Holiday Cruise for People with Disabilities

  This special cruise for people with disabilities tours Thea 
  Foss waterway in beautiful, privately owned boats. 

  Cruise the Thea Foss Waterway in comfort and style, 
  dance to music and enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere. 

  Enjoy sights and sounds of Tacoma on the water while      
  experiencing a view only boaters typically have the    
  pleasure to see. After cruising, we’ll have a dance party to  
  celebrate the season! 

As many as 200 people will get what may be their first experience as a passenger on a small vessel during Metro Parks’ Holiday Cruise for people with disabilities.

“It’s all about the smiles,” said Brian Prudente, of the Day Island Yacht Club, who together with his wife, Barbara, has hosted Holiday Cruise guests on the family boat for about 10 years.

The Dec. 7th event, based at the Foss Waterway Seaport, runs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and features a post-cruise dance party and a visit from Santa Claus.

Between 35 and 40 boats typically take part. Young Sea Scouts work the docks and help guests board. Individual boat owners contribute, and the cruise gets additional support from the Tacoma Yacht Club, the Fircrest Yacht Club, the Day Island Yacht Club and the Totem Yacht Club.

Cocoa, coffee and light refreshments will be available. 
Meet at the Foss Waterway Seaport (705 Dock Street, Tacoma)

$10 per person. To sign up call (253) 404-3950. 
For more info visit

We are looking for skippers, volunteers, and donations – either financial or in
kind. We need things like: cocoa, cups, coffee, creamer, light snacks, water bottles,
rentals for tables, chairs, heaters, and fuel for the heaters.
Call (253) 404-3950 if you can help. Thanks!

Thea Foss Waterway Seaport

705 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: 253-404-3950


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