Located west of Seattle, Bainbridge Island is completely surrounded by magnificent crystal clear waters and is popular for its outstanding natural beauty and rustic character. Hop on a yacht rental from Seattle to start your adventure to this beautiful island. If you're planning to spend your upcoming vacation in Pacific Northwest, it's highly recommended to plan a day trip to this island on board your private Seattle yacht rental to make your vacation a memorable one.
CROSSING TIME & THE PANORAMIC VISTAS – The crossing time to Bainbridge lasts for about 35 minutes and offers spectacular vistas of Seattle’s skyline across Elliott Bay. Passengers can choose to sit inside the salon and enjoy a nice coffee or head out on the deck to catch the Puget Sound breeze and views of the Space Needle and downtown Seattle. En route you can also enjoy the mesmerizing views of the lush green scenery of this Emerald City. The Bainbridge Island offers so many activities to do, food to eat, and sites to see.
WALKDOWN THE WATERFRONT TRAIL – It's time to deboard your private luxurious yacht rental and take a leisurely stroll down the waterfront trail which starts at waterfront park close to the yacht terminal and leaves visitors with the opportunity to choose the 2-mile long western loop or the 1.5-mile eastern route. The eastern route takes hikers alongside the beach and the woods, and the western trail offers parks, restaurants and historical sites. Both trails are easily walkable and can be explored in an hour or so. If you want to treat your taste buds with fresh seafood, then visit any of the selection of restaurants dotted along the trail. While walking if you feel tired, feel free to sit down on one of the many available benches.
EXPLORE THE MUSEUM OF ART – Bainbridge Island Museum of Art in downtown Winslow is a brand new attraction of the island. The museum showcases contemporary art from local artists in the Kitsap, Puget Sound, and Olympic Peninsula region. Exhibitions change three times per year - bringing the museum’s visitors 15-20 new shows to experience annually. Since its opening, BIMA has built an audience of passionate members and approximately 55,000 annual visitors from around the globe. Education for people of all ages, interests and abilities is at the core of the organization with a variety of classes, tours, films, workshops, lectures and events to support its values.
SAMPLE THE WINES AT ONE OF THE MANY WINERIES – Another fun thing to do is to visit one of the 6 wineries around the island, 3 of them with tasting facilities in walking distance from the yacht terminal. The first in the list is Island Vinters – one of Washington’s best-kept secrets and provides some amazing tasting opportunities. Isalnd Vinters produces excellent Bordeaux, Rhone, and Northern Italian varietal wines. Second in the row is Rolling Bay Winery – their wines are wonderful. The staff puts out a selection of cheeses and crackers for you to enjoy with your wine. Travelers often give this winery an A+ for atmosphere and overall experience. These wineries have been set up in such a way so as to give the guests a “behind-the-scenes” glimpse of the whole process.
BE PART OF THE ADRENALINE RUSHING ACTIVITIES – Bainbridge Island is a perfect destination for those looking for some adventurous activities. At Pacific Northwest Yacht Charters, we offer kayaks, paddleboards and a variety of other water toys while on board your yacht rental. In case you don’t feel comfortable on any of these fun toys, no worries! Our experienced guides are happy to give you an introduction and may even tell you about spots worth paddling too.
HAVE SCRUMPTIOUS LOCAL CUISINES – Downtown Winslow is known for its cozy, cute little shops and restaurants and is definitely worth a stroll. It is dotted with the array of restaurants which serves European style food, locally produces, hamburgers, and fish. If you still have room for dessert, taste fabulous chocolates or indulge in extraordinary ice cream!
Bainbridge Island is just a short ride away from downtown Seattle on board your private Seattle yacht rental. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Seattle city, and visit Bainbridge Island to discover its rich scenery, beaches, parks and trails, attractions and wineries!