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Tour Ideas

We put a lot of thought and planning into our STANDARD TOURS and we think they are pretty wonderful but we know that no one, two or three itineraries will fit all time frames or interests.

So, if you have a group of 5-12 we can create a custom tour just for you.

Pick a theme, pick an interest, pick a few different items and we will weave them into a Kitsap Tours Adventure for you and your group.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Ferries: Enjoy a scenic ferry ride across Puget Sound and we will pick you up at one of the following:

  • Seattle/Bainbridge Island Washington State Ferry dock on Bainbridge Island
  • Edmonds/Kingston Washington State Ferry dock in Kingston
  • Seattle/Kingston Sound Runner passenger ferry dock in Kingston

Breweries: A full day of touring NW micro breweries and brew pubs or visit just one or two as part of a tour.

Wineries: A full day of touring vineyards and wineries or add a winery tour or tasting room stop to your tour.

Organic Distillery: A great add-on to any adult tour!

Communities: We can focus an entire tour around one or two of our eclectice collection of communities: Bainbridge Island, Hansville, Kingston, Port Gamble, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Gig Harbor, Belfair, Seabeck, Port Townsend . . .

Agricultural: Visit an Alpaca farm and shop, organic chicken farm to learn what makes the eggs so different from what you buy in stores, learn to harvest and shuck oysters, pick your own blue berries, visit a creamery, spend time at a small family sustainable farm.

Culinary: Some of the above but gather ingredients, lunch at a restaurant specializing in fresh and local and if you like, add a cooking lesson using your ingredients and a gourmet meal.

Birding: We can tour some of the birding hot spots and help you identify our local birds.

Children: Kids Discovery Museum, Marine Science Center, one of the largest private collections of shells, a beach walk with beach naturalists, the world’s largest collection of licorice, farm visits and petting animals. We can keep the kids engaged and entertained!

On the water: Kayaking, an electric boat tour or 45 ft tour boat will get you on the water for a closer look at wildlife and a new view of the world.  Appropriate for all ages and abilities.

Military: Puget Sound Navy Museum, Naval Undersea Museum, USS Turner Joy – a Viet Nam era destroyer.

Beaches: Beach walk with a beach naturalist to help identify all of our amazing critters and plan to see other wildlife along the way, especially birds.  Hike to a beautiful beach and enjoy a gourmet lunch while enjoying spectacular scenery. 

Watchable wildlife: Harbor seals in Poulsbo, Bald Eagles at Point No Point or Big Beef Creek, migrating waterfowl, birding at a variety of locations.

History & Heritage: Native Americans, Croatians, Scandinavians, Japanese, Filipinos and others have left their mark on our area.  We have many history museums and sites that help tell the story of Kitsap.

Native American: The Suquamish, Port Gamble S'Klallam and Skokomish tribes are on Kitsap and have been for up to 13,000 years. There are two Native American museums, native arts, Chief Seattle's gravesite and other sites to include in a tour. 

Quilting & Fibers:  We have several great quilt shops and some wonderful fiber shops just waiting for quilters, knitters and others to explore.

Gardens:  Starting with the Bloedel Reserve, a world renowned estate garden and adding in elegant individual gardens or nurseries or a sustainable farm/garden, we can create a full day of inspiration! 

Arts – Visual:  Kitsap is known for the many artists that take their inspiration from our area and create magic of their own.  We can visit a variety of private artist’s studios, galleries or arrange a buying tour to buy direct from the artist. 

Arts – Performing:  Concerts on the water are popular in most communities. Local theatre abounds.  We can build your tour to allow time to sit back and enjoy some live entertainment.

Restaurants:  Where to begin – just tell us your taste and we’ll work in a meal at a restaurant you’ll love.  We tend to lean toward the fresh and local and can make recommendations.

Scenic: Scenic is hard to avoid and will be part of every tour - water and mountains at every turn along with lush vegitation makes this one of the most scenic places to visit. We can do Hood Canal Loop tours and visit high visitas, go to Hurricane Ridge on the Olympic Peninsula or visit the lighthouse on the far north tip of the Kitsap Peninsula and gaze out over the water and marine traffic.

Museums:

  • Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum - A museum of theatrical puppets representing many different puppet types and different cultures from around the world.
  • Bainbridge Island Historical Society and Museum - Encompasses a research library, permanent and rotating exhibits, and a growing collection of cultural and historical photographs and artifacts.
  • Harbor History Museum - Explore the rich heritage of the people, lifestyles, and commerce that created a rhythm of life on the GigHarborPeninsula that remains vibrant today.
  • Kids Discovery Museum - KiDiMu engages bodies and minds through interactive play, inspires a lifelong journey of discovery and expands connections to our local and global communities.
  • Kitsap Historica lMuseum - Step into the past and travel through KitsapCounty from the glacial age through World War II. See Native American baskets, wander through an historic “Main Street”, look into a stump farm, and discover that some bunkhouses really did float. Let history weave its spell with our textile collection dating from the 1850's. Enjoy this exciting family destination!
  • Log Cabin Museum - Housed in an original settlers' cabin, the museum features a "family" which follow a seasonal story line depicting life in South Kitsap. The displays are changed regularly.
  • Naval Undersea Museum - History of undersea warfare and exploration as well as a natural science interpretive exhibit featuring "The Ocean Environment" and a hands-on exhibit.
  • Of Sea and Shore Museum - Museum of Shells and Marine Life. The museum contains one of the largest shell collections in the United States.
  • Port Gamble Historic Museum - Depicting a special chapter in the history of the Pacific Northwest and the forest products industry.
  • Poulsbo Marine Science Center- Exhibits covering the marine environment and sea life, including a touch tank for children of all ages.
  • Puget Sound Navy Museum - Up-close look at life on the sea, important moments for the Navy in Puget Sound and the history of the Naval Shipyard.
  • Sydney Art Gallery & Museum - Vignettes of life in early SouthKitsapCounty and includes a general store, school, doctor's office and hardware store. The Gallery is a terrific place to find artistic treasures by renowned and emerging artists.
  • Suquamish Museum - Historical and cultural displays of Puget Sound Indian life. The story of Chief Seattle and the Suquamish Tribe. Internationally acclaimed by the Smithsonian Institute.
  • USS Turner Joy - A restored Vietnam era destroyer - the first permanent, and publicly accessible, Naval heritage and educational ship attraction in the Pacific Northwest.
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Booking a custom tour for your group

Use the link above to view and book our scheduled tours.

If you are interested in a custom tour please e-mail us at or call 877.877.1950 and we will go over options to meet your criteria.

After we talk we will send you a proposal. Together we can make any tweaks to make it your perfect tour.

Once the tour is agreed upon and a deposit is made, the day is yours. We will make every effort to make the tour exceed your expectations.

We will do custom tours for 5-12 guests.