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Seattle Harbor Cruise

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  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy the sights and sounds of Seattle from Elliot Bay and Seattle Harbor on this narrated cruise. Learn about Seattle’s historic waterfront and get an up-close look at one of the world's largest shipping terminals. Take in the view of the city’s skyline with a spectacular panoramic background of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, including majestic Mt. Rainier. Food and beverages are available for purchase onboard the ship.
  • Seattle Harbor Cruise from Pier 55
  • Narrated cruise on Elliot Bay and Seattle Harbor
  • Spectacular panoramic background of the majestic Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges
  • First-hand look at one of the world's largest shipping terminals

What's Included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase on board)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Pier 55, 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    Argosy Cruises Main marina location/reservation center is located at Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront. Address: 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98101 Questions: Call our Reservation Center 206 623-1445

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

This is the Seattle sightseeing cruise that started it all. 

Since 1949, this narrated harbor cruise has been a favorite attraction for millions of people, both visitors from afar and locals alike. Enjoy this sightseeing tour of Seattle’s historic waterfront, with seemingly never-ending views of the city skyline, the Great Wheel Ferris wheel, the Space Needle, the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, and Mt. Rainier (weather permitting). 

The ship typically features an enclosed lower deck with an open upper sun deck, certified for 250 travelers but generally accommodating between 75-150 guests.

Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront (Pass By)

Begin your cruise from Seattle's historic and lively central waterfront

Seattle Great Wheel (Pass By)

Water views of the Seattle Great Wheel

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All vessels offer both indoor & outdoor seating
  • All vessels have bathrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible. PLEASE CALL in advance to secure crew/boarding support.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Kids (3 and under) ride free but do require a boarding pass
  • Check-in 30 minutes prior to tour - with boarding starting 20 minutes prior to departure
  • Boarding gate closes 5 minutes prior to the tour time for final dock/crew safety checks
  • Boat departs dock promptly at schedule tour time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
Operated by Argosy Cruises

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Seattle Harbor Cruise?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Seattle Harbor Cruise?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Seattle Harbor Cruise?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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Traveler Tips

Worth the hour to see the skyline from the harbor side.
Great tour guy wonderful sights to see and perfect Seattle weather good value and nice relaxing hour to see the city from the sound.
We definitely recommend to take this tour if you have never been in Seattle before.
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Worth the money
Diana_E, May 2022
Very knowledgeable guide, she knew so much about the entire city. Relaxing cruise on the sundeck, was about to move around and take photos and get drinks.
Seattle Sunshine
Salisha_A, May 2022
Great tour guide - I really enjoyed learning the history of Seattle, mountains and neighborhoods. The tour was also very scenic ❤️
Great 1 hour tour
Monty_B, May 2022
The tour guide gives a great summary of the history, geography and unique aspects of the sound and its importance to the northwest. Very informative for just a one hour tour.
A great way to see...
Laura_K, May 2022
A great way to see downtown from a different view point. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Seattle for the first time.
Seattle story.
Nydia_H, May 2022
The whale and seals and of course she explained the buildings. The loading of containers and workers training process.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Experience
Myra_C, May 2022
History of the building and the ships in harbor water. Seeing big shipping containers been lifted off the boat.
Rebecca_T, May 2022
The tour guide was excellent. Learned so much about the city. I would totally recommend this tour for everyone for their first visit to Seattle.
Fun even on a rainy day.
Luanne_M, May 2022
The young man who was tour director was so good. He was entertaining and had interesting history tidbits that he shared.
Great Time!!!
Felecia_B, May 2022
Beautiful Day, good accommodations (restrooms, ramp for wheelchair access, and moved to front of line d/t wheelchair) and commentary, spacious boat, nice staff, and affordable price.
The tour guide was very...
Violet_G, May 2022
The tour guide was very entertaining and seemed knowledgeable. On clearer day it would’ve been an excellent excursion.


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