Scenic Tours with Saltspring Air


Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 — 8:20am PST
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I love seeing Vancouver and the region from the skies, and with a week of sunshine and unobstructed views it’s a great time to consider scenic tours from Saltspring Air. Flying in a floatplane — to me — is one of those truly “West Coast” experiences. You walk out onto the dock, hop into the aircraft on the water, take off over the waves, and soar just high enough to clear the tips of the tallest evergreens in Stanley Park.

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Flying to Ganges, B.C. on Salt Spring Air

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Saltspring Air offers 7 different scenic tours that include: Alpine Lake and Glaciers (1 Hour flight time, optional 15 mins hold time); Princess Louisa Inlet (2 Hour flight time, 30 minutes hold time); My personal favourite Salt Spring Island (1 Hour flight time, up to 7 hours hold time); Whale Watching (1 hour air time); and Butchart Gardens (1 Hour flight time, up to 90 mins hold time).

The West Coast tour (1 Hour 30 mins flight time, up to 7 hours hold time) flies over to Tofino and Ucluelet with stop-overs in Tofino where you can explore the village, browse galleries, and stroll through the forest at Hotsprings Cove. Spot Pacific Rim National Park, the Clayoquot Mountain Range, and more.

For the quickest trip, check out the Local Mountain tour (30 mins airtime). Climb from sea level to 4500 feet toward Howe Sound, over the Lions mountain peaks and old growth forest and back down to the city.

Saltspring Air is now located in the new Seaplane base at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Call ahead to inquire about scenic tours and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for seasonal specials and packages.

Disclosure: Unpaid, Personal Opinion
I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this post. I am a fan of Saltspring Air and have a great working relationship with the company through past contest partnerships for my readers.

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3 comments

  1. Joe O'Brien says:

    The disclosure you used indicates no connection with the company. Yet you proclaim you have a great working relationship with Saltspring Air. That is oontradictory. You could provide details on the working relationship you have with a company you are recommending.

  2. Hi Joe, I have partnered with Saltspring Air in the past for several contests/giveaways for my readers. When dealing with them, the experience is always positive.

  3. mark perry says:

    An impressive outfit. Run by a dedicated staff, pilots with experience far beyond this local area and a management team with an outstanding concern for safety.

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