All about Seattle Waterfront Boat Tours

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.



Destinations & Sailing Schedules. PIER 69 on the Seattle Waterfront:

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 1 to Sept. 30.  Book online up to 7 days in advance.  Corporate and private sailings for special groups and events welcome.



PIER 66 on the Seattle Waterfront: 

Port of Seattle Cruising Portal



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