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Our most recommended Seattle Sightseeing Cruises

Seattle: Underground Walking Tour

1. Seattle: Underground Walking Tour

Take this 1-hour journey back in time and allow your guide to take you below the streets of Seattle. Explore over four city blocks of historic Pioneer Square and wander through three underground passageways originally constructed in the 1890's. Learn the historical details leading to the birth of Seattle as it is knows today, and the decision to raise the city streets out of the swampy grounds. See where retaining walls were added alongside the streets and filled to make new roads several feet above where they originally stood.

Seattle: Harbor Cruise with Live Narration

2. Seattle: Harbor Cruise with Live Narration

Admire the beauty of Seattle's vibrant and historic harbor on this narrated cruise. Enjoy the fresh air and a bit of history while taking in all the impressive sights, including the famous Space Needle. Start your tour from the Seattle Central Waterfront and get an impressive and comprehensive look at the city's most beautiful sights. Enjoy a perfect trip for tourists and locals alike and take in views from the outdoor open deck.

Seattle: Tall Sailboat Sunset Harbor Cruise

3. Seattle: Tall Sailboat Sunset Harbor Cruise

Experience the romance of traditional sailing on sunset cruise through the Seattle Harbor. Relax on the boat's comfortable seats or take in the views from the high spacious decks. Have the chance to purchase some delicious snacks and drinks while you sail. Hop aboard the schooner 'Bay Lady' and depart from Pier 66 on Seattle's waterfront. Feel the thrill of letting the wind decide the direction of the ship. Admire sights like the Space Needle, Smith Tower, and on clear days, see Mount Rainier's snowy peak. Let the sunset over the mountain ranges of the Puget Sound take your breath away. Unwind with a drink from the onboard bar that serves a refreshing range of drinks like cider, beer, wine, champagne, soda, and water. 

Seattle: Northwest BYOB Sailing Experience

4. Seattle: Northwest BYOB Sailing Experience

Start the tour on the downtown waterfront to get stunning views of Seattle. This trip sails for 2 hours with the wind, but the goal is to get away from the city and hopefully get some views of Mt. Rainer and the Olympic Mountains. Bring your own drinks and snacks to make it a fun-filled trip. Meet your guide and crew and hop aboard. Sailing the royal blue waters of Puget Sound are 2 U.S. Coast Certified high-performance sailing yachts. Originally built as ocean racers, they have been comfortably reconfigured to make for an amazing sailing experience. Sit on the open decks, or join the captain back at the helm. These 2 gorgeous vessels combine to create Seattle's favorite sailing experience. This tour is BYOB (bring your own booze) which allows you to eat, drink, and picnic at your leisure, all the while taking in the spectacular views.

Seattle: Emerald City Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

5. Seattle: Emerald City Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

Dive deep into Seattle’s past to discover why these ghosts still walk their specific haunts. Expect to be spooked, fascinated, and entertained - all at once. Meet some of Seattle’s most infamous ghosts. Listen to the ghost stories that are based on extensive research and on real, verified ghost sightings. Whether you’re in town for vacation, traveling on business, or you live in Seattle and want a fun and surprising night on the town.

Seattle: 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

6. Seattle: 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

Discover the best of Seattle on a 3-hour guided, small-group tour covering almost 50 miles including three main stops: Pioneer Square, Ballard Locks, and a city skyline viewpoint for unforgettable photo opportunities. Sit back and relax as a knowledgeable guide presents Seattle's history, neighborhoods, and attractions. The tour visits the following highlights: • Pike Place Market • Olympic and Cascade Mountain views • Seattle waterfront • Historic Pioneer Square • Waterfall Garden Park • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park • T-mobile Park and CenturyLink field • Chinatown and International District • Lake Washington • I-90 Floating Bridge • Mercer Island • Puget Sound views • Panoramic Seattle city views • Fremont neighborhood and Troll • Lake Union and Ship Canal • Fishermen’s Terminal • Ballard Locks/salmon ladder • Discovery Park • Scenic Magnolia Bluff with its stunning homes and views • Seattle Center & MoPop

