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Seattle Harbor Cruise

From US$33.58
  • See Seattle from a different point of view—the water—during this cruise
  • Enjoy live commentary about landmarks and sights as you sail
  • Relax with onboard food and beverages (own expense)
Seattle Harbor Cruise
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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.
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, 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.
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1 - 5 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great tour of the harbor on the city pass

I took the one hour harbor cruise which was part of the city pass in the afternoon and it was a wonderful one hour ride. Spencer who gave the tour was excellent, and even though it was hazy because of the fires the skyline of...More

Thank Jeannie D
Reviewed 4 days ago
Be on the starboard side of the boat for best viewing!

The starboard (right) side of the boat passes by the city view - best side for getting pics, etc.. Recommend for learning about the city you're exploring. Had amazingly beautiful weather - makes a big difference. Wish we'd purchased the Seattle City Go card because...More

Thank howardjm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Just ok

1). Needs to have more outside seating. Who wants to sit in the hot cabin???? 2). Stop begging for tips at the conclusion—-the more you beg, the less likely we are to tip 3). The guide was informative and funMore

Thank MarciaLHansen
ArgosySocial, Public Relations Manager at Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience with us! We are a learning and growth company and we appreciate your feedback on all aspects of your trip. I have shared your experience with our Vessel Operations manager who is looking into the seating layout. Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Water World

We really enjoyed the quick tour of the bay, learned a few interesting facts. The weather was absolutely amazing when we went and the breeze from the water was very welcome. On the way back in we decided it was kind of the perfect starter...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Argossy excellent

Recently went on 1 hour harbor cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great guide, very informative and a totally different prospective out on water. Next time we visit I will do the locks tour.

Thank CanuckAlberta
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10 August 2018|
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Response from lid535535 | Reviewed this property |
We liked it. There was lots of good history information. It was a beautiful day, we did need a jacket, drinks were available for purchase. Beautiful views on the water, and the skyline...whats not to love. My husband and... More
16 July 2018|
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Response from Margaret H | Reviewed this property |
the harbor cruise is about 70 minutes
Mary V
4 July 2018|
Response from Irene M | Reviewed this property |
Call them, to make sure you get it. Also ask about the city pass type if you are there for a couple days. Due to the price you can have more for your money.
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