Seattle Harbor Cruise in Seattle, WA

Argosy Cruises1101 Alaskan WaySeattle, WA 98101
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Admire some of Seattle’s famous landmarks from the water during this guided Seattle Harbor Cruise. Enjoy sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains and iconic sites like the Space Needle and The Seattle Great Wheel from the spacious outdoor or indoor decks. Live commentary is provided throughout and a full-service bar is available for food and drink purchases.

up to 1 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Seattle Travel Experts
  • Family-friendly.
  • Cruise duration: 1 hour.
  • Full-service bar on board.
  • Views everyone will enjoy!
  • The cruise is fully narrated.
  • Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to tour time.


from Seattle Harbor Cruise
Join Argosy Cruises on a 1-hour guided cruise of Elliott Bay, where you’ll learn about Seattle’s history and capture incredible photos of the Seattle skyline, including the Space Needle and historic waterfront. Explore the workings of Seattle's shipping port and catch a glimpse of the majestic Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountain range.

Enjoy panoramic and up-close views of the city skyline and container ships, accompanied by live commentary throughout the cruise as your local guide shares fun facts and history of Seattle's past and present. You'll experience sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound, and pass by local landmarks such as the Space Needle and The Seattle Great Wheel.

While no outside food or drinks are permitted, a full-service bar is on board with a variety of pre-packaged sandwiches, snacks, cocktails, local wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Additional onboard amenities includes:
  • Indoor seating/Outdoor space.
  • Restrooms.
  • ADA accessibility – The ship's crew is trained to help guests with wheelchairs, strollers, scooters, etc. to navigate our docks, vessels and facilities.

Seattle Harbor Cruise Reviews

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Fran Trotter
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May 2023
It was a fun and interesting cruise. The guide was very interesting
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seattle Harbor Cruise

What are the hours of operation?

Daily, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

What should I wear?

Our docks and vessels do move around on the water, so we recommend our guests wear low or no heels when joining us. We also recommend having a coat or light jacket should you want to stroll the outer decks of our vessels. If you are attending a private event through an individual or company, we recommend you check with your host as to the appropriate attire for your function.

Where does the cruise depart?

1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Seattle, WA 98101. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour departure and boarding starts 20 minutes prior. Gates close 5 minutes prior to departure to allow Captain and crew to complete safety checks and untie the boat for an on-time departure.

Is the tour appropriate for children?

Children of all ages are welcome on all of our public tours.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Our crew is trained to help guests navigate both our docks and our vessels and are prepared to assist.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, great photo opportunities!

How long is the tour?

The live narrated cruise is approximately 1 hour.

What’s included in my ticket/experience?

Fully narrated (live) with facts and history of Seattle past and present. Panoramic and up-close views of the Seattle skyline and shipping port. Sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. Full-service bar on board with cocktails, local wine and beer, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?

There is no outside food or beverages allowed onboard. There are snacks, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Can I bring my pet?

Due to our various food preparation permits, we are unable to invite pets onboard with the exception of service animals. If you bring a service animal, you may be asked: Is the animal required because of a disability? This is a yes or no question. You are not required to, nor can you be asked to, disclose the nature or details of the disability. If the animal is not required because of a disability, then it will not be permitted. What is the nature of the work or task(s) that the animal is trained to perform? This question will not be asked if the nature of the work or task is readily apparent, such as a Seeing Eye dog. If the animal is not trained to perform specific work or tasks to assist the individual because of a disability, then it will not be permitted.

What is your smoking policy?

Per Washington State law, all of our vessels are non-smoking and non-vaping, including on the outer decks.