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Seattle Harbor Cruise

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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

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

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.
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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
  • Please check in 30 minutes prior to tour time with your ID and Proof of Vaccination or Negative PCR Covid test
  • General boarding will starts 20 minutes prior to the tour time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Boarding gate closes 5 minutes prior to the tour time for final dock/crew safety checks
  • Boat departs dock promptly at schedule tour time
  • 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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


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Beautiful!!!! Very interesting
, Jan 2022
Just the beautiful scenery and great narration. I’m from the Midwest (St Louis) and I enjoyed the water cruise. I stood on the outside bow the entire time!! Loved it
I had so much fun and got...
, Jan 2022
I had so much fun and got to see Seattle from the boat and what a wonderful view. I really enjoyed being on the boat ride and it was easy to find the boat to go on the boat ride
Pretty much enjoyed the sea tour!
, Jan 2022
We all felt so welcome and so comfortable on our tour. We have learned so many things about Seattle and enjoyed our visit. Thanks to the great Team arranging these trips. Really worth the money.
Great Experience
, Dec 2021
Excellent experience. Family friendly. Clean vessel and well organized. Drinks for kids and adults to eat. Mariner did a great job narrating the tour. I learned a lot about Seattle marine life and history. Would recommend.
Better than expected
, Dec 2021
Relaxing boat ride, great view and our guide was amazingly knowledgeable. This beat my expectations.
Highly recommend the harbor tour
, Nov 2021
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our harbor tour. It was a blustery day but the ride was smooth and we had a lot of fun.
Quick tour of Seattle
, Nov 2021
Great cruise around the bay with birds of Seattle. They have drinks and snacks. It’s only an hour but enjoyed it.
An amazing group of people
, Nov 2021
The crew was the amazing! I did not think to request assistance boarding. When Kent saw my husband with a cane and he made sure to assist him down the ramp. There was a woman in a wheelchair who Chris assisted down the ramp before Kent took us down. Watching how Hesper and another crew member assisted the woman and her family. I feel comfortable bringing my disabled parents with us on our next cruise. Steve was our Captain and Kelly was our tour guide. During our tour, Kelly told us about the sights. I learned something new about the area I live in. With the current focus on COVID, I can say we felt very comfortable on our cruise. All of the staff, from guest services to the bar staff, made us feel comfortable being around other people. I highly recommend Argosy Cruises for a Harbor Tour! The whole experience was remarkable!
Great time on the cruise...
, Nov 2021
Great time on the cruise with family . Staff was very well organized and the guide was very informative about Seattle
, Nov 2021
Our guide was knowledgeable, experience, offered us good information. Good experience in our tour. Thank you. Very much recommended

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