Golden Hour on the Water: A Magical Sunset Sailing Tour Aboard Seattle's Tall Ship - Seattle's Tall Ship

As the first hints of springtime fill the air, Seattle’s Tall Ship is gearing up for our 2024 sailing season. Beginning in April, we invite you to join us for the return of our popular sunset sailing tours. There’s no better way to peel the hustle and bustle of the city off of your shoulders than to experience the serene beauty of the Puget Sound at dusk. Read on to see what makes our Seattle sunset sailing tours so memorable, then join us for a sailing adventure you won’t soon forget!

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Setting Sail with Seattle’s Tall Ship

As the golden hour approaches and the sun begins its descent towards the horizon, Seattle’s Tall Ship, the Bay Lady, sets sail on Puget Sound, offering an unparalleled sunset sailing experience. This majestic 85-foot schooner, renowned for being Seattle’s only twin-masted tall ship, provides an intimate setting for an unforgettable evening on the water. With ample seating room and a spacious deck, guests are afforded comfort and unparalleled views of the unfolding sunset as the cities skyline recedes into silhouette and the city lights blink on.

the scenery encountered during these sunset sails is nothing short of breathtaking. From the majestic Olympic Mountains standing tall against the setting sun to the serene beauty of the Kitsap peninsula, each sail offers a new perspective on the region’s diverse landscapes.

Experience Puget Sound like never before

As we sail, the city fades into the background, and the epic natural surroundings take center stage. The Puget Sound is home to a rich tapestry of marine life, and our sunset sails offer the chance to encounter this biodiversity firsthand. It’s not uncommon to spot seals or dolphins in the waters at dusk, and seabirds are always overhead. On rare occasions, lucky guests are treated to a view of the Puget Sounds stunning orca whale pods. The lush islands and rugged coastlines that frame our sailing route remind us of the natural beauty that lies just beyond the city’s rush.

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Guests enjoy the moment the sun dips behind the landscape on The Bay Lady

An Immersive Sailing Experience

Embarking on a sunset sailing tour with Seattle’s Tall Ship, the Bay Lady, offers more than just a passive viewing experience. It’s an interactive journey that invites guests to dive into the heart of maritime tradition, making each voyage an immersive adventure. Under the guidance of our skilled and friendly crew, passengers are given the rare opportunity to engage directly with the sailing process. Whether you’re taking the helm under a sky ablaze with twilight hues or learning to fire the miniature cannon in salute to the setting sun, these hands-on experiences foster a profound connection to the craft of sailing.

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Firing the canon to salute the days end!

The Bay Lady’s friendly crew are as much a part of the experience as the vessel herself, enriching the journey with their passion for sailing and the preservation of maritime heritage. This engagement turns every outing into a unique learning opportunity, whether it’s your first time aboard a tall ship or you’re a seasoned sailor. Guests are also invited to sit back and unwind with a glass of wine or a local brew, and simply enjoy the the moment as it unfolds.

Our sunset sailing tours are more than just a boat ride; they are an invitation to connect with the elements, embrace the spirit of adventure, and discover the serene beauty that defines Seattle’s maritime heritage. As spring unfolds and the 2024 sailing season begins, we’re excited to share these moments with you. Join Seattle’s Tall Ship for a sunset sail, and let us show you the Puget Sound like you’ve never seen it before—an adventure that promises to be as enriching as it is unforgettable.

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