One of our favourite things to do in Seattle is take the water taxi from downtown Seattle over to West Seattle, it’s a really fun and inexpensive way of getting out on the water and getting the best view of the city skyline. There’s the added bonus of dinner or lunch at Marination Mai Kai on the other side which has great Hawaiian / Korean food ( it’s much better than it sounds!) and one of the best patio views in the city. If you have time, there’s also a free shuttle bus from the ferry dock to Alki beach where you can get some fab views over the Olympic mountains, its especially nice at sunset.
Andy’s colleague Fiona was visiting town for a conference so we took her over on the ferry one evening in October. The pier was packed with people fishing for squid, which was really interesting to watch and photograph!