Ferries have become popular sightseeing vessels ever since they stopped requiring passengers to swim alongside so that they could pack in more cars. Enjoy the ride to glorious sightseeing with today's Groupon to Kitsap Tours. Choose between the following options:
- For $31, you get a half-day tour of Bainbridge Island (a $64.07 value).
- For $48, you get a full-day tour of Bainbridge Island and Kitsap Peninsula (a $96.65 value).
Kitsap Tours whisks wayfarers across scenic northwestern waters and through the historic streets of Bainbridge Island and Kitsap Peninsula on a fully outfitted luxury minibus. Sightseers climb aboard a Washington State ferry in downtown Seattle—9:35 a.m. or 1:10 p.m. for the half-day tour and 9:35 a.m. for the full-day tour—before reaching the shores of Bainbridge, whereupon a luxurious touring bus equipped with reclining leather seats, a sound system, and a rear compartment for oversize pencils ferries passengers around town. Tour-takers on the full-day excursion will have more than six hours to shop, dine, and absorb the small-town charm of Bainbridge, including treks into historic towns such as Port Gamble, Suquamish, and Poulsbo. Alternatively, half-day tours of Bainbridge showcase a rotating selection of seasonal sites such as artist studios and farmer's markets over the course of the three-hour jaunt.
At the conclusion of both tours, guests have the option to take the ferry back to Seattle or to spend extra hours on the island for continued shopping, kayaking, and recreational land surveying.
Ferry fare from Seattle to Bainbridge ($7.10 for adults) is not included, although there is no cost for the return trip.
Husband-and-wife team Jim and Jean run Kitsap Tours, a company that explores Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas via a luxury bus. Voyagers might admire the forests in the Bloedel Reserve tour or go on a photo safari in the Kitsap Peninsula. The Bainbridge Island tour shuffles sightseers to rural areas and the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, whereas the Bainbridge Island and Kitsap Peninsula tour shows off the home of Chief Seattle. Tours take place onboard a luxury touring van or mini coach, which has a standup center aisle, reclining leather seats, a TV and DVD player, and a rear storage compartment for purchases or souvenirs of the world's largest key chain.