planes coming over that low at times, but soon you don't know any better. BTW it's all depending of the direction of the wind.
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Victoria Flying Club
That's the way to escape from the island is to rent a plane!
It seems really romantic and convinient and not even that expensive.
As you just pay for the fuel and time in the air.
If you can't lead the plane yourself you can hire and instructor, though it'll be more expensive.
My boyfriend is learning how to fly the plane and it's really cool!
There is also Airport and you can take a regular airplane to get to the mainland.
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Harbor Air Seaplanes
I heard different names for such transportation.
Seaplanes, floating planes, flying boats...
I think it's fun, I've never been on one yet.
It's the same as a regular small airplane but getting off from water.
Also I would call them flying cars that land on water :)))
Probably when it's stormy waters niether ferry or seaplane is a good way to get to the mainland.
About regular planes in my next tip...
By Seaplane from Coal Harbour to Victoria
You want to go from Vancouver to Victoria ?
The sky is blue and the sun shines ?
200 CAD is not too expensive for you ?
Take a seaplane at Coal Harbour ! 210 CAD (taxes included) to fly from Vancouver to Victoria.
The view on Vancouver after take-off is amazing ! To have the better view, take a seat on the left side of the aircraft. You ask the pilot to seat near him : it's the same price !
When flying back from Victoria you will enjoy the view on the Gulf Islands and Mount Baker.
A great flight !!!
B.C. air to Victoria
If you are comming to Vancouver with a olane, you can take the plane ride to Victoria. Otherwise it will hardly save you time. The trip takes lws the 20 minutes from take off to touchdown, It is the before and after that consume your time. The plane is usualy small, and if you don't like to fly in samll olanes, especialy if the werher isn't great, Don't
Take the Harbor Plane from Vancouver
Perhaps the coolest way to get to Victoria is via the harbor planes (seaplanes) that operate between Vancouver and Victoria. The second time that I went over to Victoria from Vancouver, I took the harbor planes and thought they were so convenient. I just walked down to the Burrard Inlet in Vancouver, hopped onboard the float plane and about 30 minutes later we touched down in Victoria Harbor.
You can get to Victoria by sea...
You can get to Victoria by sea or by air.
Located 30 minutes from downtown Victoria and five minutes from Sidney, Victoria International Airport serves daily flights from Vancouver International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma Airport, as well as direct flights from points throughout Canada and the US.
I took a flight from Toronto...
I took a flight from Toronto via Vancouver. I arrived at Nanaimo's airport (Cassidy) after a brief, approximately 15 minute, flight.
You can also reach the island via ferry to either Nanaimo or Victoria.
Pictured is the little puddle jumper I flew back to Vancouver on.
I'd suggest using a car to get around Victoria and Vancouver Island. That way you can discover all the gems that the island has to offer.
Actually we took this...
Actually we took this helicopter from Victoria to Seattle. It takes about 50 minutes and was just slightly more expensive than taking the 3 hour ferry ride. You land at Boeing Field and there is a flat taxi rate to take you either to downtown or the airport. It worked out really slick for us.
Look for 'Helijet' on your search engine and you will find it. They were based in Victoria, not Seattle as far as I know. That is me with all the luggage after landing.
Depart Victoria Harbor for custom destinations, or on regularly scheduled flights to Seattle or Vancouver.
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