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Seattle Seaplanes

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Address: 1325 Fairview Ave. E, Seattle, WA
Phone Number:
+1 800-637-5553
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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 tour, great value and great way to Seattle

Three of us recently did this tour that took us on a 25-30 minute flight over Seattle. Our pilot was a very lovely capable woman who took us on a wonderful seaplane journey across... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Three of us recently did this tour that took us on a 25-30 minute flight over Seattle. Our pilot was a very lovely capable woman who took us on a wonderful seaplane journey across the skies of Seattle over all the relevant landmarks including the space needle, sports stadiums, bill gate estate and the entire Seattle area. It was magnificent... More 

Thank Baylovers
Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 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 22 September 2016 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 20 September 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 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 16 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 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

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