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Kenmore Air

950 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-3523
+1 866-435-9524
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Taking a seaplane flight is a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience and Kenmore Air makes it easy to enjoy the unique thrill of flying off Lake Union and soaring over one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Everyone gets a window seat on this narrated 20-minute sightseeing flight. Daily departures will fly you over famous houseboat communities, the University of Washington campus, magnificent lakeside estates, Seattle’s sports stadiums and the dramatic downtown skyline. Or take an incredible 90-minute scenic flight Volcano Tour from Seattle's Boeing Field that flies you around Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens 2-mile wide crater getting you up close and personal with 25 glaciers. And our whale watching tour to the San Juan Islands is unforgettable. Seaplane flights leave downtown Seattle in the morning, you'll have a 3-hour naturalist-led tour to try and see whales, sea lions and bald eagles, then return to Seattle in the late afternoon. Daily departures March-October.
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  • Average1%
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950 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-3523
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked a whale watching tour from Friday harbour on San Juan Island and used Kenmore Air to get us there. Service was professional and as scheduled and offered great views on the hr or so trip. Quite noisy but ear plugs were provided. On...More

Thank Stepb4U
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This couldn’t have been more perfect! First of all it was an absolutely gorgeous day weatherwise. My sister who is a retired Marine zoologist and my son who is differently abled came with me. The pilot was wonderful on both of the flights As were...More

Thank RandyLynn B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Careful and pleasant pilots. On time. Great aerial views. Ideal for Rosario Resort as you fly right up to dock. You do have to pay attention to weight limits. Water landing is surprisingly smooth.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We flew Kenmore from Victoria BC to Seattle. It was the best travel experience I’ve had in years. The terminals were easy to access. The flight right on time and the staff/crew helpful, safe and effecient. The scenery along the flight was gorgeous and take...More

Thank Cindy S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take Kenmore Air from Seattle to Victoria for convience. The experience was much more memorable. Flight took 35 minutes and was smooth from take off to landing. Thought that maybe a water landing would be rough. Not at all! Smoother than jet...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have used Kenmore Air several times to visit friends who vacation on their boat in the San Juan Islands. The summer views are spectacular and the operation is fun and efficient. My friend Sandi sat in the co-pilot's seat on the return trip. She...More

Thank David F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I needed to make a late change to my reservation, and the fine folks at Kenmore Air were gracious and kind in making an exception. No doubt, it’s customer service like this which is why kenmore rating is high. Awesome!!!

Thank IftikharKhan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kenmore Air was an awesome way to travel to Friday Harbor for our whale watching excursion. The other options would have taken all day, and I would guess not as scenic. We boarded our flight from Seattle's Lake Union at 11:00 and were back in...More

1  Thank EVGabriel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of Seattle downtown and suburbs with audio guide via headphones. Very friendlt staff. A shame you cannot choose seat in order to get your preferred view of the city when landing. Great experience!!

Thank Alejandrobmdp
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Girlskout
23 July 2018|
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Response from Sharon J | Reviewed this property |
The San Juan’s issue was a private plane. Anyway our experience has always been great with Kenmore.
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jimntrey
28 June 2018|
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Response from timinorlando | Reviewed this property |
I was unable to find the info on their website, so you might want to call them. I suspect that a seaplane will be the only option.
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low274
6 April 2018|
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Response from Todd B | Property representative |
Great question! We'll either fly the de Havilland Beaver (seats up to 6 passengers) or the de Havilland Otter (seats up to 10 passengers). Which plane is determined by need (how many tickets are booked), so it's not... More
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