Offer: Receive one FREE 20-minute seaplane flightseeing tour of Seattle from Lake Union with purchase of an accompanying 20-minute flightseeing tour (adult fare). Take off from the scenic Lake Union seaplane dock. See spectacular views of the Emerald City: Lake Union, University of Washington, Seattle Skyline, Space Needle, Ship Canal, Safeco Field, Mt. Rainier and MUCH more!
Take off from the scenic Lake Union seaplane dock. See spectacular views of the Emerald City: Lake Union, University of Washington, Seattle Skyline, Space Needle, Ship Canal, Safeco Field, Mt. Rainier and MUCH more!
The Kenmore seaplane experience is unique to any other, where spectacular views substitute in-flight movies and uncanny airplane meals are bypassed completely. Flights are fun, fast, and every route offers a different adventure. Watch from 1,000 feet up as the lively downtown Seattle leads to vast inland waterways of Puget Sound, snow-capped peaks of the Cascades and unsurpassed vistas from the San Juans to Victoria B.C.
Kenmore Air operates both floatplanes and wheel planes. The seven-passenger Piston Beaver is the most successful floatplane ever built and has been the mainstay of our fleet since the early 60’s. It sports a thick wing for maximum lift, a sturdy structure and a powerful 450 horsepower Pratt Whitney R-985 radial engine. The Turbine Beaver has increased carrying capacity, a higher climb rate and faster cruise speed, and the single-engine Turbine Otter is the largest and most powerful in the seaplane fleet.
As far as safety goes, our flight team has an outstanding track record, with meticulous inspection by the FAA supplementary to our own uncompromising safety standards
Seattle TourSaver is available at Argosy Cruises Visitor Center at Pier 56 on Alaskan Way between Seneca and University. From their prime Seattle waterfront location, Argosy’s friendly, professional staff can help with your Seattle tour options.
When you are planning your vacation to Seattle, it’s important to remember three things: Places to go, shopping bargains and delicious meals. Naturally, there are variations on all three themes, but let’s start with the basics.
PLACES TO GO. Sometimes it’s fun to head in a new direction every day. In Seattle–you can do that! On the first day, wander through Pike Place Market, then take a stroll through Pioneer Square. The shops are unique–and really give you a taste of the great Northwest!
The next day, plan a getaway from Seattle’s waterfront. Choose a cruise to Victoria on the Victoria Clipper or take a scenic cruise with Argosy Cruises. Bring your camera, since it’s a great way to see the Seattle skyline! Plus, you’re likely to see some critters in the ocean. Whether it’s a seal, a sea otter, a porpoise or a wild orca–keep your camera handy!
Learn more about the Northwest the next day. Check out the Museum of Flight–then head to Tacoma’s exciting Museum District. There’s the Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington Museum of History.
SHOPPING BARGAINS. The center of the shopping universe is in downtown Seattle at Nordstrom’s. This is the Mother Ship. Take a stroll around. It’s fun! It’s connected by a skybridge to Pacific Place. This four-story shopping mall has all kinds of specialty shops. Dozens and dozens of brand-name stores branch off in every direction, including Eddie Bauer, Coldwater Creek, Nike and Macy’s. Did I mention Starbucks? Heck, there are only about a dozen shops in a two-block area. Be sure and see the FIRST Starbucks at Pike Place Market. The market, of course, is a great place to buy fresh fish, produce and flowers from the surrounding areas. This year is the market’s 101st anniversary!
DELICIOUS MEALS. This is one of my favorite areas. Local restauranteur Tom Douglas has several eateries in downtown Seattle, including Lola, the Palace Kitchen, the Dahlia Lounge and Etta’s. Splurge on a meal there! But there are a jillion other great places to eat! Try the Smash Wine Bar and Bistro in Wallingford. Or, the Union Bay Cafe in the University District. In Belltown you can always get a good meal and great wine at Queen City Grill . Take a drive over to Woodinville and explore the wineries, including Columbia Winery and Brian Carter Cellars–you can get lunch at the Redhook Ale Brewery and take a tour.
