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Private San Juan Islands Seaplane & Hiking Adventure

Seattle, WA

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Soar over Seattle and Puget Sound to the wild outer San Juan Islands on this full-day air and land adventure!

  • Your tour is led by a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipient
  • Escape to the wild outer San Juan Islands on a 1 hour 40 minute round-trip seaplane flight
  • Land on the beach and explore the island on a guided naturalist hike
  • Indulge in a delicious chef-prepared picnic lunch amidst the island’s beauty
  • Experience the ultimate sightseeing sensation with unparalleled views of the Seattle waterfront, Lake Union, the Space Needle and more!

Seattle, WA

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    Essential Information
    • This tour includes a modest amount of hiking on marked trails over uneven surfaces as well as up and down hills; total number of miles hiked each day varies but may be up to 2 miles total
    • Round-trip flight is 1 hour 40 minutes in a Cessna 185 or Havilland Beaver seaplane
    • FAA-certified pilot and naturalist hiking guide will lead your trip
    • Marine conservation fees are included as well as the use of adjustable trekking poles and binoculars for wildlife spotting
    • Round-trip Seattle hotel or cruise terminal transfers are included
    Approximately 7 hours
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    This is a private tour for your group and is available for up to 4 participants.
    This experience is for booked participants only.
    Weather Dependent
    This tour operates in all weather that is safe for flying, including light rain. Please contact your tour provider with any questions about weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Please come dressed for outdoor elements. Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for hiking.
    What can I expect on the tour?

    You can expect to have a great time with friendly people and knowledgeable local tour guides. The goal is to have an amazing time while experiencing the incredible wilderness of San Juan Islands.

    Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

    Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible

    What about dietary restrictions?

    Some dietary restrictions can be accommodated. If you have any particular requirements (allergies, vegan, vegetarian, etc.), please notify Virgin Experience Gifts at the time of booking.

    What type of plane will we be flying on?

    You will either be on a Cessna 185 or Havilland Beaver seaplane with a FAA-certified pilot.

    Is there a place to store my luggage?
    Guests who are traveling with luggage are welcome to bring their luggage with them. Luggage will be locked in the vehicle used to transfer guests to the seaplane base or secured inside the airplane hanger. After the conclusion of the tour, guests may be dropped off at their hotel or at Sea-Tac airport as required.
    Are there any age or weight requirements?

    Yes, participants must not weigh more than 280 pounds. All participants must be at least 8 years old.

    Will I get wet?

    Dependent on tide levels, you may be asked to to exit the plane into ankle or knee-deep water to walk towards the shore!

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    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a confirmation, all bookings are final, and no rescheduling or cancellations are permitted. If the date is canceled due to inclement weather by the experience provider prior to the experience starting, you may reschedule your date directly with the experience provider. 

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