‘THE BOYS OF 1936’ BOATHOUSE TOUR— The bestselling book “The Boys in the Boat” spawned a documentary on PBS and now, a guided tour of where the magic started. Head to the University of Washington and see the Conibear Shellhouse and artifacts including the famous Husky Clipper shell. www.washingtonrowing.com. Conibear Shellhouse, 3896 Walla Walla Road, Map 2 D7
ARGOSY CRUISES— Argosy’s boat cruises have been visitors’ favorites since 1949. There are five fully narrated, family-friendly tours to explore Seattle by boat, including their Harbor Cruise, Locks Cruise, Lake Union Cruise, Lake Washington Cruise and the Tillicum Village Excursion, a four-hour experience to Blake Island that includes a buffet with alder-fire-roasted fish. www.argosycruises.com. 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, 206.623.1445. CityPass participant. Map 1 E10
BENEATH THE STREETS— Head underground at this tour of old Seattle. Tour guides relay stories of Seattle’s past while taking you through three sections of historic passageways in Pioneer Square that haven’t previously been open to the public on this 60-minute tour. www.beneath-the-streets.com. 102 Cherry St., 206.624.1237. Map 1 G11
FUTURE OF FLIGHT AVIATION CENTER AND BOE
ING TOUR— Explore interactive exhibits and displays and then go behind-the-scenes of the only commercial jet assembly plant open for tours in North America. The 90-minute tour lets you watch the assembly of 747s, 777s or 787 Dreamliners. Participants must be at least 4 feet tall. www. futureofflight.org. 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo, 800.464.1476. Map 3 I8 CLIPPER VACATIONS— Enjoy a scenic, three-hour (or less) ferry ride direct to Victoria, B.C. on the stunning high-speed Victoria Clipper or take a one-of-a-kind regional tour on the water. www.clippervacations.com. 2701 Alaskan Way, 800.888.2535. Map 1 B6 EAT SEATTLE— This new food tour takes guests through Pike Place Market for a variety of delicious tastes from fantastic vendors. During the 2-hour Tasting Tour, learn where Seattle’s chefs shop. Or, sign up for a 3.5-hour Farm-To-Table Cooking Class and Tasting Tour. www.eatseattletours.com. 206.631.9413. EVERGREEN ESCAPES— Renowned for crafting extraordinary experiences that blend the best of the region’s stunning natural wonders with epicurean indulgences and urban enchantments, EverGreen Escapes offers small-group educational tours daily, as well as private, custom escapes, pre- and post-cruise tours, multi-day journeys and corporate adventures. Explore from Mount Rainier to Woodinville Wine Country and beyond. www. evergreenescapes.com. 2960 Fourth Ave. S, Ste. 115, 206.650.5795. Map 2 I5 KENMORE AIR— With daily flights to regional destinations including the San Juan Islands and Victoria, British Columbia, these historic seaplanes have been giving guests exciting travel options and regional “flight seeing tours” of the Northwest for more than 70 years. www.kenmoreair.com. 950 Westlake Ave. N, 425.486.1257. Map 1 F2 SAVOR SEATTLE FOOD TOURS— Taste the city during a walking tour: sample bites from Pike Place Market, downtown Seattle and other neighborhood’s delicious spots. There is also a Booze-n-Bites tour and a Chocolate Indulgence tour— or schedule a private or group event. www.savorseattletours.com. 206.209.5485. Map 1 E8 SEATTLE BITES FOOD TOURS— Take a delicious tour of Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market. This
food tour lets you try sweet and savory food from around the Market. Tours are limited to 16 people, and you’ll get a small listening device so you won’t miss anything your guide has to say. Call or book your spot online. www.seattlebitesfoodtours.com. 425.888.8837.
SEATTLE BY FOOT— Discover Seattle on foot with a walking tour of the city. From pub and coffee crawls to kid-friendly tours and neighborhoods, these tours show you the city from interesting angles. Meeting locations vary, see website for details. www.seattlebyfoot.com. 206.508.7017.
SEATTLE FOOD TOURS— This two-mile, two and a half-hour walk offers a gastronomical journey through Pike Place Market, Belltown or Capitol Hill. Advanced tickets required. Meeting locations vary. www.seattlefoodtours.com. 12721 Renton Ave. S, 206.725.4483. Map 3 I11
SEATTLE WINE TOURS— Taste wine in style with Seattle Wine Tours. Whether you want to find the winery that makes your favorite bottle or discover a brand-new gem, the knowledgeable chauffeurs can tailor the tour to your preferences. The fleet of comfortable vehicles has room for 2-35 passengers. www.seattlewinetours.com. 206.444.9463.
SPOOKED IN SEATTLE— Run by real paranormal investigators (aka ghost hunters) this tour will introduce you to the world of paranormal investigation through real Seattle ghost stories. www.spookedinseattle.com. 102 Cherry St., 425.954.7701. Map 1 G11
SUBSEATTLE TOUR— It’s a rollicking 90-minute bus ride through out-of-sight city neighborhoods, peppered with irreverent humor, sightings and stories about Seattle’s vaunted subcultures. See the “real” Seattle most visitors don’t even hear about! Brought to you by the Underground Tour. www.subseattletour.com. 614 First Ave., 206.682.4646. Map 1 G11 UNDERGROUND PARANORMAL EXPERIENCE— ”Don’t watch Ghost Hunters. Be one.” Unlike any other paranormal tour, this new attraction gives guests the equipment to do their own investigation and experience what trained paranormal investigators face— while roaming the exclusive passageways of Seattle’s world-famous underground, created when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889. This hands-on, lights-off production is by the same people as the uber-popular Underground Tour. www.undergroundparanormalexperience.com. 614 First Ave., 206.682.4646. Map 1 G11
UNDERGROUND TOUR— Seattle’s most unusual attraction is a humorous stroll through subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889. Get a time-capsule view of the buried city. It’s history with punch lines! www.undergroundtour.com. 614 First Ave., 206.682.4646. Map 1 G11
UNDERWORLD TOUR— This adults-only stroll takes you through the old red-light district of the abandoned, underground city that was Seattle’s birthplace. It’s a raunchier, lust-filled, laugh-out-loud version of the world-famous Underground Tour. It’s totally inappropriate! A cocktail is included with your ticket. www.undergroundtour.com. 614 First Ave., 206.682.4646. Map 1 G11