- $69 for one ticket to the Tillicum Village Salmon Bake, plus a souvenir photo ($94.95 value)
Each cruise departs Pier 55 at the time listed and returns to Seattle approximately four hours later. Cruises take passengers to scenic Blake Island, the home of Chief Seattle and location of Tillicum Village. Upon arrival, guests snack upon steamed clams splashed with nectar before heading into the island’s cedar longhouse for the traditional salmon bake. After a buffet-style dinner including slices of the fire-kissed fish, guests take in a storytelling and dance showcase performed by members of area Native American tribes. There’s also plenty of time to explore the beach and adjacent wilderness before returning to the mainland.
For more than 60 years, Argosy Cruises’ fleet of cruise ships has voyaged through Puget Sound’s waters, taking passengers on themed public and private cruises. Tours leave daily from downtown Seattle and take guests on a variety of trips that include sightseeing tours of scenic lakes and locks and murder-mystery dinner parties. For a more involved trek, guests can take the half-day trip to Tillicum Village, the campground of the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes on Blake Island State Park, for a salmon bake, dancing, and storytelling.