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Puget Sound

Puget Sound is a large body of water located in the northwestern corner of the United States. It is a complex network of bays, inlets, and islands located between the Olympic Peninsula and the mainland of Washington State. Its total area is approximately 2,500 square miles, making it the largest estuary in the Pacific Northwest.

The Sound is fed by several major rivers, including the Nisqually, Skokomish, and Puyallup. It is also fed by the Puget River, which originates in the Cascade Mountains and empties into the Sound near Olympia. The Sound is home to a wide variety of marine life, including salmon, trout, and shellfish.

The Puget Sound region has a long and rich history, beginning with the Native Americans who have lived in the area for thousands of years. In the late 1700s, the first European settlers began to arrive, establishing the city of Seattle in 1851. The Sound was a key part of the development of the Pacific Northwest, and it served as an important transportation route for goods, supplies, and people.

During the 20th century, the Puget Sound region saw a dramatic increase in population and industry. The area became an important center of technology and manufacturing, and the Sound was used as a major shipping route. In the late 20th century, the Sound also became a major tourist destination, with its beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife.

Today, the Puget Sound is an important part of the Pacific Northwest. It continues to serve as a major transportation route, and its natural beauty and abundant marine life attract millions of visitors each year. The Sound is also home to many species of birds, mammals, and fish, and its many islands provide a haven for wildlife.

Excursion tips for a day in Puget Sound

As a tourist in Puget Sound, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy in a day. Here is a list of some of the best things to do in the area:

1. Explore the Seattle waterfront and take in the stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.
2. Take a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island or Bremerton and explore the nearby towns.
3. Visit the Seattle Aquarium and see a variety of sea life up close.
4. Go whale watching and spot orcas, gray whales, and other marine mammals.
5. Take a hike in one of the many nearby national parks, such as Olympic National Park or Mount Rainier National Park.
6. Visit the Museum of Flight and explore the history of aviation.
7. Enjoy a day of shopping and dining in the charming city of Tacoma.
8. Spend a day at the beach, such as Alki Beach or Golden Gardens.
9. Visit the Seattle Great Wheel, an iconic Ferris wheel that offers stunning views of the city.
10. Tour the Boeing Factory and learn more about the history of the company.

Experience Puget Sound with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Puget Sound. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Puget Sound

Puget Sound in the USA has a mild climate, with mild temperatures and plenty of rain throughout the year. In the winter months, temperatures usually range between 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit and the area receives an average of 10-12 inches of rain. In the spring, temperatures warm up to the mid-50s and the rain decreases to an average of 4-5 inches. Summer temperatures range from the mid-60s to mid-70s, with an average of 2-3 inches of rain. The fall months are similar to the spring, with temperatures in the mid-50s and an average of 4-5 inches of rain.

Cruise weather for Puget Sound

Our weather forecast for Puget Sound helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 15 °C
14.4 m/s
19.8 m/s
11.0 %
20.0 m
76.5 %
1,016 hPa
05:26:59
21:04:17
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 21.2 °C
min: 14.6 °C
14.4 m/s
18.0 m/s
17.7 %
19.9 m
78.3 %
1,018 hPa
05:28:00
21:03:26
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 21.7 °C
min: 15.4 °C
15.8 m/s
21.6 m/s
12.6 %
20.0 m
78.4 %
1,018 hPa
05:29:02
21:02:34
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 22.6 °C
min: 16.5 °C
17.3 m/s
24.1 m/s
27.4 %
20.1 m
76.3 %
1,018 hPa
05:30:06
21:01:39
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 21.3 °C
min: 16.8 °C
16.2 m/s
22.0 m/s
32.2 %
16.0 m
78.5 %
1,016 hPa
05:31:11
21:00:42
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 16.2 °C
18.4 m/s
31.3 m/s
51.5 %
18.0 m
72.5 %
1,013 hPa
05:32:16
20:59:42
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 29.4 °C
min: 15 °C
13.7 m/s
18.0 m/s
38.3 %
22.0 m
59.1 %
1,014 hPa
05:33:23
20:58:40
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 13.5 °C
10.4 m/s
19.1 m/s
69.5 %
22.1 m
59.9 %
1,015 hPa
05:34:31
20:57:37
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 11.5 °C
16.6 m/s
22.3 m/s
1.5 %
22.0 m
58.6 %
1,016 hPa
05:35:40
20:56:31
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 21.9 °C
min: 9.3 °C
17.6 m/s
19.1 m/s
0.3 %
24.1 m
61.2 %
1,021 hPa
05:36:50
20:55:23
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 22.6 °C
min: 8.1 °C
12.6 m/s
22.7 m/s
0.7 %
24.1 m
65.2 %
1,022 hPa
05:38:01
20:54:13
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 23.2 °C
min: 8.4 °C
17.6 m/s
22.3 m/s
1.0 %
22.0 m
66.6 %
1,019 hPa
05:39:13
20:53:01

Cruises to Puget Sound

Would you like to travel to Puget Sound on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Puget Sound.

Scheduled ship calls in Puget Sound, United States of America
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 14th 2024 Sunday, 14th of Jul. 2024 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Jul. 2024 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Jul. 2024 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 4th 2024 Sunday, 4th of Aug. 2024 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 11th 2024 Sunday, 11th of Aug. 2024 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Aug. 2024 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 25th 2024 Sunday, 25th of Aug. 2024 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 31st 2024 Saturday, 31st of Aug. 2024 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Sep. 2024 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Sep. 2024 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 27th 2025 Sunday, 27th of Apr. 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 3rd 2025 Saturday, 3rd of May 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 4th 2025 Sunday, 4th of May 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 10th 2025 Saturday, 10th of May 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 11th 2025 Sunday, 11th of May 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 17th 2025 Saturday, 17th of May 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 18th 2025 Sunday, 18th of May 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 24th 2025 Saturday, 24th of May 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 25th 2025 Sunday, 25th of May 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 31st 2025 Saturday, 31st of May 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 1st 2025 Sunday, 1st of Jun. 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 7th 2025 Saturday, 7th of Jun. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 14th 2025 Saturday, 14th of Jun. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 21st 2025 Saturday, 21st of Jun. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 28th 2025 Saturday, 28th of Jun. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 5th 2025 Saturday, 5th of Jul. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 6th 2025 Sunday, 6th of Jul. 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 12th 2025 Saturday, 12th of Jul. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Jul. 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 19th 2025 Saturday, 19th of Jul. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 20th 2025 Sunday, 20th of Jul. 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Jul. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 2nd 2025 Saturday, 2nd of Aug. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 3rd 2025 Sunday, 3rd of Aug. 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 9th 2025 Saturday, 9th of Aug. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 10th 2025 Sunday, 10th of Aug. 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 16th 2025 Saturday, 16th of Aug. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 17th 2025 Sunday, 17th of Aug. 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 23rd 2025 Saturday, 23rd of Aug. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 24th 2025 Sunday, 24th of Aug. 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 30th 2025 Saturday, 30th of Aug. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 31st 2025 Sunday, 31st of Aug. 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 6th 2025 Saturday, 6th of Sep. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 13th 2025 Saturday, 13th of Sep. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 20th 2025 Saturday, 20th of Sep. 2025 MS Eurodam 12:00 am 12:00 am

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