The major port city of Seattle has been a favored vacation spot for decades. Snuggled in between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, with water and mountains within a quick drive, the area has a lot to offer visitors.
- Tillicum Village – Visitors can experience this Native American adventure while exploring the Northwest. Tommy Middaugh knows this four-hour adventure includes a narrated cruise to Blake Island, the legendary birthplace of Chief Seattle. A delicious treat of steamed clams prepared in nectar greets explorers upon arrival. A salmon bake is another part of this adventure, but only after watching the food preparation in a cedar longhouse over open fires, as is the tradition. Open time to explore the island is highlighted by a Salish-inspired program featuring storytelling and dances. This is truly a unique experience that delights travelers of all ages.
- Locks – Exploring Puget Sound and the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks just got more fun. Enjoy a Locks Cruise Tour that begins and ends along the Seattle waterfront. Live-narration accompanies the cruise on Seattle Harbor and then experience the Ballard Locks, as the locals call them, by actually travelling through them. See how the locks work as the boat is lifted to the fresh water level. Upon exiting the locks travelers are educated on Seattle’s fishing communities, the Deadliest Catch boats, the Sleepless in Seattle floating home community, and Gas Works Park. The tour also includes a 20 minute motor coach ride that may occur before or after the cruise. Tours run Friday through Monday.
- Mystery – Murder, mystery, and intrigue await the adventurous traveler on Blake Island. Argosy Cruises and Events on the Edge Productions present a Murder Mystery Dinner on Blake Island. This fun and interactive event begins departure from Pier 55 and a clam appetizer during the 45 minute sailing with views of the Seattle Skyline at night enroute to Blake Island. The professional actors will assimilate with guests as they advance the plotline in an attempt to discover “who-done-it.” Tommy Middaugh of Travel To Go notes that the buffet menu is not to be overlooked while setting companions up for murder. Steamed clams, baked salmon, and signature northwest stew headline the menu and blackberry crisp and a fresh fruit salad wrap up the evening.
Fall temperatures come early to the Northwest yet adventures continue. Contact Travel To Go to reserve a spot on all of these cruises and more, as well as to secure fantastic accommodations.Read More