Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions but if you can't find the information you need, please contact us.

Departing Lake Washington from the Wiley Post Seaplane Base in Renton or Carillon Point in Kirkland : 20 minute narrated flight in a seaplane. You will see the downtown high rises, the Space Needle, the Ballard locks, Lake Washington, University of Washington, Lake Union, 520 and the I-90 floating bridges, Alki beach,  Bainbridge island and on a clear day the Olympic and Cascade mountains in the back drop.  

Rain does not affect our ability to fly.  Seaplanes and tours flights fly relatively low at 1000 feet to 1500 feet.  As long as the clouds are higher than that, they are not a factor.  If the weather is not flyable a Seaplane Scenics staff member with contact you. 

Children are welcome.  Children 2 years old or older have to purchase a seat like an adult but children under 2 may lap ride at no charge. If the children use a car seat they must purchase a seat the same as an adult. 

Tour are available all year round during daylight hours.  

Closed for hollidays:

  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Day 
  • Thanksgiving Day


All bookings are prepaid.  All flights are refundable or available to reschulde 48 hour prior to flight time.  

It is necessary to get a response from Seaplane Scenics to ensure a refund to reschedule.  

Please call 206-499-2135 to speak with a representative.  

All guest are supplied with noise canceling headsets so they can hear the personal narration by the pilot or ask a question.   Passengers can talk to the pilot and otter passengers. The aircraft engine and propeller make noise but it is under the limit requiring hearing protection by the State of Washington Labor and Industries.  

Wear clothes that are comfortable for you and suitable for the temperatures of the day.  Shoes appropriate to walk on docks with perforated decking are suggested.  All the aircraft are equipped with heaters but no air conditioning. 

A dinner flight is a flight to a destination with the intent to stop and eat.  Dinner, Breakfast or Lunch can be the intended meals.  You can order a catered meal or bring your own picnic meal. 

Almost any resort and restaurant on the water.  Here are  a few examples:

  • Alderbrooks Resort on Hood Canal
  • Lake Cushman of of Hood Canal
  • Poulsbo:  The Loft Restaurant, 
  • Port Lundlow:
  • Lake Isabel:  mountain lake
  • Spencer Lake:  Bar and Grill 
  • Friday Harbor
  • Roche Harbor
  • Rosario
  • Lopez Island:  Fishermans Bay
  • Orcas Island:  East Sound or Deer Harbor