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You haven't seen Gig Harbor until you've seen it by boat!!! Join us aboard our beautiful brand new 2020 Bayliner Element XR7! This is a professional touring boat that is completely enclosed for comfort from the elements but easily opened up to enjoy the beautiful weather. It's fast and stable! On our tours you could see: harbor seals (in their natural habitat), minke whales, harbor porpoises, sea otters, sea lions, bald eagles, great blue herons, and on rare occasions we have even enjoyed seeing humpback whales, orca whales, and even a bottle nosed dolphin! Our boat seats 6 passengers VERY luxuriously and offers full 360° views! (It's actually rated for 16 people, but per USCG regulations relating to charter boat operations, we're limited to 6 passengers.) Popular Charters: Wedding engagements, waterfront real estate sales / viewings, senior pictures, etc! Contact us so we can work out the details and make it personalized and special! We also do wonderful "Scattering of the Ashes" ceremonies. We are a CAPTAIN ONLY boat. You never share our boat with strangers and the boat is disinfected between tours. Prices are per charter, not per person! Listed tour prices include taxes. All our tours include a licensed Captain / Tour Guide. Guided Tours: AMAZING GIG HARBOR: 1 hrs A delightful guided tour of picturesque Gig Harbor filled with entertaining, local history! After passing the lighthouse we head out of the bay, cruising past the old ferry landing and historic Indian Beach areas. From there we speed across the channel to visit Point Defiance….the perfect location for spotting seals, eagles and occasionally whales! NOSTALGIC SALMON BEACH: 2 hrs All of the above tour plus more! After heading out of the harbor, we pick up speed and cruise out towards the Tacoma Narrows bridges, stopping just past historic Salmon Beach. This is a perfect photo opportunity with the bridges in the background! We serve our "signature" chocolate chip cookies and sparkling cider as you sit back and enjoy learning about this fascinating community. We then cruise along beautiful Pt. Defiance where Bald Eagles are often spotted, as well as harbor seals playing in their natural habitat near the point. GALLOPING GERTIE & BEYOND: 3 hrs Get everything in the previous two tours PLUS an an up-close look at the Tacoma Narrows Bridges and beyond! At the famous bridges, we stop underneath to learn about their fascinating history. We then cruise further out to Pt. Fosdick to see the famous Wurlitzer Mansion and, if we’re lucky, porpoises too. Then we head back along Tacoma’s waterfront where we experience Salmon Beach and stop to see the amazing wildlife along Pt. Defiance. We then spend plenty of time touring and learning about our amazing Gig Harbor. THE WHOLE GIG!: 4 hrs This is the tour if you want it all!!! It includes everything offered in the above tours PLUS a whole lot more! Have fun on a high-speed cruise under the bridges, around Pt. Fosdick and then into Wollochet Bay. Then we slow things down a bit and cruise while enjoying chocolate chip cookies and sparkling cider. We circle quaint Tanglewood Island, see the Fox Island area, and then check out Toliva Shoal to learn about its tie to the area. Chambers Bay is next, and then back under the Tacoma Narrows bridges to take in the Galloping Gertie, Salmon Beach, and Gig Harbor tours! LOT’s to see and experience….with a ton of opportunity to enjoy our amazing marine life and beautiful local area! Custom Tours: Where would you like to go??? Tacoma's Foss waterway? Poulsbo? Olympia? Seattle's Elliot Bay (where Captain Tony used to patrol via police boat!)? Contact us and get a quote! Wildlife: Possibly see Harbor Seals, Sea Lions, Great Blue Herron, Bald Eagles, Sea Otters, Harbor Porpoises, Minke Whales, and at the right time of the year...Orca and Humpback Whales! Last year, we even saw a Bottlenose Dolphin! Yes, you read that correctly...TONS of marine life! Extras: To enhance the tour experience we offer the following additional items: • Large beautiful cheese, cracker, meat and fruit tray that generously serves 6 is available for an additional charge of $50 (paid separately post-cruise) / 24 hours notice required. You may bring aboard your own food or beverages (including alcohol). No red wine or Cheetos type snacks please! Nothing super messy or that stains! If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Tony and Erin, a husband and wife team, bring the best of two worlds together. Tony just retired after 25 years in law enforcement with the Port of Seattle Police Department, with most of that time on our local waters as a Marine Patrol Officer. Erin has, and continues to, work for Taylor Shellfish Farms. Tony received his US Coast Guard Master Captain's license after spending the last decade working on a police boat and becoming an "official" Captain after attending the Flagship Maritime Training Center, in Tacoma. No easy feat to have a Master Captains license! With over a decade in the rescue response profession, you are assured you are in qualified hands on the water! So welcome aboard! We will give you an amazing experience on our beautiful waters. The previous owners, Captain Ken and First Mate Gay have ensured the tours will continue on as amazing as they have over the last six years! Let us help make your time on the water memorable. Our Charters are CAPTAIN ONLY!
If you want a small, private experience on a boat and learn about Gig Harbor's history, then book your adventure now! Captain Ken and Gay are amazing! I did a booking with them twice over Labor Day weekend, so that should tell you how highly I would recommend their tour.
Beautiful day on the Pugent Sound with Capt.Ken and Gay, Wonderful people who truly love sharing this special place with others and make you feel like being with family.
Captain Ken and Gay are amazing hosts and we learned a lot that we didn’t know about the harbor and surrounding areas. Highly recommend booking an afternoon with these two; you won’t regret it!!
We highly recommend the boat tour with Ken and Gay! They were so much fun, and we learned so many fun facts about the area. Their boat is very beautiful and a very comfortable ride ! Our family (including our 3 year old) had a blast!!
We had the best time with Captain Ken & Gay! They were so thoughtful in personalizing our trip for my birthday and our family loved the tour, photos & amazing cookies. They were such kind hosts — we’ll be back! ☺️
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***All tours are subject to rescheduling due to weather*** Payment for tours is due at time of booking. No refunds will be allowed but we are happy to reschedule your tour when given a 48 hour notice. We are a CAPTAIN ONLY charter.