Clipper offers a variety of handpicked tours and activities to add to your package when booking your trip. List of available tours and activities vary based on travel dates. Need help selecting the right tour or activity for a customized trip? Call our Clipper Pacific Northwest travel experts at 800-888-2535 7am – 7pm PDT.

Argosy Locks Cruise

Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront, Seattle, WA, United States


Year Round (Except December 25)

Take in the spectacular views and transition from salt to fresh water on this 2 1/2-hour cruise through Elliott Bay, Shilshole Bay, the Hiram Chittenden Locks and Lake Union. Enjoy live narration of Seattle’s history, while viewing the historic waterfront, city skyline, one of the world’s largest shipping terminals, the majestic Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges and the “Sleepless in Seattle” houseboat community.

Why we love it
  • Experience Seattle’s marine scene, from workboats in Tugboat Alley to seaplanes to floating home communities.
  • Pick your end destination, South Lake Union or the Seattle Waterfront and choose to explore or enjoy transportation provided by Gray Line of Seattle.
  • Seattle is best viewed by water – enjoy majestic mountain vistas on one side and the city skyline on the other.
What’s included
  • Narrated cruise through the Hiram Chittenden Locks
  • All applicable taxes

Beneath the Streets

102 Cherry Street, Seattle, WA, USA


March 1 – December 31, 2019
(Except November 28 & December 25, 2019)

Experience a side of the city you never knew existed with a trek through the catacomb-like passageways of Seattle’s historic underground! Gain insight on the birth of the city, 1890’s architecture and more as you explore the storefronts, sidewalks and basements that were once the hub of the city, but became buried underground when Seattle rebuilt on top of the original city after the great Seattle Fire. Not only will you leave with a greater appreciation of the Emerald City, but you’ll also leave armed with a few stories of Seattle’s fascinating and colorful past.

Why we love it
  • The chance to explore three city blocks of Pioneer Square’s historic underground!
  • Fascinating tales about the birth of the Emerald City as well as the history of the Klondike Gold Rush, Skid Row and the Coast Salish Peoples that first inhabited the area.
  • Knowledgeable, expertly-trained local guides offer a wealth of information on Seattle’s culture and history.
What’s included
  • Guided, historical walking tour through and beneath the streets of Pioneer Square.
  • All applicable taxes

Boeing Future of Flight Tour

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, Paine Field Boulevard, Mukilteo, WA, United States


Daily; year round

Hotel: Pickups begin at 8:30 am (call to book only)
Westlake Center: Pickups begin at 8:45 am

Step inside the only commercial jet assembly plant in North America open to the public on this professionally escorted tour. The Future of Flight Aviation Center’s 28,000-square-foot Aviation Gallery contains interactive exhibits and displays that educate you about the principal features of powered flight as well as the design and technological nuances of various commercial airplanes.

Why we love it
  • Fun and educational for the whole family – a delight for aviation enthusiasts.
  • Watch Boeing 747, 777 and 787 Dreamliner jets being assembled.
  • The Boeing Assembly Plant is the world’s largest building by volume!
What’s included
  • Hotel pick up/drop off, small coach and professional tour guide
  • 45 min. (approx.) stop at Future of Flight Aviation Center
  • Boeing Factory Tour
  • All applicable taxes

Chihuly Garden & Glass + Space Needle Sunset Tour

Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle, WA, United States


May 24 – September 2, 2019

(Except July 3, 4, 11, 16 & 17 and August 10, 12, 14, 17 & 22)

Experience two beloved Seattle attractions at “golden hour” and soak in jaw-dropping views of the city during a glorious summer sunset. Wander through the eight incredible galleries at the Chihuly Garden and Glass and explore the outdoor garden full of colorful glass sculptures by hometown artist, Dale Chihuly. Then enjoy a breathtaking ride up to the observation deck of the iconic Seattle Space Needle for unparalleled summer sunset views of the entire city.

