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The Emerald City is the crown jewel of the Pacific Coast, and for good reason. It’s a 360-degree stunner with the grandiose of Mount Rainier, the tranquil of the Puget Sound, and the modernity of its city skyline surrounding you. Let’s just clear up one misconception about this city right now: rain doesn’t impede on all the fun things to do in Seattle. Leave the umbrellas behind for outdoor activities in and around the city, from chef-led morning tours through the open-air Pike Place Market to Mt. Rainier National Park day trips, among others, with local-led Airbnb Experiences.

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One Hour Sightseeing Cocktail Cruise
This year we are offering private tours only, so it will just be you and your guests. The boats all get enclosed to keep you dry and comfortable regardless of the weather! Your adventure begins as we embark from the North Side of Lake Union and enjoy a leisurely cruise around Lake Union and Lake Washington. Throughout this 1 Hour Cruise you'll have an opportunity to experience: Up close and personal views of sea plane take offs and landings. Sights such as the Space Needle, Gas Works Park, the Fremont Bridge, St. Marks Cathedral as well as dozens of floating homes including the Sleepless in Seattle floating home and the oldest floating home in Seattle. Hundreds of boats from classic cruisers to modern mega yachts from all around Lake Union Sit back, relax and enjoy a cocktail (or mocktail) while soaking up all the amazing views of Seattle and discover what makes the Northwest so special. Other things to note You are welcome and encouraged to bring any food and soft drinks that you you like. Sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. Outside alcohol is not allowed. Drinks start at just $6. Cash or credit
Forest hike to Twin and Snoqualmie Falls
This half day tour is a combination of an easy to moderate 2-hour hike to the Twin Falls and a visit to an historic logging town, Snoqualmie, located next to the famous Snoqualmie Falls, which we view, as well. I will pick you up in downtown Seattle and drive eastward for about 30 minutes until we arrive at the trailhead. We will hike in old growth forest along Snoqualmie River to Twin Falls and the Upper Falls, which are beautiful cascades of waterfalls. After the hike we will drive through North Bend, where the diner from the popular tv show "Twin Peaks" is located, to the historic logging town of Snoqualmie. The locomotives of the time are still on the railroad tracks and the old depot from the year 1890 is in use till this day. Then we go to the Snoqualmie Falls of 270 feet - followed by Borst Lake, where Mount Si is reflected in the often still lake - and then drive back to downtown Seattle.
Cuteness attack of Bunnies
*parents with young children please do watch them closely when handling bunnies. Don’t stick your fingers in the cage, they will bite.