Shared Sunset Cruise from Gig Harbor on Puget Sound
- Live Guide
- Instant Confirmation
- 3 hr
This cruise takes you through the heart of Puget Sound. It is the only public sunset cruise on Puget Sound with this extended duration and distance traveled, nearly 30 miles, round trip. Our cruise is available to individual travelers rather than groups only. Our vessel, "RIVIERA" is a restored, USCG certified, classic Northwest built charter boat. She and her captain and crew are steeped in Puget Sound legacy and experience. This is a smooth-water cruise. Wildlife ranges from seagulls to Bald Eagles, seals and sea lions. Can't miss Mt. Rainier for hours and the Olympic Mountain range unimpeded except for some clouds. You can bring-your-own snacks and drinks, no alcohol please. This is an interactive trip where we candidly and casually interpret our surroundings. There is plenty of time on this cruise where you are left to enjoy the cruise without interruption. We will talk with you and answer your questions along the way. (Senior Age is 62. Tour is recommended for ages 10 and above.)
Operated by: Riviera Cruises or Destiny Harbor Tours
Pass By: Gig Harbor
We cruise through quaint Gig Harbor at the beginning of our tour. This is where we begin and end our tour so you can come to town early or stay later or overnight to enjoy our beautiful and famous community.
Pass By: Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Famous, storied twin bridges where the first bridge opened and fell down in the same year, 1940!
Exclusive, residential island with rich history in native and pioneer times. We will cruise under the Fox Island Bridge twice with and against the surging currents of Hale's Passage. We continue into Carr Inlet and cruise the shores with expensive homes on intimate bays before turning for the return trip to Gig Harbor.
We cruise the West end of the storied pioneer City of Tacoma, where British and American explorers first met Native Americans of the Salish Sea tribes. Tacoma, WA site of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was originally established with a mill in 1850, became a lumber boom town by the turn of the century 1900. The earliest non-native explorers were George Vancouver and Peter Puget on the same ship the "DISCOVERY" in 1792!