• Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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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 fish buffet. It’s an inspirational and educational adventure for the whole family.


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Tillicum Excursion

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 fish 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.


Customer Reviews

Alberto O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A tour that's worth the money and time. It's something different and the food was delicious.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great, Great Tour, Great food and great show well worth doing and seeing plus nice boat ride.
Paula and Jocelyn


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was such a great experience! The northwest native culture displayed was all that I could ask for and beyond. I came from Chicago to experience Tillicum Village and the greater Seattle area, and it not disappoint!

Wendy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

It was a fabulous trip, well organized and so interesting. Highly recommend!!

Collette V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Been on this many times even on school trips, and enjoy it every single trip. Tourists ALWAYS LOVE THIS SHOW AND THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND. BOOK IT!!!!

Sharon N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wonderful history and current events. Excellent.

Cora C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Our trip to Seattle was wonderful. We enjoyed all the sites, restaurants and coffee!!! One of our favorite excursions was to Blake Island where we enjoyed the Tillicum Excursion. The boat ride was great a little chilly if you were seated outside and the staff was very kind and accommodating. Once we arrived to the island the complimentary clams were delicious, the show was awesome and the lunch was quite yummy!!! We all really enjoyed the entire experience. The area is so beautiful!! I highly recommend this tour!!

Carla C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The cultural multimedia presentation/dance was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Great experience! The boat ride over and back was comfortable couldn't hear the narration over the sound of the engines and the buffet and dancers were wonderful. Wish we had more time to explore the island.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The trip to Tillicum Village was a really nice excursion whilst in Seattle and I would recommend it to anyone. It was very interesting, the food was amazing, the service good and the location very relaxing. The 45min boat trip from Seattle to Blake island was also very relaxing and informative.

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