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Veteran Captain's Stories


Step aboard the historic purse seiner vessel Veteran and cruise the Puget Sound with an experienced commercial mariner. The exact locations of the excursion will be determined by your USCG-licensed skipper based on weather and traffic conditions, but you may see picturesque places like Commencement Bay, Tacoma’s ports, historic commercial fishing grounds, and more. Enjoy provided refreshments as you hear about maritime history, nautical information and real-life stories from your captain. This excursion is limited to a minimum of four passengers and a maximum of six passengers. Departs from the Maritime Pier in Gig Harbor at 1 p.m. and will return at approximately 5 p.m. Arrive at the Pier 15 minutes prior to your departure time. Currently booking for: April 14, June 1, May 4, June 16, May 5, June 23, May 19, June 29, May 26, July 7, July 9. Don't see your preferred date listed above? We encourage you to call us to check availability. We will do our best to arrange a date and time that works for your schedule. For best availability, register at least seven days prior to the departure date. Day-of reservations and walk-on passengers will be accepted as space permits. Payment is due at the time of your reservation. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Call 253-857-9344 or email for reservations. (Photo courtesy of Shaun O'Berry).