* In general-We will learn about all the farm animals here, ducks, chickens, bunnies and goats. But this will depend on the age of the guests. We provide feeds for the animals, but also welcome any fresh vegetables or food donations. Hands on experience with the rabbits and handling them. So many fun stories and love therapy, you will feel so loved just looking at these cute fur balls hopping around! Bonus~baby ducklings and chicks in the spring. Or eggs hunting! * * * If you want to adopt them as pets, I will make sure you pick a right bunny and learn to care for them, if you can’t own a pet, simply enjoy them here and not have to do the work. They will melt your heart. Come and hold the babies or simply spend time with them you will feel so loved. This is a great experience for adults and kids alike! Other things to note: Remember to wear old farm clothes and boots. **We got a huge 9 feet*28 feet green house that keeps you out of rain and cold. Rabbits do kick and scratch because they are prey animals, and get scared easily, please do not chase them. Let them come to you! Baby bunnies are fragile, parents with young children are responsible for watching them when handling.i
Tiny Hearts Homestead
When you get here we will immediately go into the goat, mini horse, mini donkey, mini cow and pig pasture and love on them. We can also feed the Alpacas and Chickens. Sometimes they do get full in the afternoon so feeding may or may not happen. While visiting I will be actively working in the fields, but am always ready to answer question you may have. Because I am an animal sanctuary I take in all animals. Most are super loving, but some require special instruction to interact with. Parents please help kids follow the rules so everyone remains safe. Please wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind a dirty on, especially in the rainy season. Boot are VERY recommended. Even if it isn’t raining there is thick mud to walk through. This is a true animal farm. Poop, mud, and dirt are apart of it. We operate rain or shine and do not cancel for rain unless it would be unsafe to attend. We now offer fresh eggs for sale when available. If you want to reserve a dozen , let me know before your visit. We can also do birthday parties. If interested in any of these, let me know and I will get your more details Also, don’t forget to follow Tinyheartshomestead on Instagram to see what’s new at the farm A reminder you are visiting an active farm and animal behavior is unpredictable. By booking you waive liability for injuries that occur during the experience.
Electric Bike Tour Seattle
On this tour we can social distance and be outdoors. We can easily maintain a safe distance between riders while traveling between sites and on stops. Bikes are sanitized between riders. We ride electric bikes, these are fat-tire RadPower Mini’s and step-thru Mini's, they are accessible for almost all riders. Must be 18 years old to operate the electric bike. Although the electric motor helps a lot with Seattle’s hills, you do have to pedal. At times, it can be the exercise equivalent of a brisk walk and on other points along the route it’s a pleasant stroll. Older riders may find the bikes and terrain a challenge. If you are an active bike rider you will have no problems with the electric bike. First stop is at the Olympic Mountains and Sound Viewpoint, here there's a great overview of the waterway and the geology of Seattle. Typically we travel through the Ballard Locks and visit the fish ladder. Other options include the Fremont Troll, Gasworks Park, and Fishermen's Terminal. There are a few options, such as a ride around Discovery Park--I like to customize the routes whenever possible. Other things to note: First part of the tour is learning how to ride an ebike. There are bags on each bike for caring personal items. Wear bright colors to increase visibility. Sunglasses are also handy.

