Tillicum Excursion

The 2016 Tillicum Excursion season is over!
See you in 2017!

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                               PLAN AND SAVE
  Online OR
Early Booking
 5 days ahead 

Upgrade from
Seattle CityPASS
Harbor Cruise voucher


Adults (13+) $84.00 $76.00 Voucher + $60.00
Youth (4-12) $32.00 $32.00 Voucher + $23.00
Seniors (65+) $75.00 $75.00 Voucher + $60.00
 Kids (3 and under)  FREE FREE FREE 
TICKET BOOTH or via phone
Sales tax and a $5 service charge for each purchased ticket are additional at the time of booking.
Cancellation/Refund policy


   January 1 - April 15    no scheduled sailings
   April 16 - May 22    Sat-Sun: 11:30
   May 23 - June 30*    Wed-Sun: 11:30 except NO sailing on June 8
   *These dates have evening sailings ONLY:
   May 25, 26, 27 and June 1, 2, 3, 9: 4:00
   July 1 - August 28    Sun-Tue: 11:30
   Wed-Thu: 11:30, 4:00
   Fri-Sat: 11:30, 1:30**, 4:00
**1:30 sailings include Extended Island Time
   August 29 - September 25    Sat, Sun: 11:30
   Also Sept 2, 5 (Labor Day), 16 and 23: 11:30
   September 26 - December 31    No scheduled sailings - See you in 2017!

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Escape modern life and watch history come alive. This 4-hour experience includes passage to and from Blake Island, a Northwest flavors-inspired buffet meal featuring traditionally-prepared alder fire roasted fish, Northwest Native American storytelling, live stage performance enhanced by technology, hand-crafted art  – all inside a cedar longhouse surrounded by lush forest and rocky beach for you to explore.  Walk in Chief Seattle’s footsteps with us.

Your experience includes:

  • Two live-narrated 45-minute cruises (to and from Blake Island)
  • A unique dining experience including a clam nectar appetizer, and a Northwest-flavors inspired buffet with dessert. Fountain sodas, hot tea, and drip coffee are complimentary with your meal on the island. Guests are pre-seated for the show and meal cabaret-style. For group seating, see details below.
  • Roasted fish prepared in the traditional style of Northwest Native Americans on stakes over alder wood fires.
  • Stage performance combining live dancers and 3D projection technology for a dramatic storytelling presentation.
  • Time after the performance to speak with the artists, enjoy the works of art featured throughout the longhouse, browse our gift shop, or explore the beaches and forest surrounding Tillicum.
  • Full-service bar available both on board and on the island for the purchase of specialty cocktails, local wine and beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks. 
  • Boarding photos of your group available for purchase upon your return.



The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, with or without flash, is prohibited during the Tillicum performance. Some of the performers will be in the lobby after the show for questions and pictures are permitted at that time.

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If you’re looking for a little intrigue on the water, and a fabulous evening with friends or family, our Mystery on Blake Island excursion is for you. You and the other passengers cruise with a troupe of improv actors while a mystery unfolds during your adventure. Enjoy our Tillicum Excursion buffet dinner while solving the who-done-it...just make sure you come back alive!

ALL SAILINGS: 4:00-8:00pm, Goodtime II departing the Seattle waterfront

ONLY ONE sailing left in 2016:

Saturday, September 10 -- A Sporting Chance


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Citypass upgrade Beach Naturalist Days Show Translation meal and show only Bremerton Departures Camping Excursion Camping Meal and Show



Want to see even MORE of Seattle for a fraction of the cost? Purchase a Seattle CityPASS booklet and enjoy FIVE favorite Seattle destinations for 46% savings over purchasing tickets individually. Every booklet includes a voucher good for our 1-hour Harbor Cruise. Use your CityPASS Harbor Cruise voucher to UPGRADE to the Tillicum Excursion.

Purchase this tour package online, or call us at 206-623-1445. Then let us know you want to UPGRADE to the Tillicum Excursion when you make your reservation for your sailing -- ​you pay the upgrade cost when you book​ the cruise.

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Tillicum Excursion MEAL AND SHOW ONLY

Arriving on Blake Island on your own vessel and wish to enjoy the Tillicum Excursion meal and show? No problem!

