Visitors to Seattle will be delighted with the narrated one hour Seattle Harbor Cruise hosted by Argosy Cruises. After you have seen the waters of the harbor from the streets of Seattle this jaunt into the harbor brings the experience together.
The Argosy Cruise line began operations in 1949. The Harbor Cruise continues to this day to be one of the most popular attractions on the waterfront. The cruise leaves from Pier 55 on the famous Seattle waterfront.
Once underway the live narration begins. The smooth ride makes for an enjoyable and leisurely experience. The history of the shoreline sites as well as current facts are shared in a light and often humorous presentation.
The Space Needle and Seattle's skyline are showcased as you would expect. However, there are many other fascinating things to see and learn about during this one hour cruise. You pass a huge grain terminal that ships millions of tons of grain to China each year. You see the massive piers where the large cruise liners dock in Seattle.
Some of the world's largest shipping terminals of the Port of Seattle are a highlight of the excursion. Your ship will cruise into the lane between two freight piers. The huge cranes used to load and unload the shipping containers are breathtaking in their size. You will see ocean going freighters stacked high with those inter-model shipping containers.
In addition to the man-made sites your tour also includes magnificent views of both the Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges. The narrator will point out different features of these hallmarks of the Pacific northwest. Have your camera ready as you might get a clear view of Mt. Rainier.
The cruise ship is a multideck beauty with inside seating and open air seating on the top deck. Snacks and drinks are available. There is also a full service bar for those wanting to enjoy an adult beverage on the tour.
Thousands of first time visitors to Seattle have enjoyed this tour over the years. Locals still repeat this tour as well. When in Seattle the Argosy Harbor Cruise is one attraction that should be considered as part of your itinerary. See the Argosy website for details.