The Seaplane Vacation of a Lifetime


Visit The Coast Seaplane Course

If you are visiting and looking for a unique flying adventure, leave the airports behind! Explore the Pacific coast filled with beautiful places to set-down. We can offer training in the form of a casual but serious flight-seeing vacation. We will take you to the places for which British Columbia is renowned with you as the seaplane pilot.

This course is designed for a licensed pilot interested in learning Seaplane flying techniques and skills, but who also wants to spend a vacation flying the aircraft into the scenic places that makes British Columbia so famous. This course is intended for those who are visiting the coast with flight-seeing and ‘vacation style’ training rather than an intensive course for career-minded students.

Consider a Mountain Check Ride. Classroom lessons on the complexities of flying in the mountains and then we’re off into the local mountain ranges for touchdowns on high altitude mountain lakes!

May we suggest a few places to visit: Whistler, Tofino, Bamfield, Princess Louisa Inlet and countless others!

Dual Seaplane instruction time including cruise to destinations is $500 CDN* per hour

*All prices are in Canadian Dollars and do not include 5% tax (GST)
* Ratings and courses (except the Discovery Flight) require a minimum of a private pilot license


Cost: $500 CAD/hour

Dual Seaplane instruction time including cruise to destinations is $500 CDN* per hour

The possibility of learning to fly Seaplanes in this challenging and beautiful environment brings pilots from around the world to Canada’s Coast.

*all prices are in Canadian dollars and do not include a 5% tax (GST) or $6 per hour Carbon Offset fee
*ratings and courses (except the Discovery Flight) require a minimum of a Private Pilote License.

Visit The Coast Float Plane Course

Just a note to say what a fantastic experience it was to fly with you yesterday! I enjoyed every minute of the flying and learnt such a huge amount about sea planes in just one and a half hours. Your confidence and expertise showed through out the flight and it was a pleasure to have met and flown with you.

I wish you many years of safe flying.

Kindest regards.


Ocean Air has developed a 50-hour Seaplane syllabus that has proven very effective in enabling career minded pilots to become professional Seaplane pilots throughout Canada and the US. Ocean Air’s 50 hour Seaplane training syllabus will give you the required training to get that important first job. We have graduates who fly Seaplanes commercially all over the world.

 Work your new found skills in realistic scenarios while learning the challenging skills of determining conditions then executing the appropriate plan of action. This course takes place in the spectacular scenery of the Gulf Islands at busy, real working Pacific seaplane docks that serve Island communities.

Taught by professional and experienced coastal floatplane pilots, as per the Transport Canada Seaplane Manual in our Cessna 180 Seaplane on Aerocet 3500L Floats, you will be introduced to seaplanes and will be competent to fly the 5 solo take off and landing requirements for the rating to be added to your License. 


Just a quick note to say thank you for an exhilarating week We both had an awesome time and it was a great pleasure to meet with you and fly YVA. The whole way you do business is professional and a credit to you. I will value the memories forever. We got back on time after a gruelling 9 hours and I go back to work today. Kind Regards
Chris Farnaby – UK
Emailing to thank you once again for an absolutely fabulous week of float flying. That’s what a flying holiday should be like! We still can’t quite believe the experience, and appreciate your’s and Bryan’s patience and encouragement with both of us. Good of you to arrange lovely weather too! I know we’ll be back! Best regards, fly safe. Cheers
Dr Stewart Houston, CEng, FRAeS
Aerospace Sciences Research Division School of Engineering University of Glasgow
Ocean Air, you came highly recommended by a past student while I was flying in Botswana. I am so glad that I came back to Canada to take your course. With all of the competition for flying jobs, this 50 hr seaplane course really helped me to be the bush pilot I always dreamed of being. I feel confident and safe and you helped me to secure a job back East. Thanks so much and you know I’ll be in touch!
Karim Moghrabi

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