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Tillicum Village Cruise, Salmon Bake & Dance Show from Seattle

Tillicum Village Cruise, Salmon Bake & Dance Show from Seattle

Cruise to historic Blake Island — legendary birthplace of Chief Seattle. On arrival, you’ll be greeted with steamed clams in savory nectar.

Inside the cedar longhouse, watch salmon being carefully prepared over open fires as it has been for centuries, before you have a chance to taste it for yourself.

After your meal, sit back and enjoy a one-of-a-kind stage performance and imagery combining Coast Salish storytelling and live traditional Native American dance.

Experience the Northwest’s tribal culture on this Tillicum Village Cruise, Salmon Bake and Dance Show!

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Tour/Activity Details


4 hours


Schedule varies (Mid April to Late September)
See Cruise Schedule Details.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Hotel pick-up is not included. Directions to the departure location will appear on your E-Ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.


Cruise Schedule Details

  • Mid April to Late May - 11:15 am on Saturday and Sunday
  • Late May to Early July - 11:15 am, Wednesday through Sunday
  • Early July to Early September - 11:30 am and 4:30 pm daily
  • Early September to Late September - 11:30 am on Saturday and Sunday

Tillicum Village

Tillicum Village is proud to be the only experience of its kind in the Northwest. It’s the only place in the world where you can see these dances and hear these songs, performed by the very dancers whose families have owned them for generations. Featured is local native storyteller Roger Fernandes of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.

Whether you live in Seattle or are a visitor looking for a true Northwest experience, Tillicum Village is a cultural Native American experience you won’t forget.


  • Live-narrated cruise to Blake Island
  • Salmon buffet featuring Northwest cuisine
  • Coast Salish-inspired program featuring storytelling and dances
  • Exploration time on the island
  • Return cruise to Seattle

Customer Comment

“(Tillicum Village) was an absolute HIT. (Our group) couldn’t say enough about the salmon and the show was something they had never experienced.” - Tony A.


  • Steamed Clams in Nectar - As you disembark the boat, join other guests for a welcoming mug of steamed clams in broth with a touch of butter and onions...delicious. As is tradition at Tillicum Village, the used shells are crushed under foot to create the beautiful pathway to the longhouse.
  • Traditional Alder Baked Salmon - Savor this centuries-old treat. The salmon, cooked around alder wood fires on cedar stakes, is unlike anything you have ever tasted. Taking approximately one hour to bake slowly to perfection, the salmon retains moisture and takes on a wonderful mild flavor unique to this style of cooking.
  • Signature Northwest Stew - This thick meaty stew of bison, beef and venison is full of flavors married together in a rich veal stock, 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 – a private recipe, served warm with butter. So popular, in fact, you can even purchase loaves to take home!
  • Field Green Salad - Seasonal greens, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, Oregon blue cheese, with stone ground rosemary dressing or raspberry vinaigrette served on the side.
  • Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragout - A collection of wild Northwest wild mushrooms stewed with white wine and herbs, served over creamy polenta.
  • Fresh Fruit Salad - Assorted Melons, Grapes, Strawberries and Pineapple, served with a Strawberry Honey Dipping Sauce.
  • Blackberry Crisp - Local Blackberries from Remlinger Farms, baked with a crispy topping of butter, oats and brown sugar. Served warm with whipped cream.
  • Coffee and Tea Service with your meal

All menu items except the clams, salmon, and stew are vegetarian.
Vegan entree available with advanced request.

After the show, you have approximately 45 minutes to one hour of free time when you can watch carving demonstrations in the longhouse, visit the gift gallery featuring artwork of local artisans or stroll along the pristine beaches and many forested trails.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Hotel pick-up is not included. Directions to the departure location will appear on your E-Ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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April 25, 2018

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11:15 AM