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  • Location:Seattle, Washington
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Tillicum Village Cultural Experience

Experience the tribal culture of the Northwest with a 4-hour cruise to historic Blake Island, the legendary birthplace of Chief Seattle, for whom the city is named. Enjoy a 45-minute cruise to Tillicum Village, located eight miles from Seattle on Blake Island. Learn about Native American culture. Explore the village. Watch a live performance featuring traditional song and dance, and delight in a delicious salmon buffet. It’s an inspirational and educational adventure for the whole family.

Highlights

  • Take a 45-minute cruise to Tillicum Village from Seattle
  • Learn about the Native American culture
  • Watch a 25-minute show featuring traditional song and dance
  • Chinook Salmon buffet is included
  • Enjoy free time to explore Blake Island State Park

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What You Can Expect

Tillicum Village Cultural Experience

Tillicum Village

Meet the tour group at Pier 55 on Seattle’s Central Waterfront to begin this 4-hour excursion to Tillicum Village in Blake Island State Park. From the waterfront, it’s a scenic 45-minute, live-narrated cruise to Tillicum Village.

Upon arrival, enjoy some steamed clams as an appetizer before dinner. Inside the cedar longhouse, watch Chinook salmon being carefully prepared over open fires — the way it has been for centuries — before a buffet dinner with Northwestern cuisine is served. After the meal, sit back and watch an incredible stage performance that combines Coast Salish storytelling and traditional Native American dance. Tillicum Village is the only place in the world to see these dances and hear these songs, performed by the dancers whose families have owned them for generations.

After the show, choose from any number of different activities: Explore the beaches or forest trails, watch a wood-carving demonstration or visit the gift shop and take a tour of the artwork in the back garden and around the facility. Those are just a few of the possibilities before the return voyage to Seattle’s waterfront.

Itinerary

Menu:

  • Traditional Alder Baked Salmon: Savor this centuries‐old treat! The salmon, baked around alder wood fires on cedar stakes, is unlike anything you have ever tasted. Taking approximately one hour to bake slowly to perfection, the salmon retains moisture and takes on a wonderful mild flavor unique to this style of cooking and is served with a signature Juniper Berry Seasoning.
  • Signature Beef Stew: This thick meaty stew is full of flavors beef combined with root vegetables and potatoes for a mouth‐watering dish.
  • Wild Grain Harvest Rice: Try this wonderful combination of wild and regular rice, cooked to perfection with onions, garlic and a fragrant vegetable stock.
  • Warm Whole Grain Tillicum Bread: This rich, dark, slightly‐sweet bread is made with a hint of molasses and served warm with butter. This bread is so popular, in fact, you can even purchase an extra loaf to take home!
  • Field Greens Salad: Seasonal greens, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, Oregon blue cheese and served with stone ground rosemary dressing or raspberry vinaigrette served on the side.
  • Tri‐Colored Bean Salad: A colorful display of marinated creamy‐white cannelli beans and bright, fresh green beans tossed with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and shallots in a red‐wine vinaigrette.
  • Fresh Fruit Salad: Assorted melons, grapes, strawberries and pineapple served with a strawberry honey dipping sauce.
  • Northwest Dessert Treat: A Northwest inspired finish to your meal.
  • Coffee, Tea, Lemonade

Customer Reviews

John W United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was grate, we realy injoyed it.

Merla J G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

wonderful dinner and show.

Norma F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a great time. Food and performance were fantastic. Good value for your money. If you are visiting Seattle include this on your trip.

Brenda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a fabulous experience. Loved the organization, the salmon dinner was delicious and unique and the servers were most professional and kind. The dinner show was both informative and entertaining. Superb all around experience!!!

Mitzi M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was educational as well as great trip and food.

Alonzo D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Both my wife and I really enjoyed ourselves. The ferry over was a good trip also the crew was really nice and accomadating I would recommend this to my friends and family. Mrs Alonzo. Douglas

Donald Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent experience, friendlly, knowledgable staff. Delicious food and really enjoyed the buffet style of serving. Great show also.

Ann C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Interesting, informative and beautiful scenery. So fun!

Ginny

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellant tour and the food was above our expectations

Don A P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The trip was great, the stories were great. Boat Staff was wonderful, the staff during the meal were professional and the food was extraordinary. The trip returning to the docks was interesting and seemed to be over to soon. A very enjoyable day over all.

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