Most popular in Seattle

Chef Tour of Pike Place Market
We will take you on a culinary tasting adventure of Pike Place Market. We will be stopping at 9 different artisanal vendors; learning about local production and tasting your way through the flavors of the Northwest. Other things to note: The tour takes place rain or shine. Please email if you have dietary restrictions. Not all of our routes stop at the same places in Pike Place! We do book private tours for 9-15 people. Please direct message us to learn more. Our team also conducts a, more off the beaten path, tour on Fridays and Saturdays of South Lake Union. There are small bites over many stops and limited places to sit down. This experience requires a medium physical fitness level due to hills, stairs and uneven terrain. We do cover some distance and the market is crowded during the Summer. Lastly, due to our tight schedule and wanting to show you as much of the market during a short time, we don't have time to shop during the tour. We encourage you to come back after the tour with your discount card to make purchases.
Visit Snoqualmie Falls and Hike to Twin Falls
This experience includes visiting two different waterfalls and includes over 1 mile of hiking. This is a unique opportunity to venture into the temperate rainforests of the Cascades. To breathe in the fresh air of the forest and see trees that are several hundred feet tall and equally as old. This is an experience for someone who is interested in getting a workout in the morning. The short trip includes ecological as well as cultural interpretation of the natural areas visited. It is a truly unique experience to be immersed in the cascade mountains.
Seattle's Underground Donut Tour
On this tour, you'll join me as we explore the city and food culture through the medium of donuts. You'll learn history of Seattle, each donut location, how they fit into the larger food scene, as well as try some amazing donuts. We start at Top Pot Doughnut's Flagship store on 5th. We'll try some of their classics as well as some new flavors depending on seasonality. From here, we'll walk through Belltown highlighting things along the way like the monorail and the Space Needle before arriving at Tempesta where we'll try some of their weekly rotating flavors. From there, we're off to Dahlia Bakery to enjoy some hot and fresh beignets. On to our last stop, we make sure to hit the landmark no visit to Seattle is complete without - Pike Place Market. Here, we'll sample some of the best donuts around from Daily Dozen Doughnuts before calling it a day. Other things to note Let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary Unfortunately we cannot accommodate gluten free or vegan diets YET.
Seattle Coffee Culture Tour
Seattle and coffee: how did it all start? And what is the city’s coffee scene like nowadays? Join us on this walking and tasting tour of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, a haven of Seattle’s best coffee joints! Capitol Hill is one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods, known for its food and drink scene, nightlife, and, of course, its diversity of coffee shops. With a local guide, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the basics – from a finely made, quality espresso – to coffee infused with more unique ingredients. We may even get to try a Seattle original which will please your taste buds with chocolatey and zesty flavors. At each stop, you will get to know the history behind Seattle’s obsession with coffee, the low-down on all of those confusing terms and processes, and even potentially visit a functioning roastery! You’ll come away with an appreciation for the third-wave coffee scene, the industry’s and local shops’ strive for sustainability, and everything that goes into creating a communal space for socializing, work, or fun. Along the way, you’ll hear about Seattle’s counterculture and legendary music scene, which go hand-in-hand with coffee culture. We’ll pass by historic music venues as well as plenty of places your guide can recommend to eat, drink, and play following the tour.
Sailing Adventure from Bainbridge Island
S/V Rumbera departs from Bainbridge Island's Waterfront Park, an easy walk from the ferry landing and downtown Winslow. Leaving the dock, we'll pass through beautiful Eagle Harbor before raising sails. To the east you’ll see the iconic skyline of Seattle, with majestic Mount Rainier to the south, the Olympic Mountains to the west, and Mount Baker to the north. ​ Depending on the day, we’ll get up close to seals, explore some beautiful harbors with stunning waterfront homes, and maybe even spot whales. Or we could see a nuclear submarine, inbound container ships, or century-old schooners. You'll learn about Bainbridge Island's unique history, from having the largest shipyard for wooden vessels in the West, to the earthquake that lifted a whole section of the Island 23 feet which can still be seen today, and of being the first place from which Japanese-Americans were forcibly removed from their homes during World War II. ​ You decide whether you want to charter the whole boat (“private” for up to six people) or share a charter with others (“social” for up to six people). No matter what you choose, we know you’ll have fun. Other things to note Call (206-947-3266) or email (sailrumbera@gmail.com) Captain Scott if you have any questions about this sailing experience!

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Things to do near Pioneer Square

