Phantom Lake Explorer

Squamish’s signature floatplane tour & experience


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Experience floatplane flying in the Squamish mountains

Experience the thrill of takeoff and landing on an emerald green lake in the mountains

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime floatplane trip to an alpine beach at the base of a glacier

Swim in the lake, relax at the beach, soak up the sun, and take a short walk for photographs

Those who wander find new paths and this trip will take you on a journey you’ll never forget.

Say goodbye to the busy trails, crowded beaches, and say hello to your own private floatplane tour, personal pilot, and the only way to access a scenic, untouched alpine beach high in the peaks of the coast mountains. Phantom Lake is one of BC’s most unique experiences. On the way there (and back) you’ll fly shoulder-to-shoulder with million year-old peaks, over ancient valleys, and through a landscape worthy of a NatGeo documentary.

After flying through the Coast Mountains you’ll land on the rich turquoise waters of Phantom Lake. Your pilot will taxi you over to the beach at the north end where you can enjoy taking photos, swimming, or just relaxing in solitude. A popular activity with our guests is to bring your own picnic for a little tasty treat or a memorable alpine lunch.

Our pilots are passionate about British Columbia, Squamish, and the Sea To Sky Corridor. They’re a wealth of knowledge and are full of information about the awesome things you’ll see. Chat with your pilot via your personal two-way headset or simply sit back and enjoy the view.

Make it Private for only $70 – purchase 2 full-price seats and get the option to buy the 3rd seat at a reduced rate to reserve the aircraft exclusively for you.

About Phantom Lake near Squamish – a dazzling, emerald green hanging lake. At one end water feeds into the lake from the nearby ancient glaciers of Mt Jimmy Jimmy and Tzoonie Mountain, while at the other it escapes via a towering cascading waterfall.

Have you seen our Phantom Lake Proposal and Photoshoot package?

Helpful Tip
For Solo Travellers

Most of these flights require at least 2 seats to depart. If you are a solo traveller, sign up here so we can notify you when your preferred flight becomes available!

  • 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, $70 – buy the third seat for a reduced rate to keep the flight private and just for you.

2. 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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