Why We Are The Seattle Tour Company For You

Trip Advisor 2023 Excellence Winner Shutter Tours

Shutter Tours is a family-owned business that has been providing unique and authentic Seattle experiences to locals and visitors alike for over a decade. Founded on the local knowledge of five generations of Seattle exploration, we create tours that go beyond the typical tourist spots and introduce our guests to hidden gems and local culture.

If you are visiting Seattle for the first time, our tours will take you beyond the Space Needle and Pike Place Market and introduce you to unique points of interest across our city and region.

If you already live in Seattle, our tours will help you rediscover your city and gain a deeper appreciation for its history, culture, and beauty. We will take you to places you may not have explored and provide insights and stories that will enhance your understanding of the city and its people. Our tours will give you a renewed sense of enthusiasm and pride for the region you call home.

You'll love our expert guides who are passionate about sharing their city with others, and we have been recognized for our excellence every year we've been eligible for the Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice Award, with over 1,200 five star reviews. This rating places us among the top 10% of all travel businesses worldwide for consistently earning high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. Join us for our 15th season in 2023 and discover Seattle with Shutter Tours.

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Covid-19 Information

Masks are Not Required - Our buses are equipped with masks, hand sanitizer, and other safety measures to help keep you safe and comfortable during your tour. Please feel free to use these resource should you choose to.

Vaccination Proof Not Required - As of March 12, 2022, King County has dropped the mask mandate and proof of vaccination is not required on our tours.

Stringent Cleaning of Buses - We take the health and safety of our guests very seriously, and we have implemented strict cleaning and disinfection protocols on our buses. We disinfect all touch surfaces and high-traffic areas between each tour, using an EPA-registered, eco-friendly disinfectant.

Wellness Checks - Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. According to the CDC, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.

It is important to note that there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. By choosing to take one of our tours, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. We follow the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC and local health authorities to minimize the risks, but we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to the virus during your tour.

Meet Your Guide Terry

Inspired by my deep passion for travel and photography, I founded Shutter Tours, a top-tier tour company based in the vibrant city of Seattle. My journeys have taken me to some of the world's most stunning locations, allowing me to gain a profound appreciation for the distinct cultures and remarkable individuals I've encountered along the way.

As a fourth-generation Seattleite, I take immense pride in calling this city my home, cherishing its rich history and natural splendor. Through Shutter Tours, I am thrilled to extend an invitation to others, encouraging them to embark on their own adventures, discover new horizons, and capture the enchanting essence of travel throughout their tour with us.

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