Why we love it
  • The chance to check out centerpiece of the Chihuly Gardens and Glass, the 40-foot tall Glasshouse, which is home to an expansive 100-foot long sculpture.
  • Skip the box office lines by purchasing with Clipper and enjoy guaranteed space in the 8:30 p.m. elevator to the observation deck of the Space Needle.
  • An iconic feature along Seattle’s skyline, the Space Needle offers fabulous panoramic sunset vistas of downtown Seattle, Puget Sound and beyond!
What’s included
  • Admission to Chihuly Garden & Glass starting at 7:00 pm
  • Admission to the Space Needle observation deck- with guaranteed entrance from 8:30-9:00 pm
  • Free digital download from SpaceShots Photography
  • All applicable taxes

City Sightseeing Seattle

Space Needle, Broad Street, Seattle, WA, USA


Daily; May 3 – December 31, 2019
(Except June 30, July 27 & December 25, 2019)

Departs every 45 minutes from the Space Needle
(Loop is approximately 80-90 minutes)

First Departure: 10:00 am
Last Departure: 3:15 pm (4:00 pm from May 3 – October 6)

Explore the sights of Seattle at your own pace with stops at 14 of the city’s most iconic spots on this hop-on-hop-off tour. Leave all the hard work to your expert driver as they take you to the world-renowned Space Needle, the beautiful waterfront, Seattle’s oldest neighborhood – Pioneer Square, the lively Pike Place Market and more. All you have to do is sit back, relax and soak in fabulous views!

Why we love it
  • Experience the Emerald City’s attractions from the Puget Sound waterfront to the Space Needle and virtually everything in between!
  • Hop on or off right at Clipper’s Seattle terminal and explore the waterfront!
  • Dive deep into the history and culture of Seattle with a handy audio guide!
What’s included
  • 1- or 2-day hop-on hop-off bus pass
  • Self-guided walking tour of Seattle
  • All applicable taxes

Mt. Rainier Tour

Mount Rainier National Park, WA, United States


Year Round

Jan 2 – Apr 30, 2018 & Nov 1 – Dec 31, 2018 – Monday, Friday. Sunday
May 1 – Oct 31, 2018 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
(Except January 1, November 22 and December 25, 2018)

Jan 1 – Mar 31, 2019 & Nov 1 – Dec 31, 2019 – Tuesday & Saturday
Apr 1 – Oct 31, 2019 Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
(Except January 1, November 21 and December 25, 2019)

Departs: 8:00 am

Breathtaking vistas of glacier-carved Mt. Rainier, waterfalls and alpine meadows await! You’ll travel to Mt. Rainier through Pacific Northwest scenery with guided narration. Experience old-growth forests, wildflower-filled meadows and waterfalls as well as visit the interpretive center at Paradise or Sunrise to learn more about the mountain. And don’t forget to bring a camera along, this tour is full of stunning landscape views!

Why we love it
  • Talk about photo ops! Mount Rainier is stunning all year-round, with wildflowers in the summer months and a winter wonderland of snow-capped evergreens in the winter.
  • Options on the tour for all abilities, from hiking to short walks to no walking at all.
  • Comfortable, spacious mini-coaches provide a pleasant trip to and from the mountain, as well as scenic views out of large windows.
What’s included
  • Stop at the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center, Park Admission
  • Visit Sunrise or Paradise Interpretive Centers
  • Fresh, family-style lunch with local wines
  • Complimentary hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation to Mt. Rainier, all applicable taxes

Mt. St. Helens National Monument Tour

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Skamania County, WA, United States


May 15 – October 31, 2019 – Tuesdays & Thursdays

Departs: 7:30 am

Five miles from the crater at Johnston Ridge Observatory, you arrive in the blast-zone. This is the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, offering stunning volcanic views. An exciting tour for all ages, enjoy a convenient pick up at your downtown Seattle hotel in an adventure-outfitted Mercedes Sprinter or SUV as well as stops showcasing the impressive recovery of the ecosystem in the areas surrounding the site of the 1980 eruption.

