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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.
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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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.
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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 septiembre 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.