Argosy Cruises and Tillicum Village Seattle
Where is it at?
Argosy Cruises and Tillicum Village
1101 Alaskan Way
Pier 55, Suite 201
Tel: 206 623 1445
Where are we going today?
Argosy Cruises is a family-owned and Seattle-based cruise company, operating since 1949 and celebrating 60 years. Join us with your family and see breathtaking views on our Lakes, Locks, Harbor Cruises and the Tillicum Village Salmon Bake experience. Be a part of memorable experiences, including the Christmas Ship Festival, Jazz Brunch Cruise Series, Murder Mystery Series and other themed and holiday events.
How much does it cost?
- AdultsVary on type
- ChildrenVary on type
When can we go?
Open daily. Hours vary by season. Tours operate year-round. Special events vary each month.
Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on board..
Doing our bit
Argosy Cruises operates seasonal trips to Blake Island State Park, home of famous Tillicum Village. Blake Island is located 8 miles from Seattle's Central Waterfront and accessible only by private or charter boat. Blake Island State Park was an ancestral campground of the Suquamish and Duwamish Indian Tribes believed to be the birthplace of Chief Seattle. The island is densely wooded and with many forested walking and hiking trails and 5 miles of beaches..
Need a little extra help?
Our vessels are wheelchair friendly. Please call 206.623.1445 for wheelchair accessibility on specific tours and boats..
Can I get one of those?
Stop by Argosy's Visitor Center on Pier 56 and purchase disposable cameras, batteries, Argosy collectible pins, CityPass, Go Card Seattle and other combination attraction passes. Visit Tillicum Village and bring home a souvenir of Native American art and other collectibles..
What people are saying?
by Rachelle Berger
The show here of the Native Americans was great. The dinner with this show was wonderful. I liked the Indian drums here. The place is so entertaining. Even the boat ride to get here was nice.
by Cyndie Milholland
Recently visited and was a very pleasant informative day trip. Food and hospitality, very enjoyable. The salmon dinner and native dance made it a special day!
by Erin Leonard
Recommend going early in the day so you can spend more time enjoying the island.
by A Google User
If you are visiting seattle, and you want to have an experience here, that demonstrates what Seattle is about - this would be your opportunity. Taking the ferry, you'll typically have a 45 - 60 minute ride across the puget sound to Blake Island. As you disembark, you will get to enjoy a small cup / bowl of soup (clams n stuff). The staff will remind you that leaving the clam shells on the ground is encouraged - as the crushed up shells make a nice, natural surface for the walkways. After finishing your clams / soup - head inside to line up for...Read More
by Fulvio Salanitro
by A Google User
If you are visiting seattle, and you want to have an experience here, that demonstrates what Seattle is about - this would be your opportunity. Taking the ferry, you'll typically have a 45 - 60 minute ride across the puget sound to Blake Island. As you disembark, you will get to enjoy a small cup / bowl of soup (clams n stuff). The staff will remind you that leaving the clam shells on the ground is encouraged - as the crushed up shells make a nice, natural surface for the walkways. After finishing your clams / soup - head inside to line up for the buffet. This can take some time, but the food is enjoyable. Is it 4 stars? No. This is good food, that you will enjoy eating. The price you've paid to come here is for entire experience. Not just the meal. Can you go elsewhere and get better food for the same price? Yes, BUT you won't have the other experiences that you get here. Once everyone has their meal, and is seated - the show will begin. It is a very pleasant and entertaining show. I enjoyed it, and so did the rest of my party. The last time I went, it was an explanation as to the history of the local tribe and some of their long held beliefs. It was quite refreshing to hear their perspective on things. Quite frankly - I prefer their views than our own modern ones! After the show, you'll have roughly 30 - 45 minutes to walk around the island. This largely depends on how long the group took to get seated prior to the show. The more people on the boat, the less time you will have to wander the island. And vice versa of course. The ride back will take about the same amount of time.
-Go on a weekday. It is not nearly as crowded (I think its cheaper too, but I am not sure).
-This is not an all you can eat buffet, but if you would like a second helping, I was told you can ask for one. They do not advertise this, but its nice to know you can go ask for more salmon! :)
-The ferry is a smaller ferry. If you get seasick - this ferry will likely be your undoing. :( Sorry.
-The time you have on the island to walk around is going to be brief. You will have plenty of time to eat your food, so I suggest not rushing to get in line (for the buffet). Enjoy the island while everyone else waits in the buffet line (I recommend checking out the gift shop now, because there will not be as many people in it and it's close to the buffet line area). Go walk around a little bit and then as the line goes down, jump in, get your food and eat! Afterwards - you'll all have the same 30-45 minutes to walk around, but you will have 15 - 30 minutes more than the rest! :)