Southern British Columbia Seaplane Safari with Tofino

Tofino is an unforgettable destination on Vancouver Island with a lush temperate rainforest, spectacular sunsets and a cool west-coast vibe
From the stunning coastal cities of Vancouver and Victoria to the wild coast of Tofino and the mountains of Whistler, you'll experience the best of BC's natural wonders on this 9-day journey. Connecting between these destinations by seaplane provides a scenic flightseeing experience and delivers you directly to the heart of the action. In Tofino, go on a wilderness safari to see bears, whales, sea lions, and sea otters in their natural habitat. Enjoy outdoor activities in Whistler, surrounded by stunning scenery. Visit charming Victoria, a city surrounded by water and mountains
9 Days from $3365/person CAD
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Day 1: Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and be greeted by the beautiful cityscape and natural surrounding scenery. Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the world and it’s easy to see why. The city offers a perfect blend of urban and natural beauty, with easy access to outdoor activities in the surrounding mountains and forests. Visit the waterfront and the neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown. Explore the famous public market on Granville Island and visit the art and craft shops. End the day by indulging in Vancouver’s vibrant food scene with a delicious meal at one of the city’s many acclaimed restaurants.

Accommodation: Westin Bayshore (or similar)

Day 2: Vancouver – Tofino
Transfer from your hotel to the Harbour Air seaplane base on Coal Harbour for your convenient 60-minute flight to Tofino. The flight over southwestern British Columbia is incredibly scenic, providing an unforgettable experience that serves as both a flightseeing tour and an easy way to avoid a long day of travel. Tofino is located on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island and is known for its stunning marine environment, lush and rich temperate rainforest, and amazing beaches. End your day with an unforgettable sunset on the beach.

Accommodation: Tofino Resort & Marina (or similar)

Day 3:Tofino
Today, spend the morning exploring Tofino and its surrounding landscape. Visit Pacific Rim National Park or stroll through the town, checking out the local art galleries and craft shops.

In the afternoon, take part in an optional Bear & Whale Safari – a Canadian Signature Experience. You’ll embark on a journey through the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Clayoquot Sound on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island. Witness breathtaking marine wildlife, including whales, black bears, sea lions, and sea otters, in their natural habitat. Experience an unobtrusive and educational wildlife tour, observing and capturing the creatures from the comfort of a 12-passenger Zodiac boat. With a shore break to refresh and learn with a guide, this tour is a must-do for nature lovers. Enjoy a 5.5 to 6-hour excursion, observing these magnificent creatures in the secluded fjord inlets of Clayoquot Sound.

Accommodation: Tofino Resort & Marina (or similar)

Day 4: Tofino – Vancouver

Your scenic seaplane journey back to the mainland brings you to Coal Harbour, where you’ll transfer to your hotel in the heart of Vancouver. With its spectacular natural beauty and thriving city life, Vancouver is a unique and exciting destination. Spend the afternoon and evening exploring more of the city. Visit Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre park that offers scenic hiking trails, beautiful gardens, and stunning views of the city and the harbour. Or head to Granville Island, a bustling cultural hub known for its public market, art studios, and craft shops. You can also explore the nearby neighbourhoods of Chinatown, historic Gastown, and the trendy Yaletown. For a breathtaking view of the city, take a stroll along the waterfront at Canada Place.

Accommodation: Westin Bayshore (or similar)

Day 5: Vancouver – Whistler

Take another scenic floatplane flight from Coal Harbour to Whistler, with fantastic views along the way of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. Upon arrival, you will transfer from the Green Lake seaplane base to your hotel in pedestrian-friendly Whistler Village. Whistler is known for its high-end dining, shopping, and easy access to outdoor activities.

Accommodation: Delta Whistler Village Suites (or similar)

Day 6: Whistler

Spend the day exploring Whistler. Surrounded by towering peaks, emerald lakes and lush forests, this picturesque town offers a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy. Those looking for an adrenaline rush can try zip lining, bungee jumping or white water rafting.

For a more leisurely pace, take a scenic gondola ride to the top of Whistler mountain, where you can hike along scenic trails, go mountain biking, or simply take in the breathtaking views. If you’re a foodie, the town is filled with top-notch restaurants, offering a diverse array of cuisine, from farm-to-table to fusion.

In the evening, opt to take part in another optional Canadian Signature Experience – this time you’ll go on a culinary adventure as you enjoy a four-course dinner (paired with wine) at four different award-winning restaurants. The experience also includes a guided tour of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and a ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, one of the most unique experiences in Whistler.

Accommodation: Delta Whistler Village Suites (or similar)

Day 7: Whistler – Victoria

Take another floatplane flight from Whistler, but this time fly over the Coast Mountains and Gulf Islands on the way to Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city. Victoria is known for its great weather, scenic beauty, charming atmosphere, and walkable streets.

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Pacific (or similar)

Day 8: Victoria

Spend the day exploring beautiful Victoria at your own pace. With its great restaurants and shops, you can enjoy a relaxing day of shopping and dining or head out to enjoy some of the city’s top attractions.

One of the top things to do in Victoria in the summer is orca viewing. Take a boat tour from Victoria’s harbour to the protected waters of the San Juan Islands to witness the magnificent Orca whales in their natural habitat. Another popular attraction is the Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre National Historic Site of Canada that showcases a beautiful collection of flowers, trees and shrubs. If you’re interested in history and culture, the Royal BC Museum is a must-see. This world-class museum showcases the province’s rich cultural heritage and natural history through a variety of interactive exhibits and displays.

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Pacific (or similar)

Days 9: Victoria – Vancouver

Depart Victoria with a final floatplane journey to the Harbour Air seaplane base beside Vancouver International Airport. Scheduled transfers are available to the main terminal of the airport.



  • 8 nights hotel accommodation on room only basis
  • Scheduled Seaplane flights:
    • Vancouver downtown to Tofino
    • Tofino to Vancouver downtown
    • Whistler to Victoria
    • Victoria to Vancouver Airport
  • Scheduled shuttle services from seaplane docks in Whistler, Victoria and Vancouver Airport
  • 50 pound (22.6 Kg.) luggage allotment on flights
  • Applicable taxes

Not Included

  • Anything not noted above
  • Personal expenses and insurance
Travel Details

Primary Location

Coastal British Columbia (Vancouver, Victoria, Tof


May to September

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy and for travel in low season
  • Hotels and rates are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Surcharges will apply for trips that correspond with holiday long weekends.
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking
Options Extras

Optional Extras

  • Canadian Signature Experiences Package:
    • Finer Things Dining Tour with wine pairings (Whistler)
    • Peak 2 peak Sightseeing Gondola (Whistler)
    • Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center (Whistler)
    • Marin Wildlife Safari (Tofino)
  • Pre or post accommodation in Vancouver
  • Return Airfare to Vancouver

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