Win tickets to Father’s Day at Tillicum Village!

Photo Courtesy of Steve Shay Photography

Photo Courtesy of Steve Shay Photography

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Two ways to enter to win?

1. Follow @ArgosyCruises on Twitter.

2. Tweet Argosy why you and your family want to go to Tillicum Village on Father’s Day  OR  comment on this post why you want to go.

The winner is Pavy T!  Congratulations!  They won a family 4-pack out to Tillicum Village on Sunday.

Here’s the Fine Print: Eligible winners must be 18 years of age or older. One valid entry will be accepted per day of the contest starting 6/11/2012 and ending 6/14/2012 at 12:00pm PST. Our family 4-pack prize will include 2 adult tickets and 2 children’s tickets to the 2012 Father’s Day at Tillicum Village. Tickets valid only on Sunday June 17th, 2012. Tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable, and not redeemable for cash.

A Taste of Seattle History Giveaway

Photo courtesy of the MOHAI

Photo courtesy of the MOHAI

Because we love giving things away, we’re offering another chance for you to experience Seattle’s waterways.  You could win a chance to join us this Saturday, May 19th, on the Taste of Seattle History Lunch Cruise!

It’s our favorite new tour, we can’t get enough of the menu and stories.  We could eat the fresh-churned butter and sourdough like Klondike gold-miners all day.  And then eat shortcake from Fisher Mills and reminisce about Bainbridge strawberries all night.  Here’s a little more about this new tour.

Each day this week we are giving away two tickets for this Saturday’s departure of the Taste of Seattle History Cruise.  That is five chances for you and a friend to be onboard this weekend!

Check back each day to see how to enter each day. We’ll post the previous day’s winner and how to enter for that day’s drawing!

Monday: The winner is Jenn @MissFlipFlop007!

Congrats! Entered by tweeting her favorite sunny Seattle activity.

 Tuesday: The winner is Jenni S!

(By telling us your favorite item on the Taste of History Menu menu)

Wednesday: The winner is Julie K!

Entered the drawing by a guess on what year the photo of water skiers behind our Goodtime II appeared in the Seattle Times.  The answer is 1977!

Thursday: Winners are @jdnorthwest and @Gerald212

The winner of A Taste of Seattle History Lunch Cruise (May 19th, 12pm)  is @jdnorthwest!  AND  The winner of the Salsa Dance Dinner Cruise (Friday, May 18th, 7pm) is @Gerald212!!

Friday: Congrats to Katherine B!


Congratulations to all of our winners!   Have a great time cruising on Saturday!


Water Skiing In Seattle

1977 Seattle Times front page of Argosy employees having a good time behind the Goodtime II

Here’s the Fine Print: Eligible winners must be 18 years of age or older and must Follow @ArgosyCruises on Twitter through the duration of the contest and until the winner is announced. One valid entry will be accepted per day of the contest starting 5/14/2012 and ending 5/18/2012. The prize will include two adult tickets on the May 19th Taste of Seattle History Lunch Cruise.


Pssst! You could win tickets to Tillicum Village on Mother’s Day

We’re running a sweepstakes for a family four-pack of tickets out to Tillicum Village on Mother’s Day.

We’ve come to love special occasions out on Blake Island.  It’s fun to step outside the ordinary and give Mom an adventure with a meal and scenery all built in.

After enjoying a cruise across Elliot Bay to the island, you go up to the long house in just enough time to see them finish cooking the salmon over the open fire pits. Then it’s time to eat the salmon dripping in butter and Juniper Berry Seasoning. Yum!  The rest is a delicious buffet including the unique experience of bison and venison stew and the always popular fresh fruit with Chef Ron’s Strawberry Sherry Honey Sauce.

We always throw in something additional on these special days, and Mother’s Day is no exception.   Mothers will all be given a gift to take home.

But you want to know the important stuff…like how to win those four tickets [Two adults and two kids (5-12yrs)].

Go to either the Tillicum Village Facebook page, or the Argosy Cruises Facebook page.  Look for the Mother’s Day Tillicum Village Sweepstakes tab.  It’s running until May 6th, and you can enter every day to increase your chances of winning.

