Explore British Columbia from Above with a Float Plane Tour

Your Next Adventure Awaits

Welcome to Airhart Aviation! We are a team of experienced, fun-loving bush pilots and we are itching to take you on an epic Floatplane adventure in British Columbia’s wild and rugged interior. Experience the wonder and excitement of a floatplane sightseeing tour over the breathtaking beauty of the Okanagan and its surrounding mountains, glaciers and alpine lakes.

Airhart Aviation offers high-quality, affordable seaplane tours, custom tours, and charter work. Take-off from our base on the water at the heart of Downtown Kelowna. Our high-wing Cessna aircraft ensure everyone has a window seat and an excellent view. Whichever package you choose, your knowledgeable pilot will point out interesting facts and features over stereo headphones provided for your comfort. Experience the Okanagan from a new perspective – start your adventure today!

What We Offer

floatplane flying in the distance
photo by Sam @ explorethemap


How it all started

Airharts float plane tours are thrilling aerial adventures offering breathtaking views of the Okanagan valley, Lake Country and beyond. Fly above the varied terrain in style and take in sparkling lakes, rolling hills dotted with vineyards and orchards, and snow-capped mountains – if you’re feeling super adventurous you might even visit an alpine lake or glacier. Our tours are conducted by experienced pilots who can provide interesting commentary on the attractions of the region. Overall a float plane tour is a unique experience and and unforgettable way to take in one of British Columbia’s most picturesque regions.


Get High, Be Cool

These tours are for the more adventurous souls, who really want to dive deep into some of British Columbias remote wilderness offerings. Take off by seaplane from downtown Kelowna and relax as the chaos of the city fades away below, and your pilot takes you through valleys, over lakes, further and higher into rugged and remote terrain. Not many people get the chance to enjoy the magic of descending among snowcapped mountains onto the pristine and calm waters of an alpine lake. If you would like to get a little more out of your tour, we also offer fishing, camping and other ‘experience’ packages on top of our scenic tours. Camp out under the stars, munch on some delicious nibbles or get some down time on the lake immersed in the views and sounds of the remote British Columbia wild.

seaplane on an alpine lake on a sunny day
Seaplane over Kalamalka Lake
photo by Sam @ explorethemap

Wine Tours

A new kind of tasting flight

Feeling Fancy? Looking for a nice lazy day exploring some of Kelowna’s picturesque vineyards? Sipping wine on a patio? Nibbling some cheese?

Feeling … extra fancy? Why not arrive in style? By seaplane. Descend from the the sky and skim gracefully up the shoreline like the majestic beauty that you are. Make some jaws drop. Get yourself some of that VIP treatment. You know you deserve it.


Too far, didn’t drive.

There are multiple reasons that you might need a private chartered flight. Maybe you have an important meeting to get to in another city, but you don’t want to lose the whole day travelling there and back? Maybe you have a fishing trip planned with buddies, and you want the privacy of a remote location? Maybe you just want to visit some new, cool locations and just can’t be bothered with the drive.

Airhart aviation offers private charters by float and wheel plane to anywhere in BC, and sometimes even beyond. If there’s water, runway, or grass – we can get you there.

floatplane flying alongside another plane
floatplane resting on an alpine lake

The Perfect Gift

Are you thinking of proposing, or celebrating an anniversary, birthday or life milestone for an adventurous loved one? We also sell gift certificates – boom. You’re welcome!



WHERE to find us

Airhart Aviation is based at the Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort and departs from the dock located behind the hotel on Lake Okanagan. Departures are also available from any waterfront location including Vernon, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton, Skaha Lake, or wherever you’re located. We can even depart from your houseboat!

view of Okanagan lake from the sky
city of Kelowna from the sky


Airhart Aviation Tours operates out of the city of Kelowna in the heart of the Okanagan valley – a cascade of rolling hills and winding lakes, with terraced vineyards tucked into the forested hillsides. The Okanagan spills over with life in the Spring and Summer, as nature-lovers flock from all over to revel in the Okanagans’ spectacular mountain scenery, pristine lakes, and fertile landscape peppered with lush orchards, vineyards, parks, beaches, ski slopes and world-class trail networks.

What better way to take it all in than from the sky? You haven’t experienced the beauty of the Okanagan until you’ve seen it from above.

For more information on what to do in the Okanagan, visit our affiliates page.


See what out past explorers have to say about the Airhart Experience

Earned a repeat customer in me

We chartered Julien to take us up to Salmon Arm for a night and pick us up the next day. His easy going nature made for a most enjoyable quick couple trips. He was polite and professional. Julien made it easy to organize where to be and when. This young gun has earned a repeat customer in me for some future remote lake adventures.
Thanks again Julien!

– Harley Smith, February 2023

Absolutely Unreal!

Absolutely unreal! I highly recommend Airhart Aviation. Their pilots are incredibly talented. They’re knowledgeable about the area, easy to get along with and their passion for aviation is contagious. All staff were friendly and helpful. 10/10 great experience!

Nicole Van Kruistum, April 2022

The flight alone was worth the trip

On many occasions, our company has used Air-Hart Aviation. One special trip comes to mind. I had to attend a crucial business meeting in downtown Vancouver. I needed to be at the meeting at 9:30 am and back in Kelowna for a 2:30 pm appointment. Air-Hart flew me from the Grand Hotel in Kelowna to the Pan Pacific Hotel in the Vancouver harbour in one-and-a-half hour. I had my meeting, and he was able to get me back to Kelowna in time for my early afternoon appointment. In addition, we had a spectacular flight over the mountains, and the flight alone was worth the trip. It would have been impossible to get to both meetings using commercial flights and taxis. The cost of the charter, even flying as a single passenger, was cheaper than commercial flying and the time missed by waiting for the airline’s return schedule. Anyone flying or driving to the coast, either Vancouver or especially Vancouver Island should fly as a charter instead. The time and money saved is considerable and the flight is truly awe-inspiring.

Raymond F. Olerich
CEO, Global Explorer