Harbour Air Seaplanes - From Hardship to Success
In 1980, Greg McDougall was a corporate pilot who quickly found himself out of a job when the recession hit. That's when McDougall and a fellow out-of-work pilot decided to go into business for themselves. This marked the founding of what has become a storied and successful seaplane enterprise.
Today, Harbour Air's business is booming, with a fleet of more than 30 aircraft, transporting over 500,000 passengers every year. Their 60 pilots shuttle British Columbia commuters on flights between Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Richmond, Langley and the Gulf Islands, and transport tourists into the BC wilderness to view such spectacular sights as grizzly bears, hanging glaciers and orca whales.
Over the past 30 years, Harbour Air has helped change the face of the seaplane transportation industry, through their customer-friendly approach, and commitment to passenger comfort and safety.
Now the largest all-seaplane company in the world, Harbour Air continues to grow.