Curious what the best guided scenic flight near Vancouver is? Well, we have one special to the area, giving the experience of both air and sea. Our Howe Sound Fjord by Seaplane Guided Scenic Flight is one that’s unique for both locals and visitors alike to the Vancouver area – leaving from our beautiful base in Squamish to soar over the epic Coast Mountains, land on the sea and float amongst the wildlife, all to return to the air for more breathtaking scenery. It’s an experience like no other.
One of the many reasons why so many people are drawn to Vancouver and Squamish is the mesmerizing marriage of mountains and sea. Kayaking, mountaineering, biking, climbing, kite surfing – the list goes on for the ways to enjoy the epic playground we’re so fortunate to call home. Taking a guided tour via seaplane is a new way to experience the juxtaposition of mountain and sea, soaring over the epic coastline and landing on the fjord via seaplane will give you a new perspective of the striking landscape. A bird’s eye view of the Squamish and Vancouver coastline will give new appreciation to the magnitude and diversity of the interconnection between land and sea.
Leaving our base of operations nestled amongst towering mountains of Squamish, BC, you’ll see epic sights as we make our way to the Howe Sound. Mount Garibaldi, the Squamish Spit, Shannon Falls, the Tantalus Range, and of course, the mighty Stawamus Chief are just a few of the features you’ll soar over. Then, we’ll make our way over the spectacular Howe Sound, a deep-water fjord that flows to the Pacific via the Strait of Georgia. The Howe Sound is flanked by jagged mountain peaks, ancient glaciers, and dotted with islands such as the Defence Islands, Anvil Island, and Gambier Island. While this tour is spectacular year-round, the unforgettable turquoise water of the sound is most vibrant in the spring and fall due to the glacial flour that runs down the mountainsides via the valley’s many waterfalls.
On our Howe Sound Fjord by Seaplane tour, you’ll fly in our extraordinary Cessna 185 Amphib. This incredible aircraft has the ability to land not only on tarmac but on water. Known to the crew as “KJ”, this plane has a special place in our hearts, as it helped thousands of people create unforgettable memories. KJ has been the conduit for marriage proposals, surprise birthday lunches, and fly-in paddleboarding and kayaking trips. It’s seen milestones created and buck-list experiences manifested. We can’t wait for you to experience the magic of this plane.
Ready to experience the coast by air and sea? You can book your Howe Sound Fjord by Seaplane Guided Scenic Flight here.