Just south of the Pier 66 cruise dock on Seattle's spectacular waterfront there is a special place reserved for boaters, such as you. When you snuggle into your slip at Bell Harbor Marina outside of the summer months, you’ll have the place practically all to yourself.
With the city at your doorstep, now is the time to make your cozy boating getaway for a weekend of Seattle arts, entertainment, and waterfront walks under the cover of city lights. With too many choices to count we’ve put together a weekend outing with ideas and recommendations so you can ‘do Seattle’ like only a boater can.
Arrival and Waterfront Adventure
On Friday afternoon, check in to your premiere guest slip at Bell Harbor Marina, Seattle only downtown recreational marina. Our friendly staff will be eager to greet you.
Pro tips: Call the marina office when you are on the way, and they will give you your slip assignment ahead of time! Once you’re settled, check in to the marina office to get the security gate and shower codes to use during your stay.
Dawn your comfy walking shoes and begin your waterfront adventure heading south from the marina. Your first stop is Seattle’s newest pier destination, Waterfront Park at Pier 62, where you can admire stunning views if Elliot Bay and the urban skyline, and discover an eclectic range of artworks that respond to the history of the shoreline, its ecology, and communities. Here, you’ll find casual food and beverage options plus if you plan ahead, you can join a walking tour or wildlife talk.
Next, continue your stroll down the waterfront where you’ll begin to see how the city waterfront will transform in the coming year. When you get to Minor’s Landing you can thrill to two of the waterfronts most unique adventures – the Seattle Great Wheel and Wings Over Washington. While your there, it’s always worth a peek inside Ye Olde Curiosity Shop for a look at the fun and kitschy tourist souvenirs.
The Seattle Great Wheel is the tallest Ferris wheel on the west coast known for its famous LED light displays and scenic views casting over Elliot Bay and the Seattle cityscape. Enjoy a 10–15-minute ride for a special view of the city.
Now, take a virtual ride in the state-of-the-art flying theater, Wings Over Washington. The experience will transport you on an aerial adventure where you will see amazing sights (and smells!) of Washington including areal plunges down the seaside cliffs of the Olympic National Forest, Mt, Rainier, and the San Juan Islands.