The Best of Bainbridge is our newest tour available and is a one-of-a-kind experience that you'll never forget. We begin our day at the Bloedel Reserve, a world-renowned garden and botanical reserve, that includes many amazing photo opportunities. Next, we head to Fay Bainbridge State Park for a beachfront wildlife watch and enjoyable lunch. After lunch we head to the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial where you'll learn some eye-opening history about the island and take in the beautiful views of Eagle Harbor. Next, we'll head to Pritchard Park Beach where you'll have another photo opportunity to capture the Seattle City skyline, and possibly see the ferry crossing Puget Sound. At last, we round off the tour with one of our 7 wineries, to taste some of the finest wines Washington has to offer. This tour truly is The Best of Bainbridge.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday:
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(Tours will not run without prior reservations)
All tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
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Tour Pick up
Your pickup location is at the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal.
If you are staying nearby please call for pickup availability.
- Professional, courteous and knowledgable local guides
- Safe and comfortable transportation in our luxury coach
- Wildlife watching in their natural habitat
- Entry fees for Bloedel Reserve
- Tour Bainbridge souvenir wine glass
- Gourmet lunch and beverages
- Tasting fees for winery
- Ham or Turkey and Swiss with Local Greens on Fresh Pane d'Amore Grandma's Deli: pickled red onions, mayo & mustard on the side.
- Avocado Cream Cheese with Swiss, Cucumbers and Local Greens on Fresh Pane d'Amore Grandma's Deli: pickled red onions, mayo & mustard on the side.
- All lunches include chips, cookie and a beverage.
Pacific Northwest weather can be temperamental, so it's a good idea to bring some warm clothes with you (essential in the winter months). Bainbridge Island is usually warmer than the surrounding areas but from our experience, you will be much more comfortable if you’re not battling the elements! Layers are a good way to adapt to the often changing weather conditions. Comfortable shoes are a good idea too, as we do some light walking on all of our tours. Washington is famous for its rain, but it typically rains much less than you probably imagine! It would still be a good idea to pack an umbrella and/or waterproofs with you, just in case.
Tour Stops and Points of Interest
Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal
Your tour pickup location:
270 Olympic Way, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal)
We begin our day at the Bloedel Reserve, a world-renowned garden and botanical reserve, that includes many amazing photo opportunities. We walk to the Bloedel residence and take a stroll through the vast gardens planned and planted by Mr. Bloedel himself. Not many people know, but Mr. Bloedel was actually color blind. Understanding this, we'll explore all of the different textures his garden has to offer and how it may have impacted his view of the landscape. We also offer an eye spy scavenger hunt for the kids.
Fay Bainbridge State Park
Next, we head to Fay Bainbridge State Park for a beachfront wildlife watch and enjoyable lunch, beautifully handmade by our local eatery, Good Egg. Lunch options include a gourmet vegetarian, or ham sandwich on sourdough bread, with chips and plenty of beverage options.
Japanese American Exclusion Memorial
After lunch we make a special visit to the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, where you'll learn some eye-opening history about the island and take in the beautiful views of Eagle Harbor. This site commemorates the first group of Japanese Americans that were forcibly removed from the island and sent to internment camps during WWII. We'll stop and walk through the memorial to reflect on the island's painful history, and see the beautiful art and gardens surrounding the inscription "Nidoto Nai Yoni" translated as "Let it not happen again."
Pritchard Park Beach
Next, we'll head to Pritchard Park Beach where you'll have a another timeless photo opportunity of the Seattle City skyline, and possibly catch the ferry crossing The Sound.
Bainbridge Winery or Distillery
At last, we round off the tour with one of our 7 wineries, to taste some of the finest wines Washington has to offer. Meet with the winemakers and receive V.I.P. treatment. We may even get to taste from the barrel of the newest wines, and top it all off with your very own Tour Bainbridge souvenir wine glass. Our winemakers love what they do, and our tour guides will help show you the way to an experience of a lifetime!
If you'd prefer an alternative option to the winery/distillery stop, we offer a stop by one of the island's hidden gems, known as Hall's Hill Labyrinth for a surprising treat of island creativity.
This tour truly is The Best of Bainbridge.