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.
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.
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.
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.