7 Rock Star Father’s Day Gifts

Flight 110-17

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Are you prepared? Whether you want to spend some quality time with dad or give him something he’ll use for years to come, we have your covered.


Put a Fishing Trip on the Books
Fly Fishing With Kenmore AirGet out of town for some quality time with dad. Take him on a seaplane ride from Kenmore Air’s Lake Washington terminal to a British Columbia fishing lodge. Offering some of the best fishing in the world, these remote destinations let you get a little rugged during the day and relax in comfort at night. As an added bonus for U.S. residents, the American dollar’s particularly strong at the moment, meaning you get a better bang for your buck.


Susie’s Mopeds – Fresh Air Freedom with a View

Exploring San Juan Island by Scoot CoupeWith the sun on your face and two wheels at your command, San Juan Island is yours to explore – as fast or as slow as you would like.

At least, you can explore it as fast as one of Susie’s Mopeds will take you, a recommended 25 mph maximum. Less than a 10 minute walk from the dock where Kenmore Air seaplanes pick up and drop off passengers, this local rental service offers a variety of options. Our two favorites include the mopeds and Scoot Coupes.

As a little inspiration for your day out and about, we’ve compiled a moped-island road trip filled with fun things to do, eat and see.


Cafe Demeter
Before you take off on your adventure, we recommend popping into Café Demeter for a pastry or five. (It’s happened. We’re not ashamed.) Made in-house daily, the croissants are flaky and buttery. The Danishes are regularly stuffed with cheese and blueberries, but sometimes appear with peaches or pears. When available, the lemon turnovers are out of this world. And if you’re looking for something a bit heartier, they often have a variety of quiche that you can order room temperature or warmed. (Like we said, we’re not ashamed.)


Pick Up Your Ride
Susie's in Friday HarborSusie’s Mopeds is directly across the street from Café Demeter. It’s a small shop where you can pick up your rental and receive a brief how-to on road safety.

Insider Tip: If you plan on renting a moped, pack a backpack. It will be easier to ride with.


Kenmore Air Earns 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Everyone here at Kenmore Air is blushing with pride. For the third year in a row, your rave reviews on TripAdvisor have earned us the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

What an incredible honor. You guys are amazing. Thank you!

This award celebrates excellence in hospitality. It is only given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

2015 Certificate of ExcellenceWhat exactly have you been saying? Let’s check it out:

“Great way to see Seattle from above”
“This was an excellent way to get to San Juan Island.”
“Wow what a cool ride!”
“Beautiful planes and friendly staffs”
“My Favorite Way to Fly”
“Great Service”
“The Best Boarder-Crossing”

We couldn’t do it without you. Thanks for flying with us. We look forward to seeing all of you in the air again soon.


Kenmore Air Copilot

Be a Kenmore Air Copilot

How would you like to spend the afternoon as a Kenmore Air CoPilot? 

As a Kenmore Air seaplane pilot, your office has pontoons, a cockpit and a view that can’t be rivaled.

Our pilots travel daily to hundreds of destinations. They take both passengers and cargo to remote docks and beaches. In many cases, they’re traveling to locations only accessible by boat or seaplane.

Some say, it’s the best job in the world. Currently, we’re giving one lucky winner the chance to find out. Win and you’ll get to spend the afternoon riding copilot.  (more…)

COHO’s Chef Bill Messick

Chef Messick plans to “play with food” this summer as he takes the menu at COHO to the next level.

Chef Bill Messick at COHOLocated in a naturally occurring rain shadow, often referred to as the “banana belt,” the San Juan Islands average more than 250 days of sunshine a year. The effects are amazing. Beyond the obvious happy attitudes, all that good weather brings an abundant harvest.

The islands are home to some of the best crops in the Pacific Northwest. They’re alsosituated among the regions best fishing grounds. This incredible access to ingredients attracts innovative chefs hungry to flex their culinary muscles. Among these knife wielding, sauce simmering geniuses is COHO’s chef, Bill Messick.

To find out what makes him tick and get the inside scoop on what we can expect to eat (aka devour) at COHO this summer, I dropped by just before chef started his morning prep.  (more…)