Seattle Harbor Cruise

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Seattle Harbor Cruise
  • 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 Wy, 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)

Seattle Great Wheel (Pass By)

Seattle Aquarium (Pass By)

Myrtle Edwards Park (Pass By)

Space Needle (Pass By)

Terminal 91 (Pass By)

Olympic Mountain Range (Pass By)

Puget Sound (Pass By)

Mount Rainier (Pass By)

Alki Beach (Pass By)

Harbor Island (Pass By)

T-Mobile Park (Pass By)

Lumen Field (Pass By)

Smith Tower Visitor Experience (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All vessels offer both indoor & outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All vessels have bathrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible. PLEASE CALL in advance to secure crew/boarding support.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • 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.

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Great commentary and spectacular views. We would recommend this tour. Good drinks and super friendly staff.


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Great way to see the city and port
Michael_G, May 2024
Off season so very quiet and cool out on the deck. Great way to see the city and port. Very comfortable cruise and amenities.
Nice trip
AnneMarie_S, May 2024
Was a great boat trip, although very crowded Quite expensive for an hours boat ride Not sure i would do it again as too crowded But all in all very pleasant
Seattle boat tour
Bob_W, May 2024
Great tour and boat ride! Saw a lot of things we hadn’t seen before in Seattle. Weather was great, the sound was smooth and comfortable.
Worth it!
Rick, May 2024
Our guide shared many great stories about the history of the area and the present-day workings of the port.
Nice way to see Seattle
Jean_S, May 2024
Beautiful day on the water. Especially liked the container docks part. The young man who did the narrating was exceptional. This is a great way to learn about Seattle.
Very nice views and very...
Nancy_C, May 2024
Very nice views and very informative host The ship was very confortable and spacious Great snack bar
Perfect Way to See Seattle
Gary_R, May 2024
The harbor cruise is a perfect length of time at one hour. The narrator was excellent. I highly recommend doing this cruise.
Sunny day in Seattle
eric_l, May 2024
Great trip!! Jackson and crew were fantastic. Best bang for the buck in visiting Seattle!! Solid gold entertainment!
Beautiful tour!
Lorin_R, May 2024
My family and I loved this harbor cruise. Not only was check in a breeze, but there’s a full bar with food and drinks onboard. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the city and all the different ships we saw in the harbor. Definitely recommend.
Seattle, a different view
Robin_D, May 2024
This is the way to see Seattle, for the harbor...The crew was awesome, the view was fantastic. if you think you have the city of Seattle, try this harbor cruise....well worth it....Thank you
Nice, informative cruise.
Stephen_M, May 2024
This was an informative and relaxing cruise. The narrator spoke for 55 of the 60 minutes. The views were wonderful.
Not happy...
Velvet_S, May 2024
The location to redeem my ticket was not accessible. So therefore I was unable to make it to the cruise. I was very disappointed / frustrated.
Great View of Seattle Skyline and Mount Rainier
Gary_Y, May 2024
Fantastic view of the Seattle Skyline and Mount Rainier! Narrator could have been much better as he was very boring and monotone. Despite this, the scenery and company on the cruise was excellent!
Quick trip around the "pond"
Traci_F, May 2024
Highly recommend this tour if you're looking for a quick day trip! The views were great and the guide was fun and full of stories!
Seattle view from the waters
Ralph_P, Apr 2024
How pleasant all the staff was and their knowledge and history of the city. The cleanliness of the vessel, variety and the price.
Great View From The Harbor
John_W, Apr 2024
I highly recommend this tour. It was the first tour for me in Seattle and it is a great way to introduce yourself to the city. The crew and staff were friendly efficient and knowledgeable
Amazing time! 1000% Would do it again
Rhonda_E, Apr 2024
The guide was wonderfully knowledgeable and entertaining, while the views were absolutely breathtaking. We were lucky enough to get a bright sunny day with barely a cloud in the sky. While I didn't imbibe or have any of the offered food, I sure saw a lot of people enjoying their selections!
Great tour!
Amanda_H, Apr 2024
The staff were so kind and the speaker was awesome! We learnt a lot about the history and the views were incredible
Show up early!
Doug_Y, Apr 2024
Great tour once we got on. No-one bothered mentioning the boat sails 5 minutes before the scheduled time, so even though we arrived at the pier about 5 minutes early it was too late
Talisa_B, Apr 2024
Awesome relaxing comfortable very informative. Learned alot of things while on the tours. We went on all 3 floors experience all angles not jam packed

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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