Historic · Vibrant

Chef Tour of Pike Place Market
We will take you on a culinary tasting adventure of Pike Place Market. We will be stopping at 9 different artisanal vendors; learning about local production and tasting your way through the flavors of the Northwest. Other things to note: The tour takes place rain or shine. Please email if you have dietary restrictions. Not all of our routes stop at the same places in Pike Place! We do book private tours for 9-15 people. Please direct message us to learn more. Our team also conducts a, more off the beaten path, tour on Fridays and Saturdays of South Lake Union. There are small bites over many stops and limited places to sit down. This experience requires a medium physical fitness level due to hills, stairs and uneven terrain. We do cover some distance and the market is crowded during the Summer. Lastly, due to our tight schedule and wanting to show you as much of the market during a short time, we don't have time to shop during the tour. We encourage you to come back after the tour with your discount card to make purchases.
Seattle Sailing Cruise on Cool & Refreshing Puget Sound
There is a sense of magic in setting your sails, allowing the wind to carry you across water. I will gently encourage everyone to take a turn steering the boat, to feel the uniting force of wind and water. After all these years, I still find it enchanting. Choose your time. I offer a "Morning on the Sound" sailing cruise . . . a "Midday Cruise" . . . and a wonderful "Sunset Cruise." We will leave the dock at Shilshole Bay Marina, motor out past the city’s famed Golden Gardens Park, watch for sea lions loafing on the Meadow Point buoy, and then set sail, heading West across Puget Sound toward the magnificent Olympic Mountains. Along the way we will watch for schools of Dahl’s porpoises, orcas, seals, jumping salmon, bald eagles, herons, and other wildlife. (I once saw an eagle dive beside by boat, extending its claws to capture a salmon just below the surface that was so large it took several strong wing beats for the eagle flying just a foot above the water to slowly regain altitude for what must have been quite a feast.) On the Sunset Cruise, we will keep a careful watch as the sun sets behind the Olympic Mountains, for the resulting lightshow is something you will want to capture on camera. As the sun drops behind the well-named Mount Olympus and other peaks in the range, it often illuminates the clouds into glorious colors.
One Hour Sightseeing Cocktail Cruise
This year we are offering private tours only, so it will just be you and your guests. The boats all get enclosed to keep you dry and comfortable regardless of the weather! Your adventure begins as we embark from the North Side of Lake Union and enjoy a leisurely cruise around Lake Union and Lake Washington. Throughout this 1 Hour Cruise you'll have an opportunity to experience: Up close and personal views of sea plane take offs and landings. Sights such as the Space Needle, Gas Works Park, the Fremont Bridge, St. Marks Cathedral as well as dozens of floating homes including the Sleepless in Seattle floating home and the oldest floating home in Seattle. Hundreds of boats from classic cruisers to modern mega yachts from all around Lake Union Sit back, relax and enjoy a cocktail (or mocktail) while soaking up all the amazing views of Seattle and discover what makes the Northwest so special. Other things to note You are welcome and encouraged to bring any food and soft drinks that you you like. Sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. Outside alcohol is not allowed. Drinks start at just $6. Cash or credit
Forest hike to Twin and Snoqualmie Falls
This half day tour is a combination of an easy to moderate 2-hour hike to the Twin Falls and a visit to an historic logging town, Snoqualmie, located next to the famous Snoqualmie Falls, which we view, as well. I will pick you up in downtown Seattle and drive eastward for about 30 minutes until we arrive at the trailhead. We will hike in old growth forest along Snoqualmie River to Twin Falls and the Upper Falls, which are beautiful cascades of waterfalls. After the hike we will drive through North Bend, where the diner from the popular tv show "Twin Peaks" is located, to the historic logging town of Snoqualmie. The locomotives of the time are still on the railroad tracks and the old depot from the year 1890 is in use till this day. Then we go to the Snoqualmie Falls of 270 feet - followed by Borst Lake, where Mount Si is reflected in the often still lake - and then drive back to downtown Seattle.
Seattle Coffee Culture Tour
Seattle and coffee: how did it all start? And what is the city’s coffee scene like nowadays? Join us on this walking and tasting tour of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, a haven of Seattle’s best coffee joints! Capitol Hill is one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods, known for its food and drink scene, nightlife, and, of course, its diversity of coffee shops. With a local guide, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the basics – from a finely made, quality espresso – to coffee infused with more unique ingredients. We may even get to try a Seattle original which will please your taste buds with chocolatey and zesty flavors. At each stop, you will get to know the history behind Seattle’s obsession with coffee, the low-down on all of those confusing terms and processes, and even potentially visit a functioning roastery! You’ll come away with an appreciation for the third-wave coffee scene, the industry’s and local shops’ strive for sustainability, and everything that goes into creating a communal space for socializing, work, or fun. Along the way, you’ll hear about Seattle’s counterculture and legendary music scene, which go hand-in-hand with coffee culture. We’ll pass by historic music venues as well as plenty of places your guide can recommend to eat, drink, and play following the tour.

