When your cruise ship docks in Seattle, take an easy 15-minute walk to Pier 66 to catch the ferry to Bainbridge Island. Enjoy views of the Seattle skyline on your 35-minute ferry ride across Puget Sound, keeping your eyes peeled for whales and other marine life. The 8:45am ferry departure from Seattle is suggested for catching the start of the tour at 9:20am.
When you arrive at Bainbridge Island, you'll be greeted at the ferry terminal by your guide. Hop aboard a 12-person luxury mini-coach and start your tour with a drive through the Winslow area, where you can stop do do some shopping. Then, begin the 15-minute trip across the island to Bloedel Reserve.
At the reserve, you can either participate in the immersive guided tour or explore on your own for a more flexible, independent experience. This reserve is designed to impress. Several different environments making up the space, from the famous Japanese Garden to the moss garden to the bird refuge. As you explore, you'll gain a full appreciation of the serenity of the reserve and the dedication that has been put into every inch of these 150 acres (60 hectares).
When you leave the reserve, you’ll be taken back to the ferry terminal, where you are free to board the ferry or spend more time on the island.
Worry-free Shore Excursion
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Seattle port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.