Dozens of 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!
Destinations & Sailing schedules. PIERS 54-56 on the Seattle Waterfront:
Harbor Cruise (1 hour water tour of Seattle; under $30*)
Ballard Locks Cruise (2.5 hours cruise of Ballard Locks; under $50*)
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; under $90*)
* Children 0-3 ride free. Discounts for youth and seniors. Save $ by ordering tickets online. Argosy has a great website, 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)
Grey Whale Watching from Seattle (Spring only*)
* Stays in Washington waters. No passport required. Check out the awesome Clipper whale photos, videos and more.
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.
* Seven scheduled sailings daily on two 70-foot sailing yachts until September 20. Discounts for youth, seniors and military.