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Seattle’s Space Needle, one of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive icons, rises 605 feet (184 meters) above the city. Once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River at the time of its construction—built for the 1962 World’s Fair—the tower features a rotating restaurant and an observation deck at 520 feet (158 meters) with 360-degree panoramic views over Seattle and its surroundings.

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Seattle Harbor Cruise

Seattle Harbor Cruise

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Enjoy the sights and sounds of Seattle from Elliot Bay and Seattle Harbor on this narrated cruise. Learn about Seattle’s historic waterfront and get an up-close look at one of the world's largest shipping terminals. Take in the view of the city’s skyline with a spectacular panoramic background of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, including majestic Mt. Rainier. Food and beverages are available for purchase onboard the ship.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

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Seattle is famous for its bustling waterfront, numerous green spaces, and historic neighborhoods. Ideal for first-time visitors, this sightseeing tour provides an overview of top attractions such as Pioneer Square, the Space Needle, and Pike Place market. Sit back and relax while your guide provides historical and cultural background for each destination, and enjoy stops to walk and take photos.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Visit top sights and neighborhoods with 1- or 2-day tickets for a hop-on hop-off Seattle bus tour. Without the hassle and expense of parking in some of the city’s busiest areas, you can simply enjoy the view from the double-decker, open-top bus, hopping off to visit the Space Needle, Chinatown, Pike Place Market, waterfront piers, and more, while listening to interesting facts and background on each place you pass.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00
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4 Hour Seattle City Tour
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4 Hour Seattle City Tour

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Capture the very best of Seattle on this city tour by bus. Your itinerary for the day includes many must-see spots, including Pike Place Market, the Central Waterfront, the Space Needle, and the locally sculpted Fremont Troll. Plus, this tour operates with a maximum of 15 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience from your expert guide.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.99
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4-Hour Seattle City Tour
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4-Hour Seattle City Tour

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It might seem a little bit intimidating exploring one of the largest cities in Washington and the Pacific Northwest region all on your own, but there’s no need to stress. This 4-hour guided tour helps you conquer all the hot spots of Seattle, including the Space Needle, China Town, and T-Mobile Park. Your guide knows all the quickest ways around, so you can see more in less time.  
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.47
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20-Minute Narrated Seattle Seaplane Flight from Lake Washington

20-Minute Narrated Seattle Seaplane Flight from Lake Washington

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Soar to new heights during a 20-minute seaplane flight over Seattle, an extra-special experience ideal for first-time visitors. In a small group limited to five people, you’ll glide over Seattle landmarks such as the Space Needle, Lake Washington, and Puget Sound, all the while listening to informative narration from your pilot. Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.63
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Seattle's Favorite Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise

Seattle's Favorite Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise

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Enjoy the sights and sounds of Seattle from the water on this comfortable, 2-hour, cocktail cruise along Lake Union. Watch seaplane arrivals and departures and see landmark Seattle locations like the iconic Space Needle, Seattle Great Wheel, the Fremont Bridge, Gas Works Park, the University of Washington and much more — plus a plethora of floating homes, including the one from the popular movie ‘Sleepless in Seattle.’ Choose from a morning, midday, afternoon or evening cruise. The first round of drinks is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$559.00
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Seattle Private Half Day Tours with a Local, 100% Personalized ★★★★★

Seattle Private Half Day Tours with a Local, 100% Personalized ★★★★★

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Join a local Seattle guide for a fully personalized, private tour that’s designed just for you. With half a day to explore alongside a guide who shares your interests, you can search for the perfect cup of coffee, discover funky neighborhoods, or browse unique shops, skipping group tours' more generic itineraries for a curated experience and local perspective.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.41
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Seattle Highlights Sightseeing Tour

Seattle Highlights Sightseeing Tour

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Check out Seattle’s latest attractions and hip culture on this 1.5-hour, guided sightseeing tour around the city. Drive by must-see sites like popular Pike Place Market, historic Pioneer Square and the iconic Space Needle. See Kurt Cobain’s former home as well as a certain floating house from the movie 'Sleepless in Seattle.' With lively narration and some of Seattle’s best music playing, this is sure to be a tour that is both educational and entertaining. Transportation by minibus. Hotel pickup is included for customers staying at downtown Seattle hotels, South Lake Union area hotels, or university area hotels.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.00
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Seattle Locks Cruise

Seattle Locks Cruise

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Pass through the renowned Ballard Locks and learn about the complex system on a cruise that transports you between the freshwater of Lake Union and the saltwater of Puget Sound. The one-way cruise can be used as transportation, making it ideal for travelers who want to avoid traffic and enjoy a unique journey from the Seattle waterfront to the AGC Marina on South Lake Union (or vice versa).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Seattle Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Seattle Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Seattle is a town ripe for discovery and this invigorating smartphone-guided scavenger hunt is a novel and invigorating way to explore the Emerald City. The 3-hour event force you to solve clues and navigate the city streets, all while taking in the overlooked cultural gems of the city and learning some local history. Note: Pricing is per individual but teams must book together to be in same adventure.
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  • 3 hours
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20-Minute Greater Seattle Scenic Airplane Tour

