A seaplane, can take you over the British Columbia coast, dotted with fjords and over the islands scattered in the Northwest of the Pacific.
One of the great things about the Pacific Northwest is the diversity of transportation options. We have planes, boats, cars, ferries and seaplanes and not a lot of places around the world can claim access to all of those transportation types and the forest, coast and mountain scenery found in Washington and British Columbia. This May, we teamed up with Kenmore Air to offer the Sea & Sky Special, a one way air, one way sea transportation option between Seattle and Victoria. The Clipper offers coastal scenery and the experience of being on a high speed catamaran for the 2 hour 45 minute cruise between Seattle and Victoria. Kenmore Air offers aerial views and a faster travel time of only 45 minutes.
After a short break near a fluorescent buoy in Vancouver, the plane will take quickly altitude over Lion’s Gate bridge over cargo barges and cruise ships. The mountain ranges stretched away to the north. To the west, where is the Gulf Islands, the sea is calm and transparent, perfect for observing marine life. Here, the plane goes down, between Galiano and Mayne, flying in zigzag through Active Pass, close to the ferry and their way through the narrow passage. On the way, you can see the nesting bald eagles, large groups of seals and dolphins; you can admire the privately-owned islands with houses on the shore.
The best time to travel is from late spring until early autumn, when they can fly and the weather is unpredictable. You can take a break from 20 minutes to 2 hours to picnic or dining, customized tours to any length you want or other many combinations that include trips like whale watching or fishing. Book a flight in the afternoon, but confirmed in the morning. By noon the weather conditions will be known and may be rescheduled the flights for calm and sunny days.
Sunshine Coast, if you are going to north of Vancouver to Powell River which is crossed by fjords. The trip includes a stop to taste Pacific salmon. Flying low altitude, 152 m below the tops of hills takes you and allows you to observe life in this rich marine ecosystem. A final breathtaking dive for a moment, the plane, which is only at 15 meters, suddenly he lost altitude, as the pilot would head directly to the sea.