Mt. Rainier. Mt. Kilimanjaro. Everest Base Camp. Machu Picchu. These aren't just exotic destinations for hard-core mountaineers, they're also places Miyar Adventures takes groups on guided hiking and rock-climbing trips. Stateside, the guide service focuses primarily on the Pacific Northwest, with programs such as Intro to Rock Climbing classes in Seattle and three-day climbs of Mt. Baker in the northern Cascades. Globetrotters can sign up for trips to Africa, South America, and Asia, each led by a knowledgeable guide. Above all, safety is the top priority for every Miyar Adventures guide, all of whom are trained in wilderness first aid and treating high-altitude sickness.
Everyone deserves to treat themselves every once in a while so head to Over The Rainbow Balloon Flights in Woodinville today and have some fun.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Over The Rainbow Balloon Flights is obviously the place to be, so get your calendar out and make plans to visit it soon.
After his first time riding a Segway, 11-year-old Gregg Jantz Jr. was hooked. There weren’t Segway tours in his hometown of Edmonds, so he and his father went to the company’s headquarters in New Hampshire to learn more about the self-balancing transporters. They were excited about what they learned there, leading to the creation of Segway of Edmonds.
Today, visitors can take 90-minute tours of Puget Sound. By day, the tours take a historical angle, and educate groups about Olympic Beach and the mills that used to sit along the coast. Sunset tours create beautiful photo ops, and can be arranged to end with dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants. All tours begin with a 30-minute orientation session, and guides stop occasionally to take photos of groups and make sure no one has fused to their Segway. Visitors can also rent Segways for self-guided tours.
If you're looking for a great place to disconnect from your daily tasks and get your vacation on, Bike & Barge Holland Tours in Redmond is a prime choice.
Both street and off-street parking options are located within the area.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 11–25
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular offering: Walking tour of subterranean Seattle.
Pro Tip: Wear appropriate shoes—you'll encounter a variety of walking surfaces.
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Q&A with Chuck Russell-Coons, Guide
What sets your business apart from your competition?
The small size of our groups and our focus on history. We limit our groups to about 22 persons which allows our guides to tailor information to guest's areas of interest. Other companies may have groups twice as large.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
We were founded by four tour guides who wanted to share their passion of local history with smaller groups, and in a greater variety of underground spaces. All of our guides have previously worked as tour guides in the Pioneer Square neighborhood.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Beneath the Streets is a new tour that visits the areaways under the sidewalks in Pioneer Square. These spaces are commonly referred to as underground, although as you'll discover on the tour, they are actually Seattle's original ground level. Other tour companies visit similar spaces.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
"This is a great alternative to the traditional underground tour. The group was small so we could hear the guide, see the spaces and hear the questions and answers. I learned Seattle history I did not know about and enjoyed seeing different underground spaces. Everyone on our tour - locals and visitors loved the tour. I highly recommend it." -July 5, 2013 Trip Advisor review.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Seeing the aha moment on guests' faces as they realize how the underground spaces they are in were created more than 120 years ago. Taking folks below ground and back in time to see, feel, and touch the Seattle of the the 1890's.
Since 2004, Spooked in Seattle has been operating tours in the Seattle area, telling the real tales of the city's seedier history. Ghost hunters—including well-known paranormal investigator Ross, who has appeared on various TV shows to discuss ghost hunting—have examined each story and location through paranormal investigations. The ghost hunters take customers on walking tours through city streets and the darkened corridors of Seattle's oldest buildings, or invite them to have a drink at a few of the city's creepy watering holes.