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  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
For an easy getaway from Seattle, spend a day exploring Bainbridge Island and the adjacent Kitsap Peninsula! Simply take a convenient, scenic and inexpensive (less than $8 per person) ferry ride from Seattle to historic Bainbridge Island, and then meet your local guide at the ferry terminal. On a luxury minibus, venture through the picturesque Bainbridge Island on your way to the communities of Suquamish, Poulsbo and Port Gamble on the Kitsap Peninsula. Here, you’ll discover Native American history, enjoy the New England-inspired atmosphere and do some shopping.

Highlights

  • Minibus tour of Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap Peninsula
  • See the neighborhoods, learn the history and admire the scenery of Bainbridge Island
  • Visit the quaint towns of Suquamish, Poulsbo and Port Gamble
  • Enjoy beautiful views of the Seattle skyline and the Olympic Mountains
  • Flexible schedule with plenty of free time
  • Easy ferry ride from Seattle (own expense)

What You Can Expect

Bainbridge Island and Kitsap Peninsula Tour

Electric Boat Ride, Poulsbo

Bainbridge Island and the adjacent Kitsap Peninsula are two of the Seattle area’s most enjoyable day trip destinations. Explore them on this six-hour tour that starts at the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal.

Make your own way to Bainbridge on an easy and inexpensive ferry ride from Seattle (it is recommended you catch the 9:35am ferry from Seattle to make the 10:10am tour start time). After the 30-minute ferry ride across Puget Sound (an experience itself!), meet your local guide at the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal.

Enjoy scenic vistas in every direction from the moment you depart Seattle until the moment you return. From the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal, travel by luxury minibus to the Kitsap Peninsula via the Agate Pass Bridge. Your first stop on the Kitsap Peninsula is the sleepy town of Suquamish – once home to Chief Seattle and now home to the Suquamish Tribe. Visit Chief Seattle’s grave and the Suquamish Museum to learn about the history of the tribe.

From Suquamish, hug Liberty Bay all the way 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 explore.

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.

The return ferry to Seattle is free; spend the rest of your day as you wish! Take the ferry straight back to spend your evening in Seattle; visit the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort; or even spend the night at a bed and breakfast on the island – the choice is yours.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

I caught an early ferry from Seattle so I could walk around Brainbridge before the tour started and walked the waterfront trail which was a very pleasant stroll through the backgrounds of the quaint little village. I would highly recommend doing that either before or after the tour. The tour was very enjoyable; lots of history about the island and the Kitsap Peninsula. We visited the Squamish Museum and learned how the locals are dealing with today’s environment. Jean Boyle, the tour guide, was a wealth of knowledge about the area and the inhabitants both past and present. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch on our own in Poulbos a beautiful Norwegian style village with many boutique type shops to visit. Our afternoon wound down with a walk around Port Orchard, a Company owned Lumber town from the late 1800s. A quaint village with beautifully restored New England style homes. Bottom line it was a day well spent and well worth the cost of the trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Fantastic tour! Our guides (i'm terrible and cannot remember their names) were so knowledgeable and lovely. Bainbridge Is and the Kitsap Peninsula are beautiful. I would highly recommend this tour.

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