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Address: Blake Island, Seattle, WA 98126
Phone Number: 206-623-1445
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On a nice day, this activity might have received a "5" but the day we visited cold and rain took away some of the fun. It takes about 4 hours to cruise to Blake Island, eat a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
Ohio Traveller
Westerville, OH

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Port Townsend, Washington
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

A small group of us went with someone who needed to use a wheelchair for part of the trip. The service was fantastic! The staff efficiently and carefully got us all aboard the ship and settled. They were very thoughtful about having the wheelchair available on the island also, even though it was not needed for part of this visit.... More 

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Westerville, OH
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121 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

On a nice day, this activity might have received a "5" but the day we visited cold and rain took away some of the fun. It takes about 4 hours to cruise to Blake Island, eat a yummy dinner (the salmon was delicious), see a live show explaining part of the culture of the people who settled Seattle and Chief... More 

Thank Ohio Traveller
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is definitely a great experience! From the moment you step off your boat and are welcomed with delicious steamed clams right through the wonderful baked salmon dinner and the entertaining dinner show you will be creating a great vacation memory! The only down side we found was the narrator on the trip over. The narrative was too long, he... More 

Thank Vermadel N
New Hampshire
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

What I like about visiting new places is learning about the native people's culture and history. Tillicum Village was a great place to learn about the native culture. It begins with a buffet prepared by the natives containing the foods that they have used to survive and maintain health. This is followed by a stage show to demonstrate their music,... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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102 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We took family members out on this island via a cruise from Seattle. Everything was really beautiful and green. They had a wonderful salmon bake and we wished we had filled our plates as they packed up the remaining foods soon after we got our first plate! There was a beautiful show in the lodge while we ate. There is... More 

1 Thank mail4cindyr
Shoreline, Washington
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The Seattle waterfront is dynamic - and to start this trip, you have to experience the waterfront. Parking can be a challenge, especially with construction, so allow plenty of time. The Argosy boats are stable, reliable, and have both covered and uncovered seating. Listen close to the person speaking on the boat ride - many opportunities to learn some Seattle... More 

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La Crescenta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The boat ride and storytelling during the ride were great. However, once on the island, we were rushed into dinner, even though it was a small crowd that day. The food was good. The "show" was mostly recorded, which greatly reduced our enjoyment. There were some live dancers, and they were enjoyable. But overall, the show was a disappointment, and... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The boat ride was wonderful - the Native American Cruise Director and Story Teller was absolutely incredible! We loved the the Native American Dancing, the delightful dinner (and steamed clams) and superior service. Don't miss following the beautiful trails on the island before you enjoy the beautiful ride back to Seattle.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Lovely time! I would recommend this for anyone it was very informative and educational. the native dance Ing was really cool, the artwork was cool, the longhouse was nice, the the Argosy tour boat ride was enjoyable, and lots of storietelling and totally worth the money. the dinner was delicious the authentic smoked salmon was just delicious my daughter was... More 

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Mt Iron MN
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The ride was nice, the food was good, not sure that it was salmon as it tasted just like steelhead trout. Performers did a great job but it would be nice to have more native representation and involvement. Need to focus more on the tribes that are around Puget Sound. Very touristy.

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