Experience beautiful British Columbia from the eagle’s view. Check out our tours designed for pilots.
Our floatplane tours will change your perspective.
Sightseeing does not have to mean crowds and sore feet. Floatplane tours are an unforgettable and unique experience, particularly on BC’s accessible south coast. Take in the alpine without the hike, land on the ocean or a glacier-fed lake, or tour Vancouver. Pack a lunch (or have us cater one for you) and join us on these unique floatplane tours designed to give you the eagle’s view of some of our favourite local British Columbia adventure spots.
Vancouver Harbour Tour – 1 hour
See Vancouver from the eagle’s view! Whether you are visiting the area, or a local exploring from a new angle, you will love this trip. We take off from the Fraser River with the peaks of Golden Ears Provincial Park to the north. We cross over Indian Arm, a deep glacial fjiord just north of the Burrard Inlet and travel along the Northshore mountains before sweeping over the Salish Sea (Howe Sound) and the Georgia Strait for views of the Vancouver skyline and famous beaches and harbours from every angle.
An Amazing Sea Plane Tour
Ocean, bridges, cityscape, mountains…you won’t be able to decide where to point your camera! All Vancouver floatplane tours must return to the river by posted sunset time.
Dates: All year ’round
PILOTS! Flight-seeing with YVR South Terminal Pick Up for your Seaplane tours.
Make this layover one to remember! Pilots, we will pick you up for flight-seeing! If you would like to experience the thrill of float flying, hop into the left seat of our dual yoke-equipped Cessna 180 for a float lesson while you tour Vancouver and the BC Coastal environs. Our training pilot will pick you up at the Seaplane Terminal at South Terminal YVR and take you out for 1 hour. Split your seaplane tour with a buddy! Meet us at Pitt Meadows Airport (YPK) and we’ll take $100 off your price.
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Dates: All year ’round
Canadian Bush Pilot Tour – 3 hours
Fly in one of our iconic De Havilland Beavers. This plane is the quintessential Canadian explorer, a workhorse designed by bush plane pilots for bush plane pilots! We’ll head out to Thomas Lake, a 25 minute plane tour over the Fraser Valley, above the Golden Ears peaks, crossing over Tingle Mountain with a view of Tingle Crater.
Make your Plane Tour Special
Accessible only by air, you’ll disembark onto British Columbia’s Coast Mountains – a famous wildlife area. A quick hike will put you above the treeline. Bring your lunch (we can recommend bistros in Pitt Meadows) Kick back for 2 hours of quality time or hike the lake before returning to our base on the Fraser River. This may be the first chapter in your Great Canadian novel.
Dates: May 30 – October 15
Photo Credit: Eugénie Deliens
Garibaldi & Black Tusk – 1 hour 30 min
Head out across the Georgia Strait and the Salish Sea to the Garibaldi mountain range. Garibaldi Mountain massif and Black Tusk stratovolcano are two iconic peaks that await in the southwesterly edge of the Pacific Range of the Coast Mountains. Bonus, on your sea plane tour you will transit Pitt Lake, Indian Arm (Deep Cove) and downtown Vancouver. A photographer’s dream trip and a rare chance to see receding glacial ice from the air.
Dates: All year ’round
“On the Step” West Coast Pilot For A Day – Full Day
Experience a day in the life of a West Coast seaplane pilot “on the step” and from the left seat! This remarkable trip is the ultimate air plane tour of the southern BC Coast and packs in a ton of float flying experience and sightseeing with one of our working pilots as your coach and tour guide.
The day starts with pick-up at the dock at South Terminal Vancouver, or you can take off from the Fraser River in Fort Langley. Bring a guest if desired – preferably one with a camera! Throughout the day you will access training and learn about the history and topography of the best of the breathtaking BC West Coast as we take off and land on rivers and high mountain lakes, experience beaching on shorelines, landing at coastal docks and flying over Vancouver Harbour.
We’ll travel to Vancouver Island for lunch in busy Nanaimo Harbour and fly home over the Salish Sea with the eagle’s view of BC’s Southern Gulf Islands. This incredible trip includes five hours of flying time over an eight hour day. The ultimate trip for floatplane lovers, aviation buffs or folks just looking for the ultimate West Coast tour. $2500.00 includes up to 2 people.
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|Cessna 180||Max 2||$2500|
|DHC-2 Beaver||Max 6-7||By request|
Dates: May 1 – Oct 31
Golden Ears Mountain Tour – 30 min
Spending the day exploring Fort Langley? Your plane tour takes-off from the Fraser River at the Fort Langley Air base in our Cessna180 or DHC-2 Beaver floatplanes. Cruise over Pitt Lake, following the valley behind the Golden Ears mountains to Alouette Lake, and then back to the Fort. Make a day of it and enjoy a meal in Fort Langley village, or explore the Fort Langley National Historic Site.
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We are the pilot’s choice for best floatplane training school in North America. Complete your seaplane rating, build float plane hours, take your career bush pilot course or enjoy dual yoke flight-seeing. Contact us for more information now.
You need a seaplane! Save time at work or play with a floatplane trip to your remote destination on the BC Coast. For 20 years we have been transporting singles, groups, crews and freight. To charter a plane, call us for a competitive custom quote.
Book one of our floatplane tours now or create your own seaplane tour package. See the wild BC Coast from the eagle’s view. Come and explore favourite spots old and new from a different perspective: Vancouver, Sea to Sky, Lower Mainland, Garibaldi, Harrison Lake, Golden Ears and more. Contact us for more information.