TOURS

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AR­GOSY CRUISES

Ar­gosy’s boat cruises have been vis­i­tors’ fa­vorites since 1949. There are six fully nar­rated, fam­ily-friendly tours to ex­plore Seat­tle by boat, in­clud­ing the Til­licum Ex­cur­sion, a four-hour ex­pe­ri­ence to Blake Is­land that in­cludes a buf­fet with alder-fire-roasted fish. 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, 206.623.1445. CityPASS par­tic­i­pant.

BE­NEATH THE STREETS

Head un­der­ground at this tour of old Seat­tle. Tour guides re­lay sto­ries of Seat­tle’s past while tak­ing you on this 60-minute tour through three sec­tions of his­toric pas­sage­ways in Pi­o­neer Square that haven’t pre­vi­ously been open to the pub­lic. 102 Cherry St., 206.624.1237.

FU­TURE OF FLIGHT AVI­A­TION CEN­TER AND BOE­ING TOUR

Ex­plore in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits and dis­plays and 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. 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Muk­il­teo, 800.464.1476.

CLIP­PER VA­CA­TIONS

En­joy a scenic, three-hour ferry ride (or less) di­rect to Vic­to­ria, B.C. on the stun­ning high-speed Vic­to­ria Clip­per or hop on the San Juan Clip­per for a one- of-a-kind whale watch­ing tour in the San Juan Is­lands. Clip­per Va­ca­tions also pro­vides tour and travel pack­ages to des­ti­na­tions in­clud­ing Van­cou­ver and Whistler, B.C., Port­land, the San Juan Is­lands and more. 2701 Alaskan Way, 800.888.2535.

EAT SEAT­TLE

This 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. 206.631.9413.

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. 950 West­lake Ave. N, 425.486.1257.

RIDE THE DUCKS

See the city on an au­then­tic World War II am­phibi­ous land­ing craft. The 90-minute tours be­gin near the Space Nee­dle and travel to at­trac- tions be­fore hit­ting the wa­ter to cruise Lake Union. Adults $35, se­niors $32, kids 4 to 12 $20, ages 3 and un­der $5. 516 Broad St., 206.441.3825.

ROAD DOG TOURS

Drink your way through Seat­tle with these tours. Visit brew­eries, dis­tillers or cof­fee shops: Road Dog show­cases the stars of Seat­tle’s bev­er­age scene. 1427 West­ern Ave., 206.249.9858.

SAFECO FIELD TOURS

Bring your cam­era and take a “be­hind the seams” tour of Safeco Field, the home of the Seat­tle Mariners. Par­tic­i­pants will view re­stricted ar­eas of the ball­park such as the Press Box, Own­ers’ Suite and Vis­i­tors’ Club­house. Tick­ets are $10-$12. 1250 First Ave. S, 206.346.4241.

SAN JUAN SA­FARIS

De­part from Fri­day Har­bor on San Juan Is­land for a whale watch­ing and wildlife tour. Board the roomy and fast “Sea Lion” and see or­cas, por­poises, seals and ea­gles—and all the nat­u­ral beauty of the San Juan Is­lands. 2 Spring St., Suite 6, Fri­day Har­bor, 800.450.6858.

SA­VOR SEAT­TLE FOOD TOURS

Taste the city dur­ing a walk­ing tour: Sam­ple bites from Pike Place Mar­ket, down­town Seat­tle and other neigh­bor- hoods’ de­li­cious spots. There is also a Booze-n- Bites tour and a Choco­late In­dul­gence tour— or sched­ule a pri­vate or group event. 206.209.5485.

SEAT­TLE AR­CHI­TEC­TURE FOUN­DA­TION

Dig deeper into Seat­tle’s build­ings with a tour through the Seat­tle Ar­chi­tec­ture Foun­da­tion. Tours fo­cus on ar­chi­tec­ture style, neigh­bor­hood or are geared to­ward fam­i­lies. Check the web­site for sched­ules. Rainier Square, 1333 Fifth Ave., Suite 300, 206.667.9184.

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. 614 First Ave., 206.682.4646.

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