Kitsap Tours: The Seattle tour that starts with a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island.  Explore Bainbridge Island, the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas.  877.877.1950Kitsap Tours Home Page

Frequently Asked Questions

Are reservations required for the tours?
Where does the tour start?
Where does the tour end?
Do I pay for the ferry?
Can I take my car on the ferry?
What about kids?
Can Kitsap Tours help with other travel arrangements?
Where does the name "Kitsap" come from?
Are reservations required for the tours?

Reservations are preferred and guarantee that we will be there to meet you.

We meet the ferry on the days that we have tours scheduled. If no one makes a reservation, we will not be at the terminal.

For last minute reservations please call us at 360-620-2415 and we'll let you know if we have a tour going on that day.

If we have a tour scheduled and have available seats, we will gladly accept walk-ons!

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Where does the tour start?

We meet our guests just outside the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal, near the Visitor Information booth.

From Seattle: Take the ferry from Pier 52 - 801 Alaskan Way to Bainbridge Island. When the ferry docks exit the ferry and go up the ramp to the ferry terminal. Our guide will be waiting for you at the top of the ramp with a "Kitsap Tours" sign.
(If you miss the guide, you'll find the bus just outside the ferry terminal, near the Visitor Informaiton booth)

Already on Bainbridge Island: Park near the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal -270 Olympic Drive SE, and walk toward the ferry terminal. The bus will be near the Visitor Information booth.

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Where does the tour end?

All tours offer optional endings.

Most of our guests choose to end their tour in downtown Bainbridge Island, a short walk from the ferry terminal. There are shops, restaurants, wine tasting, great ice cream, galleries, parks and more to explore as you make your way back to the ferry terminal.

On full day tours you have the additional option to get off at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. They have shuttles that will return you to the ferry of your choice.

Of course, we are happy to return you to the ferry terminal for your return to Seattle.

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Do I pay for the ferry?

Yes, if you're coming from Seattle.

Walk-on ferry fares are very reasonable, varying during the year with discounts for seniors and children.

Washington State Ferry fares: Seattle to Bainbridge Island

You can purchase your ferry tickets online, in advance, or at the ferry dock:
Pier 52 in Seattle, 801 Alaskan Way

It is best to arrive about 15 - 20 minutes before the scheduled departure to purchase tickets and board the ferry.

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Can I take my car on the ferry?

Yes, you can take your car on the ferry but the fare is considerbly more than walking on the ferry.

Washington State Ferry fares: Seattle to Bainbridge Island

If you are planning to extend your stay beyond our tour, a car may be appropriate although the "downtown" area of Bainbridge Island and some lodging is available within walking distance of the ferry terminal.

IF you bring your car there is parking close to the ferry terminal. As you drive off the ferry you'll see a paid parking lot on the right side before the first traffic light at Winslow Way. If you miss the lot, take a right on Winslow Way and you'll find another entrance to the ferry parking lots.

Park your car and walk to the ferry terminal - the Kitsap Tours' bus will be parked near the yellow Visitor Information booth.

It is helpful if you let us know you will be driving on the ferry so we won't be looking for you coming off the ferry and so we will wait while you find parking and walk back to the terminal.

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What about kids?

We welcome children age 6 and older. We have found that children over age 6 enjoy the tours and stay engaged.

For the comfort and enjoyment of all our quests we do not accept reservations for children under age 6. Also, child seats are required and our seat belts do not work with child seats.

Reservations, and an individual seat, are required for all tour participants, regardless of age. Children may not share a seat with another guest.

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Can Kitsap Tours help with other travel arrangements?

Kitsap Tours is not a travel agency, BUT with 30+ years in the area, 8 years working for the Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau and now operating a tour company we have a lot of knowledge about the area and are happy to share ideas with you about where to stay, what to do, travel times and more.

If you have a question - ASK!

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Where does the name "Kitsap" come from?

Chief Kitsap was a leader of the Suquamish Tribe from 1790 to 1845. Kitsap County and the Kitsap Peninsula, the primary areas we tour, were named after Chief Kitsap.

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