Coeur d'Alene Seaplanes
Coeur d’Alene Seaplanes offers Private, Commercial, and ATP Seaplane ratings in our instrument-rated Cessna factory floatplane from mid-May until October 1st. We do not offer scenic tours. The seaplane is based in Priest River, Idaho, on the beautiful Pend Oreille River in the picturesque North Idaho Panhandle.
Couer d’Alene Seaplanes is now entering its 12th consecutive season with over 300 SES ratings earned and thousands of hours of advanced and refresher training provided. The Panhandle of North Idaho offers real backcountry seaplane flying with hundreds of bodies of water right in our backyard. We also offer refresher and advanced training to include river current operations, advanced confined area operations, and cross-country training on straight floats to include our Epic Flight which provides landings on 30 bodies of water across 3 states (ID, WA, MT) on a single tank of gas. We also offer time-building packages at a discounted rate. Our 172 is instrument rated with our Garmin 430 WAAS for those wanting to work towards an ATP SES rating. Our operation has moved to Priest River, Idaho, which is just over 1 hour from the Spokane International Airport (KGEG).