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    ALL POINTS CHARTER & TOURS
    325 W. 14th St.
    Port Angeles, WA  98362
    360-460-7131

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    All Points Charters and Tours is a full service tour and charter
    company located on the North Olympic Peninsula. Willie
    Nelson, owner, has over twelve years experience in providing
    the best in tour and charter services. His previous company,
    Desert Road Enterprises, DBA Ajo Stage Line, was well known
    in Arizona for quality tours in Mexico and through out the West.
    He has returned to his home-town to bring his style of
    personalized service and exciting soft adventure tours to the
    residents of the Olympic Peninsula. Specializing in small group
    tours and excursions, we pride ourselves in thinking of your
    every need and comfort, assuring you of a memorable
    experience.





    VASHON ISLAND KAYAK CENTER
    P.O. Box 1608
    Vashon Island, WA  98070
    206-463-9602

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    Groups Welcome

    Kayaking around Vashon-Maury Islands is a paddler's delight. The Vashon Park District manages a kayak rental center out of the Jensen Point Boathouse on the Burton Peninsula. And, kayakers are welcome at a variety of other parks dotting the water's edge. Some even allow overnight camping for kayakers and other human-powered boaters, with permission from the Washington Water Trails Association . Here's the list of kayak friendly parks on Vashon-Maury Islands:

    Jensen Point on the Burton Peninsula (home of Vashon Kayak Center)
    North End Boat Ramp
    Wingehaven Park on the island's North East shore
    Tramp Harbor
    Lisabeula on Vashon's West side
    Point Robinson Park on Maury Island
    Dockton Park
    Lost Lake (only accessible by boat)
    Spring Beach Park



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    PIKE PLACE MARKET
    1501 Pike Place
    Seattle, WA  98101
    206-774-5249

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    History of the Market

    The history of Pike Place Market is as rich and colorful as Seattle itself. Its nine acres and 100 years of operation encompass thousands of unique and interesting stories — stories of immigration, internment, gentrification and urban renewal — that explain why Pike Place Market is called "The Soul of Seattle."

    Between 1906 and 1907, the cost of onions increased tenfold. Outraged citizens, fed up with paying price-gouging middlemen too much for their produce, found a hero in Seattle City Councilman Thomas Revelle. Revelle proposed a public street market that would connect farmers directly with consumers. Customers would "Meet the Producer" directly, a philosophy that is still the foundation of all Pike Place Market businesses.

    On August 17, 1907, Pike Place Market was born. On that first day, a total of eight farmers brought their wagons to the corner of First Avenue and Pike Street—and were quickly overwhelmed by an estimated 10,000 eager shoppers. By 11:00 am, they were sold out. Thousands of shoppers went home empty-handed, but the chaos held promise. By the end of 1907, the first Market building opened, with every space filled.

    A century later, Pike Place Market is internationally recognized as America's premier farmers' market and is home to nearly 200 year-round commercial businesses; 190 craftspeople and 120 farmers who rent table space by the day; 240 street performers and musicians; and 300 apartment units, most of which house low-income elderly people. "The Market," as the locals affectionately say, attracts 10 million visitors a year, making it one of Washington's most frequently visited destinations.

    Learn more about Market history at the Heritage Center. Located on Western Avenue right behind the Market, it's open daily from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.




    ALKI KAYAK TOURS
    1660 Harbor Avenue SW
    Seattle, WA  98126
    206-953-0237

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    Alki Kayak Tours is committed to the conservation and preservation of the Puget Sound as a working marine ecosystem that supports the industries of Seattle as well as the spawning salmon headed up the Duwamish River. Our guides provide an additional set of eyes on the Sound looking over its well-being for preventable ecological harm. We utilize best management practices and focus on leaving the smallest possible ecological footprint when operating tours. The tours are a forum where the Puget Sound community and tourists alike can discuss and learn about the history and ecosystems of the Sound. AKT offers meaningful commentary with a goal of having every paddler will leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for our unique corner of the world.



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    WATERWAYS CRUISES
    2501 North Northlake Way
    Seattle, WA  98103
    206-223-2060  •  800-806-3353

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    Your cruising desires are the cornerstone on which Waterways Cruises builds an entertainment event to remember. It’s your guest list, large or small; your selection of the perfect private yacht or a seating selection on our favorite Special Event Cruise or CruiseTour©; your choice of cruising time, anytime… any place; your selection of an individualized menu, from one of many or create your own; your selection of beverage options. Our experienced cruise and event planners will make your cruise that special moment you and your guests will cherish warmly and long remember.





      

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