Summer in Seattle

There is no place more beautiful when the sun shines than Seattle.  The water plays an important role in that beauty and when summer arrives, it’s a great time to take advantage of the wide variety options to get out on the water.

Every day we see the Argosy Cruise ships giving tours in Elliott Bay.  The city makes a beautiful backdrop for a special occasion.  You can take cruises for lunch or brunch (least expensive), or dinner.  There’s even a “Murder Mystery” cruise!    If you just want to soak up some sun, they also offer tours on Lake Washington which lets you see the beautiful homes of some of Seattle’s most affluent residents.

Want something a little more campy?  Ride the Ducks!  Yes, it’s a funny looking vehicle.  Sure, the tour is signature quirky but haven’t you always wanted to ride in an amphibious vehicle?

You don’t want a “tour”?  You can hop on the Water Taxi in West Seattle and ride into downtown, wander the waterfront at your leisure, visit the Aquarium, the Seattle Bug Safari, Pike’s Market, have lunch, shop then ride back to your car on the Water Taxi.   There are ways to discount the fare but even at it’s most expensive, it’s only $7 round-trip!

Want more adventure?  There are several places to rent kayaks, both in Elliott Bay and Lake Union.  You can rent canoes on Lake Washington or take a stand up paddleboard lesson.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the waters of Seattle in the summer.  There’s something for every budget and interest.  Just because you live here doesn’t mean you can’t do some of these activities that cater to visitors.  Why should the tourists get to have all the fun?!?


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