Nanaimo float plane services
Harbour Air was founded in British Columbia in 1982. With two small Dehavilland Beaver seaplanes and a plan to service the forest industry, we began offering private charters. With growing success the company quickly expanded, adding scheduled flights between Vancouver, the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island.
Today, with over 30 years in business and more than 50 aircraft, Harbour Air and Westcoast Air have become the largest all-seaplane company in the world. Services now include frequent flights connecting Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Richmond, Sechelt, Comox and the Gulf Islands along with a wide selection of scenic adventure tours and private charters.
Discover the high-towering Olympic Mountains, rugged shorelines of Vancouver Island or almost anywhere you want to go in spectacular British Columbia with Harbour Air Seaplanes and Westcoast Air.
More and more travelers seek an 'experience' when planning a vacation. The West Coast has everything and more to make those experiences ultimately unique, magical and memorable with Tofino Air helping to create that ultimate experience by providing quick and easy access as well as off-the-map services to accommodations big and small.
Tofino Air's service compliment the B&B industry as well as resorts and adventure services by providing convenient pick up and drop off at the travel HUB of the Lower Mainland the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). With daily fights to the Coast, Island and Tofino, local, national and international travellers can experience all the natural beauty, history, arts and culture the West Coast has to offer and can get there in minutes instead of hours.
Tofino Air is excited for both Vancouverites and International travelers seeking to escape to BC's natural wonderland without the need for long and costly travel via ferry or vehicle. With our deep blue oceans and rugged coastlines, what traveller would pass up the opportunity to see the West Coast how it's meant to be seen...by air!
Incorporated in 1980, Seair Seaplanes began a business associated with aircraft chartering, maintenance and servicing. With a successful charter operation already established at Vancouver Airport, Seair launched a scheduled service to the Gulf Islands providing customers with 8 flights daily and service to Nanaimo with up to 12 flights per day. On May 25/2011 Seair began daily scheduled service between Nanaimo and the new Vancouver Harbour Flight Center in Downtown Vancouver, with up to 12 flights per day.
Scheduled and charter service are now the major components of the companies' operations. Seair's customers can experience world-class salmon and trout fishing, landing in secluded coves with white sand beaches or spending an afternoon on a secret lake north of Vancouver enjoying a gourmet picnic lunch.
Nanaimo is a fast-growing urban center that boasts a boldly revitalized downtown core, delightful harbourfront walkway, sparkling new museum, affordable art galleries and a wealth of cool shopping and dining alternatives.
Scheduled service between Kenmore/Lake Washington and Nanaimo/Departure Bay is offered seasonally. Click here to see our schedule. Charter service is available year-round.
Seaplane flights embark and disembark at the Seair Seaplanes dock, located approximately 2 miles north of downtown Nanaimo on Departure Bay. The address is 1956 Zorkin Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5T9.