Things to do near Capitol Hill

Residential · Hip · Vibrant

Visit Snoqualmie Falls and Hike to Twin Falls
This experience includes visiting two different waterfalls and includes over 1 mile of hiking. This is a unique opportunity to venture into the temperate rainforests of the Cascades. To breathe in the fresh air of the forest and see trees that are several hundred feet tall and equally as old. This is an experience for someone who is interested in getting a workout in the morning. The short trip includes ecological as well as cultural interpretation of the natural areas visited. It is a truly unique experience to be immersed in the cascade mountains.
Seattle's Underground Donut Tour
On this tour, you'll join me as we explore the city and food culture through the medium of donuts. You'll learn history of Seattle, each donut location, how they fit into the larger food scene, as well as try some amazing donuts. We start at Top Pot Doughnut's Flagship store on 5th. We'll try some of their classics as well as some new flavors depending on seasonality. From here, we'll walk through Belltown highlighting things along the way like the monorail and the Space Needle before arriving at Tempesta where we'll try some of their weekly rotating flavors. From there, we're off to Dahlia Bakery to enjoy some hot and fresh beignets. On to our last stop, we make sure to hit the landmark no visit to Seattle is complete without - Pike Place Market. Here, we'll sample some of the best donuts around from Daily Dozen Doughnuts before calling it a day. Other things to note Let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary Unfortunately we cannot accommodate gluten free or vegan diets YET.
Tour a bean to bar chocolate factory -- Spinnaker Chocolate
During our chocolate factory tour, you will learn in detail how we craft chocolate starting with cocoa beans and ending with wrapped and sealed chocolate bars. We'll discuss: 1. How cacao is grown and where it comes from. 2. How we clean and sort our cocoa beans before production. 3. How we roast, grind, and conche our chocolate to maximize flavor and aroma. 4. And how we temper, mold, and wrap our chocolate bars. We'll also get to examine raw cocoa beans, taste some chocolate in production, and sample a variety of finished chocolate bars with unique flavor characteristics.
Seattle Chocolate Tour
Is chocolate a food or a technology? Why does it hold such a special place in cultures around the world? Most importantly: How do YOU like your chocolate? On this tour you'll need all your senses to help answer these questions, and there's no better place to explore the world of chocolate than the city famous for beans that give you a buzz. This 2.5 hour walking tour will fill you to the brim with chocolatey goodness. Dark. Milk. Drinking. Solid. Spicy. Bitter. Sweet. With nuts. Without nuts. And the purest of the pure. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the attention that goes into each silky smooth decadent bite you take. Included in your ticket price is 12 individual tastes of chocolate (keep breakfast light). We will visit 8 of Downtown Seattle's most beloved food stops, including a real-life chocolate factory! We work hard to make this tour accessible to everyone, so let us know ahead of time about any food allergies, dietary restrictions, or mobility concerns.
Touring and Hiking near Mount Rainier area
The tour to the area near the highest volcano (14,410 feet) in the Cascade Mountain range, Mt. Rainier, will begin with picking you up in downtown Seattle and driving to Mt. Rainier area. We will be hiking and picnicking while enjoying the marvelous views of Mt. Rainier. We will spend the day among a thousand year old big trees in the old growth forest, rivers, and lakes while having beautiful views of Mt. Rainier (in the months from October through June we will hike mostly with snowshoes).

