From Port Alberni

From Port Alberni

Pacific Seaplanes - We Fly There!

We are pleased to offer an exciting array of air tours from Port Alberni for 2017. More tours are coming, if you have any special requests we would be delighted to talk with you.

Port Alberni Panorama

$125 pp*

Our 30 minute panorama tour features lift off from our Port Alberni Harbour Base at Centennial Pier climbing to over 1000 feet, turning westward to Sproat Lake and across the magnificent Alberni Valley.

During the tour we will overfly the famous Martin Mars Air Tanker Base providing a spectacular overview of the worlds’ largest flying boats. The Martin Mars has a wingspan larger than the Boeing 747.

Admire beautiful Mount Arrowsmith and Alberni’s bustling Harbour as never before, sweeping in for a picture perfect harbour landing.

*Service Note. Minimum 2 fares to operate this tour

Port Alberni panorama

Port Alberni panorama

Della Falls

Della Falls – highest waterfall in Canada

Della Falls Spectacular

$250 pp*

An exclusive one hour seaplane tour departs Port Alberni Harbour Centennial Pier wharf and takes you on an exciting mountain tour. Enroute we see Sproat Lake and enter Great Central Lake valley on our journey to the Falls.

In 1899, prospector and trapper Joe Drinkwater discovered Della Falls and named them after his wife, Della. Drinkwater also built a 16 km (10 mi) hiking trail to the falls via Drinkwater Creek. Evidence of his gold mining operation, including an aerial tramway he built, can still be seen near the falls. With the highest total vertical drop, measured at 440 metres (1443 ft.), Della Falls is considered by many to be the highest waterfall in Canada, though several other waterfalls in British Columbia are thought to exceed 600 metres (1969 ft): Alfred Creek Falls, Deserted River Falls, Francis Falls & Gold Creek Falls; this is not in vertical height, so they may not be considered the tallest. Be sure to bring your camera as our pilots will circle Della Falls for pictures on the way back, and overfly the Famous Martin Mars Flying Boats. Two tours in one. This is a very special experience.

*Service Note. Minimum 2 fares to operate this tour

Great Pacific Tofino Tour

$950* Inclusive

The most exhilarating one and a half hour tour ever created from our Port Alberni Harbour base!

Departing Port Alberni the west route is used to wing our way over Sproat Lake, overflying the famous Martin Mars Flying Boats. Continuing west we pass Sproat Lake then we turn southwest at Sutton Pass overhead the Pacific Rim Highway and head for mighty Kennedy Lake, one of the largest volume fresh water lakes in British Columbia. We are now on course for Tofino Harbour, ‘the whale watching capital of the West Coast’. The sights are amazing, the beauty breathtaking. See that smile on your pilots face, we love it too.

After viewing the Tofino Township we turn lazily southward for an overflight of Tofino’s World War II airport, beaches and parks arriving overhead Long Beach, BC. Words seem diminished to describe the innate beauty of our west coast jewel, on the edge of Canada. After overflight of Long Beach and the bustling Sea-Lion Rocks, we proceed coastal to Ucluelet, former Flying Boat Base from the World War. Leaving ‘UKEE’ as its’ called locally, we enter Barkley Sound and overfly the Broken Group Islands. Depending on the customized options you have chosen for this tour, we turn for Alberni Inlet passing over Sechart Channel, past Haggard Cove, Kildonan, Sarita Bay enroute Port Alberni Harbour arriving overhead for a terrific view of our fair city followed by a lovely landing downtown. We’re sure you will enjoy this tour and come back to customize a new route next year!

Add-On Options to customize your flight

  •  Landing in Tofino, to explore town? $50 plus aircraft holding time.
  •  Side trip to visit Hot Springs Cove? Overfly or land and go soak in the Springs? Tariff rates apply.
  • Hold position at any point in the tour to whale watch or more? Tariff rates apply.
  • Land anywhere and hold the aircraft? Tariff rates apply.
  •  Alternate route available omitting Tofino/Long Beach with commensurate flying time available for whale watching over Barkley Sound or overfly the Canadian Edge towns of Bamfield, Anacia, Pachena Bay, the Canadian Coast Guard West Coast Lighthouses at Carmanah, Pachena or Cape Beale, and view part of the west coast hiking trail in the Pacific Rim National Park and more.

*Service Note. Complete fare is required to operate this tour. This rate based on our Cessna Aircraft seating up to 3 passengers Included. For larger groups please enquire.

Tofino

Tofino – a jewel on the Edge of Canada

4 Seat Cessna 180

4 Seat Cessna 180

Just get me in the air! Local Flight  $200* Total

The perfect tour for the aviation and seaplane buffs who have always wanted to fly in a seaplane, and more interested in how it works and feels than where we go. We get it. Here’s your chance to fly in a seaplane, experience a water take-off and water landing by a pro.

It’s a 20 minute adventure and we bet you’ll come back for more! You can go by yourself, or with two additional friends, you choose. Minimum fare is $200 inclusive.

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