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Seattle Cruise to Blake Island State Park
  • Seattle Cruise to Blake Island State Park
  • Live Performance during Tillicum Excursion
  • Light House Blake Island State Park
  • Tillicum Excursion from Seattle
  • Cruise from Seattle to Tillicum Village

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Tillicum Excursion

From Seattle, WA
 

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Item #: WAT-SEA-0042

Enjoy a live narrated cruise to Tillicum Village, learn about the Native American culture and history, watch a live performance, and indulge in a delicious buffet during this Tillicum Excursion from Seattle!

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  • 4-hour experience with a buffet meal and a live show with storytelling demonstration and dancing 
  • Northwest-flavors inspired buffet featuring traditionally-prepared alder fire roasted fish
  • Take in the spectacular views on the 45-minute cruise to Blake Island State Park and back!  

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  • Enjoy a live narrated cruise to Tillicum Village, learn about the Native American culture and history, watch a live performance, and indulge in a delicious buffet during this Tillicum Excursion from Seattle!

    • Top-rated tour provider and recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
    • 4-hour experience with a buffet meal and a live show with storytelling demonstration and dancing 
    • Northwest-flavors inspired buffet featuring traditionally-prepared alder fire roasted fish
    • Take in the spectacular views on the 45-minute cruise to Blake Island State Park and back!  

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  • Board the cruise in Seattle to start this 4-hour excursion to Tillicum Village in Blake Island State Park. Take in the spectacular views of the Seattle skyline, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains (weather permitting) during the 45-minute live narrated cruise from Seattle to Tillicum Village. 

    Enjoy a welcoming mug of steamed clams in broth as you disembark the boat. As is tradition at Tillicum, the empty shells are crushed under foot to create the white pathway to the longhouse. At the cedar longhouse you will enjoy a Northwest flavors-inspired buffet meal, here you can also watch the fish being carefully prepared over open fires. Full bar service will be available during the meal, with both bar and table service. Fountain sodas, hot tea, and drip coffee are complimentary with your meal.

    As you finish your meal, you will enjoy a show of live dance and storytelling in the spirit of the Northwest Native Americans. After the show, you have approximately 30 minutes to browse through the gift shop featuring artwork of local artisans, visit with the native dancers, or stroll along the pleasant beaches and forest trails. 

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  • Essential Information

    • Please bring a valid form of ID on the day of the experience
    • Full bar service is available on the island, with both walk-up and table service
    • Fountain sodas, hot tea, and drip coffee are complimentary with your meal
    • Please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking if you have any food allergies or restrictions 
    • Children under the age of 3 are free, please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking if you are planning to bring children on the excursion
    • Special pricing available for children ages 4-12, please contact Cloud 9 Living for pricing 

    Duration

    This experience will last approximately 4 hours.

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    Maximum Participants

    You will be accompanied by other tour participants, the maximum number of participants per cruise is 350 people. For groups larger than 6 please contact Cloud 9 Living directly for pricing.

    Spectators

    This experience is only for those on the cruise.

    Weather Dependent

    This experience runs rain or shine. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather or there are extreme high winds, the experience provider will reschedule your experience.

    What To Wear

    Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather conditions.

    Rescheduling & Cancellations

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given but rescheduling your cruise is allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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    1. When does boarding start?

      Boarding will start 30 minutes prior to the start time of the experience. 

    2. How long is the live performance?

      The live performance featuring traditional song and dance is approximately 25 minutes long. 

    3. How much time will we have to explore the island?

      You will have approximately 30 minutes to explore the island and gift shop before boarding the boat to depart. A ship horn will blow 15 minutes prior to departure from the island. 

    4. Are children welcome on this tour?

      Yes, children are welcome. Children under the age of 3 are free and there is special pricing available for children ages 4-12 years. Please contact Cloud 9 Living for pricing. 

    5. What is Blake Island?

      Blake Island State Park was an ancestral campground of the Suquamish and Duwamish Indian Tribes and is believed to be the birthplace of Chief Seattle. The island was named after Captain George Blake, commander of the US Coast Survey vessel in 1837. Blake Island is located between Vashon Island and Bainbridge Island, eight miles west of Seattle in Kitsap County.

    6. Is there a special children's menu?

      A children’s menu is not available at the Tillicum Excursion, however, there are many dishes on the buffet so there are lots of options. 

    7. Is the cruise wheelchair accessible?

      The crew is trained to help guests navigate both the docks and the vessels and are prepared to assist. Certain vessels in the fleet have more mobility limitations, so it is recommended to contact Cloud 9 Living before scheduling your cruise to check on the vessel. 

    8. What does Tillicum mean?

      Tillicum was named from the Chinook Indian jargon meaning “friendly people”.

    9. What food can we expect on the buffet?


      Menu (please note this menu is subject to change)

      Traditional Alder Fire Roasted Fish: Fish cooked on cedar stakes around open alder wood fires, slowly baked to perfection. Clarified lemon butter and our signature Juniper Berry Seasoning are added at the end of cooking. Gluten-free and nut-free. If you would like your fish dairy-free and/or seasoning-free, please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking.
      Signature Northwest Stew: This thick meaty stew of beef and venison is full of flavors married together in a rich savory stock, combined with root vegetables and potatoes for a mouth-watering dish. Dairy-freeGluten-free, nut-free.
      Wild Grain Harvest Rice: Try this wonderful combination of wild and basmati rice, cooked to perfection with onions, garlic and a fragrant vegetable stock. Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegan.
      Warm Whole Grain Tillicum Bread: This rich, dark, slightly sweet bread is made with a hint of molasses, served warm with butter on the side. Loaves to take home are available for purchase in our Gift Shop. Dairy-free, nut-free, vegan.
      Field Greens Salad: Seasonal greens, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and Oregon blue cheese. With rosemary stone-ground mustard dressing, raspberry vinaigrette, or ranch dressing served on the side. Gluten-free, nut-free, vegetarian.
      Mustard and Raspberry dressings are gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan. Ranch dressing is gluten-free, nut-free, and includes dairy.
      Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragout: A collection of wild Northwest mushrooms stewed with white wine and herbs, served over creamy polenta. Gluten-free, nut-free, vegetarian.
      Fresh Fruit Salad: Assorted melons, grapes, strawberries and pineapple, served with a strawberry honey dipping sauce. Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegetarian/vegan without dipping sauce.
      Blackberry Crisp: Local blackberries from Remlinger Farms, baked with a crispy topping of butter, oats, and brown sugar. Topped with whipped cream. Nut-free, vegetarian.

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