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!


2 Days in Nanaimo, BC

Nanaimo BC Skyline

Jaw-dropping mountains and more than 4-kilometers of waterfront walkways make Nanaimo, BC far more than a gateway stop to Central Vancouver Island. Sure it’s the second largest city on Canada’s western landmass and offers easy access to destinations such as Tofino, Ucluelet and Port Alberni. But, it’s also home to a collection of funky art, historic buildings and quaint pubs. It’s where you’ll find artisan honey producers and a self-guided dessert tour. It’s farm to table restaurants, breakfasts doused in hollandaise and small town charm that’s delightfully welcoming.


2:00 PM Explore the Cedar & Yellow Point Artisan Trail

Cedar and Yellow Point Artisan Trail in Nanaimo BC

At the south end of Nanaimo, where downtown has yet to stretch and the airport welcomes travelers, you’ll find a collection of farms, galleries and culinary shops. Known as the Cedar & Yellow Point Artisan Trail, there are more than 20 artisan attractions. Discover the difference between “wild” and cultivated cranberry varieties during a Signature Taste Tour at Yellow Point Cranberries. Get a taste of Island honey collected by Master Beekeeper Theo Fredrich Sr. at Fredrich’s Honey. Theo’s been beekeeping for over 60 years! And, explore locally grown herbs at Hazelwood Herb Farm where more than 400 varieties of herb plants are sold.

Yellow Point Cranberries – 4532 Yellow Point Road, Ladysmith, Vancouver Island
Fredrich’s Honey – 2798 Cedar Road, Cedar, B.C.
Hazelwood Herb Farm – 13576 Adshead Road, Ladysmith, B.C.