The Bainbridge Essentials Tour - 1.5 hour Excursion
On this 90-minute tour we follow forested trails through groves of majestic cedar and fir trees, draped with iridescent moss and carpeted with ferns. We'll take in breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and look across Rich Passage toward the snow capped Olympic Mountains. Learn some great historical facts, and see how the island comes to life on all sides. As we whisk you across the island we'll give you everything you need to know about Bainbridge Island. Remember to bring your camera, we'll make a few stops to capture the best. Join us to create some everlasting memories you can cherish for a lifetime.
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(Tours will not run without prior reservations)
Pick up location is at the Winslow Green
(Located at 100 Winslow Way)
This tour must be booked 2 hours in advance. Please be sure to sign your waiver to avoid delay. (A link will be sent to your email upon booking)
Please note if only 1 person is booked on the tour, we reserve the right to cancel the tour up to 24 hours in advance. In which case you will receive a full refund.
- Professional and courteous local guides
- Safe and comfortable transportation luxury coach
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 Drive-by's
We'll begin the tour from the Winslow Green 100 Winslow Way W, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
At one time a nudist beach, Manitou was also used to bring in the Mosquito Fleets from Seattle. You can still see remnants of the pilings from the fleet and catch a one-of-a-kind view of the Seattle skyline, as we make our way along the beach.
Next up we'll visit one of the island's quaint shopping districts, Rolling Bay. Home to some of the island's best wines and dines, we'll make a 20-minute stop for souvenirs from the local "everything" store, Bay Hay and Feed. We'll see the old Post Office, once home to the fugitive Fritz Moller, and also catch a glimpse of the Rolling Bay Winery.
As we make our way around Eagle Harbor, we'll slow the coach for a scenic view of what farm life is like on Bainbridge Island. Home to some of the best eats, and cutest animals, HeyDay is must-see!
Japanese American Exclusion Memorial
We round off the tour with a special visit to the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. The site commemorates the first group of Japanese Americans that were forcibly removed and sent to internment camps during WWII. We'll stop and walk through the memorial to reflect on the island's painful history, and see the beautiful art and gardens surrounding the inscription "Nidoto Nai Yoni" translated as "Let it not happen again."
At last, we arrive to the Winslow Green, where you can spend the rest of your time to do a little more shopping, or catch a bite to eat. When you're finished, the ferry is a short walk back and you're on your way across the Sound.