Puyallup Tribe's partnership with Kenmore Air takes off with scenic South Sound seaplane flights


August 16, 2023

A seaplane floats after landing

Parker Miles Blohm, KNKX

SWEET SOUTH SOUND LANDING – Kenmore Air operates seaplane flights out of Seattle, the San Juan Islands and up into British Columbia. Their partnership with Puyallup Tribe adds Tacoma to that list.

Members of the Puyallup Tribe described it as an historic day, when a newly-painted seaplane from Kenmore Air touched down on Commencement Bay, with a distinctive red, black and white livery featuring tribal art depicting a salmon on the aircraft's tail.

The new seaplane flights started taking off Aug. 10 from the new Puyallup Tribal Air Terminal on Ruston Way in Tacoma, Washington. It's a partnership with Kenmore Air, a regional airline based north of Seattle that specializes in scenic and destination seaplane flights.

Members of the public can take a 20-minute sightseeing flight over the...

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