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Cruise Puget Sound with Argosy and enjoy Native American culture

The Space Needle and Seattle waterfront from the Argosy cruise ship
The Space Needle and Seattle waterfront from the Argosy cruise ship
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Seattle and the Pacific Northwest provide the RV traveler a multitude of attractions as well as magnificent scenery to enjoy. One of the most enjoyable things you can do combines both attractions and beautiful scenery. Park your RV at one of the many parks in the area, and head to Pier 55 at the Seattle docks.

Beautiful lighthouse seen on the Argosy Cruise to Blake Island
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The Argosy Cruise line offers a delightful tour of the waters of Puget Sound while in route to Blake Island. This island is actually a state park and the home of Tillicum Village which offers a Native American feast and authentic dancing, storytelling and folklore.

The comfortable cruise ship offers both inside the cabin and open deck seating for the nearly hour long trip to Blake Island. The views of the waterway and the Seattle waterfront are quite the adventure. Views of the large vacation cruise ship docks and the commercial shipping docks are eye openers for those not used to ocean going trade.

On the way to Blake Island you will likely see several marine birds and impressive undeveloped shorelines. In addition, watch for the Alki Point lighthouse. Now fully automated, this lighthouse is situated at the south end of Elliot Bay.

The Tillicum Village provides a true feast including salmon smoked over alder wood fires and a hearty beef and venison stew on wild rice. On the buffet line other original dishes round out the meal, including native greens, beans and breads. The Native American dancing and storytelling show follows the meal. This exhibition of the Native American culture is fascinating and a joy to watch.

The trip back to Seattle provides an after dark view of the lights of the Seattle skyline. This vantage point from the water is striking.

Make sure that you consider the Argosy Cruise to Blake Island when you have your RV based in the Seattle area. Reservations are required. Details, schedules and rates are available on the Argosy website.