Photo courtesy of Kenmore Air
Scenic Seaplane Tour
Taxi across Lake Union in an amphibious aircraft, then soar through the air and over the city. "Flightseeing" is the best way to take in the surrounding woods, waterways, and glittering skyscrapers—all cradled by two snowcapped mountain ranges. Kenmore Air runs 20-minute tours for prices that are unsurprisingly reasonable. Bank past the Space Needle, then over the Sleepless in Seattle houseboats and the lush University of Washington campus. Pilots often circle over the sports stadiums and the busy piers of Elliott Bay before landing back on the massive, glacially carved lake right in the city's heart. Feel like really splashing out? Charter a floatplane picnic trip to the spectacular San Juan Islands.
By Amanda Castleman, AFAR Local Expert
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950 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Sat, Sun 7:45am - 7:30pm
Mon, Wed - Fri 6:45am - 7:30pm
Tue 6:45am - 6pm