THE BEST WAY TO SEE SEATTLE IS FROM ABOVE
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In Seattle, you can do more than live near the water, you can actually live on it in one of the houseboat communities on Lake Union. That’s where your Scenic Seaplane Tour starts, gliding across the surface of the lake and up into the air where you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the University of Washington, and its lakeside football stadium. Then it’s on over to Elliott Bay where you’ll see the city’s dramatic skyline and Seattle’s professional sports stadiums. Everyone gets a window seat on this 20-minute sightseeing flight!
The Seattle Scenic Seaplane Tour is a uniquely Northwest way to see this world-class city. You get to enjoy the unique thrill of flying off the water and soaring over one of the most beautiful regions in the world. The flight ends just like it began, gliding across the water of Lake Union right in the heart of the city for an experience you’ll remember forever.
You’ll take off from our terminal in South Lake Union, one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the city with tech companies like Amazon and Google providing the horsepower for that growth. The lake sits at the heart of Seattle, serving as a reference point for four distinct neighborhoods. Seattle Center is located just to the southwest while Gas Works Park sits on the north shore at the site of the old Seattle Gas Light Company.
The Space Needle is a landmark that was constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair, which was held in Seattle. At 605 feet from ground to tip, it was the country’s tallest structure west of the Mississippi when completed. The observation deck is located 520 feet off the ground, and offers a panorama view of the city skyline, the Olympic mountains to the west, the Cascades to the East as well as Elliott Bay and the Puget Sound. It takes the elevator 41 seconds to go from the base of the needle to the top.