Summer Fun at Northwest Maritime

This summer, make your way to Northwest Maritime’s Port Townsend campus for memorable maritime adventures. Perfect for day-trippers or those seeking a casual visit, our summer activities offer something for everyone.

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Visit Our New Welcome Center

Your adventure begins at our new Welcome Center, the gateway to our campus and the hub of activity at Northwest Maritime. Whether you’re a curious traveler or a local enthusiast, the Welcome Center is your destination for learning about the rich maritime heritage and culture of Port Townsend. Explore brand new exhibits that share the history and traditions of our maritime legacy, as well as the current maritime culture and activities. Discover all that Northwest Maritime has to offer and find out how you can get involved at the Welcome Center, open Tuesday through Sunday. Learn more.

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Cruise Port Townsend Bay Aboard the Admiral Jack

Explore our charming village by the sea from the water on our comfortable catamaran, Admiral Jack. As you cruise around Port Townsend Bay, our knowledgeable crew will share the rich history of the area. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Olympic and Cascade mountains while spotting seafaring wildlife in their natural habitat. These one-hour tours are perfect for all ages, providing a delightful summer activity for the whole family. Tours run every Friday and Saturday from June 28–August 31! Learn more and get your tickets.

Learn to Sail with Family and Friends on La Vie en Rose

Experience the magic of sailing on Port Townsend Bay aboard our stunning 40-foot sailboat, La Vie en Rose. This private adventure allows you and your group to raise the sails, take the helm, and feel the wind on your face under the guidance of our experienced captain. These 2.5-hour lessons are ideal for families, friends, groups, or couples seeking a personalized sailing experience. We can accommodate private groups of up to six people. Learn more and book your lesson online today.

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Tour Our Pilothouse Ship Simulator

Get on the water virtually with our state-of-the-art Pilothouse Ship Simulator. Step into the role of captain and navigate ships into Seattle’s Elliott Bay or under the Golden Gate Bridge. Experience the thrill of driving into a storm and navigating a person-overboard drill. Our simulator is a destination for commercial pilot training, but on summer Saturdays, you can join an interactive tour for a behind-the-scenes look at this professional mariner training facility. These free tours are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are open to all ages. Learn more.

This summer, come to Northwest Maritime for an array of fun and educational activities that will create lasting memories. Whether you want to cruise the bay, sail the seas, or virtually pilot a ship, there’s an adventure waiting for you at Port Townsend. Join us and experience the best of maritime life!