Our Bainbridge Island tour explores the wooded country getaway that has long attracted Seattleites seeking relaxation and nature. Nestled amongst the dense forests, acres of parkland, and scenic bays lies a burgeoning wine-making scene and beautiful Bloedel Reserve. Attracted to the welcoming and quaint community, Bainbridge’s new generation of winemakers is producing great wine in one of the most beautiful places in our region. A Bainbridge Island winery and Bloedel Reserve tour makes an incredibly enjoyable and approachable Seattle day trip.
“You may not have been to Bainbridge Island, but odds are good you know what it looks like. The gorgeous Puget Sound spot has been a filming location for Grey’s Anatomy and is a regular backdrop for style bloggers and Instagrammers. While it’s mostly a quiet residential getaway, Bainbridge is a romantic, laid-back place to spend a day, and you’ll feel like you’re many miles farther away.”
– Lilit Marcus, Vogue
Join one of our professional local guides as we ride to the Island on the scenic Washington State Ferry, taking in sweeping views of Seattle and surrounding mountains. Once on Bainbridge, we’ll head to the spectacular Bloedel Reserve. Here, enjoy a stroll through beautiful forests and admire perfectly manicured gardens at the former estate of a wealthy timber family. From there, we’ll explore the rest of Bainbridge’s colorful history, including visiting the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. Afterward, it’s all fun as we visit two local wineries that provide an enjoyable, relaxing, and educational tasting experience.
Please note that guests must be 21 years or older with valid identification to participate in wine tasting.
July 2021 update: All guests 12+ must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please see our COVID-19 response page for more information.
|PICK-UP AND RETURN||Your downtown Seattle hotel or vacation rental. For guests staying outside the city center, pick-up is available at the Charter Hotel at 1610 2nd Ave.|
|DEPARTURE TIME||9:00 AM|
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|PRIVATE TOURS||Prefer a private experience? Click “Private Tour” below for availability and pricing.|
We want you to have the best experience possible, so we optimize every tour based on the season, weather conditions, and guest interest. Here’s an example of a typical itinerary for the Bainbridge Island Wineries and History Tour:
9:00 AM: Pick-Up
9:30 AM: Ferry to Bainbridge Island
10:30 AM: Bloedel Reserve
12:30 PM: Lunch
2:00 PM: Japanese American Exclusion Memorial
2:30 PM: Wine Tasting
5:35 PM: Ferry to Seattle or Optional Drop-Off in Winslow
6:30 PM: Arrive in Seattle