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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...more
950 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-3523
+1 866-435-9524
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

What an adventure. This was hands down the best thing I did in Seattle. I was on the fence about going to the Space Needle or the Columbia tower but when I found this it was a no brainier. The flight was only 20 minutes...More

Thank MaxPower00
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Well, My wife and I can check off "ride in a Seaplane" from our list. We took the aerial tour of Seattle on Nov, 5th with two friends and While I wish the tour were longer, cause riding in a sea plane is awesome...in fact,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 30 October 2018

My 83 year mother and I took the Mountain Tour over Rainier and Mt. ST. Helens. The trip views were incredible! We will not forget! The trip was delayed over an hour of the original time due to fog. The onsite crew were attentive and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank muk9810
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend Kenmore Air when visiting Seattle. They offer flights to surrounding islands and offer a 30 minute tour of Seattle. Pilot was friendly, professional and flew the plane effortlessly. From take off to flying a figure 8 patern around Seattle and then the landing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pat P
Reviewed 24 October 2018

very organised check in unfortunately our first flight was cancelled due too fog beginning September re booked for 3 days later to catch a boat to do whale watching but we again couldnt land due to fog but we got a full refund just disappointed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Welleeuk
Reviewed 18 October 2018

I've flown a lot on teensy tiny planes, landing on everything from grass and dirt to nicely paved runways. I'm not the least bit nervous about flying in anything so I was really looking forward to my first seaplane ride. The whole experience was great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jewelsworld
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We stumbled on the Kenmore Air seaplane flights as we were staying in the Residence Inn a block or so away and saw from our balcony the planes landing and taking off from Lake Union. The price was reasonable ($96 per person) and the 20...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Randy K
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

What a great way to see the area but from a floatplane! It was a beautiful day for flying at about 4000 feet and being able to see out of both sides of the plane! My friend was able to ride in the co-pilot seat...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jc091958
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Chartered a plane to the San Juan Islands and the weather was questionable. Kenmore Air was right on top of the weather and allowed me to cancel at any time. We ended up not cancelling, the weather cleared and we had a spectacular day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 October 2018

After seeing seaplanes operating on the East River of our home city of New York, my 4 year old had been saying for months that he wanted to go on a "water airplane". When visiting Seattle he again saw a water airplane fly by our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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23 July 2018|
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Response from 487sharonj | Reviewed this property |
The San Juan’s issue was a private plane. Anyway our experience has always been great with Kenmore.
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.
6 April 2018|
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