Mt Rainier Seaplane Tour Departing from Lake Washington

Renton, United States

From US$325.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy aerial views of the Pacific Northwest wilderness and Puget Sound that can never be seen by any other mode of transportation. This seaplane tour showcases the West face, glaciers, and snowfields of Mount Rainier. An experienced pilot personally narrates the tour, pointing out historical sights and landmarks. Your take off and landing on the water, combined with amazing views, make this an unforgettable experience.
  • Enjoy a fantastic aerial orientation of Seattle and the Puget Sound
  • Comfortable noise-cancelling headphones allow you to clearly hear the pilot’s narration
  • Take off and land on the water - a sensational experience
  • Tours provided on the hour throughout the day; easily schedule this experience into your trip

What's Included

  • Noise cancelling headsets
  • Pilot narration
  • Small group tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

Mount Rainier National Park (Pass By)

Lake Washington (Pass By)

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, options provided are to choose an alternative date or receive a full refund.
  • All passenger weights must be advised at time of booking. Failure to provide accurate weight will result in flight cancelation without refund.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Gratuities are optional.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals required to lap ride
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Must be able to climb into plane unassisted
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
Trip was awesome. Cap James was very informative and helpful. Skillful. View of Rainier up close was magnificent and surreal.


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Awesome experience
HariAnand_K, Apr 2023
Trip was awesome. Cap James was very informative and helpful. Skillful. View of Rainier up close was magnificent and surreal.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for the feedback. Much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your tour.
Great tour! Totally worth it
Kristina_R, Apr 2023
Great tour! Took our 10 and 12 year old and they really enjoyed it. Very informative! Was a little cloudy but the sun parted and we were able to see so much.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thanks very much for the great review. Glad you and your kids had a great time. Hope to see you again on another tour.
10/10 would recommend!!
Anna_C, Jan 2023
The whole experience was amazing. We felt incredibly lucky to have such a talented and knowledgeable pilot who shared facts about the land, history and weather patterns. It was an incredible experience.
Awful experience
Meghan, Jan 2023
Vendor contacted me after I sent a message to confirm time and cancelled reservation. He contacted my 2 hours before reservation time. Would not commit to being able to reschedule the next day and I had to continue to follow up. He ended up canceling all together and has yet to provide any confirmation of a refund. Terrible experience! Don’t use. We ended up with Seattle Seaplanes and had a wonderful and easy experience. I am still waiting for my refund from the Viator vendor
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Meghan Sincerest apologies but be had a mechanical issue discovered during preflight and where getting parts ordeted. Your refund is coming from viator and has been processed I sm thrilled you and your family whete able yo get a seaplane experience .
Muy chido
william_w, Sept 2022
Our pilot was a treat. The Mt was socked in but we reset and enjoyed our flight. Educational and exciting.
Great experience!
Melinda_S, Sept 2022
Great experience! Pilot was very personable and accommodating. Views were fantastic! Highly recommend!
Best Flight Ever
Joshua_S, Sept 2022
Pilot James was so friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The views were absolutely breathtaking and his landing was the smoothest ever.
Marissa_E, Aug 2022
Our pilot was amazing. I was so nervous getting on this plane and he immediately set my mind at ease with his professionalism and skill.
The pilot was great and real knowledgeable on the entire flight.
Hiim_B, Aug 2022
The entire flight was beautiful. I have lived here all my life and have hiked all over the mountain. But to see it up close from the air was spectacular.
First Time Seaplane Trip
Susanne_H, Jul 2022
This was our first time to ever fly in seaplane. It was fun taking off from and landing on the water. Our guide was great, knowledgeable and friendly. Fun experience for all of us.
Soar Above It All!
Sarah_D, Jun 2022
Amazing trip! Absolutely worth it. Pilot James is a fun, smart guy who explains so well the wonders below.
Amazing Ride
Jennifer_K, Jun 2022
James, our pilot, was wonderful. Very friendly and informative. He made the trip very worthwhile. The scenes were unbelievable. Once in a lifetime trip to get that up close and personal with Mt. Rainier.
Don't pass it up!
Kimberly_D, May 2022
Although the clouds were too low for Mt Rainier we had a wonderful time with a very personable and knowledgeable pilot. Nice tour of the mountains, lakes, and all of Seattle area! Well worth it!
Amazing Experience
Lucas_M, May 2022
From the moment we met our pilot to the moment we were walking away we was great. The pilot obviously loved his job and it showed. His knowledge of the area, his love for the art of flying, and his professionalism was very apparent through and through.
Up close view of Mt....
Shane_L, May 2022
Up close view of Mt. Rainer. Skill and knowledge of pilot. Went above and beyond to make the ent party happy and comfortable
Great Views
Kerri_C, Apr 2022
Even though out tour had to change it was still worth it! The views were amazing. The Pilot was Great! Highly recommend. Cannot wait to come back and do it again!
Experience of a Lifetime
Christi_J, Feb 2022
We had a wonderful trip. Jamie was an excellent pilot and very informative. What a great experience. My. Rainier is a must see from the air and close up. Don’t hesitate to book this trip.
Great tour!
Elise_H, Jan 2022
We absolutely LOVED our tour! Our pilot was welcoming, hilarious, and incredibly knowledgeable. The views were amazing and we enjoyed every second of it!
Celeste_S, Aug 2021
Our tour guide so very friendly and knowledgeable. The views were absolutely incredible. This is a one of a kind experience.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
The mountain is amazing and glad you thought so too! A must see up close and personal.
Fun time
Catherine_r, Jul 2021
The pilot was confident and made us feel comfortable A great experience and learn some interesting facts
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Our pilots are very experienced and great tour guides. Glad you enjoyed your flight.

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