Kenmore Air is an American airline with its headquarters on the grounds of Kenmore Air Harbor in Kenmore, Washington, north of Seattle. It operates scheduled and charter seaplane and land plane service to destinations throughout western Washington and southwestern British Columbia, as well as seaplane “flightseeing” flights around Seattle. In addition to its corporate headquarters, seaplane maintenance facility and terminal in Kenmore, the airline has hub operations for seaplanes at its terminal on Seattle’s Lake Union and for land planes at Seattle’s Boeing Field/King County International Airport.
The airline was established and started operations in March 1946. It was founded by Robert Munro and two partners and began operations with a single aircraft and hangar at the airline’s current location on north Lake Washington. After a short term partnership Munro continued alone with the company until his death in October 2000
Daily, year-round seaplane service is provided from Seattle’s Lake Union to Lopez Island, Orcas Island and San Juan Island in Washington State, as well as to Victoria, BC. Limited year-round service is also provided from Lake Union to the Canadian Gulf Islands and the Saanich Peninsula. Seasonally (May-September), daily seaplane service is provided from Kenmore Air Harbor to more than 30 destinations in British Columbia, including Big Bay, Campbell River, Cortes Island, Desolation Sound, Nanaimo, Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Quadra Island, the Sechelt Peninsula, Sonora Island, and Refuge Cove.