Seattle Harbor Cruise

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Seattle Harbor Cruise

From $43.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • 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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Featured review
Great commentary and spectacular views. We would recommend this tour. Good drinks and super friendly staff.


1,317 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Lorna_R, Sep 2023
Fabulous funny, informative commentary and it didn't rain. City skyline was spectacular. Definitely a worthwhile experience.
The Seattle Harbour Tour was amazing and lots of fun!
Louise_G, Sep 2023
My son and I took the Seattle Harbourfront Tour and enjoyed it very much. The ferry showed us amazing view of the city along with the piers, docks, greenery and the mountains in the distance. The staff were friendly, fun, and very informative. I would recommend taking this tour to everyone!
Definitely consider this harbor cruise when touring Seattle outstanding presentation.
Vivian_B, Sep 2023
So much fun, took my son and my daughter.. both adults, who also enjoyed it very much smooth ride, and excellent beverages. Left on time returned on time outstanding presentation. Definitely enjoyed this harbor cruise would highly recommend it.
Meh...could be much better.
Harry_O, Sep 2023
We booked through Viator the 1:25 tour, arrived at 12;50, had our confirmation number, and upon arrival at the tent at the end of the pier was told "we cannot find you". They searched by Conf. Number and by Name, but no luck. We were then sent inside to the actual Argosy Cruise Office (adjacent to the pier) and the rep in there could not find the reservations either. It appears that this is common as the statement made was "Viator does this too often". So we were given our tickets, and sent out to get on the boat at 1:25. At that time, there were NO SEATS available upstairs, so we were stuck on the lower level for the cruise. You can't really see a lot from sea level. My recommendation is book direct.
Never made it.
Lisa_M, Sep 2023
I never made it. My train took a half hour to get to Seattle and at 12:04 I was still walking to figure out the best place to get an Uber over to the pier. I was sad and upset to pay for the cruise and not able to experience it because of bad timing on my part. I live in Eugene and I left a few hours later in the afternoon. I guess that I'll have to come back.
So many people were...
Gerry_B, Sep 2023
So many people were talking we could not hear the commentary from the crew. This was disappointing. Other forms of electronic communication would be appropriate.
Very enjoyable and informative tour
Christine_Z, Sep 2023
Being taken down the ramp backwards by two staff members. I was very impressed and grateful. Was surprised that I would learn that much information. The views were very enjoyable.
Seattle Harbor
Jessica_S, Sep 2023
Fun way to see Harbor, did not see or guide did not refer to Mt. Rainer. Love learning about Harbor history.
Had a great time!
Seana_S, Sep 2023
Loved the staff, especially the guide narrating the entire trip! The weather was perfect as well !! The vessel was very clean and roomy enough for everyone. When we were in line waiting to board, I had concerns because there were so many people boarding, but nope! Felt comfortable the entire time.
If you don't arrive at least 10 minutes early, you probably won't be allowed on board.
Nairi_M, Sep 2023
Although the tour was decent, we arrived 5 minutes early and were told by Argosy staff that we would not be able to board because the doors close 3 minutes before the boat takes off. We explained that we were early and it wasn't even 3 minutes before it was supposed to take off, and they said that it was too late. Additionally, Argosy said that when you purchase these tickets from a 3rd party vendor, they don't explain this detail. I think viator charges more for the tickets as well. We waited 1.5 hours to board the next boat, which was tough to do with an inpatient and neurodivergent 4 year old. The tour itself was fine.
Beautiful views , weather...
Claudia_R, Sep 2023
Beautiful views , weather was just perfect , the person who was speaking in the microphone he is great he knows how to do his job 👏🏽
Great Way to Start Your Seattle Site Seeing
Bernadette_O, Sep 2023
Harbor Cruise was an excellent way to bring my site seeing journey in Seattle. Many of the places seen during the cruise were definite spots to check out on-land afterwards. The crew was extremely professional & polite.
Wonderful short Harbor trip
Kim_R, Sep 2023
Wonderful one hour trip with a young man who pointed out everything happening in the harbor. Beautiful and very interesting.
Lifetime experience
Seelwan_S, Sep 2023
Great guide and great drive. He know everything well and has good manner. He is also very professional on his job.
Sightseeing tour
Jacqueline_S, Sep 2023
Great short cruise, Roniq was very knowledgeable and the Captain & the rest of the staff were great. Highly recommend
Best experience
Winanda_D, Sep 2023
Best experience and good service . I was late and they let me in for next schedule , friendly staff Thank you guys
All Aboard
Patricia_B, Sep 2023
Our guide shared incredible information with us. Details showed a side of Seattle that was new to me.
Totally worth it
Gary_H, Sep 2023
The guide was absolutely superb , knowledgeable & funny & told you everything you needed or wanted to know , the hour passed very quickly & the whole crew from captain down were like a well oiled machine Totally worth the money
A very nice cruise on the...
Diana_L, Sep 2023
A very nice cruise on the harbor. We had great weather and scenery was beautiful. Boat was clean and guide was funny.
Family time
HEATHER_K, Sep 2023
I’ve done this boat twice and both time received new info. Everyone in my group enjoyed the experience. Down side was we did have the smoke from fires so we couldn’t see everything but we still had a great time.

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