Bainbridge Island and Kitsap Peninsula (available Wednesday – Sunday)

Driving Tour
Driving Tour

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  • Driving Tour
  • 9 Hours
  • Bainbridge Island

Get out of the Concrete Jungle of Seattle and explore the beauties of 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 is focused to get you away from the mainland of Seattle on a beautiful ferry boat ride into the center of the Puget Sound. First stop is in the heart of Bainbridge Island by exploring the small businesses of the mainstreet of Winslow Way.

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) who was the chief of the Duwamish and Suquamish Native Americans. The visit to the grave will be followed by a visit to the Suquamish History Museum to learn the culture of the First Nation tribe. 

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 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.

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


  • 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