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Seaplane tour in Seattle – prices, duration, timings, what to expect


Air tours in Seattle and beyond offer unforgettable aerial views of the exceptional environs of the Northwest. 

Even though Seattle does have helicopter tours, the city’s seaplanes are more popular. They take off and land on the water for a one-of-a-kind Northwest experience.

Besides the city of Seattle, these seaplane tours also help you explore the majestic Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges and breathtaking Mt. Rainier. 

This article shares everything you must know before booking your aerial tour of Seattle and its surrounding mountains. 

Seattle to Vancouver Seaplane Flight

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Fly cross-border on this seaplane tour which brings the best of both worlds: aerial and maritime tours.

Get aboard on the dock of Lake Union and set off on a voyage transcending the bounds of air and water.

On your way, witness Space needle, Coal Harbour, Canada Place, and much more.

Tour duration: 55 minutes

Timings: 9,25 am, 9.50 am, 2.05 pm

Departure point: Kenmore Air – Lake Union950 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA. Get Directions.

Note: Check-in for your flight 60 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure

Ending point: Harbour Air Seaplanes 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada. Get Directions.

Note: Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre Unit #1 – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3 The seaplane terminal is located at Burrard Landing in Coal Harbour, right along Vancouver’s iconic seawall. Parking is available at 1095 W Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC.

Cost of tour: 

Adult ticket: US$292 / person

Child ticket: US$157 / person

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Restrictions strictly followed

Not wheelchair accessible

Passenger fare includes 25lbs. (11kg) of baggage. Additional baggage cannot be accepted at check-in without advance booking

A minimum of two and a maximum of nine passengers are required on these tours, failing which, it will be canceled.

Infants and children are allowed onboard, but infants must sit on the caregiver’s lap throughout the flight.

A valid passport is required during check-in.

Check-in at least 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Flight times are approximate based on winds, weights, and conditions.

Seating arrangements may often be in the hands of the tour organizers for a safe and stable flight.

Exclusions of the air tour

Seattle seaplane tour does not include hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Photos for souvenirs and refreshments are excluded from your ticket.

Your ticket price is also not inclusive of gratuities.

Return fare and luggage exceeding 25lbs (11kg) carry extra amount payable by you.

Cancellation policy

You can cancel your Seaplane tour of Seattle up to 24 hours before the experience for a full refund.

Seaplane tours over Seattle, Washington State, require good weather. 

If it is canceled due to poor weather (heavy rain, low cloud ceilings, lightning, or extreme winds), you will be offered a different date or a full refund.

Failure to show up for your appointment without notice will result in the cancellation of your tour without a refund. 

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