Phantom Lake Explorer

Squamish’s signature floatplane experience


Top Altitude
Above Sea Level
Area Covered
Square Kilometres

Experience floatplane flying in the mountains

Customize the flight with a break at the beach or extended flying time

A Once-in-a-lifetime experience

This unique experience will put you shoulder to shoulder with the mighty coast mountains on the way to Phantom Lake – a dazzling, emerald green glacial lake high in the alpine. At one end water feeds into the lake from nearby ancient glaciers, while at the other it escapes via a cascading waterfall.

  • Floatplane taking off from Phantom Lake Near Vancouver
Good to know: Flying in our aircraft is just like driving in a car, with ventilation and heating control. Simply dress for the season and sunglasses are recommended. All ages can participate in a flight. Children up to 2 years old are considered infants, and must sit on the lap of a responsible guardian. Children older than 2 must have their own seat in the aircraft.

This flight runs in the summer only

Compare all our Squamish sightseeing tours

We have 7 different flights for you to choose from, see them all here

Customize Your Floatplane Adventure

As with all our tours, we have options to help you enjoy more of what you love. On the Phantom Lake Explorer you have the options to:

1. Make It Private – buy the third seat for a reduced rate to keep the flight private and just for you.

2. Beach Break – add some extra time to swim in the lake, relax at the beach, soak up the sun, and take a short walk for photographs.

3. The Long Way – add an extra 20 minutes to your flight on the way back to explore deeper into the coast mountains (highly recommended for flights around twilight or sunset).

Guest reviews of our Squamish attractions

“Awesome alpine SUP. The service was excellent and as a small business owner looking to partner with Sea to Sky Air for an Alpine SUP experience they were great to work with, flexible and fun! Our clients rated this experience as one of the top adventure things they have ever done. Thanks Sea to Sky Air!!”Normh660
“My Fiance and I took the Alpine lake experience last June, and found it an amazing experience. It was our first time in a small plane, but our pilot Eric was so relaxed and knowledgeable that we felt right at ease; also a great guide for the sites all around. Really exhilarating and smooth comfortable ride. The lake itself is beautiful – got some great pics (thanks again to Eric)”Adrian O
“A friend and I flew the Alpine Lake Experience. Although they offer cheaper flights I cannot recommend enough paying the extra. The lake landing was exhilarating and the lake itself was remote and beautiful. We had a brief walk about a beach and dipped our feet in the water before gracefully taking off. A truly memorable experience.”Bret_C_Boone

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