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Seattle Harbor Cruise provided by Seattle Locks Cruise

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Seattle Harbor Cruise

Seattle Harbor Cruise
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Tour snapshot
See Seattle from a different point of view—the water—during this cruise
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
300
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
See some of Seattle’s most famous landmarks from the water during this guided harbor cruise that has been running since 1949. Hop aboard, and head to either the lower deck or upper sun deck to take in stunning views of Mt. Rainier, the Space Needle, and the Seattle Great Wheel. With an easy-to-find meeting spot and commentary throughout the cruise, you’re sure to have a stress-free time.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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 (weather permitting), 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.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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 (weather permitting), 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2960HARBOR
Important information
Inclusions
  • One hour narrated boat tour of Elliott Bay
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase on board)
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • 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
Additional information
  • 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
  • QUESTIONS - Call us; Argosy Cruises
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
Inclusions
  • One hour narrated boat tour of Elliott Bay
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase on board)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 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
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • QUESTIONS - Call us; Argosy Cruises
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 1, 2022
A note from Seattle Harbor Cruise
Masks are optional
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront
    Seattle Great Wheel
    Seattle Aquarium
    Myrtle Edwards Park
    Space Needle
    Terminal 91
    Puget Sound
    Mount Rainier
    Alki Beach
    Harbor Island
    T-Mobile Park
    Lumen Field
    Smith Tower Visitor Experience
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
351 reviews
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Very good
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SW_007
Birmingham, UK25 contributions
As first-time visitors to Seattle, this was a great way to see some of the city's iconic buildings and water- based industry and to learn about their history and significance in Seattle's history, rise and growth. We sailed on Argosy's newest member of the fleet 'Salish Explorer'; she's a georgous, slick craft, and the ideal platform from which to view all that Hannah our guide pointed out and explained. Hannah was both infomative nd entertaining. Money well spent.
Written July 11, 2022
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mickky
Solvang, CA5 contributions
The tour guide at 1045 was great! He was super knowledgeable and had great insight. Too bad other passengers talked over him and couldn’t enjoy everything he was saying. Next time, they should ask passengers to keep it down and maybe not serve alcoholic beverages if people
Can’t control their volume and be considerate of others. They also didn’t allow outside food or beverage and we had to throw out our full cup of coffee.
Written August 22, 2021
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Johnny01742
Boston, MA63 contributions
This was a perfect intro to Seattle. With a quick one hour tour around the harbor, you see some of the great sites and learn a lot of the history of this great city. They even had a waiter who came around taking orders and delivering drinks and ice cream sandwiches on the top deck!
Written July 1, 2022
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Jill J
5 contributions
It was an informative and relaxing tour. We did expect to get more info about the area and there was a guide trainee that did part of our tour who was a bit uncomfortable to listen to. Drinks and food on board are super expensive - like more than we expect for a tourist spot. Overall, we’d recommend if you’re not doing other tours of the city.
Written July 6, 2022
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Hme8qd
Raymore8 contributions
Couples
Awesome views, great tour guide, definitely worth doing! We loved sitting at the top of the boat during our evening cruise- perfect weather and a nice break from being on our feet all day. We made the mistake of arriving too late for our cruise and missed our initial cruise time. They booked us on a later cruise with no extra charge since they did have the spots. One thing I wish would have been noted on the email/information provided by trip advisor (since we booked through them) is that they start allowing people to line up about 30 mins prior to departure, so definitely get there around then. Also, we typed in the provided address in our GPS and ended up at a completely different location causing us to arrive late and miss our initial cruise. This dock is located at one of the piers downtown near Pike Place Market. Not a random industrial looking shipyard! Our bad.. over all a great experience except the minor hiccup.
Written July 11, 2021
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coleenb603
Boise, ID2 contributions
First time in Seattle - day was overcast and gloomy until we embarked on the harbour cruise. Very informative. Only compliant was bar was on second floor and majority of people were on that floor. When you are a little challenged with mobility, climbing stairs like that is a nightmare. So hubby stayed on first floor and I was runner for cocktails which was ok but would have been nice to have bar on both levels especially for those that have issues with stairs. Narrator kept it light while giving little tidbits that were very interesting about Seattle and the different locations we passed. Would highly recommend this for the price and the entertainment value!
Written February 18, 2020
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WyldOrchid
Atlanta, GA199 contributions
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Clean tour with beverages and snacks to buy. Our captain was very knowledgeable bout the history of Seattle and major landmarks and best of all, you just sit back and enjoy the entertainment.
Written April 24, 2022
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Heather FM
Houston, TX19 contributions
Family
It was a great overview of the sights and what goes on in the Seattle harbor. Nicely narrated. Can sit outside or in. Since it goes north first, try to sit on right side of boat. You can’t bring food/drinks so if you buy a cup a Starbucks next door be prepared to drink it quickly. Arrive maybe :30 ahead. Entire group must be together to check in. Boarding about :10 prior to sailing. They sell drinks and a couple chip type snacks inside.
Written August 9, 2022
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LynnC
3 contributions
Friends
Start to finish, everything was smooth, well organized and fun. If you can get on the top level (open air), I highly recommend it! We got there about 15 minutes before the boat pulled out of the pier and we were still able to get two seats next to each other. If you have a larger group, you might want to get there earlier if you want to sit on the top level together.
Written July 12, 2021
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cmw133
Iowa267 contributions
We took this harbor cruise on a beautiful afternoon about a week ago. It was fun to hear the commentary about the city and to get an up close look at the shipping area. Our teenage kids thought it was fun too. The boat wasn't too crowded and there was plenty of seating even though it was a sold out cruise - maybe they are limiting capacity for covid? We did this cruise in the afternoon and the Bill Speidel Underground Tour in the morning and it was one of several perfect Seattle days.
Written July 22, 2021
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