20-Minute Greater Seattle Scenic Airplane Tour

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Take off on a scenic airplane tour of Seattle, and witness aerial views of the Emerald City and panoramic Northwest vistas. Your pilot will give a personal narration and all the clients are issued noise canceling aviation headsets.   You will be lead on a sensational flight with amazing views of Seattle and Puget Sound for the memory of a lifetime.  
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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One-Hour Private Seattle Sightseeing Cocktail Cruise
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One-Hour Private Seattle Sightseeing Cocktail Cruise

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Step aboard a boat for a cruise on Lake Union, hosted by a skipper/bartender who will mix drinks for you between steering the ship. Traveling with a small group of just six people means you'll get tons of personalized attention and the chance to ask questions. Take in sights of Lake Union's draw bridges, seaplanes, and scenic shoreline while listening to engaging narrative and sipping drinks.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$289.00
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Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour

Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour

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Waiting to take off on a cruise? Get to know the beautiful city of Seattle on a small-group guided sightseeing tour around town. Hop in a mini-coach and enjoy a relaxing ride to the city’s most popular attractions, like the iconic Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and many more, including a great view of Mt. Rainier. Hotel pickup and port drop-off are included. Luggage will be safely stowed during the tour, and a timely return to the cruise port is guaranteed.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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Private Tour: Seattle Highlights

Private Tour: Seattle Highlights

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See the best of Seattle on this private, 3-hour, sightseeing tour. Pick and choose the sites and attractions with the most appeal and let an expert guide lead the way. Consider the many options: the iconic Space Needle, the famous Pike Place Market and the Elliott Bay waterfront. How about Pioneer Square, the birthplace of Seattle, or the Ballard Locks? Get sweeping views of Puget Sound and Mt Rainier. This customizable tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
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Private 2.5-Hour Seattle City Tour
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Private 2.5-Hour Seattle City Tour

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Get to know the landscape of Seattle on a private sightseeing tour that provides an introduction to the city--great for the start of your stay. Traveling in a Suburban (avoid the bus tours), you'll pass by Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and other major attractions across seven neighborhoods. Along the way, stop for photo ops and learn about local history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$380.00
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Scenic Seattle Panoramic Tour

Scenic Seattle Panoramic Tour

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On this tour you will experience why Seattle came to be known as the “Emerald City”. The Scenic Seattle tour provides views of lakes, locks, mountains, and forest vistas, all without leaving Seattle's city limits.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$61.00
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Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour

Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour

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See Seattle like a local on a private shore excursion that takes in all the highlights of this famous Northwest city. While your ship is in port, take private transport to must-see locales such as the Chinatown-International District, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, the Ballard Locks and Queen Anne Hill. The 3-hour tour includes stops to explore Seattle’s food, shopping and entertainment. You can even get out to view Puget Sound, Mt Rainier and the Olympic Mountains from the top of the Space Needle (own expense).
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  • 3 hours
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$868.11
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Uncover Seattle: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Uncover Seattle: Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Seattle is a hidden gem among the cities of America and is well worth a visit. Birthplace of Starbucks and home to a dazzling array of seafood, Seattle is a foodie’s paradise. Seattle is not just a destination for food-lovers. The city is home to an array of landmarks and stunning views providing something new to see at every turn. This self guided audio tour is the perfect way to experience it all in your own time and at your own pace. The tour is expertly written by travelling researcher, past editor-in-chief and author Maurice J. Gallagher. Maurice’s writing is superbly narrated by voice artist Linda Browne whose velvet-like voice is a popular feature of many of our city audio tours. Linda will expertly guide you through the city uncovering its history and quirks along the way. Simply download the self-guided audio tour, plug in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and head to the tour starting point. Please note this tour is only available in English.
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  • 2 hours
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$15.29
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Seattle Highlights Private Tour: Time Travel Exploration Game

Seattle Highlights Private Tour: Time Travel Exploration Game

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Discover the iconic places that capture the innovative spirit of Seattle by solving clues and unlocking stories on your phone. Play the engaging exploration game to learn about the people whose dreams and forward-thinking created this unique city. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. You can play offline. Ready for an adventure? Highlights include: • Explore the Seattle Cloud Cover, Anne Frank Chestnut Tree, the Space Needle and lesser-known places. • Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our gifted writers. • Learn about the thought pioneers whose ambitions and hard work shaped Seattle and the world. • Walk through the city’s beautiful green spaces and parks, including the Olympic Sculpture Park and the Seattle Center • Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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2-Hour Seattle Sailing Harbor Tour
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2-Hour Seattle Sailing Harbor Tour

