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Seattle Harbor Cruise

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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)

Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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
Pass By:  
Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront
One hour Harbor Cruise: During this 1-hour live narrated cruise through Elliott Bay, you’ll see all the beauty and history Seattle has to offer. Capture incredible photos of the Seattle skyline, including the iconic Space Needle, Great Wheel, Smith Tower, Seattle Stadiums and historic waterfront. Explore the workings of our shipping port with close up views of container ships and perhaps catch a glimpse of the majestic Mt. Rainier and the Olympic & Cascade Mountain ranges. Highlights & Sights: - Seattle skyline - Shipping port and container ships - Olympic Mountains and Mt. Rainier (*weather permitting) - Seasonal wildlife Our live narration offers insights to history, industry and places to visit. Full bar and snacks available for purchase on board
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Seattle Great Wheel
Water views of Great wheel
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Seattle Aquarium
Water views of Seattle Aquarium
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Myrtle Edwards Park
Water views of Olympic Sculpture Park
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Space Needle
Water views of Space Needle
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Elliott Bay Waterfront
Circular route around Elliott bay
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Alki Beach
Water view of West Seattle
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Duwamish Head
Enter the Duwamish River to Harbor Island - water views of Container ships
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T-Mobile Park
Water views of Quest Field and T-Mobile Park
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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
  • General boarding starts 20 minutes prior to the tour time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Argosy Cruises

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • 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 policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Seattle Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Seattle Harbor Cruise?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Seattle Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Seattle Harbor Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Seattle Harbor Cruise.

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  • "Weather was overcast but still enjoyable - need to sit on the right side of the boat to see the shoreline but those of us on the left got a spectacular view of the mountains." See review

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Summer Vacation
Spencer
, Jul 2020
Nice hour long cruise with clear skies. We were able to see the volcanoe in the distance and enjoy drinks and snacks!
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My Ranier unclouded!
Cheri_A
, Jul 2020
The trip was great but short. The staff was courteous but invisible. The moderator was informative but very “reading from the script”.
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Cruise
Darren_E
, Jul 2020
Good very informative I can't write 100 characters on this so I will ramble until I have filled the box
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Great boat ride
Eduardo_P
, Jul 2020
It was beautiful me and my girlfriend really liked it I wish I can go back and get on the boat again
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Great
Jade
, Jul 2020
Great time, loved it. Really great tour. Awesome for kids and for everyone in the family. There’s food & drinks for all
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Family Loved it
Mike_Z
, Jul 2020
Coco is the greatest tour guide ever!!! Kids loved it too! One hour was perfect and the sights were amazing.
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Everyone should do this
Nadja_S
, Jul 2020
We were able to make a same day reservation it happened to be a beautiful day. it was during the coronavirus where it had to be social distancing which in my view it was better because there was more space to move around and enjoy the views
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Very informative.
Eric_S
, Jul 2020
It was a good experience all around. I would recommend it. Other than the overcast skies but it is Seattle. I had a great time.
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Seattle Harbor Panorama
Michael_M
, Mar 2020
It was a good tour of the harbor. Useful, interesting information was presented. I obtained a good description of the history and heritage of the waterfront area and the workings of the port facilility.
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Seattle by water
Carolyn_H
, Mar 2020
Friendly staff good views plenty of seating for all weather snacks and bar on board. Walkable wharf area for before and after.
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Product code: 2960HARBOR

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