The wine-tasting destination of San Juan Island, San Juan Vineyards is THE vineyard and winery of San Juan Island. The tasting room and gift shop fill an old one-room schoolhouse built in 1896. Located three miles from Friday Harbor on Roche Harbor Road. Browse through the gifts and taste the wines at the tasting bar and enjoy the sunny deck while sipping a glass of San Juan Vineyard’s wine.
Enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the Pacific Northwest. Observe bald eagles, seals, porpoise, otter, great blue heron, seabirds, sea stars, kelp forests, wild mink and more.
Sea kayaking, ocean kayaking or just plain kayaking. Whatever you call it, even if you say if backwards, kayak means fun.
San Juan Island has scenic coastlines and abundant wildlife in its waters. San Juan Safaris offers the easiest and fastest approach to these seas.
San Juan Island is near Seattle, Anacortes, Bellingham, Victoria BC, Vancouver Island and Port Townsend. The islands are considered the “jewels” of the pacific north west, located in the Puget Sound.
You do not need any experience or any special gear to go kayaking with us. They supply all the necessary equipment. This includes a dry bag for your snack and camera, a spray skirt, paddle, life vest and of course our state of the art fiberglass kayaks. Your guide gives you a lesson in paddling and safety techniques prior to assisting you into your kayak.
Offer: Receive one FREE Whale Watching Tour with purchase of an accompanying Whale Watching Tour of equal or greater value. See Orca whales, sea lions, seals, eagles, porpoises, and sea birds. Valid April 28-Sept. 30, 2007
The cruise aboard the 65-foot “Odyssey” sails through the sunny, scenic San Juan Islands. Departs daily from Friday Harbor, just 200 feet from the Ferry terminal. The captain and Certified Marine Naturalists provide an informative and entertaining voyage.
Experience the thrill of seeing Orca whales, sea lions, seals, eagles, porpoises, and many varieties of sea birds in their natural habitat. Our 3 to 4 hour Whale Watch / Wildlife cruise will take you on a wonderful journey through the sunny and scenic San Juan Islands of Washington State. Your Licensed Captain and 2 Certified Marine Naturalists provide an informative and entertaining voyage aboard the quiet and comfortable, classic motor yacht, “Odyssey”.
This vessel has great walk around decks on 2 levels with padded seating. You will cruise in complete comfort with great visibility from all areas. Our outside decks offer both covered areas for protection from the occasional rain shower, and open areas to soak up the sun. Inside areas include two spacious heated salons with carpeting, lounge style seating, large windows for excellent viewing, a snack bar, wildlife library, two restrooms, 4 state rooms, and a fully equipped galley. The Odyssey also has an under water microphone for listening to Orca vocalizations.
Offer: Receive one 3-hour FREE whale watching adventure with purchase of an accompanying 3-hour whale watching adventure on the “King Salmon”. See killer “Orca” whales in the emerald waters of southern Vancouver Island. Watch for whales with dorsal fins of up to six feet–weighing up to 18,000 pounds! Also, watch for gray and humpback whales, porpoises, sea lions and more! Depart from Victoria’s inner harbour aboard the “King Salmon”, a 45-foot ocean cruiser, featuring both indoor and outdoor viewing. Bring your camera!
The spectacular and “Super Natural” Inner Harbour of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is the home base of operations for Great Pacific Adventures Incorporated. Serving visitors year-round to Vancouver Island and Victoria since 1995, GPA has lead the industry in innovation and customer service for outdoor eco-tour adventures.
Locally owned and operated, our family of certified outdoor adventure experts provides informative insight and in-depth knowledge of our unique habitat, combined with an unsurpassed nature-viewing experience.
All of our friendly and competent operators are Transport Canada safety certified marine biologists and naturalists. Great Pacific Adventures uses only the finest high-tech safety equipment and offers passenger transportation from your accommodation to any of our many adventure outposts. We adhere to the strictest wildlife viewing standards in the world to ensure a life-long commitment to the replenishment of our natural resources.
