Bainbridge Island and Kitsap Peninsula Tour (Available Wednesday to Sunday)

Driving Tour
FromUS$1,475
Driving Tour
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2022

  • Driving Tour
  • 9 Hours
  • Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island Day Trip with the Kitsap Peninsula…

Get out of the concrete jungle of Seattle and explore beautiful Bainbridge Island & the Kitsap Peninsula in the middle of the Puget Sound!

To understand the Pacific Northwest is to get to know the neighborhoods and communities that surround the city. This tour gets you away from the mainland of Seattle on a beautiful ferry ride into the center of Puget Sound. The first stop is in the heart of Bainbridge Island by exploring the small businesses on the main street of Winslow Way.

Visit Bloedel Reserve on this guided tour 

Next, we drive to the northern end of the island to explore the historic Bloedel Reserve. The trails of the 150-acre forest garden explore a Japanese Garden, landscaped lakes, immaculate lawns, a moss garden, a rhododendron glen, and views of the city from the property’s French-Chateau-style Manor House. 

After exploring the grounds of the Bloedel Reserve we leave Bainbridge Island via the Agate Pass Bridge to see the grave of Chief Seattle (Sealth), chief of the Duwamish and Suquamish Native Americans. The visit to the grave will be followed by a visit to the Squamish History Museum to learn about the culture of the First Nation tribe. 

Enjoy lunch in Port Gamble and see the charming town of Poulsbo

Next, we drive to the charming former mill town of Port Gamble for lunch and shopping before stopping at a local park for sweeping views of Hood Canal and the bridge that connects the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsula. We then drive through the small old town district of Poulsbo known amongst locals as “Little Norway” based on its history as a Scandinavian fishing village. 

The ferry ride home may offer a beautiful sunset from the sundeck depending on the time of the year and tour start time. Upon arrival in Seattle, your guide will drop you off at your hotel or wherever you choose to eat dinner.

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(If you’ve yet to finalize your plans for your Seattle trip, browse our other Private Tours and Experiences in Seattle and our Specialty Tours in Seattle.) 

What's Included

  • Local Guide Providing expert commentary
  • Current model tour van with complimentary bottled water
  • Washington State Ferry Ride (round trip)
  • Tickets to Bloedel Reserve, Suquamish Native American Museum
  • Lunch at local Port Gamble restaurant or option for picnic at Salsbury Park with panoramic views of the Olympic Peninsula

Bainbridge Island and Kitsap Peninsula Tour Itinerary

  • Board the Washington State Ferries for a 35 minute sailing across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island
  • Enjoy coffee & a stroll down Bainbridge Island’s Mainstreet Winslow way.
  • Reserved tickets to explore the 150-acre forest garden known as the Bloedel Reserve
  • Tickets to the Suquamish Museum to learn more about the coast Salish People & see the gravesite of Chief Sealth (Seattle)
  • Lunch and shopping at the historic Mill town of Port Gamble
  • Views & photo ops at of the Hood Canal Bridge & Olympic Peninsula from Salsbury Point Park
  • Drive through Little Norway (AKA Poulsbo)
  • Catch the Ferry boat back to Seattle with drop off at any location within the city limits

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