Renton Travel & Cruises

BEST OF WASHINGTON – TOUR PACKAGE –

  • Sightseeing: Space Needle and Pike Place Market

    Day 1: Space Needle, Pike Place Market Sightseeing & More!

  • Friday Harbor Day Trip and Whale Watching from Seattle

    Day 2: Friday Harbor Day Trip & Whale Watching

  • Tillicum Excursion

    Day 3: Tillicum Excursion

Day 1: Space Needle, Pike Place Market Sightseeing & More!

Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

See the best of Seattle on this 6-hour sightseeing tour. Sit back and relax in a spacious coach as a knowledgeable guide presents Seattle’s neighborhoods and attractions. See the iconic Space Needle (admission included) with stellar views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, including majestic Mt Rainier. There’s Pike Place Market and the Elliott Bay waterfront, plus Pioneer Square. The list goes on. This tour includes convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.

Highlights

  • Cover 50 miles of downtown Seattle and its surrounding neighborhoods
  • See top attractions like the Ballard Locks and Pioneer Square
  • Ride to the top of the Space Needle
  • Enjoy fabulous views of Mt Rainer and Puget Sound
  • Includes 2 hours of free time at Pike Place Market – watch out for flying fish!
  • Small-group atmosphere aboard a 22-person mini-coach

Inclusions

  • Admission to Space Needle
  • 2 hour lunch break at Pike Place Market
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Hotel pickup and return is available for most downtown Seattle, SeaTac, and Tukwila hotels. Due to traffic, we may ask that you walk a few blocks back to your hotel.
  • Transportation via air-conditioned coach

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks (you can purchase lunch at Pike Place Market stop)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Day 2: Friday Harbor Day Trip & Whale Watching

Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

Take off from Pier 69 at 8:15am in downtown Seattle during this whale-watching tour near Friday Harbor. Cruise the waters through Puget Sound toward the San Juan Islands, catching views of the scenery. Spend about two hours with an onboard naturalist searching for whales, such as orcas, as well as other marine life. Your tour gives you some free time in Friday Harbor before heading back to Seattle.

The whale watching tour departs Friday Harbor at approximately 12:00 pm and returns at 2:30 pm. This 2.5-hour wildlife adventure is great for viewing orcas and other sea life in their natural habitats. The islands are home to three whale families, or pods, that migrate to the island waters for the summer months. You’ll then have approximately two hours to spend in town shopping and sightseeing from 2:30-4:30 pm. At 5pm, you’ll begin your trip back Seattle and will arrive at Seattle’s Pier 69 at approximately 7:45pm.

Highlights

  • Whale-watching tour from Seattle
  • Cruise the waters through Puget Sound toward the San Juan Islands
  • Catch sight of orca whales in their natural habitat or get a free trip to do it again
  • Enjoy free time in Friday Harbor to explore

Inclusions

  • Same-day round-trip ferry service
  • 2.5-hour guided cruise on the Whale and Sea Life Search

Exclusions

Please note: Whale sightings are not guaranteed. If you don’t see whales on your trip, you are given a free trip to come back.

Day 3: Tillicum Excursion

Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Experience the tribal culture of the Northwest with a 4-hour cruise to historic Blake Island, the legendary birthplace of Chief Seattle, for whom the city is named. Enjoy a 45-minute cruise to Tillicum Village, located eight miles from Seattle on Blake Island. Learn about Native American culture. Explore the village. Watch a live performance featuring traditional song and dance, and delight in a delicious fish buffet. It’s an inspirational and educational adventure for the whole family.

Meet the tour group at Pier 55 on Seattle’s Central Waterfront to begin this 4-hour excursion to Tillicum Village in Blake Island State Park. From the waterfront, it’s a scenic 45-minute, live-narrated cruise to Tillicum Village.

Upon arrival, enjoy some steamed clams as an appetizer before dinner. Inside the cedar longhouse, watch fish being carefully prepared over open fires – the way it has been for centuries – before a buffet dinner with Northwestern cuisine is served. After the meal, sit back and watch an incredible stage performance that combines Coast Salish storytelling and traditional Native American dance. Tillicum Village is the only place in the world to see these dances and hear these songs, performed by the dancers whose families have owned them for generations.

After the show, choose from any number of different activities: Explore the beaches or forest trails, watch a wood-carving demonstration or visit the gift shop and take a tour of the artwork in the back garden and around the facility. Those are just a few of the possibilities before the return voyage to Seattle’s waterfront.

Highlights

  • Take a 45-minute cruise to Tillicum Village from Seattle
  • Learn about the Native American culture
  • Watch a 25-minute show featuring traditional song and dance
  • Chinook Salmon buffet is included
  • Enjoy free time to explore Blake Island State Park

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Boat transportation
  • Buffet meal
  • Northwest Coast Native American dance performance

The Menu

  • Traditional Alder Baked Fish: Savor this centuries-old treat! The fish, baked around alder wood fires on cedar stakes, is unlike anything you have ever tasted. Taking approximately one hour to bake slowly to perfection, the fish retains moisture and takes on a wonderful mild flavor unique to this style of cooking and is served with a signature Juniper Berry Seasoning.
  • Signature Beef Stew: This thick meaty stew is full of flavors beef combined with root vegetables and potatoes for a mouth-watering dish.
  • Wild Grain Harvest Rice: Try this wonderful combination of wild and regular rice, cooked to perfection with onions, garlic and a fragrant vegetable stock.
  • Warm Whole Grain Tillicum Bread: This rich, dark, slightly-sweet bread is made with a hint of molasses and served warm with butter. This bread is so popular, in fact, you can even purchase an extra loaf to take home!
  • Field Greens Salad: Seasonal greens, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, Oregon blue cheese and served with stone ground rosemary dressing or raspberry vinaigrette served on the side.
  • Tri-Colored Bean Salad: A colorful display of marinated creamy-white cannelli beans and bright, fresh green beans tossed with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and shallots in a red-wine vinaigrette.
  • Fresh Fruit Salad: Assorted melons, grapes, strawberries and pineapple served with a strawberry honey dipping sauce.
  • Northwest Dessert Treat: A Northwest inspired finish to your meal.
  • Coffee, Tea, Lemonade

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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