Seattle Harbor Cruise

Seattle, United States

From US$43.00

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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 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
  • 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 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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It was a beautiful day on the harbor. The cruise was informative and the views were amazing. We would definitely recommend.


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Awesome tour
David_V, May 2023
Had a really fun time. I was in Seattle for only two days, got a great view and history of Seattle skyline
A view of container...
Steven_C, May 2023
A view of container ships, containers piled up, and view of the area where ships are maintenanced is not picturesque. I expected to see the shore and landscape that surrounds the harbor.
Unbelievably rude
Lochana_V, May 2023
I was right at the counter when the final bell rang and then the staff looks at me and says the docks are off. Extremely unreasonable. I was there exactly at 4:05 with my kid. And since I’m a tourist I can’t return to the same place again. Extremely disappointed. He did not allow me to board the cruise. He pretended I wasn’t there. You can check the cctv recordings for the day if need be. I was right in front of him when the last bell rang.
Great way to find out about Seattle’s history
Robert_F, May 2023
We really enjoyed the harbour cruise, very well organised and plenty of seating available on deck. Staff were friendly and welcoming, guide was both knowledgeable and entertaining. Would definitely recommend.
Our Day in Seattle
Irene_S, May 2023
Narrator was excellent, snack bar very nice and clean toilets. Smooth sailing and lovely weather. We would definitely do it again.
Great adventure
Leona_M, May 2023
Had a very good time. Saw alot and learned alot about the buildings around the lake. Love it loooooooooooool
It was a beautiful day on...
Tammy_T, May 2023
It was a beautiful day on the harbor. The cruise was informative and the views were amazing. We would definitely recommend.
We had perfect weather
Heather_C, May 2023
Even though we got lucky with the clear and midsummer-like weather with a perfect view of my. Rainier, our luck didn’t stop there. Unfortunately, I forget our guide’s name, but he taught our boat a lot about Seattle. He had a lot of spunk and charisma and seemed as though he enjoyed his job, making the experience much more enjoyable. I’ve always heard the best view of any city is from outside of it; with that said, this tour did not disappoint.
Great and Fun way to see Seattle!
Mark_W, May 2023
Excellent cruise with engaging and entertaining facts about Seattle! Friendly and knowledgeable staff! Everyone would enjoy this great harbor cruise!!
Interesting. Get there early
Sherree_T, May 2023
The tour was interesting especially seeing the Seattle Port up close. Parking and construction make it difficult to arrive on time. Make sure to get an early start. Would be nice to have a heads up from Viator
Julianne_S, May 2023
Great day .. loved the tour and Hesper did an amazing job showing us the sites and sharing stories .. great day.
Good talk, better views.
G_G, May 2023
Erin's narration and the 'surprise' reveal of the mountain was excellent. I know it's weather - dependent, but this is good, inexpensive fun, and professionally managed.
ROBYN_C, May 2023
Nice tour, just a little over an hour. Guide was great and easy to hear. There are shops and restaurants nearby if you get there early!
Informative Scenic Cruising
cjones6057, May 2023
We enjoyed the views of the city and the cruise and cargo ships. Very informative talk from Erin about the city and harbour area as well as places to visit in Seattle. Great job by all the crew.
Very fun
Supawee_S, May 2023
George was an excellent tour guide, providing a wealth of information about history of Seattle. I had a great time while was sitting on cruise. I recommended this tour if it is your first time in Seattle
Nice trip. Informative...
Stephen_F, May 2023
Nice trip. Informative and enjoyable. Tour guide was great Definitely recommend. Just the right amount of time
seattle harbor cruise
Laurel_T, May 2023
it was nice to get some great pictures of the Seattle skyline. However we wish that port and starboard could have had equal experiences.
Learn and laugh with Lars about Seattle
Stephen_S, May 2023
We enjoyed the harbor cruise and seeing the beautiful views of Seattle. The crew and staff were very welcoming. The narration given by Lars was interesting, informative, and amusing.
Great experience
Jodi_P, May 2023
Amazing tour guide! Very knowledgeable and clear and concise explanations of the sights. One hour was just the right amount of time.
Best harbor tour
Patricia_S, May 2023
We really enjoyed all the information that was shared with us about Seattle and the harbor. Very knowledgeable and friendly crew.

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