Kenmore Air

Taking a Seattle Seaplane Tour is a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience, and Kenmore Air makes it easy to enjoy the unique thrill of flying off the water and soaring over one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Everyone gets a window seat on this narrated 20-minute flight tour over the Seattle metropolitan area.

You’ll see Lake Union’s famous houseboat communities, the beautiful University of Washington campus, magnificent lakeside and seaside estates, Seattle’s professional sports stadiums and the dramatic downtown skyline on bustling Elliott Bay. And of course, every Kenmore Air Seattle Scenic flight tour begins and ends with an exciting water takeoff and gentle landing on Lake Union right in the heart of Seattle. Nothing is more unique than taking one of our Seattle seaplane tours!

Or experience a Kenmore Air one-day Whale Watching adventure in the San Juan Islands from Seattle. Available April through October, Kenmore Air’s full day Seattle whale watching tour package includes a roundtrip scenic 45-minute seaplane flight between downtown Seattle’s Lake Union and Friday Harbor Marina on San Juan Island. Flights leave Seattle in the morning and return in the early evening, and vary slightly depending on the time of the year.

After arriving at Friday Harbor, you’ll board San Juan Safaris’ modern 55-foot MV Sea Lion whale watching boat for an amazing 3-hour naturalist-led adventure around the beautiful San Juan Islands. Known for their high-quality, small group experiences (40 or fewer guests), San Juan Safaris offers a better than 90% chance of seeing orcas, gray whales, humpback whales or minke whales. Sea lions, seals and bald eagles are regularly seen on this guided tour. Before or after your boat ride, you’ll have time to explore the charming village of Friday Harbor on your own, where you can enjoy art galleries, shops and several restaurants.

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