- $199 for a 45-minute islands scenic flight for up to three people ($267 value)
Tours fly over the San Juan Islands, where participants may catch glimpses of orca whales.
Dan DeShon has logged more than 15,000 hours in the pilot's seat—so many hours that, if he had flown them without a break, it would have taken him more than a year.
Dan relies on that extensive experience as the chief pilot at Westwind Aviation, whose home base is located in Friday Harbor. Dan and his fellow pilots are best known for flying charter flights, but the company also offers flight training and scenic flight tours, which show off the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Tour-goers soar over gorgeous tableaux such as the verdant San Juan Islands, Mount Vernon's tulip fields, and Mount Baker, the only mountain in the world topped with a chef's hat. They may even have a chance to spot orca whales from the air.