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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

  • One hour narrated boat tour of Elliott Bay
  • Live commentary on board
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase on board)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting 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

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

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
  • QUESTIONS - Call us; Argosy Cruises
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers

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.

about cancellations.

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 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

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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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Wonderful experience!
Patti_B, Sep 2022
Very educational. Well organized. Worth the price. Staff was attentive, friendly snd focused on everyone having a great experience. Not only will I recommend this cruise....I want to go again!
Definite tour to take
Phyllis_D, Sep 2022
Wonderful experience!!! Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. Great way to see some of the sights.
Loved My Seattle Harbor Cruise!!!!
David_M, Sep 2022
The booking was super easy!!!The crew was very professional, friendly and inviting. The host was very knowledgeable. We all had a great time and saw Mt. Rainier!!!
Well worth it.
Sabra_K, Sep 2022
Beautiful views. Informative, knowledgeable tour guide. Well worth it. Don’t miss it. Only oribkem is you have to add 100 characters for the review.
Amazing experience!
Mark, Sep 2022
The entire crew was so kind and helpful. Great city views and it wasn't crowded when we went. Always tip your bartender and tour guide.
it was great experience...
Peter_B, Sep 2022
it was great experience and will alway do it again when I come to Seattle . I will recommend. to friends
Would go again
Joseph_D, Sep 2022
Was great, informative. Staff were super! Staff Narrator did wonderful job. Was easy to book and locate pier.
Lindsey_D, Sep 2022
Beautiful experience. Learned a lot. All the staff was friendly and professional. The tour guide was not boring at all.
The view all together was...
Priscilla_T, Sep 2022
The view all together was amazing. I definitely would recommend everyone to take a chance and go on this tour.
Staff was very...
Nancy_T, Sep 2022
Staff was very accommodating- I was using a walker and they were extremely helpful and courteous. The person narrating was very pleasant to listen to and the info he shared was enjoyable.
Awesome cruise. Tour Gide was great!
Diane_H, Sep 2022
Awesome criuse! Tour guide was great! Would recommend. We did this when we first got to town. Good overview of the city.
Beautiful views
Cecilia_H, Sep 2022
Got to see seattle from the ocean side. The best anniversary stay away ever. Would recommend the boat ride to everyone
Nice way to see the...
Paul_H, Sep 2022
Nice way to see the Seattle skyline. Also a nice way to show out of town guests the beauty of piglet sound.
A new way to see the city
Scott_K, Sep 2022
Perfect way to kill 60-75 minutes! Views are great, drinks on board are affordable, and the staff is friendly. I recommend standing on the bow at the second floor rather than sitting in the top deck, as you can still hear the narrator but you will get a unique view from the other patrons.
The history from the bay.
Joan_P, Sep 2022
Seeing the City in a different view and learning about Seattle was great. Then we saw the 600# (?) Sea Lion ( forgot his name-Charlie?) cruising in the buoy.
the guides stories and...
Philip_D, Sep 2022
the guides stories and explanations. His name is Angel. especially loked getting up close to the cargo ships
Mark_H, Sep 2022
My wife and I had a great time the staff was knowledgeable and friendly made the trip a great experience.
Fantastic harbour Tour!
CarolineAnn_W, Sep 2022
Great trip. Excellent guide told us all about harbour and history of Seattle. Great views. Fascinating history.
Pleasant and informative cruise
Valerie_A, Sep 2022
Beautiful new boat, lots of interesting information presented in an entertaining way. Beautiful skyline views from the bay.
Great views of Seattle!
Carol_Y, Sep 2022
This 1 hour tour of the Seattle riverfront offered amazing views and lots of information about the area! Great experience!


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