FREE Walking Waterfront Tours
tell stories of Gig Harbor history and nature.
Volunteer guides from the Downtown Waterfront Alliance tell of Gig Harbor’s past; from the historic fishing fleet, the net sheds to the effects of prohibition on the community. A 2nd guide from Harbor WildWatch compliments the tour with delightful details of the harbors sea-life and waterways.
Two different tours offered; Wednesday Evening or Saturday Morning –
No reservations are needed
- Wednesday Evenings Tours (From Skiffs to Spirits):
June 6 – August 29 (except Jul 4) at 5:30pm – Each Wednesday this free 1 hour tour starts at the Harbor History Museum where parking is available. This popular tour, geared more for adults ends with an optional tasting at Gig Harbor’s Heritage Distilling Company, thus the tour name- “From Skiffs to Spirits”. Come down to The Harbor History Museum before the tour and get a preview of the area history and check out this beautiful facility to rent for your private meeting or family event. See photo’s of rental spaces, rental rates and the address at these links: Harbor History Museum, Lobby & Courtyard, Meeting Room
- Saturday Morning Tours :
June 9 – August 25 at 10am; Each Saturday this free family friendly 2-hour 1.3 mile journey titled “Harbor Heritage: Then and Now” starts at the Maritime Pier (next to the Tides Tavern) and ends at the head of Gig Harbor.
Both tours hug the waterfront and are 1-way. You have an option to ride the Gig Harbor Trolley back to your starting point or double-back to one of the restaurants or shops you passed along the way to eat or shop.
Visitors will find the tour unique and entertaining but long-time residents are thrilled because guides commonly hear locals saying “I learned so many things I didn’t know!”
Visit facebook.com/waterfrontwalkingtours to see a YouTube preview or call (253)514-0071. Special arrangements can be made for a large group.