Harbor Cruise

The quintessential Seattle cruise experience.

During this 1-hour narrated cruise, you’ll learn Seattle history, be dazzled by the ever-evolving Emerald City skyline, explore the workings of our shipping port, get a close-up view of Seattle’s historic waterfront, all wrapped up in the natural beauty of Elliott Bay and the surrounding Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges.

Your experience includes:

  • One hour of live-narration as your cruise follows the shoreline of Elliott Bay and the Seattle waterfront.
  • Panoramic views of the Seattle historic waterfront, Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier, towering container ships and cranes, the downtown skyline, and our sports stadiums.
  • Up-close views of towering container ships, cruise ships visiting seasonally, and wildlife like petite harbor seals and large California sea lions.
  • Full-service bar on board for the purchase of specialty cocktails, local wine and beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks.


CityPASS Redemption*:

CityPASS Harbor Cruise reservation must be made IN PERSON at our Ticket Booth on Pier 55 or Visitors Center on Pier 56. View hours of operation.

Harbor Cruise reservation using a CityPASS cannot be made over the phone.

   2017 Rates
Walk Up*
(Min 1 day in advance)
Adults (13+)$27.00Save $3
Senior (65+)$22.00Save $3
Youth (4-12)$13.00Save $1.50
Kids (3 and under)FREEFREE
$79/Adult - $59/ChildBuy a CityPASS
*A $1.25 Booking Fee is included in each pre-tax ticket price.
Taxes and Fees are also added to the total ticket price at checkout
which includes a 6% Web Transaction Fee and 10.1% State Tax (King County).
For a detailed breakdown, visit our Fees Overview page for additional information.

Check out some of the DEALS & COMBOS available with this cruise!


Book a Harbor Cruise throught the website, at lease (1) one day in advance of your desired sailing date and receive a discounted rate. Online discount only.


Seattle CityPASS & One-Hour Harbor Cruise

Your BEST Seattle sightseeing value!
FIVE favorite Seattle destinations for 45% savings compared to purchasing tickets individually.


AAA Member Discount

Are you a AAA Member? A 20% discount is available on any of our five public sightseeing cruises if you book your tickets online!




Your Harbor Cruise departs from Pier 55 on the Seattle Waterfront – 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101.

Parking Info

Map Legend: Green = Cruise Route

Additional Details
Cruise route is approximate and can change based on each sailing’s weather patterns, vessel traffic, and other non-predictable factors, and based on our experienced captains’ discretion. Seating on board our vessels is first-come, first-served and will begin 20 minutes prior to departure. Vessel available on the day of your sailing may vary.

Before you depart:

1Book your reservations

2E-pass or print at home
(not valid for Christmas Ship™ Festival)

3Board your vessel

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