Why we love it
  • Get up close and personal with a world-famous volcano.
  • Did we mention it’s a volcano? The Center’s state-of-the-art interpretive displays are a fun and educational way to learn about the mountain’s destructive history.
  • Take a short walk on the Eruption Trail and experience the Hummocks Trail, the largest landslide in recorded human history.
What’s included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off, travel in adventure-outfitted luxury Mercedes Sprinter or SUV
  • Naturalist guide, locally-sourced lunch, seasonal snacks and refreshments
  • All entry fees, applicable taxes

Olympic National Park Day Tour

Olympic National Park


Year Round

Jan 1 – March 31; Nov 1 – Dec 31, 2019: Sunday & Thursday
April 1 – Oct 31, 2019: Monday-Saturday
(Except January 1, 2019, November 21, 2019 & December 25, 2019)

7:30 am departure, 7:30 pm return

Experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on this naturalist-guided tour that transports you across Puget Sound to the stunning Olympic Peninsula. Visit Hurricane Ridge to watch for deer, elk, marmots and mountain goats, before continuing west to dip your toes into the deep blue waters of Lake Crescent. Along the way, stop to savor a fresh, family-style lunch paired with local wines as you soak in the fabulous views!

Why we love it
  • Learn about the ecological diversity, natural history and Native American traditions on the Olympic Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Enjoy narration from your guide detailing ecological and historical facts along the way.
  • Far from the urban sprawl, enjoy this excursion to the rarely explored reaches of Washington State’s rainforest region.
What’s included
  • Hotel pick up/drop off at most downtown hotels, guided narration
  • Ferry across Puget Sound from Seattle to Bainbridge Island
  • Stops at several Olympic National Park landmarks – Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent and Marymere Falls
  • Fresh, family-style lunch
  • All entry fees, applicable taxes

Ride The Ducks Seattle Tour

Ride the Ducks of Seattle, Broad Street, Seattle, WA, United States


Year Round (Except November 28, December 24-25, 2019)

Tour Seattle by land and water on a WWII amphibious landing craft! See all the major sights of Seattle including the Space Needle, Seattle waterfront, Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field, historic Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, downtown shopping district and funky Fremont neighborhood. Then, splash into Lake Union for a look at Gasworks Park, the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat and a breathtaking view of the skyline.

Why we love it
  • Convenient locations at Seattle Center and Westlake Center.
  • Unbeatable views of Gasworks Park and South Lake Union by water.
  • Explore beyond Seattle’s downtown scene in neighborhoods like Fremont and Pioneer Square.
What’s included
  • Seattle Ducks Tour
  • All applicable taxes

Savor Seattle Chocolate Indulgence Tour

Modernist Cuisine Gallery - 1403 1st Ave, Seattle, WA, United States


Available at 11:00 am on the following schedule:
Jan-Mar: Sat & Sun
Apr: Fri-Sun
May: Thu-Mon
June-September: Daily
Oct-Dec: Fri & Sat
(Except January 1, April 28, November 28 and December 25, 2019)

Are you ready for a luxurious exploration of Seattle’s finest chocolate? Then give in to Seattle’s sweet side! Find out what was once served in the Oval Office, and indulge in renowned chef Tom Douglas’s signature desserts. Learn about where chocolate comes from, how it is made, and tips on the best ways to savor this crave-worthy confection.

Why we love it
  • When else can you treat yourself to 16+ decadent chocolate tastings from 6 tasty shops
  • Learn about Seattle’s rich chocolate history and why it is home to 50+ chocolatiers.
  • Feast on mini cupcakes, cheesecake, cookies and more!
What’s included
  • Admission and all food and drink tastings
  • Discount card valid at all stops on the tour for 10-15% off dining and purchases
  • All applicable taxes

Savor Seattle Food and Cultural Tour of The Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA, United States


