Private Bainbridge Sightseeing Tour - 3.5 hour Exploration
(For groups of 6 or more)
The ultimate sightseeing experience, for groups visiting Bainbridge. We follow forested trails across the island through groves of majestic cedar and fir trees draped with iridescent moss and carpeted with ferns. We reach the western shore of Bainbridge Island at Fort Ward, the former WWI and WWII base, to explore abandoned gun batteries and pristine beaches. We'll take in breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and look across Rich Passage toward the snow capped Olympic Mountains. You'll learn some great historical facts, and see how the island comes to life on all sides. Remember to bring your camera, we'll make a few stops to capture the best. As we whisk you across the island we'll give you everything you need to know about Bainbridge Island. Join us to create some everlasting memories you'll cherish for lifetime.
Monday - Sunday:
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(Tours will not run without prior reservations)
All tours 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)
Tour Pick up
Pickup options include the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal, The Marshall Suites, or The Winslow Green complex. If you are staying nearby please call for pickup availability.
- Professional and courteous local guides
- Safe and comfortable transportation in our luxury coach
- Wildlife watching in their natural habitat
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 Complex
(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.
Fay Bainbridge State Park
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."
Fort Ward State Park
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.