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Kenmore Air

509 reviews
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Seattle, WA, USA
About Kenmore Air
Taking a seaplane flight is a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience & Kenmore Air makes it easy to enjoy the unique thrill of flying off Lake Union & soaring over one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Our 20-minute narrated Seattle Scenic Flight Tour leaves several times a day. Or take an incredible 90-minute scenic flight Volcano Tour from Seattle's Boeing Field that flies you around Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens 2-mile wide crater getting you up close and personal. And our full day whale watching tour (March-October) from Seattle to the San Juan Islands is unforgettable: hop on a seaplane from downtown Seattle in the morning, take a 3-hour naturalist-led boat tour looking for whales, sea lions & bald eagles, then return to Seattle in the late afternoon. Kenmore Air also has daily scheduled flights between downtown Seattle & the San Juan Islands, Victoria BC, or Vancouver BC. We also have seasonal flights to the BC Inside Passage fishing & boating!
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Fly over Seattle on an exhilarating 20-minute seaplane adventure. Lift off from Lake Union and get a stunning bird’s-eye view of Seattle, with beautiful Mt Rainier set as a backdrop in the distance. Get incredible views of the iconic Space Needle, the downtown skyline, the bustling Elliott Bay waterfront and more. You’ll hear a recorded commentary about the city during the flight. Land back on Lake Union to conclude the tour.
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$99.00 per adult
Volcano Tour
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Take advantage of the rare opportunity to see Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens from above on a flight tour from Seattle, Washington. From aboard a ten–seater plane, take in sweeping views of the glaciers unseen by most visitors and locals alike. A small group size ensures an intimate experience and the opportunity to take photos that will last a lifetime.
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$299.00 per adult
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A few days before our trip to the Pacific Northwest, I noticed there was a baggage weight limit on our seaplane from Lake Union to Friday Harbor. Calling the airline, they confirmed and quickly moved me over to a small plane flying out of a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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BCardin, Manager at Kenmore Air, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you, glad you enjoyed your flight.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great round trip to Friday Harbor. People are great and service impeccable. Views on oth trips were great. Highly recommend Kenmore as a scenic and fast alternative to the ferry

Date of experience: July 2019
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BCardin, Manager at Kenmore Air, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your trip. Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a trip day to San Juan Island last summer thanks to Kenmore Air! We flew from the Lake Union location out to the island and back. It was such a magical experience! The whole day, for us, was something that we never dreamed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool way to fly, especially going to Victoria. Easy and exciting once I got over the jitters. No hassle check-in, much better than airport. Views are gorgeous and landing among the kayakers was unique.

Date of experience: June 2019
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BCardin, Manager at Kenmore Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you had a nice trip. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We flew from Seattle to Victoria. Check in was smooth and so was the flight. Altogether a very good service. For those used to flying Harbour Air, there is no free coffee, tea or fruit available at the terminal.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked through San Juan Safaris with the included flight from Union Lake to Friday Harbor. The flight was awesome. Amazing sights and a very neat experience. On the way up, I got to sit in the co-pilot seat, which as a long time aviation...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year, I took a helicopter to Catalina Island and I loved it. The drawback to the seaplane we were on was that it was old and we had to load our own bags! Not very customer service oriented. I still rated it a 4...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank movinchick01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before I ever heard the phrase "bucket list", I had an "I have always wanted to" list, and right near the top was to fly into (or onto!) Victoria Harbour on a float-plane. It was definitely worth the wait. I booked a roundtrip from Seattle...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Wilsonna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We flew out of the Lake Washington terminal to Friday Harbor. The flight was awesome and we had an amazing pilot. Great flight with beautiful weather. We flew at less than 2,000 feet so the scenery was incredible! The Lake Washington terminal was convenient, comfortable...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MarkCRSH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always wanted to take off and land in a sea plane, so this was a great way to check it off the bucket list. A friend and I took the Victoria BC package that has a sea plane one way and a return...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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BCardin, Manager at Kenmore Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello - Glad you had a great experience. Thank you!

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June 26, 2019|
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Response from ricoman1 | Reviewed this property |
As Rocky M stated,its one of the most spectacular flying experiences and the scenery is beautiful...flight was not scary at all,and except for the louder engines,if you just enjoy the scenery,before you know it you will be... More
June 17, 2019|
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Response from ricoman1 | Reviewed this property |
LOL...would you of rather they took off in bad weather and you arrived sick,scared to death,or not at all......We had a similar experience,it was touch and go due to weather,but they did finally decide to take off.....They... More
July 22, 2018|
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Response from 487sharonj | Reviewed this property |
The San Juan’s issue was a private plane. Anyway our experience has always been great with Kenmore.