Scenic Flights with Helicopter or Float Plane

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Scenic Float Plane and Helicopter Tours & Charters

Atleo River Air

We provide scenic float plane and helicopter tours around Tofino and Vancouver Island, including whale watching by air and glacier tours. Looking for a remote drop off somewhere on Vancouver Island? Give us a call, we're glad to help get you where you want to go. Come fly with us by float plane or helicopter and connect to places less traveled!

50 Wingen Ln  •  Tofino, BC

Toll Free: ​1.866.662.8536​  •  Local: (250) 725-2205


scenic helicopter tour

A helicopter will get you up to the most inaccessible places in Clayoquot Sound

float plane tour

Experience Tofino from the perspective of an eagle when you take a float plane tour.

Clayoquot Sound: Coast, Mountain, Forest

Atleo Air has float planes and helicopters to get you up to see the entirety of Tofino and Clayoquot Sound. Atleo offers scenic tours, wildlife safaris, chater drop offs, glacier safaris and flights to Hot Springs. Conveniently located in Tofino's harbour, their staff and pilots are a wealth of information and will help you see the area in a way that you want to experience.

float plane tour

Bring your camera. This is a trip that you will never -- ever -- forget.

whale watching from the air

Photos courtesy of Atleo Air.

remote fly fishing

About Scenic Flights

Take your pick: Float Plane or Helicopter, no matter which you choose, you'll be delighted with the outcome. Getting up in the air is hands-down the best way to experience the grandeur and magnitude of Clayoquot Sound.

Once you've decided on the helicopter or float plane, choose between a tour, a custom charter or an overnight experience at a remote fly-in access lake. Tour durations usually start at 15 minutes, however we recommend that you spend at least 30 minutes in order to get a sense of the coast and mountains.

Now where do you go for your scenic flight? If you have the time, we recommend flying over the mountains to experience the glaciers while making sure to fly over a few remote beaches and islands.

Will I see Whales? Depending on the time of year, it's not unusual to spot grey whales from the air. If you are lucky enough to experience this, we think you'll agree that aerial viewing is one of the best ways to watch these majestic creatures.