My wife and two children, boy and a girl are experiencing this all together. We arrived on the tour and right away, the tour guides was like a ray of sunshine. They were happy and made us all feel welcome. The islands are like little gems that we are able to visit. We were able to explore two hours, while taking in the fresh sea air. The whole experience is a pleasant warm day that makes you feel fulfilled and happy. It is a time to spend with family that brings a peace that only nature can bring. The sea eagles fly overhead and are a sight to see. You hear their call in the distance and it makes the whole experience all that much richer.
My fourteen year old son wanted to visit the gum wall so bad because he heard about how gross it was and he is weird like that. So, from the pier 66 it is in walking distance less than 15 minutes. You see it going up the alley. At first gum is slightly splattered on the walls and as you get closer it is covered up more and more. He exclaims, "Awesome, with delight!" "Yes, I agree that is gross." Then I see what looks like him taking gum from the wall and putting it in his mouth. "Eww, Don't do that I yell!" He laughs and shows me how he is just faking to mess with me. I don't care it looks gross. I tell him to stop it! He says "OK," but every once in a while, out the corner of my eye, with a big smile on his face, he pretends to almost do it.
Pikes market is around the corner and we visit the original Starbucks as well. Before continuing the tour and catching the ferry at the Pier. My son is in rare form as he loves all this adventure, now to Suquamish Museum. I love history and to find out about this local tribe to me is fascinating. It says it was founded in 1983, the museum currently occupies a facility opened in 2012.
We had a full day exploring this little piece of the Northwest. All the excitement of the little islands, the gum wall, the travel on the boats and ferries, the Museum has done us in. I am sure there is much more to see because no one can get it all in with one shot. We will do this tour over and over again; I am sure, to get much more experiences in. This has been a joyful time with family.
On this Seattle shore excursion, explore Bainbridge Island and the adjacent Kitsap Peninsula, two of the Seattle area's most enjoyable day trip destinations.After a scenic ferry ride along Puget Sound to historic Bainbridge Island, meet your local guide at the ferry terminal and board a luxury mini-coach for a journey to the native communities of Suquamish, Poulsbo and Port Gamble on the Kitsap Peninsula. Discover Seattle's fascinating Native American history, soak up the quaint New England-inspired atmosphere, and enjoy free time to explore on your own.
When your cruise ship docks at the Seattle port, take an easy 15-minute walk to Pier 66 to board the ferry (own expense). Enjoy scenic views of the Seattle skyline and the Cascade Mountains as you travel along Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island.
From Suquamish, travel along Liberty Bay to your next stop, Poulsbo, a quaint village founded by Norwegian fishers and farmers. The extended stop here is a great time to do some shopping, grab lunch (own expense) or walk around on your own.
Your final stop is the New England-inspired village of Port Gamble on the northern part of the peninsula. Here, you can visit the Shell Museum or the Port Gamble Historic Museum, or enjoy some free time to explore at your leisure.
The return ferry is free, and you can hop on anytime you like to head back to Seattle.