What to expect
- Fly to Friday Harbor Marina and spend a calm and relaxing day watching whales and other aquatic wildlife
- Explore the marina itself, including its art galleries, shops, and restaurants
- Get away from your busy and stressful life with this wondrous escape into serenity
About this Activity
Kenmore Air claims a 90% chance of seeing orcas, gray whales, humpback whales, or minke whales, so the odds are very good that you'll have an unforgettable experience on this tour.
You'll start the day with a 45 minute seaplane flight from downtown Seattle to Friday Harbor Marina on San Juan Island. Once you're on the island, you may also glimpse sea lions, seals, and bald eagles!
You'll also get a chance to explore the charming village of Friday Harbor. You can check out art galleries, shops, and several lovely restaurants.
Few activities induce the serenity and reflective calm of whale watching. So yourself a favor, and don't miss out.
|Price||$371.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||8 hours|
|Rating||19 positive reviews|
Chris A.San Juan Islands Scenic Flight February 20, 2017
We love Kenmore Air. Great pilots, good ground service. Easy.
Jeff Z.San Juan Islands Scenic Flight January 19, 2017
Flying between the San Juan Islands and Seattle on a small plane is a fantastic and scenic experience. Kenmore makes it easy.
My most recent flight was on a freezing morning. I expected the Cessna to to be cold, as well, but it was comfortably warm. I left a hat on the shuttle van to SeaTac, and they flew it back to the islands so I could connect with it later and called me to let me know it was there. Great service!
JetSet G.Seattle Scenic Flight Tour December 4, 2016
I took the 20 minute scenic flight on the 10 seater seaplane. Fantastic views and interesting commentary. The staff are really friendly and helpful. I would recommend this trip to anyone!
Dee .San Juan Islands Scenic Flight October 8, 2016
We didn't take the sea plane because we had luggage and bike equipment. But it was a fun and scenic trip and glad we did it. Service was great from start to finish. Real people answer the phone.
Elaine S.Seattle Scenic Flight Tour September 16, 2016
It has been a little while since I've flown Kenmore Air from Boeing Field in Seattle, but I loved every flight I took - so scenic and beautiful. The flight crews are great - very professional and helpful. Do not hesitate to book a flight with them as it will be enjoyable and memorable .
John S.San Juan Islands Scenic Flight September 12, 2016
A thrilling take-off from Lake Union is the best way to start your San Juan Islands' holiday with Kenmore Air. On a clear day watch the scenery and boat traffic below you as you wing your way to the islands in comfort.
Mike K.Seattle Scenic Flight Tour August 31, 2016
I work for British airways and always wanted to go on the sea plane, from start to finish the experience was amazing I travelled on the 31/08/16 on the 1015 scenic flight the staff were so accommodating and helpful they really made you feel so special and treated me as individual , I would honestly recommend this to anyone they all brightened up my day thanks a lot to your Wonderfull staff at Kenmore air xx
Monica R.San Juan Islands Scenic Flight August 30, 2016
We took a Sea Plane from Kitsap County to Orcas Island. Perfect and easiest way to get there. Flights were easy to book, they were on time and the pilots are knowledgeable, safe and really nice. I would book them again in a heartbeat!
Hilcole .San Juan Islands Scenic Flight August 28, 2016
My husband and I took a seaplane ride to the San Juan islands that was something we never thought we'd do. It was a fun and exciting experience and one that we look forward to doing again!
Jody D.San Juan Islands Scenic Flight August 22, 2016
I can't say enough how much I enjoyed my first float plane ride.
It was a De Havilland Beaver. I left Roche Harbor Thursday morning traveling to Seattle. The aircraft arrived on time and we took off! The pilot was so nice and very professional ( wish I had his name). I told him it was my first ride in this type of aircraft and he said he'd take of me. It was awesome from the start. The view of the San Juan Islands and Seattle was incredible!! The landing was so smooth I didn't even realize we had hit the water! Great job Kenmore Air! I will do this again!! Thank you for a fantastic ride!
Alistair B.Seattle Scenic Flight Tour August 11, 2016
We took a short 20 minute scenic flight with them today and all I can say is they were awesome. Flight was brilliant, staff were excellent ( especially the lovely English customer service representative). If you want to see Seattle by air these are the people to do it with. I would strongly recommend them.
Jude S.San Juan Islands Scenic Flight August 10, 2016
the shuttle met us at SeaTac airport and took us to the Kenmore office on Lake Union,where we checked in and caught our seaplane flight to Friday Harbor on San Juan island. My sister and l loved our flight our pilot was great the day was beautiful. We also returned from Friday Harbor to Lake Union and we caught the shuttle to SeaTac airport, it was all so smooth and professional. .Highly recommend this airlines for a safe and professional flight. Our first seaplane flight... check this off our bucket list..it was fun.
M M.Seattle Scenic Flight Tour April 13, 2016
Fun, easy way to fly from Seattle to Victoria (or vice versa). The ride was so smooth...landing on water is much nicer than landing on land! We were fortunate to have a very clear day so the views from the plane were incredible.
Customs was easy on both sides. Everyone at Kenmore was very nice and accommodating.
Colton G.San Juan Islands Scenic Flight October 4, 2015
Took a DeHavilland Otter flight out to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands. Planes are older but well maintained and offer a breathtaking perspective to and from Friday Harbor. Flights are subject to the weather conditions. If you have the opportunity to sit in the co-pilot seat take it. If you have never taken a floatplane, I would highly recommend either Seattle or Vancouver to take one in.
Steve .Seattle Scenic Flight Tour August 24, 2015
Whether you are flying to get someplace or just doing a short scenic flight, the floatplanes at Kenmore Air are a wonderful attraction in Seattle, a city surrounded by water. We took a flight from Lake Washington to Victoria BC by way of Lake Union. It is a quick way to get to Victoria but, more than that, it's a way to experience a way of flying that is not available in most places.
Their fleet of vintage but totally restored planes take you back in time to a simpler era of flying. So, if you want to get from Seattle to many points north in Washington State or Canada Kenmore is a novel alternative. Or if you just want to take a short scenic flight around Seattle they are the place to go.
Richard .San Juan Islands Scenic Flight July 5, 2015
Fantasic customer service in difficult situation today. We appreciate the flexibility and commitment to service. Can't wait to fly you again!
Meet B.Seattle Scenic Flight Tour June 24, 2015
We did the 20 minute Seattle Scenic Tour. $100 for the audio guided tour. Definitely a little pricey. It was 5 of us in the plane. The take off and the landing was nice, views were great so that's nice. I would re consider paying $100 for this though. It was fun and beautiful but I would not say it was worth the money
VespaGirl .Seattle Scenic Flight Tour June 11, 2015
I've always wanted to land in a seaplane -- finally got to it on Lake Union for the "Seattle Scenic Flight" tour. Well worth the money. Andi on the phone was great answering questions and setting us up. I was surprised that the on-board narration was taped, but it did not diminish the fun of the flight. Lots of parking in a public lot to the north. There's a coffee shop and a seafood restaurant (with bar) just north of that if you need to kill some time before your flight.
Christeen A.Seattle Scenic Flight Tour June 5, 2015
We did the 20 minute scenic flight
This was great value for money - a wonderful way to see Seattle
Much better than any of the helicopter flights I have done - everyone gets a window seat