Optional Tours

Thursday, July 11
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Space is limited)

Thursday afternoon, Conference attendees and companions are invited to participate in one of two optional tours. Transportation and a boxed lunch will be provided for both tours. Advance purchase is recommended; on-site tickets will be subject to availability.




Seattle Sightseeing Cruise

argosy boat in Seattle harbor

Enjoy all of the beauty and history Seattle has to offer with this quintessential sightseeing cruise aboard the Goodtime II.  From panoramic and up-close views of the skyline, to the shipping port and Puget Sound, there’s a view everyone will enjoy. And after the boat docks at 4:00 pm, there’s still time for a stroll to Waterfront Park and Miners Landing.

The Goodtime II offers two enclosed decks. The second deck features convertible side panels for either an enclosed and heated area or an open-air cross breeze. The bow on the second deck is open space.

Preregistration Rate: $80 (received by June 14)
On-Site Registration Rate: $90 (received after June 14)

Ticket price Includes: 

  • Cruise ticket
  • Boxed lunch
  • Roundtrip bus transportation from/to the Hyatt Regency Bellevue OR
    Bus transportation from the Hyatt Regency Bellevue to the cruise, followed by transportation directly to the Conference Reception at Chihuly Garden and Glass

Cruise Duration: 3 hours
Bus will depart from the Hyatt Regency Bellevue promptly at 11:45 am




a boeing planeThe Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour

Discover North America’s only publicly available commercial jet assembly plant tour. View 747, 767, 777, and 787 Dreamliners on the assembly line before they take to the sky! Definitely a premier Seattle attraction!

Preregistration Rate: $80 (received by June 14)
On-Site Registration Rate: $90 (received after June 14)

Ticket price Includes: 

  • Tour ticket
  • Boxed lunch
  • Roundtrip bus transportation from/to the Hyatt Regency Bellevue OR
    Bus transportation from the Hyatt Regency Bellevue to the Boeing plant, followed by transportation directly to the Conference Reception at Chihuly Garden and Glass

Tour Duration: 90 minutes
Bus will depart from the Hyatt Regency Bellevue promptly at 1:00 pm.

Please read the following Boeing Tour Restrictions & Limitations carefully:

On the Boeing Tour, you will:

  • Walk up and down two steep flights of stairs at each end of the factory and walk through two large tunnels, the first 0.3 miles (0.5 km) round trip, the second shorter.
  • Ride two freight elevators to balconies overlooking the Boeing factory floor.
  • Special accommodations can be made for wheelchairs or physically challenged guests with advance notice. Please advise us if you or someone in your party is confined to a wheelchair.
  • Service animals are allowed in all public areas of Boeing Future of Flight and on the Boeing Tour.
  • ASL (American Sign Language) is available for all Boeing tours and requires ticket purchase and at least two weeks’ advance notice. This can be booked through the call center at 800.464.1476.
  • There are restroom facilities and a café at the Future of Flight. Restrooms are not available during the Boeing Tour.

Tour Restrictions:

  • Children must be at least 4 feet (122 cm) tall to go on the tour. Visitors may not carry babies on the tour. 
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting Boeing Future of Flight or to take The Boeing Tour.
  • Still photos and video cameras, electronic devices (mobile phones, cameras, pagers) and personal items (purses, bags, backpacks) are not permitted on the Boeing Tour.  Free lockers are available on-site.

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