Flying is a lot like having a staring contest: even with utter concentration, you’ll never be better at it than birds. Go toe-to-beak with our winged companions with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a round-trip flight to Salt Spring Island from SaltSpring Air (a $198 value). Today’s deal is valid for departures from Maple Bay Marina in Duncan or Victoria International Airport in Sidney. Passengers should arrive at the airport of their choice at least 20 minutes prior to their scheduled departure, and each passenger is permitted to bring up to 25 pounds of luggage. Groupon holders can make their own accommodation arrangements on the island and stay for however long they choose.
Aboard either a Cessna or one of three single-engine de Havilland Beavers, SaltSpring Air’s team of experienced pilots ferries passengers to and from Salt Spring Island’s scenic shores. Once inanimate and human cargo has been loaded onto the flying machine, aeronauts deftly propel planes into the great blue yonder. After a short flight, planes touch down upon the aqueous runway at Ganges Harbour, making water landings that elicit jealous glares from even the most experienced of swooping seagulls. Once visitor have enjoyed the island’s natural and artistic attractions, guests can retrace their contrail tracks as they make the return flight home. Passengers can take in SaltSpring Air’s safety videos in preparation for their upcoming gravity-defying sojourns.