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  • Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
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, take a guided tour of Bainbridge Island by luxury mini-coach and then hop off to explore the Bloedel Reserve, an award-winning public garden filled with eccentric and immaculate grounds. If you have an interest in stunning gardens and natural habitats, you’ll be in heaven, as this tour includes 2 hours of either guided or individual exploration at the reserve, known for its beautiful Japanese Garden and postcard-worthy views of Puget Sound, all within a 150-acre (60-hectare) property.

This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.


  • Seattle shore excursion to Bainbridge Island and the Bloedel Reserve
  • Visit the island's quaint downtown area of Winslow
  • Take a guided tour of the Bloedel Reserve (included in price) or explore independently
  • Marvel at several habitats including a Japanese garden, bird refuge and moss garden
  • Enjoy stunning views of Seattle from Bainbridge Island
  • Luxury mini-coach seats up to 12 people, ensuring a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

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

Walking the Gardens at Bloedel Reserve

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

wonderful!!!! tour leader was very knowledgeable . great experiance. highly recomend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

This is an all-day excursion! The ferry over to Bainbridge Island gave us a wonderful view of the Seattle skyline. The tour bus met us right at the terminal and was state of the art! Very very comfortable with good speaker system and video about the history of where we were going. The walk was not difficult but at the end more hilly than one of my companions could do. She was picked up and provided a nice place to sit with free bottled water. The guide seemed like she must have known the family personally - she seemed to know everything about them and all the flora and fauna of the grounds. The grounds were impressive yet not overly manicured. It flowed with nature and was very joyful to walk on the sunny trail. The bus dropped us back in the village and gave us plenty of time to have lunch and discover all the shops and ice cream! The walk back to the ferry from town was a good half hour for which we did not plan well and missed the returning ferry and to wait for the next. I would recommend giving yourself the whole day to explore the town after the tour is finished.

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