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Seattle Seaplanes

1325 Fairview Ave. E, Seattle, WA
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Ranked #37 of 208 Activities in Seattle
Type: Tours, Adventure
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...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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!

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Pinckney, Michigan
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115 reviews 115 reviews
71 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This great building 1522 1st Ave W Seattle, with a trav on the first floor it once housed ladys of the night on it's 2nd and third floor. A famous Seatle archteched Les Tonkin had his office her for many years before saling it for five millions dollars

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Onalaska, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A Catamaran actually, quite fast. Trip to Victoria BC, Canada from Seattle. 08:00 hrs to 10:45 hrs. Journey was enjoyable. Service was excellent. Duty free goods available. Coffee was hot! Perhaps the port and starboard windows could be cleaned more frequently.

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Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
40 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
4 attraction reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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