Rates: $50.00 Adults, $25.00 Youth, Kids 3 and under FREE.


  • Call Argosy Cruises at 206-623-1445 (recommended option).
  • Pay at the Longhouse Gift Shop on Blake Island (opens at 11:00am, except May 25-27 and June 1-3 and 9 when the doors open at 1pm).

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Bremerton Departures

From mid-June through mid-September, on select Saturdays and Sundays, you can depart for our Tillicum Excursion from Bremerton. Kitsap Harbor Tour operates. Rates are the same as regular Tillicum Excursion trips.


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Blake Island Camping Excursion

Interested in camping on Blake Island but need a ride to get there? Book one of our Blake Island Camping Excursion trips and we’ll give you a lift. This is boat transportation ONLY – bring your own camping gear and supplies. Camping spots on Blake Island are “first-come, first serve” with the exception of the group campsite (for 20+ people; reserve online here [Reservation type: Group] or by calling 1-888-226-7688). Our vessel’s refreshment bars will be open for service on your trip.

Rates: $40.00 Adults, $40.00 Seniors, $20.00 Youth

  • For the boat trip over to Blake Island from the Seattle waterfront, the vessel departs promptly at 9am. Please be ready for boarding no later than 8:45am to allow yourself enough time to load your gear before departure.

  • For the return boat trip back to Seattle, the vessel departs promptly at 10:00am. Campers are expected to be ready for boarding at the Blake Island boat ramp gate no later than 9:45am.


2016 Blake Island Camping Excursion dates:

April 16 – June 5 Sat, Sun
June 8 – July 3 Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
July 4 – August 28 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
August 29 – September 11 Sat, Sun, Mon
September 17 – September 25 Sat, Sun



  • Call Argosy Cruises at 206-623-1445. When making your reservation, please have both your departure AND return dates ready. And let us know how much equipment you are planning on bringing.

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Blake Island Camping Excursion meal and show ADD ON

Want to extend your stay on Blake Island? Upgrade your Camping Excursion to include The Tillicum Excursion meal and show on the second day of your trip.

For our return boat trip back to the Seattle waterfront, you depart on the vessel waiting at the dock at the end of your meal. Campers are expected to be ready for boarding early so gear can be loaded before other passengers board.

Rates (for meal and show add-on ONLY): $50.00 Adults, $25.00 Youth, Kids 3 and under FREE.


  • Call Argosy Cruises at 206-623-1445 (recommended option).
  • Pay at the Longhouse Gift Shop on Blake Island (opens at 11:00am, except May 25-27 and June 1-3 and 9 when the doors open at 1pm).

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Tillicum Excursion Show Translation Headsets

Our Tillicum Excursion performance includes narration in English; however, we have translation headsets available for speakers of Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. These headsets are available at no additional charge and can be requested during our reservation process.

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1. Make reservations.

By phone: 206-623-1445

Walk-up: Purchase at 55 Ticket Booth or the Argosy Visitor Center

Online: BOOK NOW


2. Pick up boarding passes.

Arrive 45 minutes before departure.

Upgrading with a Seattle CityPASS? Exchange your voucher for one of our boarding passes at the Ticket Booth and pay the upgrade cost.

Special boarding needs? Tell our Guest Services staff for assistance.


3. Board your vessel. 

Guest Services staff will tear your boarding passes for your group.

Boarding photos are taken, and available for purchase at the end of your trip.

Watch your step as you board your vessel, and HAVE FUN!

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  • Tillicum Longhouse facility under lease, operated in conjunction with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
  • Directions and parking information for our Ticket Booth at Pier 55.
  • For groups that have booked separately but would like to be seated together during the meal, please contact Guest Services at (206) 623-1445 in advance of your sailing so that we can arrange for you to be seated together.
  • Book at least FIVE days in advance and save with our EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT.
  • Reservations recommended -- sailings can sell out!
  • Please call to verify sailing schedules during 4th of July, Seafair Weekend, and UW Husky Football home game days. No cruises on Christmas Day.
  • Vessels available on sailing day may vary, as may the tour routes based on weather and nearby vessel traffic.
  • Cancellation Policy

Join us on our other live-narrated tours: Locks CruiseLake Union Cruise, Harbor CruiseLake Washington Cruise.