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Seattle Seaplanes

1325 Fairview Ave. E, Seattle, WA
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Ranked #35 of 151 Activities in Seattle
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were driving on the highway and saw the sign and pulled off. There happened to be a spot opened within a hour. The trip was awesome! We fly so close to the space needle we felt we could almost touch the people!! The other views were good as well the pilot also let me steer which was a little... More

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Seattle, Washington
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32 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The great staff at Seattle Seaplanes made it possible for us to surprise our parents with a 50th anniversary celebration that they will always remember. They had a beautiful, sunny afternoon for their flight and could see everything from Mt. Rainier out to the Olympics. The flight itself is one of the best ways to see Seattle and much more... More

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I had been debating on Seattle Seaplanes and another company for sightseeing and went with Seattle Seaplanes for the simple fact that a smaller company typically prides themselves on service. I definitely see that these guys stand by that. We managed to depart from Lake Union and do a quick fly around before our flight got grounded due to the... More

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Our seaplane tour was fantastic! 20 minutes literally flew by. Our pilot put us at ease right away and told us what we would see. We enjoyed it because we waited until toward the end of our week vacation so we knew what we were looking at from the air.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a fun adventure for all ages. Taking off in a seaplane from Lake Union is quite an experience. It's a fairly quick loop around the city but a good bargain compared to similar offerings in Alaska (half the price).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Seattle. James our Captain was full of enthusiasm and was brilliant at pointing out all the interesting places, including the house boat where they made Sleepless in Seattle!! Not only is James a most competent pilot but he is also extremely amusing - Are you sure your evening job James isn't... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were nervous until we met the pilot. A wonderful, unique way to see all of the special qualities of Seattle. Took my 11 year old - he had a blast. Definitely worth it.

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Dublin, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My husband loves planes, so while we were in Seattle for a weekend, we decided at the last minute to do this tour. We emailed the company, and they responded back quickly giving us a number to call. We were able to book a tour over the phone for the next day. Excellent! When we arrived, we found out it... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I had hoped to use Seattle Seaplanes to enhance my trip, but we were not able to go this time. That aside, I can still recommend them based on what I do know. Communication via e-mail and phone was excellent. I base this on their ability to answer all my questions in a friendly and knowledgeable answer. They offered additional... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

With short notice we booked a flight. The setting and surroundings were quaint, local and friendly. Our pilot was professional and friendly, gave us a great tour and did what he could to make sure we saw everything he was pointing out. Highly recommend this - great value for what it is.

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