Good luck!

A Perfect Seattle Easter

Easter in Seattle this year was everything we love about holidays and our city.  The weather was perfect and Mt Rainier even came out of the clouds!

The winner of our sweepstakes for Easter at Tillicum Village took a friend and enjoyed her day!  She has wanted to go out to Tillicum Village for years.  But, as we can all agree, every minute and every dollar have so many claims on it.   She finally got the chance to grab the camera and come share the water with us!

Here’s Alita and friend about to board the boat.







With the Easter bunny on the sunny cruise back to Seattle!!




Speaking of the Easter Bunny, kids loved hunting for Easter eggs on the lawn in front of the longhouse.







After having so much fun all weekend, we can’t wait for the next big events, like Mother’s Day and Father’s day.  We’re already planning!  Check them out here.

Win a Family Easter Adventure at Tillicum Village!

Easter EggsArgosy Cruises Twitter Sweepstakes for a family 4-pack of tickets to celebrate Easter Sunday at Tillicum Village

Our annual Easter Adventure and salmon bake on Blake Island’s Tillicum Village is one of the theme cruises that we look forward to all year! The Easter Adventure Cruise combines our regular Tillicum Village experience and traditional salmon bake buffet meal with the added fun of an easter egg hunt on the island!

Just for fun this year, we decided that we’d like to give away 4 tickets to one lucky family to join us this Easter Sunday, April 8th!

Since a traditional native salmon bake might not be everyone’s usual Easter meal, we want to hear what you look forward to eating most on Easter! Whether it’s a honey glazed ham or overdosing on Cadbury Eggs, we want to know!

This is a Twitter contest. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: In order to win, entrants must Follow Argosy Cruises on Twitter.

Step 2: Tweet @ArgosyCruises with your favorite Easter food

Example: @ArgosyCruises I LOVE PEEPS!

You can enter the contest up to one time per day between now and Monday April 2nd at noon. We will select a random winner from our list of entrants and announce the lucky family on Tuesday, April 3rd on Twitter.

It’s easy! So hop on over to Twitter and enter today! (And every day til the 2nd)


Here’s the Fine Print: Eligible winners must be 18 years of age or older and must Follow @ArgosyCruises on Twitter through the duration of the contest and until the winner is announced. One valid entry will be accepted per day of the contest starting 3/29/2012 and ending 4/2/2012 at 12:00pm PST. Our family 4-pack prize will include 2 adult tickets and 2 children’s tickets to the 2012 Easter Adventure at Tillicum Village. Tickets valid only on Sunday April 8th, 2012. Tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable, and not redeemable for cash.

Celebrating 50 Years of Tillicum Village for a Special $50 Rate!

Opening day of Tillicum Village’s 2012 season marks the 50th anniversary of the historical Blake Island tour.

Argosy Cruises invites you to experience Tillicum Village at specially discounted rate in honor of the tour’s anniversary! The 2012 opening of Tillicum Village is Saturday, March 3rd. In 2011 we revamped the experience and have since made even more changes.  Whether it’s your first time taking the trip from Seattle to Blake Island or you’re returning for another visit, all departures between March 3 and April 29, 2012 are eligible for a special rate of $50 per adult – that’s a $30 savings!

To make reservations, call Argosy Cruises and mention the “50 for 50 rate” at Tillicum Village 206-623-1445 or 888-623-1445

Offer valid on new reservations only. Easter Sunday (April 8th) excluded.

Love Afloat

Treat your Sweetheart to a Valentine’s Cruise

There’s been alot of  love celebrated here at Argosy (we’ve enjoyed four wedding around the office this year), so we are especially excited about Valentine’s Day coming up.  If you are looking for a way to show your honey some TLC, check out our love-inspired events next month.

We are excited about another year of great Valentine’s cruises.  The local-inspired menu for dinner is mouthwatering, and who doesn’t love a good brunch spread?  We’ve made it easier for your schedule by having Valentine dinners on both the 11th and the 14th. If you are more like Audrey Hepburn and prefer love in the afternoon, we have Valentine’s Brunch either the 12th or the 14th.  All the events have live music to set the mood.

