This 3.5 hour personal tour of The Bloedel Reserve is a one-of-a-kind experience with a knowledgeable trained local tour guide that you'll never forget. We begin our day exploring Bainbridge Island's unique personality and show you the islands beautiful scenery and some secret spots that will fill you with joy. We then arrive at Fay Bainbridge State Park for a beachfront wildlife watch and an enjoyable snack. Next, we head to The Bloedel Reserve, a world-renowned garden and botanical reserve, that includes many amazing photo opportunities.
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- Entry fees for Bloedel Reserve
- Personalize Tour of the Bloedel Reserve
- Tour of Bainbridge Island
- Safe and comfortable transportation in our luxury coach
- Wildlife watching in their natural habitat
- Professional, courteous and knowledgable local guides
Tour Pick Up and Important Information
Your pick up location is at The Winslow Green (100 Winslow Way W, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.)
Please look for a large black bus with the words Tour Bainbridge on the side at your pick up location. We do not pick up in Seattle. You must take the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. It takes approximately 35 min to get to Bainbridge Island by ferry. The ferry waits for no one so please be sure to arrive at least 15 min prior to the scheduled ferry departure from Seattle. During the summer the ferries are often running late so we recommend taking the ferry before your scheduled tour departure. For example if your tour starts at 10:30am you will want to be on the 8:40am ferry to arrive to the island in time for your tour.
After arriving to Bainbridge Island you will need to walk to your pickup location which is an 8 min walk from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal.
*Please note the ferry schedule is subject to changes so please look up the ferry schedule before heading to the ferry. The Seattle ferry terminal is located at 801 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98104.
Pacific Northwest weather can be temperamental, so it's a good idea to bring some warm clothes with you (essential in the winter months). Bainbridge Island is usually warmer than the surrounding areas but from our experience, you will be much more comfortable if you’re not battling the elements! Layers are a good way to adapt to the often changing weather conditions. Comfortable shoes are a good idea too, as we do some light walking on all of our tours. Washington is famous for its rain, but it typically rains much less than you probably imagine! It would still be a good idea to pack an umbrella and/or waterproofs with you, just in case.
Tour Stops and Points of Interest
Your tour pickup location:
Winslow Green (100 Winslow Way W, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.)
Fay Bainbridge State Park
We begin our day at Fay Bainbridge State Park for a beachfront wildlife watch and enjoyable snack.
Next, we head to the Bloedel Reserve, a world-renowned garden and botanical reserve, that includes many amazing photo opportunities. We walk to the Bloedel residence and take a stroll through the vast gardens planned and planted by Mr. Bloedel himself.We also offer an eye spy scavenger hunt for the kids.