All about Seattle Waterfront Boat Tours

Clipper and Argosy will return to operations in 2021 due to pandemic. Cruise ship operations are also suspended.

Sailings Daily!

See Seattle, Elliott Bay and the Puget Sound from a different perspective!  Whether you are a visitor or a local, the Seattle Waterfront is your gateway to the sea straight from downtown.  The boat trips and tours from here range from 1-hour harbor cruises to overnight excursions in some of the world’s most beautiful waters.  Want to smell the breath of a whale and taste the liquor (juice) of a live oyster?  Your Seattle Waterfront adventure starts here!


Please check Argosy website for latest sailing info and changes due to pandemic.  

Harbor Cruise (1 hour water tour of Seattle; under $30*)
Ballard Locks Cruise (2.5 hours cruise of Ballard Locks; under $50*)
Blake Island Fast Ferry & Excursions (lots of new ways to explore a peaceful island park a stone’s throw from downtown Seattle).
Saturday Wine Tasting on Lake Union (1.5 hours; under $50*)
Sunday Historical Cruise on Lake Union (1.5 hours; under $30*)
Lake Washington Cruise (1.5 hours; under $35*)
Tillicum Excursion (island cruise, meal & show; will return in 2021)

* Children 0-3 ride free.  Discounts for youth and seniors.  Save $ by ordering tickets online.  Argosy has a great website with the latest information, check them out.

Please check Clipper website for latest sailing info and changes due to pandemic.  

Seattle to Victoria Fast Passenger Ferry (Year-round)
Seattle to San Juans Fast Passenger Ferry (Year-round*)
$99 Whale Watching from Seattle (Spring-Summer-Fall*)
Gulf Islands Whale Watching from Seattle (Spring-Summer-Fall)
Gray Whale Watching from Seattle (Spring only*)

* Stays in Washington waters.  No passport required.  Check out the awesome Clipper whale photos, videos and more.

Sailing schedules.  PIERS 50-52 on the Seattle Waterfront: 

Bainbridge Ferry (35 minutes crossing*)
Bremerton Ferry (60 minutes crossing*)
West Seattle Passenger Ferry (10-15 minutes crossing)
Vashon Island Passenger Ferry (22 minutes crossing)

* There is no fare collected or ticket required for the return leg to Seattle.

Sailing schedules. PIER 56 on the Seattle Waterfront:

Daily Seattle Sailing Cruises (1 hour; $39*)
Daily Seattle Sunset Sail (2.5 hours; $59*)
Seattle Private Sailing Yacht Charters (rent the whole ship for you and your group:-)

* Seven scheduled sailings daily on two 70-foot sailing yachts.  Discounts for youth, seniors and military.  Runs daily from May to October.  Book online up to 7 days in advance.  Corporate and private sailings for special groups and events welcome.

Cruise terminal at PIER 66 on Seattle’s waterfront: 

Port of Seattle Cruising Portal


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