10:00 am departure available:
January – March: Thursday through Tuesday
April – September: Daily
October: Daily
November & December: Thursday through Tuesday
2:00 pm departure available:
January – March: Friday – Sunday
April – September: Daily
May: Wednesday – Monday
June – August: Daily
September: Thursday – Tuesday
October: Friday – Monday
November – December: Friday – Sunday
(Except January 1, April 28, November 18 and December 25, 2019)

Savor Seattle Food Tours specializes in guided walking food tours of some of Seattle’s tastiest neighborhoods. On the signature Food and Cultural Tour of Pike Place Market, taste bites from local artisans and restaurants in the historic 100+ year old landmark. Learn about the Market’s history and meet the community of people who keep it alive and vibrant. See fish fly, cheese being made and the original Starbucks store.

Why we love it
  •  16+ bites and sips, including crab cakes, chowder and cheese!
  • Tastings at 7 vibrant Market locations.
  • Entertaining stories of the Market’s rich history and culture.
What’s included
  • Admission, all food and drink tastings (enough for lunch)
  • Audio equipment rental
  • Discount card valid at all stops on the tour for 10-15% off dining and purchases
  • All applicable taxes

Savor Seattle Gourmet Food Tour

Orfeo Restaurant


Available at 2:00 pm on the following schedule:
Jan-Mar: Thu-Mon
April: Thu-Tues
May-October: Daily
November-December: Thu-Mon
(Except December 25, 2018 & January 1, April 28, November 28 & December 25, 2019)

Experience how Seattle does “gourmet.” Embrace upscale comfort food) and a progressive meal at Seattle’s best restaurants and hot spots. This 3-hour tasting adventure includes five of Seattle’s best restaurants and artisan shops where you will eat and sip your way through Belltown, downtown Seattle and Pike Place Market, tasting everything from truffle cheese pizza to clam chowder to rich caramels and chocolates.

Why we love it
  • 14+ tastings, including three wine and cocktail pairings.
  • Cuisine from Iron Chef winners and James Beard Award honorees.
  • 6 tasting locations, including 5 restaurants.
What’s included
  • Admission, all food and drink tasting
  • Discount card valid at all stops on the tour for 10-15% off dining and purchases
  • All applicable taxes

Seattle City Tour

Downtown Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States


Daily; year round

April – October: 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 2:00 pm
November – December: 9:00 am, 2:00 pm

Visit and learn about downtown Seattle, Pike Place Market, the Seattle Waterfront, Pioneer Square, Chinatown/International District, and soak in outstanding views of the city on an exciting minibus tour. Get beyond the downtown core into Seattle’s neighborhoods. Visit the Ballard Locks with ladders for the spawning salmon and “meet” Fremont’s giant bridge troll.

Why we love it
  • Dive deep into the art and architecture of the city along with its history and deep rooted culture with plenty of fun facts.
  • Get outside the downtown core and explore seven of Seattle’s neighborhoods in just 3.5 hours.
  • Perfect for photo ops – enjoy outstanding postcard views of the city from Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill.
What’s included
  • Narrated tour of Seattle
  • All applicable taxes

Tillicum Excursion

Blake Island, Kitsap County, WA, United States


April 13 – September 29, 2019

Cruise to nearby Blake Island State Park to explore the 475-acre island, which lies north of Vashon Island and south of Bainbridge Island. Eat a Northwest flavors-inspired buffet meal featuring traditionally-prepared alder fire roasted fish and experience Northwest Native American storytelling. Don’t forget your camera because the peek-a-boo views of Seattle and of Mount Rainier from the island are spectacular!

Why we love it
  • Go to the heart of the source for traditional alder baked fish, prepared the same way as it has been for over 500 years. Included in the Longhouse buffet.
  • Convenient departures from downtown Seattle.
  • Tillicum Village features coastal native dances and rituals and tells an important story of the history of Northwest peoples and cultures.
What’s included
  • Round trip boat cruise to Blake Island/Tillicum
  • Buffet meal in the Longhouse
  • Northwest Coast Native American dance performance
  • All applicable taxes