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Bainbridge Island

A half-hour’s ferry ride from downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island is a relaxing side trip in Puget Sound. The quaint downtown area stretches just a few blocks from the ferry terminal down Winslow Avenue, which is lined with art and antique shops, clothing boutiques, and cafés and restaurants, many of which focus on using regionally-sourced ingredients in their farm-to-table cuisine. 

Aside from the small commercial district, the majority of the island is residential or rural, dotted with small bed and breakfasts and even a few vineyards. The main draw of visiting, other than simply rest and relaxation, is the outdoor activities. Hiking and biking are popular, with miles of trails traversing the rolling hills. Other activities popular with locals and visitors include kayaking, whale-watching, and viewing other wildlife like deer and bald eagles. Kayak and bike rentals are both available year round as temperatures are fairly mild any time of year; summers are warm and winters are chilly, but rarely colder than 40 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Ferries from downtown Seattle run multiple times a day, all year round, and cost just a few dollars (more if you plan to bring a car), making Bainbridge Island an ideal day or weekend side trip from Seattle. 

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Small-Group Bainbridge Island Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Take a few hours to explore Bainbridge Island! Just a short ferry ride from Seattle, Bainbridge Island maintains a small-town Pacific Northwest feel, just a ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.07

Bainbridge Island and Kitsap Peninsula Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

For an easy getaway from Seattle, spend a day exploring Bainbridge Island and the adjacent Kitsap Peninsula! Simply take a convenient, scenic and inexpensive ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.65

Seattle Shore Excursion: Bainbridge Island and Kitsap Peninsula Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

On this Seattle shore excursion, explore Bainbridge Island and the adjacent Kitsap Peninsula, two of the Seattle area’s most enjoyable day trip destinations. ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.65

Seattle Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bainbridge Island Tour

While in port in Seattle, take a few hours to explore Bainbridge Island! Just a short ferry ride from the city, Bainbridge Island maintains a small-town ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.07

Bainbridge Island and Bloedel Reserve Small-Group Luxury Minibus Tour

Looking for something different when visiting Seattle? Take an easy and scenic ferry ride across Puget Sound and spend some time exploring Bainbridge Island ...  Read more

Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.07

Seattle Shore Excursion: Bainbridge Island and Bloedel Reserve Small-Group Luxury Tour

While in port in Seattle, take a scenic shore excursion to Bainbridge Island to visit the award-winning Bloedel Reserve. After a ferry ride across Puget Sound, ...  Read more

Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.07

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