COVID-19 ADVISORY: All public tours and private charters are suspended through spring 2021.
Transportation service via the Blake Island Fast Ferry will continue through September. Learn More.

Tillicum Excursion

Due to the evolving uncertainty of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all public tours through spring 2021. Exact reopen date to be announced – check back for more.

We are still operating the Blake Island Fast Ferry, your newest connection to the outdoors! Learn More


Northwest Native American experience

Cruise to Blake Island for a 4.5-hour experience and immerse yourself in the history, culture and traditions of Northwest Native American tribes

Your experience includes:

  • 45-minute cruise to and from Blake Island
  • Traditionally prepared fire-roasted fish meal
  • Northwest Native American storytelling show with 3D visual elements
  • Decorated Tillicum longhouse, gift shop, and authentic Coast Salish totems
  • Free time to explore the island’s beaches and trails


Have your own boat? You can still participate in the Meal + Storytelling show. Learn more

Have a group of 20 or more? Book a group tour and save


*Tillicum facility under lease, operated in conjunction with the WA State Parks and Recreation Commission.

  • Tillicum clam greeting
  • Authentic & entertaining storytelling show
  • Peek-a-boo views of Mt Rainier
  • Island beaches & trails
  • Full-service bar – Sip on local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages inside the Tillicum Longhouse (Please, no outside drink permitted)
  • Gift Shop – Peruse the curated Tillicum Longhouse Gift Shop for treasures of all sizes
  • Trails & Beaches – This secluded state park offers some of the best nature to enjoy
  • Restrooms – There are restrooms inside the longhouse as well as restrooms managed by WA State Parks near the beach and picnic tables
  • ADA accessibility – Our crew is trained to help guests with wheelchairs, strollers, scooters, etc. to navigate the Tillicum Longhouse and some trails. For specific ADA questions, please call our office at 206.623.1445
  • Full-service bar – Sip on local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages like mai tais in summer and hot cocoas in winter (Please, no outside drink permitted)
  • Variety of local snacks – Purchase from a menu of delicious pre-packaged sandwiches, salads and snacks (Please, no outside food permitted)
  • Indoor/Outdoor seating – Whether you enjoy the breeze through your hair or like to stay cozy, you have the choice of indoor or outdoor seating
  • Restrooms – All of our vessels are equipped with gender specific, gender neutral or single stall restrooms
  • ADA accessibility – Our crew is trained to help guests with wheelchairs, strollers, scooters, etc. to navigate our docks, vessels and facilities. For specific ADA questions, please call our office at 206.623.1445

DEPARTURE INFORMATION

Your Tillicum Excursion departs from Pier 54 on the Seattle Waterfront – 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101.

Parking Info

Map Legend: Green = Cruise Route


Additional Details
Cruise route is approximate and can change based on each sailing’s weather patterns, vessel traffic, and other non-predictable factors, and based on our experienced captains’ discretion. Seating on board our vessels is first-come, first-served and will begin 20 minutes prior to departure. Vessel available on the day of your sailing may vary.

Before you depart:

1Book your reservations

2E-pass or print at home

3Board your vessel

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