Kitsap Tours from Seattle’s Ferry
Any road tripping couple who finds themselves in the Seattle area will not want to miss the opportunity of a lifetime for an amazing tour experience with Kitsap Tours. They specialize in unforgettable excursions of the Kitsap Peninsula and Bainbridge Island areas, just a short and delightful ferry ride from Seattle.
Kitsap Tours will even pick you up from the Seattle ferry dock, taking care of all the details. Owners and tour operators, Jim and Jean Boyle offer several different tours throughout the week and you cannot go wrong with any of them. A class act through and through, Jean’s vast knowledge and background in tourism and travel make every second a pleasure. Her ability to share the culture, history and beauty of the area in a relaxed yet invigorating way make this tour intriguing and anything but boring.
Jim, a former secret service agent, drives the luxurious bus with reclining leather seats. His warmth and humor make it all the more enjoyable. Highlights of our Kitsap Tour were viewing Chief Seattle’s gravesite, and a fascinating tour of the Suquamish Museum. A new ten million dollar museum is being built and is the excitement and pride of the area.
We toured the charming little town of Poulsbo, a little Norwegian village where we diverted from the bus to take a wonderful electric boat ride along the harbor, gazing at marine mammals and their young. Later when walking this charming little town, you’ll want to stop at the Marina Market where eclectic goods, including hundreds of types of licorice are a novelty. All sorts of rare and hard-to-find imported goods grace the shelves at this “world records holding”, unusual little establishment.
During your Kitsap Tour, you’ll find that the photo opportunities are astounding. It’s no wonder since Kitsap Tours also offers photo safari tours and Jean is an amazing professional photographer in her own right. After a delightful lunch overlooking the bay in Poulsbo, we continued on to Port Gamble, a company owned timber town with a strong New England flavor. This stop afforded us a chance to stroll and explore little gems on our own.
We enjoyed the perfect balance that our Kitsap Tour offered. We could walk and discover hidden gems on our own and also had time to enjoy sitting and relaxing on the bus while Jim and Jean narrated points of interest with an occasional short video to compliment the excellent over all experience. We felt that we got the perfect opportunity to savor the beauty of today but also enjoy a glimpse of the heritage of yesterday.
No trip to Seattle would be complete without an excursion to the other side of Seattle, across the sound and into the wonders of this beautiful and romantic destination.