WTS Wednesday – On The Water Like A Local (Touring Seattle With WildTangent Studios)

Hello ‘Tangenters,


Go salmon, go!! We loooove salmon in Seattle. In fact, we celebrate them and have festivals for them. I kid you not.

The WildTangent Studios crew has helped me compile a list of some of their favorite things to do in the Seattle area! So, what do the locals do? Well, we have a lot of water here in the Northwest. A LOT. So, that’s the theme of today’s post!

And, none of it involves swimming… which, for me, is a very good thing. (I’m not an especially strong swimmer… think flailing limbs and a slow, but inevitable, sinking feeling.)

Fun Things To Do On The Water*

*Things that don’t involve swimming!

Water Taxi

Take a Ferry!

  • The Washington State Ferry system is the biggest in the U.S. Between all the islands, the Puget Sound (known as just “The Sound” locally) and a distinct lack of bridges, ferries are critical for transportation. One of the WildTangent Studios peeps suggested that you go to Langley on Whidbey Island (in particular).


    The ferries are integral to Seattle area transportation. But, most importantly, they look awesome.

Ballard Locks and the Fish Ladder

  • Watch boats go up and down the locks – this one is great for anyone who loves to watch huge mechanical processes. And, during the fall, you can watch the salmon going up the fish ladder, which is perfect for any biology nuts.

I find that little kids and engineers are the biggest fans of the Locks. But, they’re good fun for everyone.

Shilshole Bay Marina and Golden Gardens

  • One of our Studios friends say that this is spectacular, “especially near sunset on a decent day.” He also suggests going to Ray’s Boathouse “for happy hour at the café upstairs… there’s a sweet view from the deck.”

So, the next time you’re in our fair, yet rainy, neck of the woods, tour like a local (or, at least, a WildTangent Studios member)!

Have you visited any of these places?

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