3-day, 2-night cruise adventure includes round trip transportation from Tacoma WA to Olympia WA, including overnight accommodations in a local hotel, aboard a 125 passenger historic steam ship, headed for the Olympia Harbor Days Festival.

OLYMPIA, WA, June 20, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The itinerary includes a tour of the Foss Waterway Seaport Maritime Museum in Tacoma before heading south. Les Eldridge, a local maritime novelist and author (Maritime Olympia), is expected to join the cruise. Eldridge stated: “The South Puget Sound shorelines are filled with the sites of memorable maritime moments, from Captain George Vancouver and Rear Admiral Sir Peter Puget, through the brigade of scientist-adventurers, through the Wilkes Expedition leaving its American stamp on the region, to the wild and woolly captains of the Mosquito Fleet.”

Virginia V will join tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain at the Port of Olympia for the opening ceremonies of the award winning Olympia Harbor Days, host to the World’s Largest Vintage Tugboat Races and the Squaxin Island Tribe’s Salish Seaport, including cultural activities, demonstrations, a traditional salmon bake and a beer garden as part of the festival offerings. Tour the fleet of Vintage Tugboats on Saturday as they ready for the annual Sunday races. Festival highlights include a Mini-Tug Tug o’ War, live bands including America’s First Corps Jazz Combo, 200 arts, crafts, commercial and food booths, sand sculpting, children’s activities including a legos building station, marine and maritime science and art activities, and a floating World War II Museum. Festival opens Friday, September 31 and ends Sunday, August 2, 2018.

Cruising guests will stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The WA State Capitol is within walking distance and travelers will have plenty of time to experience Olympia.

Cruise departs Tacoma August 31 at 1 PM and returns September 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Cost for the excursion, including museum entry, ship passage, 2 hotel nights, is $399.00 per person or $499.00 per couple. Tax included.

For more information about the cruise and festival please visit www.HarborDays.com. To reserve your weekend getaway, call the DoubleTree at 360-570-0555 x0 “Cruise Reservations”.

Contact: Carol Riley, Executive Director [email protected].

The cruise was made possible by a Lodging Tax Grant from the City of Olympia. Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races & Festival is an Olympia Kiwanis Club event with net proceeds benefiting children and families in the area.

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