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Harbour Air Seaplanes is a scheduled charter and tour seaplane service. It is based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The airline was founded in 1982 with two small Dehavilland Beaver seaplanes and a plan to service the forest industry and then began offering private charters. The company quickly expanded and added scheduled flights between Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, the Sunshine Coast and Whistler.

Today, the Harbour Air Group have more than 50 aircraft, comprising of Harbour Air Seaplanes, Whistler Air and Salt Spring Air which all operate under the Harbour Air Seaplanes branding. These have become the largest all-seaplane company in the world. Services now include frequent flights connecting downtown Vancouver, downtown Victoria, Nanaimo, South Vancouver (YVR), Sechelt, Comox, Pitt Meadows the Gulf Islands and Whistler along with a wide selection of scenic adventure tours and private charters.

Baggage Policy

Airjet has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.

Carry-on Baggage

The airline hasn't got any limit on the quantity of carry-on baggage each can carry onboard. Baggage allowance depends on the route, different routes are operated by different aircraft, which have various capacities available. If your route is not listed below in particular, then your baggage allowance would follow the general rule. Details are listed below.


  • All Routes:
    - goGOLD, 50 lbs
    - goFLEX, 25 lbs
    - goLITE, 15 lbs
    - goFAST, 10 lbs
  • Richmond to/from Victoria, Nanaimo and Whistler:
    - goGOLD, 50 lbs
    - goFLEX, 50 lbs
    - goLITE, 15 lbs
    - goFAST, 10 lbs
  • Richmond to/from Ganges and Maple Bay
    - goGOLD, 50 lbs
    - goFLEX, 35 lbs
    - goLITE, 15 lbs
    - goFAST, 10 lbs

For the Vancouver Harbour - Seattle route, passengers purchased goINTERNATIONAL will receive a baggage allowance of 25 lbs.

Checked Baggage

Passengers can purchase excess baggage when booking with Alternative Airlines. Excess baggage can be booked during the booking process with the breakdown of the cost listed, so there are no surprises! Any traveller who wishes to buy excess baggage but is unsure how to do so can check out our guide or contact our customer service team.


Harbour Air Seaplanes passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check in.

Online Check-in

Online check-in isn't available for the airline.

Airport Check-in

Domestic Flights: Passengers must check in 25 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

International Flights: Passengers must check in 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Passengers who are late for check-in may be charged a no-show fee by the airline and the seat will be sold to any stand-by passengers. At Alternative Airlines, we recommend passengers arrive 1.5 hours before departure time for domestic flights and two hours before departure for international flights.

Frequent Flyer Programme

High Flyer Rewards

The airline's frequent flyer programme, High Flyer Rewards, has two tiers- High Flyer and Elite High Flyer. Points are earned when passengers fly with the airline, the more flights passenger fly the high tier of membership would be earned. The number of points earned would also be determined by the fare classes purchased too.

A range of benefits are available for the programme's members, these include but are not limited to, seat upgrades, priority standby and flight discounts. Find out more on the airline website.

Special Assistance

Harbour Air Seaplanes have services for Unaccompanied Minors and Pets.

Unaccompanied Minor Program

Unaccompanied minors aged between 5 and 11 are permitted to fly without a guardian with Harbour Air's Unaccompanied Minor Program. Harbour Air Seaplanes ensures that children have a safe and positive experience when travelling solo.


Harbour Air Seaplanes allow you to bring your pet as long as your pet is carried in a hard-shelled travel case which must not exceed 30″L (76cm) X 18″W (45cm) X 24″H (61cm). Please note that the weight of the travel case and your pet must not exceed 35 lbs.

Airline Alliance

As of January 2023, Harbour Air Seaplane isn't part of any airline alliances.

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Destinations that Harbour Air Seaplanes flies to

Harbour Air Seaplanes flies to Vancouver, Comox, Nanaimo, Victoria, Sechelt, Whistler and the Gulf Islands, on de Havilland Canada floatplanes. Harbour Air Seaplanes operates with West Coast Air and Whistler Air, as well as operating de Havilland Beavers, Otters and Twin Otters.

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Harbour Air Seaplanes Seat Selection

Travellers flying on the Single Otter and Twin Otter aircraft will have the option to reserve their seats in advance at check-in. If you're travelling in another aircraft with Harbour Air Seaplanes then seats will not be pre-assigned.

Hub Airport

Vancouver Harbour Victoria Inner Harbour

Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, previously Vancouver Harbour Water Airport or Vancouver Coal Harbour Seaplane Base is located at Coal Harbour in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The flight centre is within walking distance of the HeliJet heliport and Waterfront Station, a public transit hub in Downtown Vancouver.


As of September 2020, Harbour Air Seaplane is operating a fleet of DHC-3 de Havilland Turbine Single Otter, DHC-6 de Havilland Twin Otter, DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver and Cessna Grand Caravan EX.

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