Things to do near Ballard

Quiet · Residential · Hip

Electric Bike Tour Seattle
On this tour we can social distance and be outdoors. We can easily maintain a safe distance between riders while traveling between sites and on stops. Bikes are sanitized between riders. We ride electric bikes, these are fat-tire RadPower Mini’s and step-thru Mini's, they are accessible for almost all riders. Must be 18 years old to operate the electric bike. Although the electric motor helps a lot with Seattle’s hills, you do have to pedal. At times, it can be the exercise equivalent of a brisk walk and on other points along the route it’s a pleasant stroll. Older riders may find the bikes and terrain a challenge. If you are an active bike rider you will have no problems with the electric bike. First stop is at the Olympic Mountains and Sound Viewpoint, here there's a great overview of the waterway and the geology of Seattle. Typically we travel through the Ballard Locks and visit the fish ladder. Other options include the Fremont Troll, Gasworks Park, and Fishermen's Terminal. There are a few options, such as a ride around Discovery Park--I like to customize the routes whenever possible. Other things to note: First part of the tour is learning how to ride an ebike. There are bags on each bike for caring personal items. Wear bright colors to increase visibility. Sunglasses are also handy.
Sunset Sailing Seattle
This cruise will last approximately 3 hours, if we are punctual, and the wind, weather or sunset are amazing, or during the longest days of summer when it is light until 10 pm, we may use some extra time to sail, so we will have some flexibility with travel to the marina and casting off to enjoy sailing! We will leave, under motor power, out of Shilshole Bay Marina and head south to Elliott Bay. During that time we will do a safety check, and then we may haul the sails and take turns learning the fundamentals of sailing and running the helm (if you would like), otherwise sit back and enjoy the views and the winds during the sail. To the west, we will have views of Blake and Bainbridge Island from Rich Passage where the downtown to to island ferrys run. Upon entering Elliott Bay, to the east, lies Elliott Bay Marina and Discovery Park, while straight ahead and to the South we will see Mount Rainier and downtown Seattle. The Great Pacific North West has many things to offer on the sea, so we hope to see porpoises, orcas, sea lions, the occasional whale or a message in a bottle, and we will definitely see the sunset! This year one Humpback, and 2 orca sightings! Other things to note Sailing is an all weather sport and can be cold, or hot in the sun, the cabin has relief from both. Bring warm layers, camera, sunscreen, and any food or beverages, (drinking water and ice provided).
Learn to Forage and Grow Mushrooms
The Pacific Northwest is one of the best places in the world to find mushrooms. Sit down with me for an enlightening talk about finding mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. I share lots of videos, photos, illustrations, maps, and other tools that can help you to find and identify mushrooms. *** Please ask if you are interested in other days / times *** We discuss: - mushrooms for beginners to identify - how I choose foraging spots and where I go - edible, medicinal, and poisonous species - the basics of growing mushrooms at home I host this experience from my home in NW Seattle but I am also happy to travel for private groups and events. This experience is great for groups and team-building. This is not a guided foraging tour. Please check my other experience pages for availability https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1587645 More details on what we cover: Where to find mushrooms near Seattle How to identify edible mushrooms in Washington and Oregon When is the best time to look for mushrooms How to identify certain poisonous mushrooms How to safely forage What are the rules on foraging in Washington I also show you how to use my site Salish Sea Mushrooms www.salishmushrooms.com to find foraging areas, learn about Seattle mushrooms, find maps for foraging areas, discover tree distribution around the Pacific Northwest, and join a foraging tour
Sightseeing Cocktail Cruise
We are offering private tours only, so it will just be you and your guests. Our maximum capacity is 6 guests, regardless of age or size. This is a US Coast Guard regulation that we cannot make exceptions to. The boats all get enclosed to keep you dry and comfortable regardless of the weather! Your adventure begins as we embark from the North Side of Lake Union and enjoy a leisurely cruise around Lake Union and Lake Washington. Throughout this 2 Hour Cruise you'll have an opportunity to experience: Up close and personal views of sea plane take offs and landings. Sights such as the Space Needle, Gas Works Park, the Fremont Bridge, St. Marks Cathedral as well as dozens of floating homes including the Sleepless in Seattle floating home and the oldest floating home in Seattle. Hundreds of boats from classic cruisers to modern mega yachts from Westlake to Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut, leading to Lake Washington. A fantastic view of the UW campus and football stadium. Sit back, relax and enjoy a cocktail (or mocktail) while soaking up all the amazing views of Seattle and discover what makes the Northwest so special. Other things to note You are welcome and encouraged to bring any food and soft drinks that you you like. Please remember that outside alcohol is not allowed. Sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended.
Tea & Tisane Tour and Tasting
You'll spend a delicious evening sampling a myriad of different teas in our unique steampunk tea shop. You'll sip, I'll brew and you'll learn about what makes different teas unique and how tea is grown and processed. We'll talk about the legends and lore surrounding this mysterious magical beverage. We'll sample and compare floral notes, mineral elements, and vegetal savory scents. We'll drink and compare black teas, explore Oolongs, savor subtle green teas, and dive into the wide world of therapeutic herbal Tisanes. We'll try on crazy hats and have a fabulous time. Come develop your palate and learn more about Teas & Tisanes. This experience is for tea lovers and novices alike and we'll guarantee you find something to fall in love with by the end. Other things to note We've got you well taken care of. Bathroom provided. Comfy environment and chairs included. Street parking is fairly easy, and there is a 90 minute free parking garage 2 blocks away.

