First, we were picked up at Pier 66 following our cruise. When we met James, he was friendly and enthusiastic. I knew that this was going to be a great experience. James was a wealth of knowledge, especially history. There wasn’t any question I had, from the “underground”, to Jimi Hendrix, that he wasn’t familiar with. First, he asked us if we had anything specific in mind that we wanted to see or do. Our first stop, was where James took our picture with our ship in the background. We then went to the Public Market where he pointed out the highlights, especially the “throwing fish stand.” The high-point for me, was our visit to the Kerry Park Viewpoint, where Mt. Rainier decided to show itself. It’s also a good overlook of Seattle, of which James pointed out some of the more important buildings. It’s also a great photo op! On the tour, we also visited the Fisherman’s Center Wharf, and the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, where there is a fish ladder, and a series of locks for boats to pass through. We were fortunate to see a boat passing through while there. All throughout the tour, James shared with us information about what we were passing by. James also shared with us as a snack, cookies that are produced locally in Seattle. Throughout the tour, James was mindful of our needs, which was especially appreciated, as our daughter is on the Autism spectrum. As the tour drew to a close, James drove us to our hotel. Before he left, he even helped us carry our luggage inside! We were definitely not disappointed with “Show Me Seattle”, or James.
Three generations of the family joined Dave/Elivs on his “Show Me Seattle Tour” and we all had a great time! Dave was lots of fun and his tour was well-organized. He was prompt in picking us up at our hotel and courteous [and humorous] throughout. Dave is quite well informed regarding Seattle’s history, neighborhoods, and fishing industry. If you have a half-day in Seattle and want to see the sights and actually learn something about the area you are visiting, I would highly recommend this Tour.
Carlton is one of our “all time” favorite tour guide. He arrive at our hotel on time per the firm’s email. Carlton was warm and informative. During our drive to the Boeing facility in Everett, we were provided with information on all locations on the way. The skies cleared and we learned about the mountains surrounding the city. After the Boeing tour with Boeing guides, Carlton answered our questions and provided more information on the drive back to Seattle.
Wife and I took the 3 hour city tour and enjoyed it very much. Our driver Dave (Elvis cab driver) was fun, funny, friendly, and had a lot of great insights on the city. I enjoyed his corny jokes but also appreciated the “non-touristy” tidbits on the city he would share along the way. He’d talk through the commissioned talking points then add the gritty underbelly historic aspects of the city which I thought was very cool, especially the bit about the Panama Hotel and its part during the Japanese internment fiasco.
Highly recommend this tour. It’s a great way to see the major Seattle spots and also hit up some amazing viewpoints for breathtaking photos.
This is an excellent tour to become familiar with the sites, history, and things to do in Seattle. Our tour Guide…Elvis was a Seattle native who added additional history and insight on the tour. He also recommended short cuts to get to popular places and economical touring information. Kudos Elvis. 😉 I highly recommend this tour.
A friend and I took the Taste of Pike Place Market today. We were impressed with the tour guide’s knowledge along with the diversity and quality of the food we sampled along the tour. Jerry was funny, and with his historical knowledge was a passionate ambassador for Pike Place. I highly recommend this tour. You will leave pleasantly surprised about hidden gems in the market.
Great morning with a very knowledgeable, friendly guide! If you want a fun morning filled with great aviation information, history and laughs, join this tour! The weekend tour was great and I’d also recommend going on a weekday to see the hustle and bustle of the busy factory floor!
LOVED the Boeing factory tour. This was my favorite activity on my recent trip to Seattle. I could have spent the whole day at the factory, but I understand why it is not possible. Security and safety are a priority. The tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The bus driver that drove us to the plant was born and raised in Seattle. He pointed out many great things about the city along the way. The lady who guided our tour throught the plant, has been involved with the Boeing plant for many years and you could tell her heart was in it! If you are visiting Seattle, this tour is a must!!