Airplanes Under The Tree: A Scenic Flight From Georgian Bay Airways

It’s a bucket list item, it’s one-of-a-kind, and it will totally take your loved ones by surprise. A scenic flight from Georgian Bay Airways may just be the perfect gift to put under their tree.


20160426_085929-002It’s a little ironic that the phone at Georgian Bay Airways in Parry Sound is sometimes busiest in the holiday season, when their planes have already been put away.

“We offer float plane trips and training here,” notes pilot Nicole Saulnier who, with her pilot husband Keith, co-owns the seaplane training school and tour company. “The planes come out of Parry Sound Harbour towards the end of October as things start to cool down, and they go back in once the ice melts in spring. Meantime, we put our heads together, consider what was a hit during the flying season, and start creating gift certificate packages for folks to give as presents at Christmas time.”

What’s particularly neat about a package from Georgian Bay Airways is that they often showcase additional businesses in the greater Parry Sound area, giving guests an even deeper experience of this historic coastal town. The “Romantic Spring Getaway for Two,” for instance, features an epic flight as well as an overnight stay at 40 Bay Street B&B (right on the harbour) and dining at Bistro By The Bay.

gba-fallOutdoor adventurers will be thrilled to find the “Fly, Hike & Dine Package” under the tree.  With this trip they’ll be flown to a remote island on Georgian Bay where they’ll be left to explore the trails and shorelines, to take a swim in the iconic waters, and to photograph the remains of possibly the most famous Georgian Bay shipwreck, The Waubuno.

After hiking, they’ll be met by a boat and taken to Henry’s Fish Restaurant, where they can purchase lunch or dinner before their return flight to Parry Sound Harbour.

Speaking of Henry’s Fish Restaurant, Nicole Saulnier says that the Fly & Dine Package to this world-renowned spot on Frying Pan Island in Sans Souci is possibly their most popular tour.

“It’s considered a must-do for people visiting the area to make their way to Henry’s – which you can only do by boat or seaplane – to enjoy the best pickerel you’ve ever tasted. And the views overlooking Georgian Bay are second-to-none.”

gba-planes-at-henrysIf you’re struggling to find a unique gift for the loved ones in your life, consider a sight-seeing tour with Georgian Bay Airways. From Romantic Sunset Tours to Fly-In Fishing Adventures, from a 30,000 Island Tour to shorter up and down flights, there’s a gift certificate package to suit everyone you’re hoping to delight this Christmas season. (And check out the flight-related gift page for the pilots or plane fanatics in the family…some cool items there.)

gba-baseFor more information on package gift certificates from Georgian Bay Airways, click here. To learn more about Georgian Bay Airways and their tours, click here.


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