Your 4-hour event includes: A Narrated Cruise to Blake Island from Pier 55 on Seattle's waterfront, Steamed Clam appetizers upon arrival, a salmon buffet, Native American-inspired dance show, exploration time on the island and a return cruise!
2013 Schedule & Rates
(Note: Schedule subject to change on Major holidays)
Mar. 2 – March 22, 2013
Saturdays and Sundays
March 23- Sun. June 2, 2013
Wed. June 5-Fri. July 5, 2013
Sat. July 6 –Mon. Sept. 2, 2013
Sat. Sept. 3–Sun. Oct. 27, 2013
2013 rates (include tax)
Adults Senior Youth (4-12)
Book your Tillicum Adventure at least one month in advance and save! Kids 3 and under ride free Variable fuel surcharge may apply
Blake Island Cruise-Only option:
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Weekends 9am -5:30pm
$40 Adults, $15 Youth
Seattle's Island Experience - Cruise, Show & Salmon Bake in the Spirit of Northwest Natives
Your 4-hour adventure begins with an Argosy cruise across Puget Sound to Blake Island. Here, you'll make your way up a path strewn with clam shells bleached by the sun. Enjoy an appetizer of clams and nectar followed by your buffet meal! Guests can watch whole salmon being cooked over an alder-wood fire in the traditional Northwest Coast Indian Style.
As you finish your meal, the lights dim while the myth and magic come to life in a spellbinding performance highlighting the customs, beliefs and dances of the Northwest Coast Salish Indians.
After the show, you'll have free time to stroll the grounds and gift shop before returning to Seattle.
Cruise departs and returns to Pier 55 on the Seattle Central Waterfront.
2013 Tillicum Village Menu
(Menu items subject to change)
Steamed Clams in Nectar
As you disembark the boat join other guests for a welcoming mug of steamed clams in broth with a touch of butter and onions – delicious! As is tradition at Tillicum, the used shells are crushed under foot to create the beautiful pathway.
Traditional Alder Baked Salmon
Savor this centuries-old treat! Our salmon, baked around alder wood fires on cedar stakes, is unlike anything you have ever tasted. Taking approximately one hour to bake slowly to perfection, the salmon retains moisture and takes on a wonderful mild flavor unique to this style of cooking. Served with our signature Juniper Berry Seasoning.
Signature Northwest Stew
This thick meaty stew of bison, beef and venison is full of flavors married together in a rich veal stock, combined with root vegetables and potatoes for a mouth-watering dish.
Wild Grain Harvest Rice
Try this wonderful combination of wild and regular rice, cooked to perfection with onions, garlic and a fragrant vegetable stock.
Warm Whole Grain Tillicum Bread
This rich, dark, slightly-sweet bread is made with a hint of molasses – our own private recipe, served warm with butter. So popular, in fact, you can even purchase loaves to take home!
Field Greens Salad
Seasonal greens, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, Oregon blue cheese, with stone ground rosemary dressing or raspberry vinaigrette served on the side.
Tri-Colored Bean Salad
A colorful display of chilled marinated creamy-white cannellini beans and bright, fresh green beans
tossed with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and shallots in a red-wine vinaigrette
Fresh Fruit Salad
Assorted Melons, Grapes, Strawberries and Pineapple, served with a Strawberry Honey Dipping Sauce
Northwest Dessert Treat
Individual rustic apple pie, served room temperature.
( Note: Vegan entree available with advanced request)
Coffee and Tea Service is included with Your Meal at Tillicum Village
Click here to make a reservation for the dates and times listed above. Large groups can often be accommodated off season.
TILLICUM DEPARTURES FROM BREMERTON ON THE KITSAP PENINSULA
Argosy Cruises has partnered with Kitsap Harbor Tours as an alternative departure/return point for a Tillicum Village adventure. These Bremerton Departures and Returns are limited in number and available on specific dates. (Click for directions to and from the Bremerton Marina)
2013 Bremerton Departure Dates
Saturday, June 15th, 4:30pm
Saturday, August 3rd, 4:30pm
Sunday, August 4th, 11:30am
Saturday, Sept 28th, 4:30pm
For parties of eight to a gala event for hundreds, Tillicum offers climate-controlled boats to whisk you away to your own private-island experience! Join us out on the water for creative dining, live entertainment and views of Seattle that will take your breath away. You can have it all for less than you'd imagine. Tillicum VIllage is open year-round for groups. Please call for more information, 1-888-623-1445
SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
For Tillicum ViIlage School Field Trips, please contact our sales team and mention Tillicum Village in the subject line. We offer printable materials to enhance your field trip:
Click here for the Tillicum Village F.A.Q.
SEATTLE AQUARIUM BEACH NATURALIST PROGRAM
Argosy also participates in the Aquarium's Beach Naturalist Program: Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you'll see that the shore is alive! Not only will you witness the Puget Sound's multitude of marine plants and animals, but you'll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers - Beach Naturalists. Beach Naturalists will be visitng in 2013 on three select dates:
Are you interested in going to Blake Island Only rate is $40 per person round-trip. Want to book this? Call 206.623.1445 and ask about TRANSPORTATION ONLY to BLAKE ISLAND
All bookings by phone, on-line or in person are final and non-refundable.
Southbound on I-5
Take the James St. exit. Take your first right on Columbia and follow down the hill to Alaskan Way. Turn right on Alaskan Way ; Pier 55 will be on your left.
Northbound on I-5
Take the Madison St. exit. Turn left on Madison and continue down the hill to Alaskan Way. Turn right on Alaskan Way; Pier 55will be on your left.
Southbound on 99
As you approach downtown you will go through a tunnel. Take the first exit on the right as soon as the tunnel ends. This exit is marked with a green sign that says "Exit." This is the Western Ave. exit. Go straight through the light and take a left at the stop sign onto Elliott Ave. Elliott turns into Western Ave. Take a right onto Madison. Turn right on Alaskan Way; Pier 55will be on your left.
Northbound on 99
Take the Seneca St. exit, turn right on 1st Ave., turn right on Madison, and turn right on Alaskan Way; Pier 55 will be on your left.
There is no designated Tillicum Village parking. Meter parking under the Alaskan Way viaduct/99 is good for two hours. There are many pay lots in the area.
Wondering where to park on Seattle’s Waterfront?
Visit www.downtownseattle.com to locate a $3/hour space near your destination!
The Goodtime II offers two enclosed decks and exterior deck space on the bow. This vessel can accommodate a maximum of 250 guests for a reception or 125 guests for table seating. There are two full-service bars on board. This vessel is moored at Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront. This is often the boat used to take public guests to Tillicum.
Private boats are also available.
Please enquire: 1.888.623.1445