Welcome aboard the historic SS Virginia V!

Cruise to Olympia

Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races and Festival has partnered with the historic steam ship VIRGINIA V for a unique weekend adventure in Washington’s State capital. The three-day, two- night excursion includes round trip transportation from the Foss Waterway Seaport dock in Tacoma, overnight accommodations in downtown Olympia and an itinerary of maritime history, adventure and more. Local maritime novelist and author (Olympia Maritime), Les Eldridge, will join the cruise to provide historical details about the area.

Guests will stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, where staff will be on hand to transfer traveler’s luggage to the hotel. The WA State Capitol is within walking distance and travelers will have plenty of time to experience Olympia where visitors always enjoy the variety of unique shops this fun and artsy town has to offer. Travelers will receive a Visitors Guide courtesy of Experience Olympia and Beyond.
A special excursion on Saturday offers a tour of the Chehalis Tribe’s Lucky Eagle Casino. Guests will be transported in VIP vans and will receive discount vouchers for lunch and a player’s card. On Sunday afternoon travelers will return to Tacoma on a sunset cruise back aboard the VIRGINIA V.


  • Departs Tacoma September 1, 2017 at 1 PM and
  • Returns September 3, 2017 at 9:30 PM.

Cost for the excursion, including ship passage, 2 hotel nights, museum entry, and trip to a casino is $399.00 per person or $499.00 per couple. Tax included.

To reserve your weekend getaway, please call the DoubleTree at 360-570-0555 x0 asking for “Cruise Reservations.”

This weekend getaway is the first of its kind and is expected to be offered in coming years. For more information about the festival please visit www.HarborDays.com.