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Seattle Seaplanes

1325 Fairview Ave. E, Seattle, WA
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Ranked #33 of 147 activities in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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8 helpful votes 8 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Both my husband and I have always wanted to ride on a seaplane, so while in seattle we thought 'why not?". This is a great way to see the houseboats on Lake Union and get a great view of the city. Our pilot was fun & I got to be the co-pilot! The best part was landing! I'd highly recommend!

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Sheboygan Falls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We watched the seaplanes take off and land on Lake Union near our hotel. Looks like great fun and a must do on our next visit to Seattle!

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Seattle, Washington
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Well, actually my wife and I use these guys regularly, as she works in Victoria and we live in Seattle. It is by far the most convenient way to get to Vancouver Island: quick, efficient, no check-in hassle, no long queues for customs, very friendly staff. Highly recommended, very scenic flight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

This ride/tour is more fun than a barrel of seagulls. A definite must, even for residents of Seattle and Tacoma. It's a completely different experience flying in a small plane--and from the water, no less. Our pilot/ guide was professional and friendly, as were the staff in the office. When I do return to Seattle, hopefully in the summer, I'll... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Try to get last minute stand by seats for reduced fare. Great views across Peugeot sound and Seattle. Too quick for me I could have stayed up there for hours to enjoy the views!

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new westminster
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224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We had a very fun and memorable family experience with Seattle Seaplanes in this wonderful 20 minutes in the air. The pilot did a great job of pointing out the sights and explaining what we were seeing. The takeoff and landing were very smooth. We paid $87.50 per passenger, our 20 minute scenic flights were a great way to see... More

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