- 69 Ratings
Twenty-Minute Seaplane Scenic Tour Departing From Carillon Point in Kirkland
Lift off from the water for a guided seaplane tour over Seattle's most famous sights. Enjoy twenty minutes of air time as you get a spectacular view of the cityscape and the surrounding natural beauty.
What You Will Do
- Buckle up for a twenty-minute seaplane tour where you soar high above the city of Seattle
- Kick off the fun when you take off from the waters of Lake Washington, enjoying unmatched views of the Space Needle, Ballard Locks and plenty more attractions
- Fly with a professional pilot, who has years of experience and a unique local perspective on what you see
- Noise-canceling aviation headsets
- 20-minute seaplane tour
Please wear comfortable clothes for automobile travel or current outdoor activity.
Full refund for cancellations made 48 hours prior to flight time. Ability to reschedule for cancellations made 48 hours prior to flight time.
- 69 Ratings
Wow! What an amazing time we had! By far the best part of our wonderful Seattle visit! Bob is an incredible pilot, the four of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We'd highly recommend the Seaplane Scenic Tour and, ask for Bob! Seeing the Seattle area, Lake Washington and numerous islands via seaplane enables you to catch site of things you'd never see otherwise. It was indeed a treat, the gem of our trip.
Although the ride was late ... but once I rode I can surely say it was just an awesome experience.
The pilot and experience were excellent.
Best 13th Birthday Gift for my son Maxim and memory of a life-time for both of us! Our pilot Scott was wonderful and an inspiration of his own. Besides being a pilot he teaches science to high school kids. My son is certainly more interested in physics and aerodynamics after flying adventure with Scott! Thank you so much from Vija and Maxim
THe pilot was great, and our ride was fun and exciting. Great way to first see the city and surrounding scenery. Finding your dock was difficult with no signage, however we saw a plane landing and followed where it was going. I tried 3 times to find sea plane rides and only your competition was coming up. On the 3rd try Seaplane Scenics showed up. We were very happy to get a time for a ride during the Labor day weekend. Nice plane also. Mark Barnhill
Our pilot Scott was the kindest man you'll ever meet. My 9 year old daughter and I are thrilled to have this experiance. Scott was patient and informative throughout entire trip. I highly recommend Seaplane Scenics to anyone who enjoys the open air!
Captain was very friendly and since I told him I was a private pilot he explained me the seaplane way to control and gave me the yoke. Thanks to him :)
We went for a tour on August 8, 2018. The pilot was fantastic and the whole experience pure fun.
James was fantastic. My daughter (19yrs old) had a great time and we will definitely be back. The 7 yr old was extremely jealous that she didn't get to go.
Great experience and friendly knowledgeable pilot. Highly recommend NR-Wayland, MA
The scene was gorgeous. Scott is a very nice pilot and guide. My wife and I enjoyed the flight very much. I wish your business the best!
We simply had a blast! We lived in the Seattle area some time ago and it was great to see the city and surroundings from the air. Our pilot James did a great job, literally going the extra mile to make this an unforgettable experience for us!
Great service and we had a awesome time
Great experience! We highly recommend this 20 minute trip to see some of Seattle great sights ... including the stadiums and Space Needle. Both of our pilots were fun and informative, (thank you Scott and Logan). This is our family's second time using Seaplane Scenic and it will not be our last ... we highly recommend this company and there tours! Thanks again ... from your fans from Louisville, KY.
James was an absolute blast. My kids had such an amazing time and loved how much fun out pilot was!
What a great experience. Our pilot was engaging and fun. He never missed a beat to tie in our conversation with the surroundings and make everyone smile and life and just enjoy the view! I will recommend you to everyone and hopefully will be able to visit again.
The flight itself was great. Fortunately, James' piloting and presentation skills are much better than his comedic ability but even the latter was entertaining for the 20-minute flight. I'm a little confused on the pricing. The sign on the dock said $99 but the website only offers $109.
It was easy, exciting, fun and beautiful! Our pilot James was professional and very fun (and funny). We will be booking a longer flight next time but loved this take off spot!
James did an outstanding job... was knowledgeable, and made the ride very interesting with his local knowledge.
We had a great time flying over Seattle on a beautiful day. Our French exchange student got a great view and thoroughly enjoyed her airtime. The pilot was fun and gave us a great tour above the city and pointed out some amazing sights. This was not my first time in a light plane, but my first ride in a float plane. The pilot was very experienced and the aircraft was well maintained. We would recommend Seaplane Scenic to anyone thinking about trying a float plane ride. Thanks, Dan Beard
I went with my sister on this adventure! One of the best times I’ve ever had. It was awesome. Our pilot was wonderful.
Great time for our family of 5 to begin a trip to Seattle with a seaplane tour. A big thrill and our pilot provided great information along the way.
The pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Trip was as stated. Pilot was fun and informative.
We so enjoyed today!! Thank you for the hospitality and scenic tour of the area! The pilots were knowledgeable and entertaining. What a great experience!!
James (our pilot) is very friendly, informative and professional. I booked this (with Tom over the phone) as a surprise gift for our wedding anniversary (with a special request). Between James and Tom; everything was handled very well. We had a pleasant experience.
One of the best experience of our life :) Enjoyed a lot!
This was a great trip and a fantastic way to see Seattle and the surrounding area to work out where to spend some more time during our vacation. James our pilot was very entertaining and knowledgeable and we were surprised how smooth the take off and landing was in the seaplane. Definitely great value for money. We would recommend this to any visitors to the area.
Got this as a surprise gift and they loved it. Would definitely recommend.
- Wynoma Daniels
Although it was very confusing as to where to actually board the plane, my husband had a Terrific time
This scenic tour was amazing --- such a great way to see our great city! Brought a friend new to the Seattle area and he was amazed at how cool this was! James is a fantastic tour guide and pilot --- very knowledgeable, made us feel at ease and entertained us with cool Seattle area tidbits throughout the tour. Highly recommend this tour to anyone and everyone.
Our pilot, James, was extremely friendly and was an excellent tour guide.
The pilot was humorous, welcoming, and had so many great fun facts about the city of Seattle to share! It happened to be such a gorgeous sunshiney evening for a plane ride, too. Loved it! Thank you.
Had IMMENSLY wonderful ride with family from out-of-town. I'm a plane nut to begin with (nut, not pilot). The owner/operator (forget name) was so personable. He gave running commentary of sites we viewed but frankly I was over-stimulated with the ride to understand what he was saying. I COULD HEAR because of the noise canceling head sets, just couldn't process! I've take a number of small plane rides, float planes are by far more exciting than airport departures. We detoured over my house. Took a bit to find it but with the pilot's guidance spotted it inside a tunnel of trees. A experienced pilot "sees" the ground much better. I bought the extra 20 min extension. If you are going up.. Ready to go again tomorrow..
Flight was great and pilot was awesome, it was just a bit warm and cramped in the plane
Fun and entertaining pilot! made twenty minutes seem twice as long.