We are a family of 6 (youngest is 14) and are going to be in seattle for 4 days in mid october. We would love to use two of those days to see some of the area via water. We're thinking alki beach (picnic and shopping) and then possibly vashon island one day, then maybe bainbridge? the next. We love to explore little towns, small shops offering locally made items, beautiful gardens, nature walks, antique stores, flea markets, beaches- anything (experience or product) that is unique to the area and not mass produced or super touristy (space needle). Does anyone have any suggestions where else we might go to see the area without having to transfer to a second ferry/train etc? We want to keep it simple and not spend a lot of our day enroute to destination unless the route just happens to be pretty, inexpensive and uncomplicated -like a bus route for instance. We're open to water taxis, buses, ferries and ubers but not really wanting to do a 'tour' of any kind. It seems several of the islands you need to have a car and we don't want to rent or drive. Just want to explore the area on foot as much as possible. Any input is much appreciated. Thanks!