Happy National Dog Day

At Kenmore Air we love our four-legged family members.

 

Dogs on the dock at Kenmore AirWhen you stop by one of our terminals, a friendly wagging tail might greet you. We have quite a few pups that like to come put in a days work.

It’s not just on the dock that we love to spend time with our furry friends. Cats and dogs are also welcome aboard all Kenmore Air flights.

To maintain the comfort and safety of our passengers, we do maintain a limit of one pet per flight. Every pet must be harmless, inoffensive, odorless, and require not attention during transit.

Cats must travel in a small, soft side duffle bag. Dogs must be leashed. You can find the full details about our pet policy here.

And because it’s National Dog Day, we thought we’d introduce some of the Kenmore Air pups:

Buddy

Years of Wisdom: 3
Owner: Gregg
Can Be Found: Waiting for Gregg to return from a flight to the San Juan Islands.
Buddy at Kenmore Air (more…)

Fulfilling a Need for Creamy Goat Cheese at Salt Spring Island Cheese

Salt Spring Island

We left Ganges in a four-seater, red convertible. The top was down. The sun was shining. A tourist map was clutched in my hands.

 
Our threesome – Colleen Eastman, Danny Levin and I – had a deep-seated need for the creamy goodness known as goat cheese. We were headed to Salt Spring Island Cheese.
 

Rockey on Salt Spring IslandThe car was a loner, compliments of Roberta Martell, the Sustainability Director at Harbour House, a hotel and working farm on the island.

 

Less than an hour earlier, she and her trusty four-legged sidekick, Rocky, picked us up just past the gates of Ganges Harbour. Now we were winding our way out of town. It didn’t take long.  (more…)

2 Days in Victoria

History and elegance seem to tumble into the same sentence as “Victoria, British Columbia.” Though this quaint city has certainly transitioned into the 21st Century, it has retained its old world vibe. This provincial capitol is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. On a clear day, you can see stunning views of Washington State’s Olympic Mountains from its shore. A true walking city, there’s little need for a car during this Victoria weekend getaway. When a ride is needed, cab fare anywhere is typically $5 (except for the must see Butchart Gardens).

Friday

6:00 p.m. – Dinner at Barb’s Fish & Chips
After your flight, give those legs a stretch with a stroll around Fisherman’s Wharf as you head to Barb’s Fish & Chips. Opened in 1984, they’re the Wharf’s only floating restaurant. Waits can be long, but their pager system allows for minimal wandering around the dock. Don’t like seafood? This walkup food boat also has a selection of burgers and hotdogs. (310 Saint Lawrence St., Victoria, BC, 250-384-6515) (more…)

18 Reasons to Visit Orcas Island

18 Reasons to Visit Orcas Island

Hike Mt. Constitution
The highest point in all of the San Juan Islands, Mt. Constitution offers stunning views of the surrounding area. (Those not up for the hike, can also drive to the top.)

Sample Local Brews
At the Island Hoppin’ Brewery, Orcas Island is more than home, it’s the brewmasters’ inspiration.

Watch Bakers in Action
Witness the magic first hand as the bakers at Brown Bear Baking create treats that’ll make you want to indulge again and again.

Experience Old World Elegance
Built over 100 years ago, the Rosario Resort & Spa maintains the same sense of class and respect for nature.

Go for a Bike Ride
Wildlife Cycles carries a wide range of bikes allowing you to explore how you’d like.

Take a Dip au Naturel
Enjoy breathtaking views at Doe Bay’s clothing optional spa where you’ll find three soaking tubs, a sauna and two showers all built over a natural waterfall.
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Fly to Orcas for $89 Each Way!

Fly to Orcas Island for just $89 each way!

The votes have been tallied. The results are in. My fingers can barely type, I’m so excited.

Orcas Island – the Emerald Isle – won our “Choose Your Destination” promotion.

August 5 – 8, flights to and from Orcas Island will be just $89 each way* – tax included!

Click here to see our schedule for travel between Seattle Lake Union, Kenmore/Lake Washington or Sea-Tac Airport and Deer Harbor, Rosario Resort or West Sound and Seattle’s Boeing Field or Sea-Tac and Eastsound Airport.

Tickets are available for travel September 21, 2015 to November 25, 2015; December 2, 2015 to December 17, 2015; and January 2, 2016 to March 31, 2016.

You can book your tickets online or call us at 866-435-9524 for reservations.

How good of a deal is $89? A smoking deal! It’s roughly 35% off our regular fares!

What can you do on Orcas Island beyond soaking up the more than 240 days of sunshine? (more…)