All activities near Seattle

Chef Tour of Pike Place Market
We will take you on a culinary tasting adventure of Pike Place Market. We will be stopping at 9 different artisanal vendors; learning about local production and tasting your way through the flavors of the Northwest. Other things to note: The tour takes place rain or shine. Please email if you have dietary restrictions. Not all of our routes stop at the same places in Pike Place! We do book private tours for 9-15 people. Please direct message us to learn more. Our team also conducts a, more off the beaten path, tour on Fridays and Saturdays of South Lake Union. There are small bites over many stops and limited places to sit down. This experience requires a medium physical fitness level due to hills, stairs and uneven terrain. We do cover some distance and the market is crowded during the Summer. Lastly, due to our tight schedule and wanting to show you as much of the market during a short time, we don't have time to shop during the tour. We encourage you to come back after the tour with your discount card to make purchases.
Seattle Sailing Cruise on Cool & Refreshing Puget Sound
There is a sense of magic in setting your sails, allowing the wind to carry you across water. I will gently encourage everyone to take a turn steering the boat, to feel the uniting force of wind and water. After all these years, I still find it enchanting. Choose your time. I offer a "Morning on the Sound" sailing cruise . . . a "Midday Cruise" . . . and a wonderful "Sunset Cruise." We will leave the dock at Shilshole Bay Marina, motor out past the city’s famed Golden Gardens Park, watch for sea lions loafing on the Meadow Point buoy, and then set sail, heading West across Puget Sound toward the magnificent Olympic Mountains. Along the way we will watch for schools of Dahl’s porpoises, orcas, seals, jumping salmon, bald eagles, herons, and other wildlife. (I once saw an eagle dive beside by boat, extending its claws to capture a salmon just below the surface that was so large it took several strong wing beats for the eagle flying just a foot above the water to slowly regain altitude for what must have been quite a feast.) On the Sunset Cruise, we will keep a careful watch as the sun sets behind the Olympic Mountains, for the resulting lightshow is something you will want to capture on camera. As the sun drops behind the well-named Mount Olympus and other peaks in the range, it often illuminates the clouds into glorious colors.
One Hour Sightseeing Cocktail Cruise
This year we are offering private tours only, so it will just be you and your guests. The boats all get enclosed to keep you dry and comfortable regardless of the weather! Your adventure begins as we embark from the North Side of Lake Union and enjoy a leisurely cruise around Lake Union and Lake Washington. Throughout this 1 Hour Cruise you'll have an opportunity to experience: Up close and personal views of sea plane take offs and landings. Sights such as the Space Needle, Gas Works Park, the Fremont Bridge, St. Marks Cathedral as well as dozens of floating homes including the Sleepless in Seattle floating home and the oldest floating home in Seattle. Hundreds of boats from classic cruisers to modern mega yachts from all around Lake Union Sit back, relax and enjoy a cocktail (or mocktail) while soaking up all the amazing views of Seattle and discover what makes the Northwest so special. Other things to note You are welcome and encouraged to bring any food and soft drinks that you you like. Sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. Outside alcohol is not allowed. Drinks start at just $6. Cash or credit
Forest hike to Twin and Snoqualmie Falls
This half day tour is a combination of an easy to moderate 2-hour hike to the Twin Falls and a visit to an historic logging town, Snoqualmie, located next to the famous Snoqualmie Falls, which we view, as well. I will pick you up in downtown Seattle and drive eastward for about 30 minutes until we arrive at the trailhead. We will hike in old growth forest along Snoqualmie River to Twin Falls and the Upper Falls, which are beautiful cascades of waterfalls. After the hike we will drive through North Bend, where the diner from the popular tv show "Twin Peaks" is located, to the historic logging town of Snoqualmie. The locomotives of the time are still on the railroad tracks and the old depot from the year 1890 is in use till this day. Then we go to the Snoqualmie Falls of 270 feet - followed by Borst Lake, where Mount Si is reflected in the often still lake - and then drive back to downtown Seattle.
Seattle Coffee Culture Tour
Seattle and coffee: how did it all start? And what is the city’s coffee scene like nowadays? Join us on this walking and tasting tour of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, a haven of Seattle’s best coffee joints! Capitol Hill is one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods, known for its food and drink scene, nightlife, and, of course, its diversity of coffee shops. With a local guide, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the basics – from a finely made, quality espresso – to coffee infused with more unique ingredients. We may even get to try a Seattle original which will please your taste buds with chocolatey and zesty flavors. At each stop, you will get to know the history behind Seattle’s obsession with coffee, the low-down on all of those confusing terms and processes, and even potentially visit a functioning roastery! You’ll come away with an appreciation for the third-wave coffee scene, the industry’s and local shops’ strive for sustainability, and everything that goes into creating a communal space for socializing, work, or fun. Along the way, you’ll hear about Seattle’s counterculture and legendary music scene, which go hand-in-hand with coffee culture. We’ll pass by historic music venues as well as plenty of places your guide can recommend to eat, drink, and play following the tour.

