Charter seaplane flights from Seattle to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.

Spend your time enjoying the San Juan Islands, not getting there. Your 45 minute scenic flight to Friday Harbor will be an experience in itself. Enjoy the breath taking aerial views of downtown Seattle’s waterfront, the Space Needle, and the scenic trip through the Puget Sound. There will also be amazing views of the Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges. Approaching the San Juan Islands you may even catch an aerial view of the native pod of Orca Whales.

We also offer non-stop scheduled flights to and from Friday Harbor and Seattle for those travelling that do not require a charter flight. Book Friday Harbor scheduled flights.

For reservations and information, please call or inquire about a flight via our website.

Charter RateOne Way OR
Same day Round Trip
Layover rate per hour
For up to 6 adults
7 with small children
$1195$150 per hour - Off season
$200 per hour - July & August
For up to 10 adults$1920$250 per hour - Off season
$350 per hour - July & August

Our Dehavilland Beaver DHC-2 seaplanes seat up to six passengers (depending on passenger size and weight). Chartering the aircraft allows you to leave on your schedule. With our fleet of four aircraft we can accommodate groups of 24 passengers.

NW Seaplanes offers the most affordable charter seaplane day trip flights to the San Juan Islands. Charter a seaplane for the day. Friday Harbor offers a number of activity options for a day trip or overnight stay. Enjoy a guided kayaking tour with San Juan Kayak Expeditions or a whale watching tour with San Juan Safaris or Western Prince . Rent a moped and tour San Juan Island from Susie’s Mopeds. Take a tour of the Whale Museum, or spend the day shopping in the unique shops Friday Harbor has to offer. Friday Harbor also has a number of different dining choices. Take in the views of the Friday Harbor Marina at the Downriggers Restaurant.

We can offer suggestions to activities and destinations that may fit best for you and your schedule. Our reservation staff are very knowledgeable on things to do and places to stay in the San Juan Islands, so feel free to give us a call and plan your seaplane day trip.

We are located on South Lake Washington just minutes from the Seattle Airport and downtown Seattle.

Charter Rates per Dehavilland Beaver – 6 passenger aircraft (depending on passenger sizes and weights) Rates are based on flights from our base in Renton to fly to the Friday Harbor Marina each way. If you are just travelling for the day, the rates above will be round trip. Layover or standby rates for the aircraft are $150 per hour (April, May, June, September, and October) and $200 per hour (July and August).