West Coast Sightseeing by Air

Experience the west coast sightseeing by air for an incredible view of our rugged coastline, towering trees and majestic mountains. With three distinct ways to see what makes it so special here, we invite you to join one of our local airlines for a west coast sightseeing adventure like no other.

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Did you know our Inner Harbour is an official "airport"?

Also known as the Victoria Harbour Water Airport, it is where our floatplanes taxi, take off and land. Floatplanes, also known as water planes or sea planes are small aircraft with pontoons. Sea planes is a generic term for planes that take off and land on the water - some types of sea planes use their fuselage for buoyancy such as Port Alberni's Martin Mars which are the world's largest flying boats (used primarily for forest fire fighting). 

West coast sightseeing trips booked through the Victoria Flying Club operate from their location at the Victoria International Airport in North Saanich on the peninsula. Helijet (helicopter) trips take off and land at their waterfront location beside the cruise ship terminal at the Breakwater District.


Photo Credit: Victoria Flying Club

West Coast Sightseeing by Floatplane

Harbour Air Float Planes

  • Victoria Harbour Airport
  • 950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC  V8W 1T3
  • 250-384-2215 or 1-800-665-0212
  • Enjoy an introduction to seaplane aviation with spectacular vistas of Victoria’s most iconic sights

Ocean Air Floatplanes

  • 1234 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3H9
  • 250-655-1144 or 1-866-655-1144
  • Choose from air tours of Victoria and the Gulf Islands, air with a vineyard stop or air with fly-in fishing

Compare tours by floatplane here.

West Coast Sightseeing by Airplane

Victoria Flying Club

  • 101 – 1852 Canso Rd, Sidney, BC V8L 5V5
  • 250-656-2833
  • Private sight-seeing excursion
  • Choose from City Tour, Gulf Island Tour, Lighthouse Tour or customize your own

West Coast Sightseeing by Helicopter

Helijet International

  • 79 Dallas Road, Victoria BC  V8V 1A2
  • 1-800-665-4354
  • Operates twin-engine Sikorsky S76 helicopters on scheduled and charter flights

Other ways to enjoy the spectacular views of Vancouver Island are by land and by sea. Be sure to check out our tours, rentals and lessons for water adventures and for land activities.

Because you want your trip to be memorable - in all the best ways - we highly recommend you book at least one excursion with a private guide. Enjoy a fully narrated trip in a private luxury vehicle, personalized for you and your guests. Compare tours here and find the perfect one for you. 

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