Their tour guides are the best in the city!” – Lucy Wilma, 2013 Tourism Ambassador of the Year

Seattle By Foot is a small locally operated walking tour company that caters to downtown Seattle and it’s vibrant neighborhoods. In November 2011 dreams came true when longtime friends and tour guides, Heather and Penny purchased Seattle By Foot. They had been conjuring up tours for years over many cocktails and meals.

What makes us so special? Our Tour Guides…we that have made a career out of sharing accurate, unknown and entertaining insight about Seattle. They have received training from some of the cities top attractions. This wisdom has taught Seattle By Foot what to do (and what not to do) to create a comprehensive Seattle experience. Our guides truly are best in the industry and not only love their work but live for their work. Whether you are a local or a visitor, the only way to truly appreciate our city is by foot!

Heather Chermak  Co-owner/ Tour Guide

 Heather comes from a family of entrepreneurs and story tellers. She left her hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada in 1995 looking for independence, a jump into adulthood and to mourn the loss of Kurt Cobain. She spent many years in food & beverage and event planning before stumbling upon a tour guide gig. Since then she has lead tours for the Underground Tour, Sub Seattle, Market Ghost Tours, Seattle Food Tours and Spooked in Seattle. It is a dream come true for her to continue to walk the sidewalks, telling stories about the city that stole her heart so many years ago. She likes her coffee with whiskey and her croissants with chocolate! Tours: Coffee & Pub Crawl, Seattle Kids Tour & Downtown By Foot

   Co-owner/ Tour Guide Penny Truitt

In 1995, Penny gave her first tour in Seattle & has been celebrating the city ever since. It is safe to say this girl has been around the block a few times! She was raised by a Green Beret dad & and an umpire mom (So many rules!) & was lucky enough to call Italy & Okinawa home before her love affair with Seattle began in 1993. Her explorations began by foot, & because she has never bothered to learn to drive, they remain By Foot to this day. Penny loves the green moss, the grey mist, the first sip of a perfectly foamed latte, a bold hoppy beer, a good book on a rainy day, & an audience. She is wife to a mad rocket scientist & mother to a “highly verbal” daughter. When she is not on tour Penny can be found officiating some of the loveliest (& often quirkiest) weddings in Seattle. Becoming an owner of Seattle By Foot is not only fitting, it is a dream come true.  Yes, Penny has played a tour guide on stage & in the movies but says, “Nothing beats the real thing!”
Tours: Seattle Coffee & Pub Crawl, Seattle Kids Tour, Downtown & Fremont By Foot

Ed  Tour Guide/Rock Star

Ed walks and cycles all over Seattle and loves showing guests the city’s hidden gems. His tours are a mix of: 1. Cultural Seattle–history, art, architecture; 2. Popular Seattle–food, coffee, recreation; 3. Eccentric Seattle–insight on the city’s slightly schizophrenic (nice to meet you, please go away) personality; and 4. Essential Seattle–happy hour. Other topics include: lifestyles of local billionaires, the invention of hardcourt bicycle polo, and where to eat the world’s strangest-looking shellfish. He believes that seeing Seattle by foot is the perfect way to get an insider’s perspective on what makes the Emerald City a place like no other.
Tours: Coffee Crawl & Downtown By Foot
“Our out of town guests joined us for the Emerald City tour. Ed was engaging and informative with lots of fun facts and history about our city. We saw lots of hidden away treasures and learned some new things about our own city” CHandDK, tripadvisor.com

We look forward to meeting you!