Seair Seaplanes

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Seair Seaplanes
Seair Seaplanes Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
- SS1 Seair
Founded 1980[1]
Hubs Vancouver Int'l Water Airport
Fleet size 12[2][3]
Destinations 8[1]
Headquarters Richmond, British Columbia
Key people Peter Clarke, CEO[2]

Seair Seaplanes is a scheduled and charter Canadian airline based in Richmond, British Columbia. The airline flies routes between the Vancouver International Water Airport and the Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport, as well as other Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia, primarily with float planes.


DHC-2T "Turbo Beaver" unloading at Ganges Harbour

Seair Seaplanes serves the following destinations (at November 2009):[4]

In addition to scheduled flights, Seair operates scenic flights, scheduled tours, and private charters. Small amounts of cargo may also be carried.

Seair had plans to begin a service to the Victoria Inner Harbour Airport on May 25, 2011,[5] but the service did not debut.


The Seair fleet consists of 12[3] aircraft equipped with floats:

Seair Seaplanes
Aircraft Count[2]
de Havilland Turbo Beaver 2
de Havilland Beaver 3
Cessna 208 Caravan 6
Cessna 185 Skywagon 1

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 29 November 2009 a DHC-2 Beaver operated by Seair crashed off the coast of Saturna Island. The accident occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m local time. Six passengers (including one infant) died, but the pilot and one other passenger survived.[6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Seair Seaplanes: Information Retrieved on 29 November 2009
  2. ^ a b c Pilot Career Centre: Seair Seaplanes Retrieved on 29 November 2009
  3. ^ a b Canadian Civil Aircraft Register Retrieved 14 December 2013
  4. ^ Seair Seaplanes: Route Map Retrieved on 29 November 2009
  5. ^ "Two float plane operators to use new Vancouver flight centre for Victoria, Nanaimo routes". Canada Standard. May 6, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  6. ^ Vancouver Province: Baby among six feared dead in Saturna Island floatplane crash 29 November 2009
  7. ^ The Globe and Mail: Six bodies recovered from B.C. crash 30 November 2009

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