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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
Travellers’ 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
Travellers’ 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travellers
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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Jul. 2022
A note from Seattle Harbor Cruise
Masks are optional
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers 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
337 reviews
Excellent
231
Very good
85
Average
17
Poor
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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 22 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hme8qd
Raymore8 contributions
Jul. 2021 • 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 11 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

coleenb603
Boise, ID2 contributions
Feb. 2020
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 18 February 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 24 April 2022
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LynnC
3 contributions
Jul. 2021 • 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 12 July 2021
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cmw133
Iowa264 contributions
Jul. 2021
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 22 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emmattalton
Round Rock, TX8 contributions
Smooth booking. We had an enjoyable trip it was relaxing after walking a lot downtown. We enjoyed listening to Sean the tour guide with distinctive red hair. He is adorable.
The tour is very informative and you can get very good pictures of Seattle’s beautiful skyline while in the water.
Written 5 August 2021
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Jenna B
Lee's Summit, MO6 contributions
Jul. 2021
Having been on similar cruises in Chicago and New York, my expectations for this excursion were pretty high. While the cruise was fine, and we learned a few interesting facts, we could have saved a lot of money by hopping on the ferry to see the water-side of Seattle (and spared ourselves many corny jokes). At least there was a bar!
Written 20 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wanderer634024
1 contribution
Jun. 2022
The cruise was excellent! We enjoyed it very much. We are visiting Seattle, WA. for the first time from Fredericksburg, Virginia. The crew was extremely friendly and the cruise announcer did a great job with much enthusiasm explaining the details of the cruise. We recommend this cruise highly to all tourist.

Rodney and Amelda Jones
Written 28 June 2022
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Roshanda
1 contribution
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Our cruise narrator did a fantastic job of explaining the history and highlights of the surrounding areas of Seattle. We were able to take beautiful pictures, see landmarks and cruise ships up close all while enjoying some great weather and cocktails. It was a very enjoyable experience!
Written 2 October 2021
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mohitg884
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Fun and relaxing experience
Really fun and relaxing cruise. Learnt a lot about Seattle. Tip: get there early. The lines could get long.
MTFNP
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Great tour
Very informative tour guide. Enjoyed having snacks and drinks available to purchase. Locks cruise was a nice d
John29A
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Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide
Jeremy was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide whose enthusiasm shone through during a pleasant cruise through the
Foghorn8508
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A Great Way to See Seattle From the Water
An informative 2 hours on the water. You can sit inside or outside so don't worry about the weather. You go throu
Navigate768043
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Outstanding experience!
Wonderful cruise from Lake Union through the Locks. Nice weather. Guide Toby's spiel was well informed, accurate,
Curiosity598322
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A must do excursion!
This excursion was the best. It was so informative and entertaining,and everyone loved it. It is definitely a must
67robn2018
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GREAT TOUR
Regardless of the weather this is a must do trip. We got extremely lucky with a Seattle Chamber of Commerce day. Wa
afroTaino
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Historic
Beautiful experience The company needs to emphasize that the pick-up & release areas are different Not just to sa
Diana Z
Diana Z
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Beautiful Saturday Afternoon
We were walking by the ship on a gorgeous Sat. afternoon and saw they did tours of the Ballard Locks. We decided to
967erikah
967erikah
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Family trip
Very nice way to see the city via water! One way trip made it easy to see a bunch of spots in a short amount of tim
parker690
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Nice diversion
Nice diversion, a little different than the usual tours. Thought there would be more than one lock to go through. S
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Enjoyable cruise
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. It was a lovely and relaxing way to spend the afternoon in S
Aeloa
Aeloa
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Lovely informative cruise
A great cruise from downtown, through the locks and into Lake Union. The commentary was perfect - informative and l
apatton11
apatton11
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Defiantly a must do when visiting!
My family and I took this cruise this past weekend. The boat's tour guide was excellent. He was full of knowledge
SarahRuB
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Great Affternoon
This was a great way to see a bit more of Seattle and learn more about the area on our first time here. We really e
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