The Puget Sound town and road map will help you locate cities, towns and other attractions.
Puget Sound at a glance
Find information on the variety of activities, such as bicycling, boating diving and whale watching (to name a few) in the Puget Sound.
Voted #1 Eco-Adventure company in the Northwest! Conveniently located on BOTH sides of the San Juan Ferry route! Join us on a fun trip from Anacortes or Friday Harbor. Beginners are welcome, no experience necessary. We keep our group sizes small to ensure the best possible experience every day. Make the most of your vacation time; join us as we explore the Secret Side of the San Juan Islands.
Puget Sound Express. 227 Jackson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Phone: 360-385-5288.
We provide half-day and all-day whale watching and wildlife tours and daily passenger ferry service from Port Townsend to Friday Harbor April through October. Since 1985 Puget Sound Express, or P.S. Express, has provided thousands of travelers with fun-packed, fascinating whale watching boat tours around the Olympic Peninsula and the San Juan Islands. With twenty-four years and three generations of family experience, it's a sure bet your whale watch trip will be a lasting memory. Our daily passenger only ferry service between Port Townsend and Friday Harbor is a great way to connect the Olympic Peninsula and San Juan Islands.
Kayak the beautiful west-side of San Juan Island with our naturalist guides. Crystal Seas offers 3 hour, day (6 hour) and multi-day tours and provides free transportation from Friday Harbor to our kayak docks on Mitchell Bay. While kayaking be on the lookout for orca whales, harbor seals, sea lions, porpoise, bald eagles and a variety of sea birds. We specialize in small groups but can take large private groups as well. Book both your kayaking and a whale watching cruise though us and receive 10% off. Owner operated since 1994 by second generation islanders.
Just a ferry ride from Seattle . . . explore Bainbridge Island, the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. Walk on the ferry in Seattle and we will pick you up just outside the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal. Scenic, culinary, agricultural, art, photography, garden, history and heritage tours in luxury mini bus with never more than 12 quests. Tours run rain or shine and we provide the umbrellas!
Cascade Bicycle Club
The Club is based in Seattle, Washington, and serves 5,500 members throughout the Puget Sound region. There are club rides virtually every day of the year, and are open to anyone wearing a helmet. Their most famous event is the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP). Web site includes ride calendar and many bicycling stories.
Seattle Bicycle Club. Seattle Bicycle Club. PO Box 31423, Seattle, WA 98103-1423.
A not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the interests of recreational cycling enthusiasts. Guests are welcome on their regular rides to try out the club.
Sail and Power Squadron
Provides public instruction classes in safe boating in Seattle's Eastside area. In addition to teaching public boating courses, Squadron members also participate in Advanced Grades and Elective Courses for their own education.
Online boating magazine for Puget boaters.
Boating News, Marinas, Boats or Yachts, Accessories, Yacht Clubs, Destinations, Service, Events or anything else,
Club members reside all around the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands and incorporate a broad spectrum of dive interests, levels of experience, certification and age groups.
Seattle's and the Puget Sound's annual premier community celebration dating from 1950. This month-long celebration of summer is usually held from the second week of July through the first week of August and features parades, art festivals, music festivals, fun runs, and more. Main events include the Torchlight Parade, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels air show, and the Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race.
The Pacific Northwest Golfer's Online Magazine features golf instruction plus Pacific Northwest news, course reviews, tournament listings, and course and driving range directories.
Web site for this non-profit outdoor recreation and conservation club, headquartered in Seattle and with over 15,000 members in the Puget Sound region and beyond. Club activities include climbing, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, sailing, bicycling, nature study, adventure travel, dancing and theater. Includes photo gallery.
*See Go Northwest! Whitewater Rafting page.
Runners. PO Box 2616, Redmond, WA 98073-2616.
A running club on the east side of Lake Washington consisting of individuals and family's that range from recreational runners interested in the social aspect to serious runners who are interested in improving running performance. All ages are welcome; from babes in jogging strollers to senior citizens.
Kayaking to Puget Sound's best kept
Go Northwest! article with detailed charts describing a kayaking trip to Hope Island. Find out how you can paddle with seals and see ancient cedars.
*See Go Northwest! Whale Watching page.
Note: See individual cities and towns for additional visitor information as well as information on accommodations, activities and attractions in specific cities. When looking for a city or town, you can choose from either an alphabetical list, or, a list by region.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Birds of the Puget Sound Region by Bob Morse (Author), Tom Aversa (Author), Hal Opperman (Author, Editor), map by Shawn Morse Drawings by Eric Kraig (Illustrator). This is an identification guide. The Species Account pages provide photographs of over 200 birds plus a companion page with key information. A Quick Guide to Local Birds provides an easy color-code to find birds in the book. Order now...
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Seattle: Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma by Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens. In addition to the Cascade Range and Puget Sound, this authoritative guide also leads to lesser-known destinations, including high bluffs and tide pools along the Pacific, abandoned mines and railways, and stands of old-growth forest inside the city limits. Order now...
Great Places: Washington: A Recreational Guide to Washington's Public Lands and Historic Places for Birding, Hiking, Photography, Fishing, Hunting and Camping by John Kruse. The geology, animal and plant life, and history of Washington's most-storied and scenic locales, including the best local lodging and amenities are explained in this full color guide. Order now...
Golfing in Washington by Daniel MacMillan. Over 385 listings of public, semi private, private, par 3 courses, learning centers, driving ranges and retail golf stores. Information on everything: address, course layouts, scorecards, phone numbers, reservation policies, special rules, terrain, yardage, par, dress codes, services and more. Order now...
Washington River Maps & Fishing Guide by Doug Rose. Detailed maps covering over 1200 miles of river. Included for each river are the best seasons, species, available illustrated fishing methods, best flies and best gear for individual rivers and species, fly hatches, knots, launches, parks, number of hookups per year, size of runs, parks, services, guides. Order now...
Hiking Washington's History by Judy Bentley. Each chapter begins with an overview of the region's history followed by individual trail narratives and historical highlights. Quotes from diaries, journals, letters, and reports, plus contemporary and historic photographs, describe sites and trails from Washington's past. Each trail description includes a map and directions. Order now...
Washington Off the Beaten Path, 9th Edition (Off the Beaten Path Series) by Chloe Ernst. This book features the unique things to see and do from quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions and unique finds to local dining. Travel off the beaten path for a one of a king experience. Order now...
Moon Washington, 9th Edition. by Ericka Chickowski. From urban cities to rural towns, this native gives an insider's perspective on everything the Evergreen State has to offer featuring great places to eat, scenic drives and volunteer vacations. Discover Seattle's arts and culture, climbing Mt. Rainier, sleeping in a train car near Elbe and much more. Order now...
Washington Travel and Recreation Directory 2010 by Inc. Rite-Way Publishing. This Directory is packed with relevant area travel information, places to see, things to do, outdoor recreation, fun for the kids, hotels, interesting area facts and much more in Washington. Order now...
Frommer's Washington State. by Karl Samson. In this detailed and completely up-to-date guide, you'll find great places to stay in every price range: sleek Seattle business hotels, romantic coastal inns, historic B&Bs, family-friendly motels, rustic cabins, and more. Order now...
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