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Address: 1325 Fairview Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102-3714
Phone Number: 1-800-637-5553
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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 views of Seattle

Wow! This was really good. We had such a great time. They take you around several Seattle landmarks. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chandler, Arizona
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Chandler, Arizona
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This was really good. We had such a great time. They take you around several Seattle landmarks. Highly recommended!

Thank Love2Travel_88888
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Seattle with my boyfriend for my birthday. We had seen Seattle Seaplanes on an episode of Bourdain and since I've always been obsessed with planes we had to go! We actually forgot to book it but called 2 days before we wanted to go and they had availability! $200 for the 2 of us to take a private... More 

Thank Heather T
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 20 minute scenic flight over Seattle taking off from Lake Union. We floated across Lake Union passing the floating houses to take off. The pilot had given us a map to follow as we flew to know where we were and what we were seeing. We were in the back seat which made communication difficult due to... More 

Thank Michael G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Kenmore publicise themselves more so we were disappointed when they were fully booked during our stay but then we found Seattle Seaplanes on line and we got booked in for a flight with Yvette on a beautiful day. Same price and couldn't fault the experience. Enjoyed sitting on their floating deck in the sun with free access to water and... More 

Thank Gillian M
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Excellent outing and well worth doing. Loved the experience and all four of us had window seats giving a great view and enjoyable trip. If you get chance do take the trip it is well worth it.

Thank Isterlin
Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

A fun and fascinating flight around the entire Seattle area. It felt like we could almost touch the Space Needle. Check-in was quick and easy, and our pilot, Kitt, was a fun and friendly guide full of information about all the sights. Landing was feather-soft, and we enjoyed a comfortable 30 minutes in the air. What a great highlight for... More 

Thank Marty H
Solana Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

To ensure we had good weather (it is Seattle afterall), we booked the late afternoon ride for 2 the morning of. The aerial tour is pretty easy: all the major Seattle sights (space needle, sporting stadiums, Univ of Washington, Lake Union, Brainbridge Island, Bellevue, Bill Gates House, Ballard locks etc.). They give you a tour map and there is no... More 

Thank SolanaBeach2014
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

We got very lucky. The weather was beautiful. Blue sky, blue sea and warm. We picked Kenmore Air over the competition as they answered the phone at 8.45am and fitted us in that day. Our pilot (Kit) was really friendly, very knowledgeable and super competent. We all (4 of us) hugely enjoyed the flight and the landing and taking off.... More 

Thank Daryl S
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72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Seattle Seaplanes offers short flights over the city in a seaplane. The craft is small and they don't fly over 1,000' altitude so you really feel like you are flying. The pilot explains details about the plane and the sights before takeoff. This is a fun thing to do and something different especially recommended if you like aircraft and flying.

Thank Charles F
Mascoutah, Illinois
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Very personable staff and reasonable prices. This is a must do when in Seattle. Beautiful scenery up close and personal.

Thank Wanda H

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