Your guide to Seattle

What do locals do in Seattle?

Spend time in Fremont

Whether you’re visiting or local, Fremont is a laid-back neighborhood loved most for its quaint cafes, bike-friendly trails along the Lake Washington Ship Canal, and (yes) that recognizable troll statue that’s made cameos in its fair share of blockbuster movies. Take a walking tour of the neighborhood with one of its residents to get the most of your visit. Don’t miss Fremont Lookout for great city views.

Visit breweries in Ballard

The once sleepy Scandinavian village, where you can still visit impressive landmarks like the Ballard Locks, is today a beacon of breweries. Family traditions, old world brews, and innovative beers are all within an easy, relaxed walk or bike ride through this mostly flat neighborhood. There’s plenty of dog- and kid-friendly spots to kick back and relax.

Hike Volunteer Park

This nearly 50-acre public park teems with things to do for all ages. Visit the Seattle Asian Art Museum, take a short hike to the water tower to enjoy secretive views of the city from an observation deck, or laze about the Great Lawn for a picnic. In the summer months (typically around August), don’t miss the dahlias in full bloom here.

Indulge in Chinese food

Eat your way through Chinatown on a food tour, find the best noodles in the International district, or learn to make classic dumplings in a cooking class.

Explore Seattle’s waterways

Paddleboard on Green Lake and at Alki Beach, row or kayak along Lake Washington and Lake Union, or enjoy private boat cruises around the Puget Sound.


What are the best ways to explore outdoors?

Day trips to national parks and waterfalls

Anyone looking to enjoy a day out to Mount Rainier or Olympic national parks can easily take off from Seattle. Both parks are about a 2-hour drive (one way), and getting up early to get ahead of the day is a great way to maximize time exploring the majesty of the Pacific Northwest. For another special (and closer) experience: Join a local expert on a 30-minute drive out to admire Snoqualmie Falls for hikes for all activity levels. After, stop at a family-run winery in the foothills of the Cascade mountains for a quiet gourmet lunch and laid-back tastings.

Forest bathing and urban hikes

What makes a city like Seattle so unique? You don’t have to go far to experience old-growth forests in places such as Seward Park, where an entire part of the park is covered in centuries-old trees. Take time to slow down and appreciate the beauty surrounding you on some 13 trailheads.


What are the best things to do at night in Seattle?

Seattle is known for its music and arts, and areas like Capitol Hill and the downtown are great places to find music clubs, museums, and galleries. For those looking for more hands-on activities, shake things up with mixology classes, a supernatural experience at Pike Place Market, and more.

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