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Come aboard for a day sail on our classic schooner! Our Harbor Sailing tour is family-friendly and is an excellent way to see the Seattle skyline, the beauty of the Puget Sound, even mountain views! We will depart from our dock at Pier 66 Bell Harbor Marina, then set our sails for a 2-hour cruise in the Puget Sound.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Evening Colors Sunset Sail Tour in Seattle
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Evening Colors Sunset Sail Tour in Seattle

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Sailing aboard Seattle's premier tall ship is the best way to see our city from the water. Help hoist the sails, then we will shut the engine down and enjoy the quiet of our beautiful schooner cutting through the tranquil Puget Sound Waters. Enjoy a beverage as the sun sets beyond the Olympic Mountains. We may even fire our cannon to salute another amazing summer day!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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BEST Seattle Full-day City Tour

BEST Seattle Full-day City Tour

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Explore many of Seattle’s key landmarks—and leave all the transit and planning to your guide—on this flexible, full-day tour. Meet in the morning, and travel in a comfortable bus or mini-coach. You’ll visit several top Seattle landmarks, including Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. You can also upgrade to explore destinations like the Museum of Pop Culture, Chihuly Garden and Glass, The Museum of Flight, and more (own expense).
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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5-hour Private Seattle and Suburbs Attractions Tour

5-hour Private Seattle and Suburbs Attractions Tour

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Enjoy Seattle's attraction in downtown as well as suburbs.This tour explores the best of Puget Sound Area including falls, parks and beaches. This tour will have a maximum of seven travelers per SUV and can be PRIVATE or SHARED This trip will have a maximum of 5 people per SUV
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.00
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Seattle Harbor Cruise
"It was raining, but still a beautiful experience (bring a raincoat and umbrella). The tour guide was wonderful and he also prepared our Cloudy Day Coffees, which were delicious and kept us warm. We were blessed to see a pod of orcas swimming. I would definitely recommend this to travelers of all ages."..."
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Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
"Mark was an exceptional tour guide. He was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the area. he catered to the audience and would stop and do whatever we would like. we really feel like during this three hour trip that we saw the entire city of Seattle."..."
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4 Hour Seattle City Tour
"The whole tour was amazing. It was our first time to Seattle. We came to visit our Navy son. Earl was full of information. He knew the area well. He was very upbeat & a great sense of humor. I highly recommend this tour."..."
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4-Hour Seattle City Tour
"Exceptional tour guide (Captain Steve) Warm regards, great attention to detail thank you very much!!!"..."
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20-Minute Narrated Seattle Seaplane Flight from Lake Washington
"Everything was great!! It was a top notch experience!! Our pilot went above and beyond to give us great time."..."
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Seattle's Favorite Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise
"Amy was very accomodating & knowledgable. Learned so much about the Seattle waterfront & it's history. Highly recommend this experience and Amy!"..."
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Seattle Private Half Day Tours with a Local, 100% Personalized ★★★★★
"We took the private downtown tour with Kalina on Aug 6. Kalina was outstanding! Her knowledge was so impressive as was her kind demeanor. We started with a breakfast at Lowell's, walked around the city, hearing all about the history of Seattle. She was mindful of our time and kept to a leisurely schedule. When we would mention an interest of ours, she quickly changed her plans and accommodated us. Afterwards, she took the time to send us pictures of our wonderful morning. I highly recommend this tour and especially recommend Kalina."..."
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Seattle Highlights Sightseeing Tour
"Very fun trip with Chuck; he was very funny and was got to know everyone on the bus. We learned what we should do and how to get back to the airport using the light rail which we did do instead of getting a car to bring us. We also went on the ferry on Chuck suggestion and we had a good time waking in the downtown area and we ate on the island."..."
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Seattle Locks Cruise
"Loved the hole trip the locks looked a locks still loved the beer popcorn that smell was good k was good wild life"..."
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Seattle Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"This was an awesome way to show my husband the little highlights of Seattle! The clues were great and we loved getting to see the Seattle center and downtown!"..."
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20-Minute Greater Seattle Scenic Airplane Tour
"It worth it. Enjoyed every second . Recommend it to friends . 200% satisfied. The pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable"..."
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One-Hour Private Seattle Sightseeing Cocktail Cruise
"Was a great trip. Our Captain / Bartender Amy was excellent and very knowledgeable about Lake Union and all the boats and floating homes"..."
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Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour
"Your guide Charles was great! He was extremely knowledgeable about sites in Seattle. Impressed by his presentation anod driving skill."..."
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Private Tour: Seattle Highlights
"Our guide, Capt. Steve was an excellent tour guide. He had lots of information about the sites/history of Seattle. He made everything very interesting. He was also very accommodating to my grandchildren(ages 9 and 4). We saw everything and more. I would highly recommend using Capt. Steve. I would use him again!"..."
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Private 2.5-Hour Seattle City Tour
"Bryan was awesome. He was so knowledgeable and informative. In 2.5 hours, my wife and I feel like we have a good handle on Seattle."..."
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Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour
"The tour was one of the best parts of the trip! He was an excellent host and so much interesting history. It was a wonderful experience!"..."
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