A Fisher’s Paradise – Blackfish Lodge

Blackfish Lodge in the Great Bear RainforestVertical rocks plunge into the ocean. Mountains surround inlets. Untouched streams tumble through the forest and into the saltwater. The scent of cedar hangs in the air and bald eagles are as common as ravens. This is a wilderness escape, untouched by modern marvels. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, Blackfish Lodge offers a cozy home base in the Canadian wilderness for both freshwater and saltwater fishing.

Kenmore Air arrives at Blackfish LodgeLocated within the Great Bear Rainforest, Canada’s newest preserve, it is ideal for relaxing and unwinding from life’s everyday hustle and bustle. Don’t expect to keep up with your favorite shows though. It’s a TV free zone. The average day includes 10 hours of fishing. Additional adventures are also available such as bird watching and kayaking. Those needing a little connection to the outside world enjoy the complimentary WiFi. For your musical delight, the lodge has a selection of CDs and an upright piano. The lodge is owned and operated by year-round residents, Chris and Hannah Bennett. It has a maximum capacity of 6 adults. This ensures no visit will be overly crowded. (more…)

Featured Customer – Alan Davis

Alan Davis and Bonnie DavisPerhaps he should have known retirement wouldn’t be for him. Hindsight is always 20-20, but hobbies like deep-sea diving and sailboat racing were a dead giveaway. Even so Alan Davis and his wife, Bonnie, loved the idea of a simpler life.

 

Waving goodbye to their fast-paced days in Silicon Valley, they moved to San Juan Island. In this quiet boaters paradise, locking your front door was optional and doggie play dates consumed the calendar. It seemed ideal.

 

“What I discovered,” Alan explained, “was that a simpler life is really boring.” We were sitting in his office, located just blocks from Lake Union.

 

Formerly he’d been the General Manager of the Software Distribution and Support Operation at Intel and the Director of Worldwide Marketing for Intel’s Microprocessor Division.

 

While he’d fully embraced (and still does) the San Juans as home, Alan needed more. He was ready to go back to work. And he jumped in feet first.  (more…)

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive

KCTS9 Sweater Drive

Now through February 8, 2015 you may notice folks carrying a few extra belongings into our Kenmore Air terminals. It’s not because we’ve turned off the heat.

 

In fact, we want folks stay warm and toasty. Kenmore Air employees are participating in KCTS9s annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive. To help those in need this winter, staffers are donating new and gently worn sweaters, coats and cold-weather gear.

 

And, we hope you’ll join us. KCTS9 has several official collection spots throughout the Seattle area:  (more…)

2015 Seattle Boat Show


 
Special Update: In honor of the Super Bowl (#GoHawks), the Boat Show has changed their scheduled and will be ending a day early.
 
January 23 – January 31 – The 2015 Seattle Boat Show will feature two locations, 1,000+ watercraft, dozens of seminars and more. (more…)

WE’RE IN – #GOHawks

Seahawks Im In

Here at Kenmore Air, WE’RE IN.

It’s RE-PETE time!

With Sunday’s showdown fast approaching, blue beats through our veins. Hawks pride flies with us wherever we go.

And, we know were not alone. Seattle is 12th Man central. It’s an awesome place to be. It’s an awesome crew to be a part of.

Why? Check out these eight reasons:  (more…)