One of the best things about these Valentine’s cruises is the design-your-own-adventure feel. You have your table (you could even have a rose or balloon bouquet waiting!) and the delicious food.  You can sit and enjoy the music, or get up and dance the night away with your sweetheart.  There’s also the top viewing deck to stroll.  You could seek a quiet moment alone, or wander with a warming drink in hand to soak in the ever-changing views of Seattle.

Click Here for more information on our holiday theme cruises or call us at 206-623-1445.

Pssssst, Guys, looking for a way to pop the question?  On the top deck of a boat under the stars is pretty romantic!

Susan Pascal and her Vibes

Susan at her vibes

Have you ever heard those old-fashioned radio intermission chimes? Those  relaxed smooth tones letting you know it’s commercial time? That’s a vibraphone. It kind of like an aluminum xylophone with a muting pedal. The aluminum gives it the mellow sound we like. It usually goes by the moniker ‘vibes’, so we’ll call it that so we feel knowledgeable on the music lingo.

Lionel Hampton was the first one to introduce vibes into the Jazz Music world, back in 1930. He had played around with the vibes backstage, and he found one in the studio where he and Louis Armstrong were recording. They added its sounds to a recording, and that sparked Lionel to go on to become ‘king of the vibes’.  Now it’s a slightly unconventional but still popular addition to the jazz music scene.

Susan Pascal (being featured on this Sunday’s Jazz Brunch) plays the vibes. Her quartet uses a guitar and vibraphone together. Susan says about that combo, “the combination of vibes with guitar makes a full, rich and sparkling sound–I love it!”

Susan Pascal's Quartet with Capt. Mike on a Jazz Brunch

Her quartet plays originals, great jazz tunes, and American classics as well, all making a wonderful listening experience.  Come aboard for a champagne greeting; and enjoy a brunch buffet while watching her perform on her unique instrument.  

Click here for more information on joining us.

We can’t wait.

Dance the Night Away on the Ships & Salsa Cruise!

Join Argosy Cruises for a Night of Food, Drink, and Dancing While Cruising the Seattle Waterfront

Ships & Salsa Cruise | Argosy CruisesWe can’t wait for the Salsa Dance Cruise next weekend! The menu is delicious, the music is irresistible, and the Salsa instruction is easy enough for even our in-house photographer’s two left feet.  Local instructor and choreographer, Michelle Badion teaches the steps, and by the end of the cruise everyone is dancing skillfully to the spicy tunes of DJ Edgar El Travieso De La Salsa.

Michelle has been teaching partner dancing here in Seattle since 1989 and she draws in the crowd with her contagious energy. She teaches the steps, and gives you time to relax and play around to develop your own style. She teaches Salsa, and includes some ChaCha and Bachata for additional glamour.

The menu is an event all by itself. Our favorite is the dessert, Cinnamon Churros. They are perfectly crisp and sugary on the outside, soft and full of cinnamon goodness on the inside. And the Pork Verde is always amazing, pork loin in a flavorful poblano and tomatillo sauce. Plus, you can wash it all down with one of our new margaritas on the bar menu that pair perfectly with dinner.

Great for singles, couples or groups. Loosen those hips and bring your appetite for an evening on the Seattle waterfront!

Click here to join the fun!

Two Cruises Scheduled: October 7th & November 5th

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Seattle Jazz Brunch Cruise Season to Launch August 21st

Michael Powers | Argosy Cruises Jazz SeriesAs the summer begins to wind down, one of our favorite theme cruises is just starting to kick into high-gear: The Sunday Jazz Brunch Series.

Beginning on August 21st and running through October 16th, you can start every Sunday with a 2 hour cruise of Elliot Bay. Sip champagne and enjoy a fantastic brunch all while listening to the sweet sounds of some of Seattle’s favorite jazz musicians.

The 2011 Jazz Brunch Series Calendar:

August 21st: Michael Powers
August 28th: Deems Tsutakawa
September 4th: Greta Matassa
September 11th: Susan Pascal
September 18th: Michael Powers
September 25th: Darren Motamedy
October 2nd: Deems Tsutakawa
October 9th: Greta Matassa
October 16th: Susan Pascal