Puget Sound is a complex waterway of inlets, bays, and harbors that includes not only Seattle, but also the cities of Bellevue, Tacoma, Olympia, and a plethora of charming little towns and islands with a culture all their own. It is a region of sparkling blue waters, green forests, sandy beaches, and a relaxed pace of life. It’s a place where many Seattleites escape the bustling city life, get out on the water, and absorb the views of the Olympic Mountains.
Washington Ferries handle most of the traffic in Puget Sound, and you can get out on the water from Seattle Waterfront. Take a boat to Tillicum Village on Blake Island for a traditional Native Pacific Northwest dance performance, or sail to Brainbridge Island for an afternoon picnic. As you explore the Sound, you’ll come across old fishing villages turned yacht havens, and idyllic rural settings.
Well done to both Coach Drivers - courtesy and expertise well to the forefront. Good weather, good passenger company made this an excellent trip all round. WELL DONE TO ALL. Peter Stickland, Perth, Western Australia.
Review by Johanna V, April 2013
Doing what: High-Speed Passenger Ferry Service From Seattle, Washington to Victoria, British Columbia
We had a great trip to Victoria. The ferry was comfortable and the staff friendly and most helpful.
Fantastic and knowledgeable tour guide! Saw all the sights and got a good background to the city. I went in January and had the tour all to myself. Great value!
Puget Sound stretches approximately 100 miles/160 kilometers from Deception Pass in the north to Olympia, Washington in the south. Distances between islands aren’t great, but you should still allow at least a day to explore a few of the islands.
If you want to get out on Puget Sound from the Seattle Waterfront, head to Pier 52 for the Washington State Ferries, Pier 55 for harbor cruises and trips to Tillicum Village on Blake Island, or Pier 56 for a boat to Chittenden (Ballard) Locks.