Earth Day walking tours

In honor of Earth Day, the Port Biologist will be leading walking tours through the Gog-le-hi-te Wetlands Friday, April 21.

Wear your boots and bring some binoculars. The Gog-le-hi-te Wetlands is considered by many local birders to be one of the best locations in the county.

The tours are free but a reservation is required. Email to reserve your spot. 

Annual boat tours highlight port operations, jobs

Nearly 1,200 people joined us July 17 for a ship-side view of port operations on our annual guided boat tours during Tacoma Maritime Fest.

The free boat tours provided views of the working waterfront and some of the 29,000 jobs connected to port activities. The narrated tours featured fun facts about port history, development, tenants and customers. 

The 2017 tours are scheduled to be July 16. 

Bus tours

Join us on free bus tours of the Port and learn about the valuable jobs related to international trade. Tours are approximately 75 minutes long. 

Tour schedule

Bus tours for the remainder of the year:

  • April 1 from 10 to 11:30 p.m.    No more room
  • April 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.      No more room
  • May 9 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.       No more room
  • May 20* from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  No more room
  • New date: ​June 6 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
  • New date: August 12* from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

* These dates are Saturday tours


Where: Bus tours depart from the Fabulich Center, 3600 Port of Tacoma Road in Tacoma.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Children age 6 and older are welcome. Photo identification is required for passengers over 17 years of age.

Reservations required

Reserve your seat: Call 253-383-9463 or email bustours@portoftacoma.comProvide the names of everyone in your party and a phone number where you can be reached to confirm the reservation.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to severe weather or unforeseen emergency situations.

Who to contact

Call 253-383-9463 or send us an email.