Soar to new heights during a 20-minute seaplane flight over Seattle, an extra-special experience ideal for first-time visitors. In a small group limited to five people, you’ll glide over Seattle landmarks such as the Space Needle, Lake Washington, and Puget Sound, all the while listening to informative narration from your pilot. Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day.
20-minute seaplane flight over Seattle from Lake Washington
An unforgettable expereince ideal for a special occasion
Soar over Seattle landmarks such as the Space Needle and the Ballard District
Absorb aerial views of Puget Sound, a collection of inlets and locks
Listen to live narration through noise-cancelling headphones
Small-group tour limited to five people
Noise cancelling headsets
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Meeting And Pickup
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This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Space Needle (Pass By)
Lake Union (Pass By)
University of Washington (Pass By)
Alki Beach (Pass By)
Pike Place Market (Pass By)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
A maximum of 5 people per booking
Subject to weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, options provided are to choose an alternative date or receive a full refund
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult
Please note: flight time is 20 minutes, total duration of this activity is 60 minutes
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Service animals must be able to lap ride
Most travellers can participate
Must be able to climb into plane without assistance
Failure to provide correct passenger weight will result in cancelation of flight without refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Our Pilot was amazing. The view over Mercer island was beautiful. So many beautiful buildings. After the first round over the city center and the skyscrapers we had some rain but it felt cozy inside the plane. We had a save feeling during this nice experience.
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Denise_L, May 2023
Our pilot, Corey was excellent! We felt very safe with Corey and he was extremely knowledgeable of the area. Our family of four, two adults and two children (9 & 12) had a wonderful first seaplane experience.
Skies over Seattle
Patricia_N, May 2023
What a great experience. From take off to landing everything was perfect. We picked a great day in terms of weather and couldn't have been more happy with our trip. Highly recommend this for everyone.
Meave_F, May 2023
Amazing experience! Gorgeous views. The plane was comfortable and I felt completely safe the whole time. Our pilot, James (aka Roger or Robert) was friendly, fun, and knowledgeable.
Great "Overview" of the City!
sedcarson, May 2023
My son (13) and I loved this tour. The starting point is a little bit tricky to find - but TRUST THE DIRECTIONS they give you. It seems weird, but they're right. The pilots were friendly and informative. This is a totally unique experience and a fantastic way to see the whole region. I recommend this for couples, friends, and families.
Pictures worth a thousand words !
John_B, May 2023
We had a great experience, weather was perfect pilot and co pilot was nothing but amazing ,funny, informative, did i mention funny, Great time great views , Highly recommended and big guy friendly at 6'1 240 (The Rock ) courtesy of the pilot 💪.
A bucket-list must-do
Lori_M, May 2023
I was terrified at first, but ended up LOVING it!!! Pilot James was so great! Made me feel relaxed with his corny jokes. My husband expected to love it, and he did! Highly recommend.
Highly recommended to add up to your great memories collections⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dovie_C, May 2023
It was all our first time ride and my sis Inlaw was hesitant when she saw the seaplane being too small but after quite some time negotiating we able to convinced her and the moment we were up in the air she starts taking pictures and videos 🤣 after all we did had a blast and a great time, seeing and discovering the Seattle scenery the wealthy people house including Bill Gate and the tallest building in the city. We gained and learned so much and was able to tour the whole city and the most important part is we got to experienced the seaplane when we just used to just looked it up the sky wondering when are we going to ride of it one of this days… and it did happened 😍 wasn’t so bad after all but was great fun experienced 👍🏼⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fun, friendly and 100% worth it!
Ryan_L, May 2023
From the moment we met our pilot, Wayne, we felt welcome. He was very friendly and seemed eager to be a great host. His knowledge and attention to detail about so many things you'd never think of, even being 25 yrs familiar with the area! I was impressed. It was plainly obvious he not only enjoys flying, but enjoys company while he flies. Great conversation, great humor! It was a great pleasure meeting him. By 6am Monday at work I had half the crew I work with talking about booking flights! Thanks, Wayne! Keep an eye out for my crane boom near T Mobile!
Must for first time visitors
Daniel_J, Apr 2023
If you’re new to the city, this is your first excursion to get a lay of the town.
The best way to start your Seattle trip.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for the feedback. It's different seeing the city from up above. Hope to see you again.
Excellent Trip Buzzing around Seattle ✈️
Matt_K, Apr 2023
Captain James Young was so Professional and entertaining to fly with! Really impressed by the views and I would highly recommend anyone visiting Seattle to do this activity because it is spectacular!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thanks for the great feedback. We really appreciate it.
Absolutely worth it!
Carla_M, Apr 2023
Fantastic tour. Absolutely worth it. I was wondering if a 20 minute flight would be enough time to see the city and a fair value for the price and it actually is. It did not feel rushed and you do get to appreciate Seattle. Smooth flight, on time and with a 4-5 passenger seaplane, the tour almost feels private.
In addition, Wayne, our pilot was great. Informative, attentive and naturally friendly. He gave enough detail to make you appreciate the tour but not so much that would bore you (like some tour guides at times).
I was with my mom (who is not very agile) and he was extremely (I mean, extremely) helpful and really took care of her while boarding and unboarding. That truly made the difference. Great service and experience overall. Worth it!
Natalia_K, Mar 2023
It was quite a unique experience! I can't imagine ever being in a seaplane again. That was a big part of the excitement. The views were breathtaking, the pilot was fun, what's not to like?
Great visit from the air!
Tuan_N, Mar 2023
Excellent tour. Highly recommended. Wayne was a wonderful pilot/tour guide. He was skilled and highly informative.
Candace_K, Mar 2023
We had a very enjoyable experience and the pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable. We love the views and learned a lot of fun facts in the process. Would definitely recommend!
Highlight of our trip!
Piper_D, Mar 2023
Flying in a seaplane is such a unique experience, it was the highlight of the trip! The views of the city were amazing! Our pilot was so friendly, accommodating and very safe! Would highly recommend!
Monica_M, Mar 2023
Really good deal. Perfect tour and good value for the trip. Pilot was on time. Great sightseeing. Do it!!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for the review. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again for another tour.
NnamnsoSabbath_I, Mar 2023
It was a splendid ride, though we were ask to go to Kirkland initially before we came to Renton. We met other people there and everyone was in high mood. Flew from Renton to Kirkland to Seattle over the lakes and university. Also through the stadium and back to Renton.
Perfect way to see all of Seattle
Goce_P, Feb 2023
This was one of the greatest 20 minutes ever spent in Seattle. The weather was sunny and perfect and so the flight was smoother than riding in my own car. The pilot was funny and tells you everything you’re looking at, just a perfect activity. Highly recommended!
Brittany_B, Feb 2023
our seaplane experience was exactly what we were looking for! it’s a little chaotic, a little squishy, and all worth it for the brief rise.
Wayne was awesome, very...
Brianna_L, Jan 2023
Wayne was awesome, very knowledgeable and made the experience memorable by pointing out cool spots and with multiple interesting facts ! Would highly recommend!
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