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!
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.
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.
* There is no fare collected or ticket required for the return leg to Seattle.
* 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.
Port of Seattle Cruising Portal