Offer: Receive one FREE roundtrip Bellingham-Victoria cruise with purchase of an accompanying roundtrip cruise. Enjoy a narrated excursion through the San Juan Islands to Victoria, B.C. Cruise through the exquisite San Juan Islands. Watch for a variety of marine wildlife, including Orca Whales, bald eagles, seals and porpoise.
Upon arrival in the charming port of Victoria, there’s time to indulge in the visual feast of the Butchart Gardens, the luxurious and traditional afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, or an open-ended exploration of the shops and restaurants of the city. And, whatever you’ve chosen as your pastime during the day, you’ll end the day with our outstanding ‘all you can eat’ salmon and chicken dinner on the return cruise, complemented by a Northwest sunset and the majesty of the coastal waters of Washington and British Columbia.
Victoria, the crown jewel of British Columbia, is one of the world’s most enchanting cities. Most attractions and shops are within easy walking distance from the picturesque harbor, but, for added fun, try touring the city by horse-drawn carriage or via the cheerful and traditional double-decker bus.
Afternoon tea at a cozy tearoom puts you in the perfect Victoria mood, and be sure to browse through the many shops filled with antiques, tartans, and ‘must have’ collectibles. Great family fare can be found at the Royal London Wax Museum, with exhibits as varied as the Chamber of Horrors and Storybook Land. The Royal B.C. Museum has outstanding permanent and traveling exhibits, and, if you’re feeling lucky, venture to one of two casinos in the greater downtown area.
Enjoy a high speed ferry ride from Seattle’s Pier 69 directly to the Inner Harbour of Victoria, BC. Start your sightseeing the moment you arrive by pre-purchasing tours or Afternoon Tea. On board, food and beverage service is available as well as gift and duty free opportunities. Ask about special values on overnight packages at time of booking.
Do you need to go from Seattle to Victoria, British Columbia, or vice-versa? Why not get there in comfort, style and with time to spare. Take one of our high-speed Victoria Clipper ferries for a fast trip to Victoria with a host of great amenities. When you travel with us, you’ll enjoy a two to three hour cruise through Puget Sound and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca on your way to Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Just sit back, relax and get ready for your arrival in Victoria
Your Victoria Clipper trip will end in Victoria’s Inner Harbour – located right in the heart of downtown Victoria. This convenient docking area gives you the freedom to start your sightseeing tour the minute your step off the boat. And you’ll have access to Victoria’s transportation and accommodations in a flash. Choosing Victoria Clipper ferries for your ferry trip to Victoria is convenient and easy!
What are you waiting for? Make sure your Victoria ferry trip is fast, comfortable and convenient.
Offer: Receive one FREE round trip Seattle-San Juan Island and whale watching cruise with purchase of an accompanying roundtrip cruise at Full Adult retail fare. Enjoy a high speed ferry ride from Seattle’s Pier 69 directly to the beautiful San Juan Islands, and a 2.5 hour whale and marine sealife search. The onboard naturalists and trained captains search the waters and educate you about the Orca Whales. Valid May 16 thru Sept. 28, 2008 ONLY.
Ride in style and comfort as the Clipper III whisks you out into the beautiful open waters of the San Juan Islands. As you cruise away from land, keep your ears and eyes open for the bustle of orca whales, sea lions, Dall’s porpoises, otters and more! On this amazing Orca whale watching adventure, you get to see up-close the San Juan Islands’ sea life and majestic orca whales while enjoying an exciting ride aboard the Clipper III!
Enjoy a high-speed ferry ride from the Seattle waterfront directly to the beautiful San Juan Islands. Watch for whales and other marine life. The expert captains on the Victoria Clipper ships know where the whales are! Enjoy onboard meal and beverage service, including shops for gifts and souvenirs.
This whale watching tour gives you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch San Juan Islands’ world-famous orca whales, also known as “killer whales,” play and interact in their natural habitat. The Islands are home to three families, or pods, that migrate to the island waters for the summer months. Experience the sights and sounds of these playful creatures as they glide and dive through the water.
Their professional spotting service alerts you to the activities and whereabouts of the orcas so you get the best whale watching tour you can! You’ll just sit back and relax while they locate the whales. Our crew will alert you to any activity our radar detects.