From Seattle: Mount Rainier Full-Day Tour

7. From Seattle: Mount Rainier Full-Day Tour

Visit Mount Rainier with a professional tour guide and discover all that this national park has to offer on this full-day tour. After meeting in downtown Seattle, hop in a comfortable 22-passenger minibus with large windows, high back seats, and air-conditioning and head straight to the park. Experience old-growth forests, wildflower-filled meadows, and thundering waterfalls on this tour of glacier-clad Mt. Rainier. Hike and walk a little, a lot, or not at all: there are options for all abilities. Enjoy lunch at a Mount Rainier café or buy a picnic lunch along the way. After lunch, visit the interpretive center at Paradise to learn even more about the mountain’s glaciers, plants, and animals. Return to Seattle through pastoral farmlands and memorable Pacific Northwest scenery. Make a final stop at Wapiti Woolies and try the famous huckleberry ice cream.

Seattle: Tall Ship Harbor Cruise

8. Seattle: Tall Ship Harbor Cruise

Experience the romance of traditional sailing on a schooner sailboat. Relax on the boat's comfortable seats or take in the views from the high perimeter railing. Have the chance to purchase some delicious snacks and drinks while you sail. Hop aboard the schooner 'Bay Lady' and depart from Pier 66 on Seattle's waterfront. Feel the thrill of letting the wind decide the direction of the ship. Admire sights like the Space Needle, Smith Tower, and on clear days, see Mount Rainier's snowy peak. Search for local wildlife like swooping seagulls, frolicking porpoises, and playful harbor seals. Unwind with a drink from the onboard bar or sea if the sailor's life is for you by trying your hand at hoisting the sails. If the conditions are right, go full pirate ship and watch the canons fire.

Seattle: Underground Donut Tour

9. Seattle: Underground Donut Tour

Take a donut tour of the Emerald City, and discover the best Seattle has to offer. At each location, you will taste a curated sample of the best donuts. Some of the stops on this downtown tour include Top Pot Doughnuts, Dahlia Bakery, and Daily Dozen Doughnuts, all of which are authentic donut institutions. This 2-hour walking tour is led by a passionate donut expert, who will guide you to some of Seattle's best donut locales. The tour can cater to all size groups, both large and small. The donut tour is great for bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays, family reunions, weekend getaways, or even corporate events.

Seattle: Coffee Culture Walking Tour

10. Seattle: Coffee Culture Walking Tour

Follow your local guide and discover Seattle's coffee culture during a 2 hour small group tour. Explore the vibrant neighborhood of Capitol Hill as you sample three different styles of coffee, explore the city's music scene through record stores, and learn about the city's rich history and culture. Start your adventure by meeting your guide and delving into the history and roasting processes behind your usual coffee shop orders. Discover some of the city's more unique and specialty coffee stores and sample anything from infused coffee to a decadent espresso invented in Seattle. Experience a crash course in everything from single-origin to sustainable coffees. Through your guide, learn to appreciate the closely associated counter culture that has historically been prevalent in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, even until this day. Pass by music venues with historic ties to Seattle’s grunge and current EDM scene as well as plenty of places your guide can recommend for cocktails, live music, or even more coffee following your tour.

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What people are saying about Seattle

Five stars, because the cruise was wonderful. So fun and a great crew. The check in process though, was terrible! Maybe because a giant cruise ship was being loaded with passengers and a million tons of luggage at the same pier we were informed to go to...Pier 66. After asking several "big cruise workers" if they knew where we should be checking in for our "tall ship cruise", we finally found a little portable awning with a young girl, who took our names and pointed to a small building and told us to wait by a fountain. NOT a good or easy check in process. Also, when we asked the young lady where we could use a restroom, she said we could buy something at the local restaurant or walk about 10 minutes "that way" pointing down the street! NOT a satisfying answer. There needs to be a close restroom available for guests waiting to sail on the tall ship!!!

The tour was great! I loved seeing historic areas and hearing the history behind them. And our tour guide, David, was awesome.

Jennifer is a very knowledgeable and helpful tour guide, had fun while learning about the history of Seattle.

We had a great time and enjoyed the tour. The donuts were good and the stories interesting.

Loved the tour! Our guide was very informative about the history of Seattle.