Every year we go on a long weekend vacation with Mike’s family and this past summer was particularly special since it was Mike’s parents 50th wedding anniversary. I had a mission to find the family a memorable experience. My searches guided me to a 70′ Monte Fino Yacht named OASIS in Seattle, WA.
This was my first trip to Seattle and having spent our evenings from a boat was the best way to experience the beautiful city. From OASIS’s top deck we had a great view of the Space Needle and off the back we were able to watch the seaplanes take off and land every few minutes.
The boat had 3 stories and approximately 1800 sq ft of livable space. The main deck had the living room, dining table and kitchen. The lower deck had a master suite, stateroom with queen bed and a bunk cabin for the kids. The upper deck was my most favorite where we could watch the skyline light up as the sunset.
We spent our days exploring what the city had to offer. We toured the Space Needle and wondered the Public Market where we sampled the best smoked salmon I have ever had. Late afternoons we would return to the boat for snackers and cocktails.
One of our last evening together we wandered down the street and stumbled upon a cute little Italian restaurant, Pasta Freska. It was an enjoyable ordering experience where Chef Mike asked if anyone had food allergies, what types of food we liked and didn’t like and how hungry were we. Chef Mike and staff treated us as family bringing plate after plate of incredible dishes and bottles of wine flooded the table. If you are ever in the area, it’s absolutely worth a stop at this little gem.
We paid extra for an evening charter of the puget sound with Captain Chuck on OASIS. Captain Chuck was an excellent guide pointing out Bill Gates mansion, the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat and the Nathan Myhrvold T-rex mansion. We ended our evening tour with a belly full of proper brats and a competitive game of Farkle.
If you are planning a trip to Seattle remember to bring good walking shoes, eat lots of seafood and get out on the water.