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Seattle Harbor Cruise

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

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
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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)
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

This activity will end right where it started.
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.
Itinerary
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Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront
Begin your cruise from Seattle's historic and lively central waterfront
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Seattle Great Wheel
Water views of the Seattle Great Wheel
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Seattle Aquarium
Pass by the Seattle Aquarium and learn about the sea life off our shores
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Myrtle Edwards Park
View some of Seattle's downtown green spaces, Olympic Sculpture Park and Myrtle Edwards Park
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Space Needle
Take photos from our unobstructed view of Seattle's famous Space Needle
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Terminal 91
When they're in port, see gigantic passenger cruise ships and learn more about Seattle's longstanding ties to Alaska's inside passage
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Olympic Mountain Range
Enjoy views of the beautiful Olympic Mountain Range across the water from Seattle.
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Puget Sound
Enjoy sweeping views of this inland body of water. If you're lucky, you might even glimpse some wildlife!
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Mount Rainier
Weather permitting, catch a glimpse of this 14,410 ft tall volcano that sits just 60 miles southeast of Seattle
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Alki Beach
View West Seattle and Alki Beach from the water and learn about the area's importance to early white settlement in the region
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Harbor Island
Get up close to large container ships being loaded and unloaded from the largest man-made island in the United States.
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T-Mobile Park
See the field that is home to the Seattle Mariners (MLB)
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Lumen Field
See the stadium that is home to the Seattle Seahawks (NFL) and the Seattle Sounders (MLS) and is famous for being loud enough to cause small earthquakes.
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Smith Tower
Water views of Smith Tower and Seattle Skyline
  • 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
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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
See all safety measures taken by Seattle Harbor Cruise.
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
See all safety measures taken by Seattle Harbor Cruise.
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
See all safety measures taken by Seattle Harbor Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Worth the hour to see the skyline from the harbor side." See review
  • "Great tour guy wonderful sights to see and perfect Seattle weather good value and nice relaxing hour to see the city from the sound." See review
  • "We definitely recommend to take this tour if you have never been in Seattle before." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Educational
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.
star-5
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.
star-5
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.
star-5
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.
star-4
Easy Exploring
Kimberly_B
, May 2022
Great tour and very informative. A great way to relax, learn and see the beauty that Seattle has to offer.
star-5
Great cruise
Jeremiah_J
, May 2022
We saw orcas in the sound. They are apparently rare in the area but there were 2. Along with some sea lions.
star-5
Wonderful experience!
Elizabeth_I
, May 2022
It was raining, but still a beautiful experience (bring a raincoat and umbrella). The tour guide was wonderful and he also prepared our Cloudy Day Coffees, which were delicious and kept us warm. We were blessed to see a pod of orcas swimming. I would definitely recommend this to travelers of all ages.
star-3
Nice view tour guide was...
DAsia_F
, May 2022
Nice view tour guide was very nice popcorn was expensive for it to be cold ship deck was a little dirty
star-5
Perfect li'l harbor tour of Seattle
Shaan_G
, May 2022
It was perfect, just what we were hoping for. We had a couple drinks and stood out front with plenty of space and took in the sights with great commentary...we even learned a couple things, lol. I really like how it was a short 1 hour trip as well, allowed us to hop off and get to the rest of our day.
star-5
Good orientation cruise
Joel_M
, May 2022
Great crew. Good sights that helped get an idea of the surrounding area. Very knowledgeable in the history of Seattle.

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