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Seattle Harbor Cruise

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Get acquainted with Seattle's historic waterfront from the water side of the wharf on this fully narrated cruise of Elliott Bay and Seattle Harbor. This cruise follows the shoreline and provides up-close views of the piers, ports and area attractions. There are plenty of interesting features around the bay: the Port of Seattle (one of the busiest ports in the United States), Colman Dock (the main dock of the largest ferry system in the US), and Pier 90 (home of the region's cruise ship business), Alki Beach (major local summertime hangout), the Space Needle, the famous Edgewater Inn, the Great Wheel and the Seattle Aquarium. Last but not least, there are tremendous views of the natural beauty that surrounds Seattle. The majestic Olympic Mountains lie to the west, solitary Mount Rainier to the southeast, and the inviting Cascade Range to the east.

Bring your camera to capture the memories because blue water, green trees, and interesting sights abound on this cruise.
  • See Seattle from a different point of view—the water—during this cruise
  • Enjoy live commentary about landmarks and sights as you sail
  • Relax with onboard food and beverages (own expense)
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot at Pier 55 for your convenience
  • This tour is accessible to wheelchair users
What to Expect
Meet for this Seattle harbor cruise on Pier 55 near the waterfront. Check in, board your boat, and head to one of the two main areas—the enclosed lower deck or the open upper sundeck. As your boat glides out onto the water, listen to the guided commentary. Hear historical and other interesting facts about the Space Needle, the Seattle Great Wheel, and the nearby Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, as well as the city’s historic waterfront. You can even catch sight of Mt. Rainer as you cruise, and get an insider’s look at one of the world’s largest shipping terminals. If you’re thirsty or hungry along the way, you can get a drink or something to eat on the boat (own expense). Your tour ends back at Pier 55, where you get off the boat and can explore more of what you saw from the water.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pier 55, 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase on board)
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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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
  • General boarding starts 20 minutes prior to the tour time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Great service and very informative! Views were amazing and the boat ride was the perfect amount of time! Would recommend for couples and families with older children/teens.
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Our group thoroughly enjoyed this tour!!! We could see Mount Ranier, the Space Needle, the giant Ferris wheel and two restaurants that we later dined at!!! Very informative!!!
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Same as the title, I’m mean it 😊. But at least 100 minimum is asking too much. I’m still going with my first sentence!
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Great tour with excellent narration. Well with the cost!excellent boarding system with polite assistance at all times. Will do again on another trip to the area.
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My husband and I traveled to Seattle for our birthday celebrations. The boat cruise and dinner afterwards was simply joyous. Being on the water, cruising Seattle topped it all of. The narrator on the cruise did a thorough narrative of the entire surroundings. I would do it all
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Response from Argosy_Cruises, Front Office Manager at Seattle Harbor Cruise
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Happy Birthday! We are so glad you had a great afternoon out on the water and are honored we were able to share a wonderful day with you on your birthdays, hope to see you again soon!
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