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Address: 1325 Fairview Ave. E, Seattle, WA
Phone Number: 1-800-637-5553
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: For over 30 years Seattle Seaplanes has proudly operated on Lake Union...
For over 30 years Seattle Seaplanes has proudly operated on Lake Union, just minutes from downtown Seattle.Our pilots have logged more than 20,000 hours of flying time and countless water landings.At Seattle Seaplanes, we take pride in our high standards of service! Our experience and enthusiasm will be evident when you choose to fly with us. We're ready to take you there.The entire Seattle Seaplanes crew look forward to welcoming you on-board our seaplanes!
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Great way to see the San Juan Islands and Area

We took a seaplane ride up to the San Juan Islands, lasted 90 minutes. Great way to see how expansive the Islands area really is. Somewhat pricey but still fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We took a seaplane ride up to the San Juan Islands, lasted 90 minutes. Great way to see how expansive the Islands area really is. Somewhat pricey but still fun.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Such a fun excursion. Airplane takes off in a lake that has sailboats, yachts and other activity. Fun to be out on there with other watercraft, then you take off! Great our of Seattle, waterways, views of Mt Ranier, and after 20 minutes you get to buzz the Space Needle on your way back to the lake...It seems so close... More 

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Constant Traveller
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7 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

There are two seaplane operations on Lake Union in Seattle. One is big and impersonal and airline-like in their operations. Then there is the exact opposite: small, fun, casual, and yet still highly professional. This is Seattle Seaplanes. Seattle Seaplanes operates three smallish floatplanes from the protected waters of Lake Union. Most visitors opt for their 45-minute ariel tour of... More 

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Goshen, CT
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8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The highlight of my trip. I'm an aviation fan, so definitely my thing. Our pilot was great, the weather was good, and I got a nice overview of the city. Definitely worth the money.

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Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

In an effort to show our nephew from Georgia the excitement and vitality of the northwest we sought out a floatplane scenic tour for him at the last minute on a sunny Seattle afternoon. The folks at Seattle Seaplane could not have been more cordial and efficient. Literally within 45 minutes we had contacted them by phone, gotten directions to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Me and my son took the scenic seaplane tour today and we loved it. Humble, smiling and very helpful both the ladies in the reception and the pilot lady. Terrific views and experience of a lifetime. Jon

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have wanted to get my seaplane "add-on" for years. Finally the stars aligned, and Seattle Seaplanes, especially "girl Friday" Yvette, made it possible. Kit and Bob were my instructors, and they were great! It was a lot of work, but really the most fun I have had in over 40 years of flying. Incidentally, their airplanes are superbly maintained,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

awesome view of everything you should go there and it is a very relaxing, sexy place to be. There is lots of food, and you can survive.

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Pinckney, Michigan
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75 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I didn't know what to get my "guy who has everything" for Christmas, so I ended up taking him on the 20 minute scenic seaplane tour (It was a surprise and he loved it) for his present. Sure, maybe I could have gotten him a shirt or something and it would have been cheaper, but this was one of the... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I visited Seattle last month for my birthday. I have always wanted to go up in a seaplane and land back onto water however there are not many places that do it now or they are too expensive. We booked this excurion 24 hrs before and couldn't believe our luck as not only did we get in... More 

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