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Seattle Harbor Cruise

Badge of ExcellenceSeattle, United States

From USD 38.59

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 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 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

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)

Begin your cruise from Seattle's historic and lively central waterfront

Seattle Great Wheel (Pass By)

Water views of the Seattle Great Wheel

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
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travellers

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Seattle Harbor Cruise?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use

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Traveller Tips

Worth the hour to see the skyline from the harbor side.
Great tour guy wonderful sights to see and perfect Seattle weather good value and nice relaxing hour to see the city from the sound.
We definitely recommend to take this tour if you have never been in Seattle before.
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beautiful scenery, great...
Dolores_D, Nov 2022
beautiful scenery, great crew, wonderful narration, architecture, watching the ferry boat Bainbridge
The gorgeous waterfront in Seattle by Argosy Cruises.
Arlynne_S, Nov 2022
Well organized crew. sharing happy, memorable moments with my friends at the same time celebrating my husbands birthday. Seeing the beautiful landscape of seattle by the waterfront.
A don’t miss!!
Sabrina_M, Nov 2022
Beautiful hour long harbor cruise with guided narration. Clean boat, drinks and snacks on board, friendly crew. Definitely a must do for all those picturesque views!!
Great value
Thomas_B, Nov 2022
Great boat, great cruise, lovely guide and nice experience overall. Bar on board which was a good way to enjoy the sailing.
Well worth the time, highly recommend
Margaret_S, Nov 2022
Excellent views and interesting commentary in a very comfortable setting, highly recommend for all ages.
Wonderful experience and...
Whitney_M, Nov 2022
Wonderful experience and worth the time and money. There was beautiful views, the boat was smooth, and there was alcohol on board which was a perfect combo. Oh! And The moderator was corky and fun. Loved it!
The wind cut my face but...
Keturah_B, Nov 2022
The wind cut my face but the scene was worth it! Very friendly staff aboard the boat! Would highly recommend and the hour is just the right amount of time to be out there.
Great Time
Tanya_T, Nov 2022
The tour guide did a great job describing all of the sites around the Puget Sound. We had a beautiful day and it was an amazing tour. We would highly recommend it.
Great experience
Meah_K, Nov 2022
Great experience as a solo travel! Very informative and great views. Would highly recommend to everyone!!
Never Sleepless in Seattle!
Duong_S, Nov 2022
Excellent tour of the Seattle harbor, rich in history. The tour guide was great, interesting and knowledgeable. the route was fantastic, seeing the skyline. It was a little windy and rough at time but safe that day.
A Perfect Day for a Cruise
Nilda_M, Nov 2022
Lovely time. The tour guild was very knowledgeable and very interesting. This was my husband and my first time on the Seattle Harbor Cruise and we had a great time. The day was perfect no rain only beautiful sunshine. The prefect day. Thank you
Best Cruise
Angela_V, Oct 2022
The tour guide did a great job telling us about the history of Seattle and pointing out sights. We were able to move around the boat and take all the pictures we wanted.
Great views
Ben_A, Oct 2022
Beautiful weather, great guide and awesome pics of the city from the water. This has been our second time in the tour and it never gets old.
Such a great 1 hour...
christine_e, Oct 2022
Such a great 1 hour cruise. The narrator of the cruise was very fun and knowledgeable. Knowledgeable. Got to see things that I would never have seen without taking this cruise.So worth the money!
Great tour! We were able...
Evelyn_H, Oct 2022
Great tour! We were able to purchase snacks and drinks on board. Everyone on board was super friendly.
Family friendly
Indiah_W, Oct 2022
My family and I enjoyed the cruise/tour! Very relaxing and informative. Perfect day with little rain but was able to capture a rainbow! They had drinks and snacks available for purchase on the ship. However, I purchased my own Starbucks and was unable to bring it aboard. Wish I had known that prior to purchasing.
Awesome experience
Joshua_F, Oct 2022
Really nice day to be out felt great out and had a lot of fun. Tour guide was awesome and had great knowledge and threw in lots of comedy
Staff were very friendly...
Anna_D, Oct 2022
Staff were very friendly the entire time and super considerate. Even on the boat, the tour guide was very engaging and everyone who worked at the bar was friendly. Such a fun experience!
Excellent Harbor Tour!
bt59cc6khj, Oct 2022
We had an excellent experience touring around the harbor with a group of friends on this cruise. The staff is super friendly and the drinks from the bar were delicious. We enjoyed all of the information the guide presented during the cruise. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quality tour of the harbor.
The boat boarded early
Andrew_C, Oct 2022
We showed up to the cruise four minutes before our allotted time, and they turned us away because they had already finished boarding. We were never told to show up early. I asked for a refund and they said all they can give me is credit for another boat tour. I don’t live in Seattle. I can’t exactly go on another boat tour.