Seattle Day Trip Itinerary – Pike Place Market Adventures

 SEATTLE Skyline from a Kenmore Air seaplaneSeattle hasn’t quite realized she’s a big city. The locals here have held on to her small town charm, protecting it fiercely in the parks that speckle her landscape and the small alley-tucked restaurants that continue to thrive. Here, where green isn’t just cool, it’s a way of life, cobblestone streets bud up next to the base of skyscrapers; the smell of coffee frequently pours through open doors; and food is given such considered attention chefs regularly make patrons moan in pleasure.

Wear your walking shoes. Pack your camera. Bring your appetite. I’m going to introduce you to my city. This is just a day trip, a little handshake – an initial greeting. But it’ll get you started. It’ll give you a sense of her.


8:20 AM – Head to the Harbor Steps
Gum WallSet into the hillside, the Harbor Steps connect Seattle’s downtown foot travelers with the waterfront. Their peak, located at the corner of University St. and 1st Ave., is just across the street from the Seattle Art Museum (aka SAM) and the Hammering Man, a 48-foot tall statue that hammers – all day and all night. Halfway down the Harbor Steps, just past the second flight of waterfalls and running through a large courtyard, you’ll discover Post Alley. Turn right. This mostly passenger traveled thoroughfare runs past the Gum Wall and right into Pike Place Market. (more…)

15 Minutes to a Remote Fly Fishing Excursion

Fly Fishing With Kenmore Air

Kenmore is known for jetting folks up to the San Juans or popping them over to Victoria. We do both of these things. And they’re great. We fly to a whole slew of regularly scheduled destinations. But, we also do so much more.

Our water-landing babies take adventure hungry men and women into remote regions where cars are often non-existent and nature is front and center. We get them there quickly, bypassing ferry lines and busy airport terminals. We take them there with breathtaking views and thrilling takeoffs and landings.

Just where can you go? Darn near anywhere. The folks in our Charter service department are fantastic. They’ll work closely with you to plan the perfect trip. (more…)

Spring Seat Sale

Kenmore Air Spring Seat Sale 2014

Yes. You read that right. We’re offering a seat sale this spring. It’s pretty darn exciting. I know. Now, through May 12, 2014 you can save $50 per person on roundtrip flights between:

Seattle and the San Juan Islands*
Seattle and Victoria, BC
Seattle and Nanaimo, BC Airport

Just flying one-way? Don’t worry. We want you to save too. Book your one-way ticket to any of the aforementioned destinations and you’ll save $25 per person.


Kenmore Air Enthusiasts in Connecticut

Mikan Family

There aren’t too many seaplanes in Connecticut, but Phil and Doreen Mikan were pretty sure their twins would be fascinated by seeing planes land on the water. They weren’t wrong.

In the summer of 2012, the couple visited our Emerald City with their then five-year-old rug rats. They made sure to stay close to Lake Union. “I knew there’d be seaplanes. But, I didn’t know what an awesome operation Kenmore Air had right on the lake,” Phil told me. (more…)

Dine and Learn with Cookbook Author Linda Augustine in Friday Harbor

Linda Augustine. Steak with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola by

Grilled flat iron steak. Caramelized onions. Gorgonzola.

Need I say more? No. But I will.

Orechietta with fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, and fresh basil. Pan-fried Northwest oysters with corn fritters and apple jicama slaw.

I’m drooling a little and I’m just writing about it!