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Escape the City with an Argosy Day Trip to Blake Island

If you are looking for a family adventure but not quite ready for an overnight trip, an outing to spectacular Blake Island aboard the Argosy Cruises Fast Ferry will give your family a true break from the city and a chance to enjoy a pristine setting in Puget Sound. You depart from Pier 54 on the downtown Seattle waterfront.

The new Fast Ferry runs Friday – Sunday through June 28. It departs from the Seattle central waterfront every hour, on the hour from 9 am – 3 pm. You can stay for an hour or all day. Return trips run from 9:30 to 4:30.

To accommodate social distancing measures, Argosy allows only 10 guests per trip, there are assigned seats and no more than 5 people per household can congregate together. Return trips are every hour, on the half-hour from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Blake Island is a  1,127-acre, marine camping park with 5 miles of gorgeous saltwater beach shoreline and 8 miles of hiking trails. Kayak touring is available through Vashon Watersports. The island is reachable only by tour boat or private boat.

For more information go to Blake Island Fast Ferry Excursion.



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