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Bainbridge Island & Kitsap Peninsula Tour from Seattle

Bainbridge Island & Kitsap Peninsula Tour  from Seattle

Experience the Great Northwest starting with a scenic ride on a Washington State ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. View both the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges including the majestic Mount Rainier. Watch marine traffic and abundant wildlife including the possibility of whales.

A full day of sightseeing, history & heritage and shopping & dining with an optional electric boat tour or kayaking. Visit beautiful Bainbridge Island with its small town charm and rural character; Suquamish, home of Chief Seattle; Poulsbo, Little Norway, on fjord-like Liberty Bay and Port Gamble, a company owned timber town resembling the New England home of its founders.

Learn about the varied past and experience the vibrant today of the area with views of water and mountains at every turn.

Optional endings include gaming, concerts, shopping & dining in Winslow or returning directly to the ferry in time for evening activities in Seattle.

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Tour/Activity Details


6.5 - 7 hours


9:35 am Monday & Saturday (April through early November)

Please Note: Time shown is actual ferry departure time. Please arrive for check-in by 9:20 am.

24 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Child rate applies to ages 6-17; however, this tour is most suitable for children ages 12 and older. Minimum ages is 6. Tour does not include hotel pick ups. Please order online or call to order or for more information.



Walk on the 9:35 ferry in Seattle to start your tour. Enjoy a ride on the largest ferry system in the United States and enjoy a scenic trip across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island. Enjoy views of the Seattle skyline, marine traffic, the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges including majestic Mount Rainier. Keep a look out for wildlife including whales!

You start with a tour of the Winslow downtown area of Bainbridge Island where you will have the option to explore more at the end of the tour. Tour some island neighborhoods and enjoy views looking back at Seattle as you make your way to the Agate Pass Bridge and cross to the Kitsap Peninsula.

You will visit Suquamish, home of Chief Seattle and the Suquamish Tribe. You will stop at Chief Seattle's gravesite and visit the Suquamish Museum to learn more about the history of the areas first occupants.

A winding drive along the shore of Liberty Bay will take us to Poulsbo, a quaint town founded by Norwegian fishermen and farmers on the shore of the fijord-like Liberty Bay. You'll have an extended stop in Poulsbo for some shopping and exploring or you can get out on the water with an optional tour on an electric boat* or exploring in a kayak.

* Electric boat tours are optional guided tours in 12 passenger boats on Liberty Bay. You'll have a high probability of seeing wildlife, especially harbor seals. You'll enjoy views of waterfront homes, Poulsbo from the water and up close views of the marinas and marine traffic.

Poulsbo will also be your lunch stop where you can select from the many restaurants within a few blocks.

Driving through the countryside of Big Valley you will head to Port Gamble, a New England inspired timber town settled in the 1850's and still a company owned town and National Historic site. You will have time to explore the town and both the Port Gamble Historic Museum and the Shell Museum.

Heading back to the ferry you will have four options to complete your tour:

  • Leave the tour at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort where you can enjoy some gaming, dining and entertainment or spend the night at the waterfront hotel. Resort staff will take you to the ferry when you are ready to return to Seattle. Ask about concert nights on the waterfront!
  • Get off in the Winslow area of Bainbridge Island where you can shop and dine your way along Winslow Way and the surrounding side streets. Work your way to the ferry to return to Seattle whenever you please.
  • Return to the ferry dock in time to take the 4:30 pm ferry back to Seattle in time for your evening plans.
  • Too soon to leave? Don't. Extend your stay at one of Bainbridge Island's hotels or Bed & Breakfast Inns.

Things To Bring:

  • Comfortable shoes and clothing
  • It's always a good idea to dress in layers since the weather can change
  • An overnight bag if you decide to extend your time!
  • Tours run rain or shine - umbrellas are provided if needed


  • String backpack with information relative to the tour
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Transportation (see exclusions regarding ferry fare)


  • Ferry fare to Bainbridge Island (Return ferry to Seattle is free!)
  • Electric Boat tours are an option that can be selected while making your reservation - not included in the regular tour unless selected
  • Meals

24 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Child rate applies to ages 6-17; however, this tour is most suitable for children ages 12 and older. Minimum ages is 6. Tour does not include hotel pick ups. 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.

Rating & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Very good and thorough tour!

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Event Date:

April 23, 2018

Desired Time:

09:35 AM