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Located only 8 miles from Seattle’s downtown waterfront on Blake Island State Park, Tillicum Village recreates the ancient dwellings of the Northwest Coast Native Americans. The tour starts off with a 30-minute cruise on the Puget Sound to Blake Island where you may have the chance to see some orcas and dolphins on the way. Upon arrival at the longhouse, a sumptous buffet lunch awaits, featuring traditional Indian style baked salmon, clams in nectar broth and whole grain bread. This is followed by `Dance on the Wind', a spellbinding stage presentation highlighting some of the traditional dances, myths and legends of the Northwest Coast in a magical and unforgettable setting in the longhouse. With some free time to spare before returning to Pier 55, you can wander around in the State Park where you may have the chance to encounter some deer and eagles.
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Good Time II
When I was in Seattle, I took a trip to Tillicom Island. Since I was alone, I figured this was another way to have a meal in an interesting location.
The boat trips to Tillicom Island are handled by Argosy Cruises. The boat I went on was the Goodtime II Length: 87', Beam: 28'. The professional photographer took a photo of me, and I then took one of him.
The Goodtime II offers two enclosed decks and exterior deck space on the bow. This vessel can provide table seating for a maximum of 150 guests and a recommended maximum of 350 passengers. There are two full-service bars on board.
The Tillicum Village tour includes the boat cruise, salmon buffet dinner, and Northwest Coast Native American dance performance.
Adults (13 - 59) $69.00
Seniors (60+) $62.00
Children (5 -12) $25.00
Children (4 & under) Free
There was a lot of standing in line to get seated for dinner. The show was somewhat interesting, but the real star was the salmon. I thought I had never tasted better and would probably never taste anything that good again.
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- Food and Dining
The ferry takes you to an island, where the people in Indian clothes greet the guest with a cup of clams.
Then everyone goes inside of a longhouse and has salad, potatoes and wild salmon cooked in traditional Indian method on the sticks. After meal there is a show.
I am originally from Siberia and I am an expert in fish, I was pleasantly surprised, how fabulous the fish was.
All the salmon loves I would recommend to try it. And anyone who wants to know how a great salmon tastes like don’t look for any other place. I also loved the dark bread.
The show was all right, the performers are not professionals but it fits the theme.
Cons: There was not of lot of time left for a stroll around the island and shopping before the ferry takes you back.
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